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National Mature Media Awards Recognize USAging and Our Members

USAging received a total of four awards in the 31st Annual National Mature Media Awards Program, with seven members also earning 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.
 
USAging received the following awards:
 
Bronze
Tapping Into Technology to Stay Connected and Engaged
engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
Classification: Publication/Editorial
 
Bronze
Healthy Aging in a Pandemic World: What Older Adults and Caregivers Need to Know Now
Eldercare Locator
Classification: Publication/Editorial
 
Merit
engAGED Innovations Hub
engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
Classification: Web-based & Mobile Resources
 
Merit
NADTC Best Practices Compendium
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
Classification: Publications/Editorial
 
USAging members received the following awards:
 
Council on Aging of Central Oregon

Gold
Loneliness Doesn’t Have To Be Part Of Aging
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Gold
Direct Mailer Letter — Fall 2021
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Silver
Community Impact Report — 2021
Classification: Publications/Editorial
 
Bronze
For Many Seniors, Hunger Is The New Normal
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Bronze
Council on Aging Services At A Glance 2021
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Merit
Direct Mailer Card — Fall 2021
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

Gold
Aging Well in Rural Minnesota
Classification: Home & Community Based Programs
 
Baltimore County Department of Aging

Gold
Age Friendly Baltimore County Action Plan
Classification: Publications/Editorial
 
Area Agency on Aging, Region One

Bronze
Mind Over Matter
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Merit
Rx Takeback Day 2021
Classification: Health Promotion & Wellness
 
Merit
Your Leader in Aging Services
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Ventura County Area Agency on Aging

Bronze
LIVEWell
Classification: Publications/Editorial
 
Merit
VCAAA: La Buena Vida
Classification: Marketing & Communications
 
Merit
VCAAA Senior Nutrition Garden Newsletter (Winter 2022)
Classification: Publications/Editorial
 
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.

Merit
Transportation Search and Housing Search Web-Based Resource/Tool
Classification: Web-based & Mobile Resources
 
AgeOptions

Merit
H.O.P.E. by AgeOptions Promotional Video
Classification: Marketing & Communications

Congratulations to the 2022 AIA Award Winners!

Last week at USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow we honored 43 aging programs created by USAging members with the Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards. Our weekly summaries of the 2022 recipients will start next week.
 
The awards program, sponsored by iN2L, recognizes AAAs and Title VI programs that have implemented successful and innovative programs that support older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers. Thanks to the generous support of iN2L, the four top-ranking programs received monetary awards: 
  To learn more about all of this year’s winners, see our press release and read the USAging Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards Showcase.

HUD's New Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness to help communities implement coordinated approaches for assisting people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, including funds set aside specifically for vulnerable people in rural communities. 

HUD’s goal is to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness by connecting people and families experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness to housing, health care and supportive services. This initiative will fund competitive grants totaling $322 million to existing Continuums of Care (CoCs), which bring together community partners from multiple sectors, including public housing and housing services agencies, health care organizations and community-based organizations that provide supportive services to address homelessness. The initiative also includes additional funding for housing vouchers. 
 
AAAs can partner with CoCs to help secure the new grant resources for their communities. Informing the grant proposal is one way to elevate attention to older adults’ needs and seek partnership opportunities. The ACL summary has additional helpful information. Applications are due October 20, 2022.

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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!