Archive June 2020

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Have a Transportation Story to Share? Share it in NADTC's Fourth Annual Photo Contest!

Has your agency revamped its transportation programs in light of COVID-19? Do you have photos of caregivers providing transportation to loved ones? Do you have a photo of transportation being provided in rural areas or on a reservation? If so, answer our call to share transportation stories through pictures in NADTC’s fourth annual photo contest.

Hot July Ahead for Lawmakers After Upcoming Recess

Members of the House and Senate will be in their districts and states during the next two weeks for the Fourth of July holiday recess. When they return, however, it won’t be just the DC summer temperatures heating up—legislative activity will also be hot, with appropriations and COVID-19 relief legislation set to take the congressional stage.

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 these AAAs are serving the needs of LGBTQ older adults.

New Fact Sheet Highlights Key Findings from National AAA Survey

We know many of you are eager to learn the results from the latest National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging, so we wanted to give you all a sneak peak of the data from the forthcoming report, which will be released this summer. Our newly released “Fast Facts” fact sheet highlights some of the survey’s key findings about the services AAAs provide, the populations they serve, and the partnerships that they form to expand their reach in their communities.

Developing Your Medicare Advantage Value Proposition

Wondering what makes a strong value proposition? This new two-part resource developed by n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute and the National Council on Aging helps AAAs and other community-based organizations (CBOs) develop a compelling value proposition for their next contract with Medicare Advantage plans. Take a look at the new Value Proposition How to Guide and Worksheet: Developing Your Value Proposition for Medicare Advantage Plans.

Two n4a Members Testify on Social Isolation During Senate Committee Hearing

Yesterday, n4a members Betsy Sawyer-Manter, President and CEO, SeniorsPlus, ME, and Najja Orr, CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, PA, testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging during a hearing entitled “Combatting Social Isolation and Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Their comments highlighted the most pressing current issues facing older adults and the AAAs that serve them, such as rapidly rising needs for food, social connection and reassurance, and the technology that can help combat social isolation.

June 15: Resources for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On Monday, countries across the globe will take part in the 15th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of elder abuse, exploitation and neglect of older adults, which is a heightened concern this year given individual, family and community realities due to COVID-19.

New Journal of Aging & Social Policy Article Highlights AAA Response to COVID-19

A new article in the Journal of Aging & Social Policy highlights the rapid response mounted by AAAs combating the coronavirus pandemic in their communities, shifting service delivery models to meet the evolving needs of older adults. The article, Fast-track Innovation: Area Agencies on Aging Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, examines factors that contributed to the ability of AAAs to execute a dynamic response and how AAAs are positioned as key partners in a transformed health system.

n4a Cancels In-Person 2020 Aging Policy Briefing

Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, n4a has made the difficult decision to formally cancel the in-person 2020 Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day, which was initially postponed from March to September. We are evaluating opportunities to offer some of the intensive policy programming online. Read on for details about refunds for registrants and watch this space—advocacy remains vitally important during this time.

Funding Opportunity for Mobility on Demand Projects

Accessible transportation is a key concern for many older adults. In fact, it is historically the top reason older adults and caregivers contact the Eldercare Locator. A new funding opportunity from the Community Transportation Association of America and partners, including n4a, will provide grantees with federal funding of up to $300,000 each to implement solutions that address barriers and issues older adults and people with disabilities may face with local transportation.   
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