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New n4a Publications Highlight Innovations in Brain Health and Housing and Homelessness Programs Serving Older Adults

n4a's Capacity Building Initiative has released two new publications that highlight some of the innovative work AAAs and Title VI Aging Programs are doing to tackle the critical issues of brain health and housing and homelessness among older adults in their communities. Based on findings from previous n4a topical polls, the publications showcase examples of the many ways AAAs and Title VI programs are adapting their programs and services to meet the growing and changing needs of older adults.

In Innovations from the Field: How Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Programs Address Brain Health, readers will learn how one AAA partnered with a local university to develop a training curriculum on dementia, the steps a Title VI program took to launch a dementia friendly community and convene a Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia—and more. The publication also includes descriptions of innovative ways AAAs and Tile VI programs educate caregivers and families and deliver programs to stimulate mental acuity among older adults experiencing Alzheimer's disease and/or related forms of dementia.
 
Innovations from the Field: AAA Housing and Homelessness Programs describes a range of initiatives, including how one AAA provided wrap-around supports to older adults living in its affordable housing facilities and the steps another AAA took to develop a program serving sheltered homeless older adults while adhering to physical distancing practices during COVID-19. 
 
You can learn more about these and other recent n4a publications by joining us for a webinar, Continued Impacts of COVID-19 on the Aging Network and New Resources to Support Your Work, on Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 pm ET.

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