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Aging Network News

Week of April 13, 2014
Report on Discrimination Against Older Same-Sex Couples (The Equal Rights Center)


A new report, “Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples,” documents how same-sex couples were treated differently than opposite-sex couples by senior living facilities. Telephone tests were conducted in 10 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, using callers with virtually identical profiles except for the identification of a same- or opposite-sex couple seeking housing. Researchers found that 48% of the callers who were identified as same-sex couples experienced at least one form of adverse differential treatment. Same-sex callers were offered less information on available units and amenities, and were informed of a more expensive and lengthy application process. The ERC offers a list of recommendations to address the discrimination that same-sex couples are facing from senior-living facilities. Read More>> 

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Quote of the Day

"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate."
Thornton Wilder , writer and playwright, was born on April 17, 1897 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aging Network News

Funding Opportunities to Support Nonprofits(Walmart Foundation & The Philadelphia Foundation)


501c3 organizations can apply for grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Programs must be focused on hunger relief and healthy eating or career opportunities to be eligible for this funding cycle. Applications are due April 26. Click Here>> for more information or to apply online. | The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) will host an information session about how to apply for a grant on Wednesday, April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1234 Market St., 18th Floor in Philadelphia. The first hour will feature TPF’s grant eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and grantmaking process. In the second hour, Volunteer Executive Consultants will present information on affordable volunteer management services for the region's nonprofits, including accounting, public relations, human resources, fundraising, computer systems and business planning. To register for one or both sessions, Click Here>>.

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Quote of the Day

"Truth is for tailors and shoemakers. ... I, on the contrary, have always held that the Lord has a penchant for masquerades."
Isak Dinesen , writer, was born near Copenhagen, Denmark on April 17, 1885. Quoted in The Writer's Almanac.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aging Network News

Older Adults Support Team Care: Poll(The John A. Hartford Foundation)


Older adults are some of the heaviest users of health care and have high rates of chronic disease, but often get poorly coordinated care. Many health professionals believe that a patient-centered medical home model, offering team care and enhanced primary care services, would improve seniors’ health. A recent public poll examined “What Older Adults Think About Team Care and Medical Home Services.” Of the 1,107 adults age 65-plus surveyed who currently receive care from a team of providers, 83% stated team care has improved their health. Among older adults not currently receiving this type of care, the survey found that 61% believe team care would improve their health and 73% would want this type of care. For more information on the survey results and other materials on this topic, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"Literature has low enough standards. But we can avoid writing the worst literature if we make ourselves ask ourselves, every two or three sentences we write, 'Is that what I really think?'"
Carol Bly , essayist and short-story writer, was born in Duluth, Minnesota on April 16, 1930. She died in 2007. Quotation from The Writer's Almanac.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Aging Network News

Comments on Transportation Grants and Training Applications Sought by Friday(Administration for Community Living)


The Federal Transit Administration requests public feedback on Section 5310 Formula Grant Performance Measures. Section 5310 grants are intended to enhance mobility for seniors and people with disabilities. For more information or to submit comments, Click Here>> | The National Center for Mobility Management seeks applications for an in-depth training to establish one-call/one-click services for transportation information. The training will be implemented through three webinars and a two-hour, in-person workshop. For more information or to submit a letter of interest and commitment, Click Here>> The deadline for grant comments and training applications is Friday, April 18.

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Quote of the Day

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."
Henry James , writer, was born on April 15, 1843 in New York City.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Aging Network News

Medicare Care Choices Model Provides Simultaneous Palliative & Curative Care Services(The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – CMS)


Terminally ill Medicare beneficiaries will have the option to receive palliative care services from selected hospices while receiving curative care from other providers. The new Medicare Care Choices model will collect data over three years to determine whether providing concurrent care can improve quality of life and care, increase patient and caregiver satisfaction, and reduce program costs among other measures. The program is open only to beneficiaries with advanced cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and HIV/AIDS who meet hospice eligibility requirements under the Medicare hospice benefit. CMS has launched this new model because beneficiaries typically do not seek hospice if required to give up curative treatment to do so. CMS plans to select at least 30 hospices to participate in the demonstration project. Eligible hospice organizations interested in participating must submit application materials no later than June 19. For additional information, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"We started together and we finished together, It was only fitting, because you were my hands and feet when I couldn't use mine. So it's more than just being a friend. You're like a father to me, a grandfather. And you became family."
Collin Smith . See "One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family" (NPR, 4/11/14)

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Free Seminar on "Downsizing and Selling Your Home" - Apr. 21, 6 - 8 pm - Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046, RSVP  215-214-3801 or cfeeney@holyredeemer.com.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Webinar: Preventing and Addressing Elder Financial Exploitation: Tips and Tools from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Apr. 23, 2 - 3:30 pm. Register>>

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Apr. 26, 10 am - 2 pm. More>>

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal: Behavioral Health Edition & Launch Event, "What's the Future of Behavioral Health in Light of the Disruptive Innovation of Healthcare Reform?" - Apr. 28, 1-4 pm; reception, 4-6 pm; WHYY Philadelphia, Independence Mall West. Register>>

NSCLC Webinar: Understanding and Impacting Implementation of New Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Rules - Apr.29, 2 - 3 pm EDT. Register>>

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The Employment Situation, March 2014: Some News for the Better (AARP Public Policy Institute, April 2014)

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