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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Arlington Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency worked with community partners to develop a program in which older adults receive a range of education, assistance and resources focused on ways to properly dispose of unused and expired medications through home disposal kits, medication safety education and connections to community resources and supports.

Community Care Corps Issues Request for Proposals for Innovative Models Using Volunteers

The Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals for the second round of Community Care Corps grants. This national program is administered by the Oasis Institute with support from n4a, the Caregiver Action Network and the Altarum Institute with funding from ACL.

Advocates: Make Two Calls for SHIP Funding Today!

Last month, you urged your Representatives to endorse the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) letter supporting critical SHIP funding for next year. This week, aging champion Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) is circulating a Dear Colleague (DC) letter encouraging his Senate colleagues to support State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) funding in that chamber’s FY 2022 appropriations bill. 

Deadline to Recognize Your Peers for Leadership Extended to Next Friday!

Do you know a leader who should be recognized for their trendsetting work to promote the health and well-being of older adults in your community? You’re in luck! We’ve decided to give you more time to nominate AAA and Title VI aging program leaders for the 2021 Excellence in Leadership Award! You now have until May 28 to make your nomination.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services

Learn how this agency piloted a program to provide intensive case management, education and support for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The service model includes a four-step crisis response approach and crisis prevention education.

n4a’s BrainGuide Helpline: A New n4a Resource for People with Dementia

If you attended our webinar earlier this week, you already know that n4a, in collaboration with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2), has launched the n4a BrainGuide Helpline to provide an additional layer of support to users of UsA2’s BrainGuide, a first-of-its-kind platform that empowers older adults, caregivers and others with knowledge and resources to take next steps in managing brain health for themselves or a loved one.

CMS Expands Vaccine Requirements for LTC Facilities

CMS released an interim final rule that established new COVID-19 vaccination requirements in long-term care facilities operating in coordination with Medicare and Medicaid programs. While the interim final rule is effective upon publication, CMS is actively seeking comments for the next 60 days from public stakeholders on the proposed vaccine education, access and reporting requirements.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Connections AAA

Learn how this agency partnered with hospitals, nursing facilities and home and community-based services providers to provide long-term care support planning to assist non-Medicaid eligible individuals to return to community life, maintain independence and reduce hospital admissions.

Funding Opportunity from the Community Care Corps Coming Soon!

The Community Care Corps has announced that funding will soon be available for a new round of grants through a Request for Proposals process. This national program is administered by the Oasis Institute with support from n4a, the Caregiver Action Network and the Altarum Institute with funding from ACL.

New Resource Helps Dementia-Friendly Communities Evaluate the Impact of Their Efforts

Dementia Friendly America (administered by n4a) is pleased to share the newly released Dementia-Friendly Community Evaluation Guide. The Evaluation Guide, developed with funding from AARP, is geared toward local dementia-friendly community leaders and partners to help evaluate the impact of their DFA efforts.
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