Archive July 2021

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington

Learn how this agency partners with two Accountable Communities of Health to deliver two initiatives to further integrate health care and long-term services and supports in Southwest Washington.

Survey Closing Soon! Tell Us About Your Health Care Contracting Experience

Our Aging and Disability Business Institute’s Community–Based Organization (CBO)–Health Care Contracting Survey is closing soon! Don’t miss this opportunity share your insights and experiences in health care contracting—take the CBO–Health Care Contracting Survey before next week’s Wednesday deadline.

HHS and HUD Announce Partnership to Advance Community Living

On the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the White House announced a new partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to enhance and link the housing and services that people with disabilities and older adults need to thrive in their communities.

Congress Speeds Up Before Grinding to a Halt in August

Things appear to be moving at lightning speed in DC as elected officials in the House and Senate try to move the process along for a massive funding package and a bipartisan infrastructure bill before heading out of town in August. But looks can be deceiving as many of the votes are procedural and the real work and negotiations will take place amongst staff throughout August and when officials return in the fall. n4a breaks down where we are, what we can expect over the coming weeks and what you can do.

n4a Members, Leaders in Aging Gather Online for n4a’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Last week, more than 1,000 Aging Network leaders and innovators from around the country attended n4a's 46th Annual Conference and Tradeshow. During the Conference, aging professionals and experts led a variety of insightful sessions and shared knowledge about innovative approaches the Aging Network has used in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and can use in the future, hot topics and current issues in aging, replicable programs and more.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Baltimore County Department of Aging

Learn how this agency launched a campaign to create regional awareness about social isolation and to offer engagement activities and education to help older adults and caregivers combat social isolation.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency led a quarterly meeting comprised of aging and behavioral health professionals whose focus is to break down the “silos” of multiple agencies working with individuals who have co-occurring medical and behavioral health issues.

National Mature Media Awards Recognize n4a and Our Members

n4a received a total of seven awards in the 30th Annual National Mature Media Awards Program, with six members earning a total of 15 awards. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources

Learn how this agency partnered with a nonprofit to host an annual outreach and educational event for health care professionals, volunteers and family members to get to know what resources, services, programs, supports and benefits are available to help older adults and individuals of all ages remain safe, independent and active whether at home or in a care facility.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency collaborated with Clemson University’s Institute for Engaged Aging and a local municipality to reopen and renovate a closed senior center to house a dementia program and provide resources for family caregivers. 
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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 2021 winners.