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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Learn how this agency developed an innovative dashboard and scorecard system that brings strategic plans to life and keeps tabs on progress towards established metrics in full view for key stakeholders and decision-makers at all organization levels.

Coming Soon: Your Opportunity to Inform the Field of Integrated Care

n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute, in partnership with the Scripps Gerontology Center, is launching its fourth CBO–Health Care Contracting Survey next week to collect data on the experiences of AAAs that are contracting with health care entities. Tune in to a brief 30-minute webinar this coming Wednesday, June 22 at 2:30 PM ET to learn more about your agency’s opportunity to share its insights on health care contracting.

Register Now: engAGED Virtual Summit

Join your peers in the Aging Network in identifying ways to expand and enhance efforts to promote social engagement through this free event! Held in conjunction with the 2021 n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow, the engAGED Virtual Aging Network Social Engagement Summit will bring together a panel of national, state and local leaders focused on creative solutions to address social isolation to spur ideas for replication at the local level.

Last Chance to Share Your AAA’s Experiences With and Plans for Remote Service Delivery!

  • By: n4a
  • On: 06/18/2021 11:52:29
  • In: News
You’ve told n4a that virtual programming is an area you need additional assistance, but we need YOUR input to have a clear picture! Please take 10 minutes now to complete our Service Delivery Beyond COVID-19 poll. We will use the results of this poll to share examples, solutions to challenges and identify resources for agencies as they review their service delivery modes.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency developed a Dementia Friendly First Responder Training Program specifically for law enforcement and other first responders.

FDA Approves First New Drug for Alzheimer’s in 17 Years

  • By: n4a
  • On: 06/11/2021 09:31:12
  • In: News
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the first new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease in 17 years. This is a key decision, not only because of how long it has been since the last Alzheimer’s drug was approved, but also because this is the first Alzheimer’s medication directed at modifying an underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease, plaque in the brain.

Commit to Connect: Interested in Joining a Network of Stakeholders Passionate About Addressing Social Isolation?

To address the growing public health issue of social isolation and loneliness, ACL established a public-private partnership called Commit to Connect to reach socially isolated older adults and people with disabilities to help them connect with services and supports to build the social connections they need to thrive. As part of this effort, which is coordinated by AARP Foundation with a broad array of partners, including n4a, a Nationwide Network of Champions to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness will launch in the coming weeks.

Don’t Miss Your Chance for Community Care Corps Funding!

The deadline is fast approaching for the second cycle of funding through the Community Care Corps. Through the grants it awards, the Community Care Corps seeks to fund innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. Proposals are due July 9, 2021.

Senate Advocacy Takes Center Stage This Week!

As advocates know, the appropriations process is a marathon not a sprint, and n4a is here to provide you with the latest advocacy news to support critical funding investments for the vital programs and services you provide. This week, Senator Sanders once again championed a huge investment in OAA by circulating a Dear Colleague letter urging his fellow Senators to support doubling funding for the entire OAA in FY 2022.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County

Learn how this agency launched a peer-to-peer continued care model, which provided ways for homebound older adults facing depression to connect with peers, build relationships, practice new skills and improve their mental health.
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