Section: August Associate Newsletter
Making Emergency Rental Assistance Easier to Obtain
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked the federal eviction moratorium, increasing the urgency of helping older adults and caregivers obtain available rent and utility assistance. New online tools can help renters who are behind on payments or facing eviction get assistance to stay in their homes.
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Weber Human Services AAA
Learn how this agency developed an art gallery program that connects older adult artists to their community, motivates participants and encourages even more older adults to join art classes as a tool for social engagement.
New Community Care Corps Publication Provides a Snapshot of the Extensive Work of 23 Grantees
A new publication, developed by USAging in our role as a partner in the Community Care Corps initiative, highlights the impactful and innovative work accomplished by the first Community Care Corps cohort of 23 grantees.
“Recess” is a Relative Term as House Returns to Pass Budget Framework
Last week, the House paused its August recess and made a brief return to Washington to vote on a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that advances the bulk of the Biden administration’s legislative agenda, passing it along partisan lines with all 220 Democrats voting in favor. But as they say, the devil is in the details, and that’s exactly what passage of the budget resolution initiates as both House and Senate committees scramble to draft legislative text for this massive package by September 15. But that’s not the only deadline Congress is facing this fall.
New Blog Post Templates to engAGE Older Adults and Caregivers During COVID-19
As the national dialogue on the impact of social isolation grows, many organizations working with older adults are developing new and innovative ways to address social isolation among older adults. engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults (administered by n4a) has produced a six-part series of sample blog posts intended to help you encourage the older adults you work with to stay active, engaged and connected to their communities during the pandemic.
Congress Quietly Preparing for September Policy Slog
Members of Congress may be in their states and districts until after the Labor Day holiday, but lawmakers are still working to address several essential September deadlines, including another round of COVID-19 relief programs and FY 2021 federal funding.
Spread the Word About the 2020 Census in Your Community
The 2020 Census is well underway and more and more households across America are responding every day. Even in these trying times, it is important to help ensure that older adults in your community are counted. Data collection now ends on September 30—a month earlier due to a Trump Administration decision. It's not too late to encourage older adults in your community to complete the census—online, by phone or by mail.
New Report Shows That Detroit Older Adults Are Dying at Twice the Rate of All Older Adults in Michigan
In eight metro Detroit cities, older adults die at twice the rate of those living elsewhere in Michigan, according to an award-winning report, Dying Before Their Time, a 19-year analysis between n4a member the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) and Wayne State University Medical School.
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative 2020 Awards Announced, n4a Members Among Recipients
n4a is pleased to announce that three AAA members, one Associate member and two Title VI members have received awards for ACL's state and community Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) and its Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) Dementia Capability in Indian Country.
Spotlight on Innovation: PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), a Shanti Program
We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations Awards. This feature focuses on San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, winner in the Healthy Aging category.
Resource Guide to Develop Cross-Sector Partnerships with Hospitals and Health Systems
With today’s rapidly changing health care landscape, n4a is working harder than ever to ensure our members are equipped to develop cross-sector partnerships with the health care field. Cross-Sector Partnerships with Hospitals and Health Systems: A Guide for Community-Based Organizations, a guide developed by n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute, addresses the need for these partnerships and the opportunities they create not only for health care, but also community-based organizations.
Spotlight on Opioid Use and Access to Transportation
The opioid crisis has reached emergency response–level proportions in many parts of the United States. More than 115 people in the U.S. overdose on opioids daily, driving approximately $78.5 billion a year in health care and treatment costs, effects on productivity and the cost of criminal justice proceedings (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2019).
Budget Agreement Sets Stage for Fall Funding Bills
The Senate sent a bipartisan agreement lifting federal budget caps for FY 2020 and 2021 to President Trump for his signature at the end of July. The measure, which also suspends the debt ceiling through summer 2021, will prevent significant cuts to discretionary spending, including OAA and other aging programs.
n4a Members, Leaders in Aging Gather in New Orleans for 44th Annual n4a Conference and Tradeshow
Last month, Aging Network leaders and innovators from around the country gathered in New Orleans for n4a's 44th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, continuing to set new attendance records for one of the Aging Network's most important conferences.