Section: November Associate Newsletter
It’s All About Advocacy on Appropriations!
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Valley AAA
Learn how this Michigan AAA offered health and wellness classes and evidence-based programs to empower older adults to take control of their health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising and increasing socialization.
End of 116th Congress Looms; Next Steps on COVID-19 Stimulus and Annual Funding Unclear
As the remaining days of the 116th Congress tick down, lawmakers made little progress on both full-year funding bills and another round of COVID-19 relief before adjourning for the Thanksgiving holiday. Advocates are increasingly nervous about these critical pieces of legislation.
Resources for Your Flu-Prevention Messaging
Adults age 65 and older are at high risk of having serious health complications from the flu. This year, getting the flu shot is more important than ever. Encourage older adults in your community to get the flu shot this year by using campaign materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What You Need to Know About the Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine
The Aging Network has been laser focused on helping older adults and caregivers get through the COVID-19 pandemic, but we also need to understand what is happening with vaccine research and trials so that, when the time comes, we can help with public education around administration of a successful vaccine. n4a met with officials working on Operation Warp Speed recently so read on for details, and a webinar by n4a ally the Alliance for Aging Research offers another way to get up to speed!
Join the Movement! Become a Dementia Friend.
Nearly six million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. During National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, Dementia Friendly America joins with others across the country in raising awareness of dementia—and ways we can all play a role in making our communities more friendly to those living with dementia.
Home for the Holidays Campaign on Social Engagement Opportunities Announced
n4a and the Eldercare Locator are excited to announce that our 2020 Home for the Holidays campaign will highlight the importance of social connection, its impact on our health—and ways the Aging Network as a whole can help older adults connect to their communities during this time of limited in-person social interactions.
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Aging Ahead
We're proud to highlight the award-winning work of the 2019 winners of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this spotlight feature. This month, we are focusing on Aging Ahead's Aging Ahead at Home—Bringing Resources to Your Door program. The agency was a 2019 Aging Innovations Award winner in the Information and Referral category.
Aging and Disability Business Institute 2020 Learning Collaboratives Now Accepting Applications
n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute is now accepting applications for two new learning collaboratives focused on preparing community-based organizations to better serve older adults and people with disabilities through cross-sector partnerships and network development.
New Initiative to Create Nationwide Care Corps
n4a, the Oasis Institute, the Caregiver Action Network and the Altarum Institute have joined forces on an initiative to create the country's first Community Care Corps. The new initiative will foster innovative models in which volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults and people with disabilities with non-medical care to help them maintain their independence while living in the community.
Home for the Holidays Campaign on Home Modifications Announced
The 2019 n4a and Eldercare Locator Home for the Holidays campaign will highlight the important role the Aging Network plays in supporting the needs of older adults by promoting, funding and providing home modifications in their communities.
Join Aging Network Advocates in DC Next Spring!
Registration for the 2020 n4a Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day is open! Join hundreds of other local aging advocates to hear about the latest health and aging policy updates in Washington, DC, March 17-18, 2020.