Section: May Associate Newsletter
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Learn how this Ohio AAA developed an advocacy campaign to help area businesses and organizations recognize the impact family caregiving has on the regional workforce and how AAAs help family caregivers stay in the workforce.
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.
n4a Weighs in on HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes About Implications for CBOs
n4a submitted comments responding to an HHS proposal to change Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules affecting care coordination and case management activities. n4a's letter to HHS reflected input from n4a members about how updates to the privacy rules would affect Aging Network agencies, other community-based organizations and their clients.
New Resources Highlight Ways to Help Older Adults Stay Connected During COVID-19—and Beyond
As the Aging Network continues to find new ways to serve older adults during the COVID-19 crisis, engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, funded by ACL and administered by n4a, has developed new resources to help the Aging Network address social isolation among older adults during this time.
Resources to Help Grandfamilies
The needs of grandfamilies are often large and always complicated, even in good times. Add online learning, stay-at-home precautions and reduced access to services and supplies, and you have a population in need of extra help, now! As n4a members continue to serve these particularly stretched family caregivers, n4a partner Generations United has new resources that can help.
n4a Leaders Brief Congress on Critical Aging Issues During COVID-19
Last week was a busy virtual week for aging advocates on Capitol Hill. Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services and n4a board member briefed the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee about how the Aging Network is responding to increased and changing needs during COVID-19, and n4a CEO Sandy Markwood briefed staff from the House Ways and Means Committee about the network's role and opportunities to address social isolation among older adults.
Update on n4a’s Annual Conference
For years, n4a's Annual Conference and Tradeshow has been the must-attend Conference for Area Agency on Aging leadership, payers, policymakers and others in the Aging Network. And this year we had hoped to bring an exciting slate of workshops and presentations to Conference attendees in Portland, OR. Then COVID-19 changed our plans. Due to statewide restrictions on large gatherings in Oregon, our in-person event cannot take place this July.
Spotlight on Innovation: Older Workers Employment 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 CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, winner in the Caregiving category.
Nominations are Open for The John A. Hartford Foundation 2019 Business Innovation Award
Do you have successful partnerships with the health care sector? Get recognized for it! Nominations for The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) 2019 Business Innovation Award are open through June 14.
Getting Out the Word on Transportation in Your Community
Every Ride Counts is a national campaign that helps transportation and aging agencies raise awareness in their communities about local transportation options, and was developed by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center— operated jointly by n4a and Easterseals—to help local organizations promote the availability of transportation options to older adults and people with disabilities in their communities.
House Committee Passes Major Increases for Aging Programs
Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2020 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS).
Conference Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now open for n4a’s signature event of the year! Join n4a and more than 1,200 of your Aging Network colleagues as we gather in New Orleans July 27-31 for the n4a 44th Annual Conference and Tradeshow.