Announcements

The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, is pleased to announce the theme for Older American’s Month 2017. The theme, Age Out Loud, is intended to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.
On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the ACL Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program held a new webinar on as part of a series to provide helpful, current, and applicable information for professionals who work with people with dementia and/or their caregivers. This particular webinar focused on elder abuse and neglect as it relates to people with dementia. Participants learned about: The incidence and prevalence of elder abuse, especially abuse of those with dementia
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (formerly the ADSSP National Resource Center) held a webinar focused on updates to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). Webinar participants learned about recent updates to NAPA as they relate to care and services for people with dementia and their caregivers and how NAPA updates influence practice. Webinar recording (YouTube)
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center held a webinar on creating communities that are safe and respectful, provide support, and work toward quality of life for people living with dementia and their families. Webinar participants learned about key concepts related to Dementia Friendly Communities and heard from community leaders putting these concepts into action. Webinar recording (YouTube)  
ACL has authored a new issue briefing entitled “The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults.”  Opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue. Opioid use disorder can affect people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas.  Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery.    
Business Acumen describes an organization’s ability to quickly and keenly understand and address a business situation in a manner that will likely to lead to a good outcome. Many Community Based Organizations (CBOs) seeking to diversify their payer portfolios – specifically those seeking to sell or deliver services to health plans and other payers or providers of health services – find that they must learn or strengthen existing skill sets.

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