Section: January Associate Newsletter
New Biden Administration Lays Out Key Priorities for Immediate COVID Response
In a 23-page plan and list of Executive Orders released last week, President Biden and his administration unveiled a roadmap outlining initial priorities to respond to the current health and economic crises. Within the plan are several opportunities for the Aging Network and aging advocates to assume leadership roles to ensure that the needs of high-risk older Americans, people with disabilities and their caregivers are addressed. n4a and our national advocacy organization partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to highlight and promote the importance of involving national, state and local Aging Network stakeholders in an emerging comprehensive response strategy.
Help Make Your Community Safer with CV19 CheckUp
n4a has joined the national CV19 Educate America Campaign to help inform the public about CV19 CheckUp, an online system developed to help Americans be safer and healthier and ensure their individual needs are met during the pandemic.
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Elder Options
Learn how this Florida AAA partnered with a local hospital to help provide physical and mental health assistance, information, services and resources to older adults and people with disabilities who are just released from stays at a hospital or rehabilitation facility and need help while they recuperate in their own homes.
Key Aging and Disability Administration Officials Installed
In a virtual swearing-in ceremony of more than 1,000 Biden Administration officials conducted in the evening of Inauguration Day, the new administration tapped key Acting leadership for federal Aging and Disability agencies. Per the ACL website, Alison Barkoff will serve as Principal Deputy Administrator and, until a permanent Assistant Secretary for Aging is appointed and confirmed, will serve as the Acting ACL Administrator.
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging Goes to Camp!
Summer camp isn’t just for kids! Learn how a Virginia AAA created a four-day summer camp program for adults aged 55 and older that incorporates learning, fitness and socialization.
New Resource from the Aging and Disability Business Institute Highlights a CBO–Health Care Partnership
In a continued effort to highlight best practices and draw attention to successful examples of how partnering with health care entities can help CBOs improve health outcomes among older adults and people with disabilities in their communities, a new publication from n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute highlights the successes Camarillo Health Care District experienced as it navigated a cross-sector partnership to provide HCBS in California.
Ready to Dive Deep on Federal Aging Policy?
Spring flowers won't be the only thing blooming this March in Washington, DC! Make your plans today to join your colleagues from far and wide at n4a's upcoming Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day—where your policy knowledge and relationships with your lawmakers will also blossom!
Highlights from 2019 Home for the Holidays Campaign
As the Eldercare Locator's Home for the Holidays campaign winds down, we couldn't let the campaign end without highlighting some of the ways n4a members from around the country participated and shared the campaign brochure, Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging, in their communities.
Community Care Corps RFP is Out!
A new funding opportunity released earlier this month will provide National Community Care Corps grants to establish, enhance or grow innovative models in which volunteers assist older adults and/or people with disabilities to help them maintain their independence while continuing to live in the community.
Age Discrimination in the Workplace Bill Advances
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives concluded a multi-year, bipartisan effort to pass a bill that would lower the burden of proof for age discrimination claims against employers. By a vote of 261-155, House lawmakers approved H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).