Archive June 2021

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Green River Area Development District

Learn how this agency partnered with a regional hospital and volunteers from a local senior center to establish a frozen meal program for homebound older adults.

Community Care Corps Deadline is in Two Weeks

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 in just two weeks—by July 9, 2021—through an online application portal.

Your Chance to Inform the Field of Integrated Care: Business Institute Launches Fourth CBO–Health Care Contracting Survey

n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute wants to hear from your AAA! The Business Institute has launched its fourth CBO–Health Care Contracting Survey to collect data on the experiences of AAAs and others that contract with health care entities to serve older adults and people with disabilities.

n4a CEO Weighs in on President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Priorities on OAA, Medicaid

Today, n4a released a public statement heralding our approval of important investments in supports and services for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers in the President’s budget blueprint. Aligned with long-standing advocacy championed by AAAs and Aging Network partners, the FY 2022 budget proposal prioritizes OAA and Medicaid HCBS funding, reflecting the Biden Administration’s commitment to invest in home and community-based services and a care economy that better supports older adults and people with disabilities in their homes through critical aging services and HCBS.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Learn how this agency developed an innovative dashboard and scorecard system that brings strategic plans to life and keeps tabs on progress towards established metrics in full view for key stakeholders and decision-makers at all organization levels.

Coming Soon: Your Opportunity to Inform the Field of Integrated Care

n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute, in partnership with the Scripps Gerontology Center, is launching its fourth CBO–Health Care Contracting Survey next week to collect data on the experiences of AAAs that are contracting with health care entities. Tune in to a brief 30-minute webinar this coming Wednesday, June 22 at 2:30 PM ET to learn more about your agency’s opportunity to share its insights on health care contracting.

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.

Last Chance to Share Your AAA’s Experiences With and Plans for Remote Service Delivery!

You’ve told n4a that virtual programming is an area you need additional assistance, but we need YOUR input to have a clear picture! Please take 10 minutes now to complete our Service Delivery Beyond COVID-19 poll. We will use the results of this poll to share examples, solutions to challenges and identify resources for agencies as they review their service delivery modes.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency developed a Dementia Friendly First Responder Training Program specifically for law enforcement and other first responders.

FDA Approves First New Drug for Alzheimer’s in 17 Years

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the first new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease in 17 years. This is a key decision, not only because of how long it has been since the last Alzheimer’s drug was approved, but also because this is the first Alzheimer’s medication directed at modifying an underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease, plaque in the brain.
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USAging Fact: Learn about your peers’ work—and how it can fit into your agency’s goals! The AIA Awards recognizes successful and innovative programs that USAging members have developed to serve older adults. Get inspiration from our 2022 winners!