Section: June Associate Newsletter
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Region VII AAA
Learn how this Michigan AAA provided much-needed services to Medicare beneficiaries and others by reconciling prescription and over-the-counter medications and linking clients with helpful home and community-based services such as home-delivered meals, chore services and personal care.
Senate Advocacy Takes Center Stage
As advocates know, the appropriations process is a marathon not a sprint, and n4a is here to provide you with the latest advocacy news to support critical funding investments for the vital programs and services you provide. This week, n4a sent an updated set of requests to Capitol Hill, reflecting the President’s proposed FY 2022 budget and conversations around program flexibility.
Register Now: engAGED Virtual Summit
Join your peers in the Aging Network in identifying ways to expand and enhance efforts to promote social engagement through this free event! Held in conjunction with the 2021 n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow, the engAGED Virtual Aging Network Social Engagement Summit will bring together a panel of national, state and local leaders focused on creative solutions to address social isolation to spur ideas for replication at the local level.
Commit to Connect: Interested in Joining a Network of Stakeholders Passionate About Addressing Social Isolation?
To address the growing public health issue of social isolation and loneliness, ACL established a public-private partnership called Commit to Connect to reach socially isolated older adults and people with disabilities to help them connect with services and supports to build the social connections they need to thrive. As part of this effort, which is coordinated by AARP Foundation with a broad array of partners, including n4a, a Nationwide Network of Champions to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness will launch in the coming weeks.
Join the Movement! Become the 100,000th Dementia Friend
Nearly six million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Dementia Friendly America, an initiative administered by n4a, 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.
Contracting Dos & Don’ts: New Toolkit Clarifies the Basics of Contracting with Health Care
n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute has released the first parts of its new Contracting Toolkit, a resource that will help aging and disability CBOs prepare for health care contracting by exploring the critical elements of this work. The two newly released publications, Contracting Dos and Don’ts and A Lexicon of Contracting Terms, cover the basics of health care contracting and will help readers identify and understand contract fundamentals.
Don’t Miss Your Chance for Community Care Corps Funding!
The deadline is fast approaching for the second cycle of funding through the Community Care Corps. Through the grants it awards, the Community Care Corps seeks to fund innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. Proposals are due July 9, 2021.
Celebrating Pride Month in the Aging Network
June is Pride Month, a time n4a uses to recognize and honor innovative programs that n4a members have developed to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults in their communities. Take a look at how the n4a members are serving the needs of LGBTQ older adults.
Spotlight on Innovation: Awakenings Victim Outreach
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 Area Agency on Aging 3, winner in the Elder Abuse Prevention category.
One Month to New Orleans: Make Sure You’re Registered!
You don’t want to miss the n4a 44th Annual Conference & Tradeshow, one of the most important conferences in the Aging Network! This July 27-31 in New Orleans, the n4a Annual Conference will bring together more than 1,200 of your Aging Network colleagues for four days of learning from national experts and local practitioners, gathering best practices, networking with peers and discovering new opportunities.
n4a Comments on Senate's Draft Bill to Reauthorize OAA
Earlier this month, the bipartisan Senate group working to reauthorize the Older Americans Act released a draft bill making modest changes to current OAA programs and services. n4a fully supports the ongoing bipartisan effort to achieve reauthorization and several of the proposals in the draft bill, but provided extensive comments about the legislation given the breadth of OAA programs and services that the Aging Network administers.