2020 News Archive


2020 Press Releases and Statements

Latest COVID-19 Relief Package Leaves At-Risk Older Adults Stranded |
December 21, 2020

Connecting Older Adults to Programs that Foster Social Connection While Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness is the Topic of 2020 Home for the Holidays Campaign | December 10, 2020

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center's Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grants Will Expand Transportation Opportunities in 10 Communities Across the Country | October 23, 2020

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Awarded Grant to Build Upon its Work to Reduce Social Isolation Among Older Adults, Caregivers | September 24, 2020

Aging and Disability Business Institute Honors JASA with The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award | September 23, 2020

n4a Honors Innovative Programs that Promote Succesful Aging at Home and in the Community | September 22, 2020

New Report Sheds Light on Critical Need for Aging Services | July 30, 2020

Area Agencies on Aging Play a Key Role in Adressing Needs of Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic | July 8, 2020

Statement of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging on its Commitment to Equality and Diversity | June 5, 2020

Tivity Health, n4a and NANASP Partner to Provide Senior Nutrition During COVID-19 Crisis | May 1, 2020

New Report Highlights Important Role Eldercare Locator Plays in Connecting Older Adults and Caregivers to Local Resources in the Community | April 23, 2020

Statement by n4a CEO Sandy Markwood on President Trump Signing the Older Americans Act Reauthorization into Law | March 25, 2020

A Personal Message from n4a CEO Sandy Markwood on the COVID-19 Crisis | March 23, 2020

House Passes Older Americans Reauthorization Bill; Legislation Heads to White House for President’s Signature | March 11, 2020

Senate Passage of Older Americans Act Reauthorization Underscores Need for Services that Support Older Adults | March 3, 2020



2020 News Stories 

Older adults are more at risk of social isolation and its health effects during pandemic

December 24, 2020 | WTOP

Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness
December 20, 2020 | Today's Caregiver

Helping Seniors to Age in Place – Residential Renovations
December 15, 2020 | Splash Magazines

JABA Joins National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Local Programs to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults and Caregivers
December 11, 2020 | JABA

Keep connected during holiday while staying safe
December 9, 2020 | Observer Today

Generations Joins National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults and Caregivers
December 4, 2020 | Washington Times Herald

10 Resources for Caregivers and Their Families
December 3, 2020 | The Mighty

Forced to Retire? It Might Not Be as Bad as You Fear
December 3, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

The One Thing Caregivers Tend to Neglect
December 2, 2020 | O, The Oprah Magazine

Learn signs of elder abuse and how to put an end to it
November 3, 2020 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Savy Senior - How to Recognize and Stop Elder Abuse in the COVID-19 Era
October 25, 2020 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Savy Senior - How to Recognize and Stop Elder Abuse in the COVID Era
October 1, 2020 | Tri County Sentry

Gray Matters: Ageism, ableism live "just around the block"
September 29, 2020 | Times Standard

Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges 
August 26, 2020 | Kiplinger

Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping with Dementia During a Pandemic
August 18, 2020 | Kaiser Health News

How to Take Care of Yourself as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver
August 12, 2020 | Guideposts

Where Family Caregivers Can Get Financial Assistance 
August 5, 2020 | Forbes

How to Help Older, Isolated Adults
August 3, 2020 | The Street

During COVID-19, a Catch-22 for grandfamilies
July 22, 2020 | Star Tribune

Community Care Corps funds volunteer programs to aid struggling caregivers, older adults and persons with disabilities 
July 16, 2020 | Lake County News

Tips for Keeping Older Adults Connected
July 15, 2020 | Hunt Regional Healthcare

Elder abuse appears to be climbing during the pandemic, experts say
June 23, 2020 | PBS News Hour

Like Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse Appears To Be Climbing Too
June 18, 2020 | Forbes

The Most Costly Chronic Medical Condition in America: Experts Talk About the Rural Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
June 17, 2020 | The Rural Monitor

Engage Virtually: Tips for keeping older adults connected
June 15, 2020 | eLiving Today

Fast-Track Innovation: Area Agencies on Aging Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 9, 2020 | Journal of Aging and Social Policy

How to prepare someone with Alzheimer's for hospitalization during COVID-19
April 22, 2020 | NBC15 - Madison, WI

Pandemic Sparks Surge in Demand for Senior Meal Deliveries
April 21, 2020 | U.S. News & World Report

You Can Still Find Volunteer Opportunities During Coronavirus Using These Tips
April 19, 2020 | Refinery29

8 warning signs of health problems in parents
April 14, 2020 | Gannett Co., Inc.

COVID-19 cautions extended
April 13, 2020 | Coeur d'Alene Press 

COVID-19 scams target seniors
April 12, 2020 | Go Erie

To Support Older Adults Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic, Look to Area Agencies On Aging
April 8, 2020 | Health Affairs 

Hospitals benefit from partnering with local agencies for older adults
April 6, 2020 | Modern Healthcare

Linking Health And Social Services Through Area Agencies On Aging Is Associated With Lower Health Care Use And Spending
April 6, 2020 | Health Affairs

Navigating New Rules for Visiting Nursing Home Residents Near Death
March 30, 2020 | AARP

The Hope Gap: A Glimmer of Good News From Capitol Hill & White House
March 28, 2020 | Forbes

Guest Column: Have a care plan in place for elders during coronavirus outbreak
March 27, 2020 | The Spokesman-Review 

Pandemic forces family members into new role: Caregivers for elderly loved ones
March 23, 2020 | Washington Post 

Coping with Isolation During the Coronavirus Outreach
March 23, 2020 | AARP

Your COVID-19 Care Package From Us NOW
March 23, 2020 | Forbes

Amid Pandemic, Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living At Home
March 18, 2020 | Kaiser Health News

As Coronavirus Rages On, How to (Safely) Help Elderly People
March 16, 2020 | Glamour

Tens Of Thousands Of Massachusetts Seniors At Risk Of Losing Critical Services
March 16, 2020 | WGBH

Kaine, Durbin bill to provide support to caregivers passes Senate
March 5, 2020 | Augusta Free Press

We’re about to get really old, really fast. Is Orange County, and the state, ready?
February 28, 2020 | Orange County Register

To Help Seniors, Baltimore Program Pairs Medical Care With Home Repair
February 26, 2020 | U.S. News and World Report

8 warning signs of health problems and how you can help aging parents
February 13, 2020 | Mayo Clinic News Network

Who Is Caring for the Caregivers?
Feburary 13, 2020 | Healthy Women

Group Homes an Alternative for Seniors Who Can't Age in Place
February 12, 2020 | AARP

Everyday costs for county seniors high
February 11, 2020 | The Maui News

Aging Parents: 8 Warning Signs of Health Problems
February 10, 2020 | Mayo Clinic News Network

Respite for Two
February 10, 2020 | Today's Caregiver

Transportation: What Caregivers Need to Know
January 17, 2020 | AARP

Why Not Both?: A New Approach To Caring For Our Aging Loved Ones
January 16, 2020 | Forbes

Understanding how customers feel about paratransit will help us fix it
January 14, 2020 | Metro for Transit and Motorcoach Business

Finding the Right Long-Term Care for Your Loved One
January 13, 2020 | AARP

Annie's Mailbox
January 10, 2020 | Creators

New Year, New Attitude
January 3, 2020 | Thrive Global


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.