Archive April 2021

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Central Minnesota Council on Aging and Dancing Sky AAA

Learn how these agencies collaborated with a community coalition to explore how communities and systems can better foster the health and well-being of rural older Minnesotans.

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.

That’s a Wrap on n4a’s First-Ever Virtual Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit

This week, n4a’s first-ever Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit brought Washington, DC to 400 virtual attendees. Through three jam-packed days, attendees learned about the latest developments in aging and health policy and how they can effectively advocate for the Aging Network’s top priorities.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: AgeSmart Community Resources

Learn how this agency partnered with a local university to develop an intergenerational social engagement program between college students and older adults to help combat social isolation and loneliness.

Money Follows the Person Program Extended Through 2023 with Modified Eligibility

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which has helped more than 100,000 individuals transition from Medicaid institutional care to community living since 2005, has been extended through 2023. Enacted late in 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 extends funding for the program and makes two important changes to participant eligibility.

Reminder: n4a Wants to Hear from You on HIPAA Changes

n4a plans to submit comments in response to an HHS proposal to change Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules affecting care coordination and case management activities, and we want to hear from you about how these changes, if implemented, would affect your agency and the people you serve.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency is working with community stakeholders to promote, educate and organize regional transportation efforts that provide older adults and people with disabilities with the knowledge of and access to transportation.

New Fact Sheet Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Title VI Native American Aging Programs and Services

Title VI Native American aging programs have shown resilience and creativity in meeting the needs of their elders during the COVID-19 pandemic. n4a’s newly released “Fast Facts” highlights key findings from the National Title VI Program Survey about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders served by Title VI programs.

Interested in Medicare Payment Opportunities for Your AAA? Register for the Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit

n4a’s Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit is less than two weeks away! This year’s agenda is jam-packed with the quality content and exclusive speakers you’ve come to expect from n4a. On day three of the Summit, join n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute for a three-part intensive on Medicare opportunities for AAAs.

Resources on the Ready: All You Need to Know to Help Influence the Course of Funding for Older Americans Next Year!

n4a’s recent Advocacy Alerts have all the details you need to swiftly and easily take action for FY 2022 funding for older adults. Follow these three easy steps to emphasize funding needs for OAA programs and services for the next fiscal year beginning October 1!
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