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Week of July 27, 2014
New Law Expands ACL’s Capacity to Serve Americans with Disabilities (Administration on Community Living – ACL)


Last week President Obama signed the “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” into law, which makes important changes to disability programs under the Rehabilitation Act and the Assistive Technology Act. With this law, the Independent Living programs; the National Institute on the Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research; and the Assistive Technology Act programs will move to from the Department of Education to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). This change will improve collected efforts of the transferred programs and ACL to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. Read More>>

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Quote of the Day

The summer demands and takes away too much.
But night, the reserved, the reticent, gives more than it takes

John Ashbery , from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. The poet was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York.

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

PCA to Provide 2015 Community Outreach Grants - Applications are due Thursday, August 7. For information, contact Eichwald, PCA planner, at beichwald@pcaphl.org or 215-765-9000, ext. 5073. Details>>

PCA is Currently Out of Produce Vouchers! To be placed on the waiting list for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, please call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.

Neighborhood Food Sharing Workshop - July 29, 6 - 7 pm EDT, Community Room at Paseo Verde Apartments, 1950 N. 9th Street. More info: Bridget Palombo at 215-296-7200 or sci.info@apmphila.org.

NCOA Webinar: Selling Your Work Through Statistics and Stories - July 30, 3 - 4 pm ET. Register>>

Job in the Aging Network: In Home Support Case Manager - North City Congress. More>>

Job in the Aging Network: Senior Center Counselor for North Broad Street Senior Center. More>>

The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute is hosting a summer networking event on Thursday, July 31st h from 5-7pm at United Way, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The event offers an opportunity to learn about NELI's Ascending Leadership and Executive Leadership Certificate programs, and to talk with alumni who want to share their experiences. NELI is part of Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work. There is no fee for the event, but please RSVP here to help us plan the great munchies we will serve!  If you are unable to attend, but want to learn more about the programs, please contact Margie DuBrow, NELI Director, at mdubrow@brynmawr.edu.

Current Research & Issues

State Initiatives in End-of-Life Care (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2014) Issue title: "Championing End-of-Life Care Policy Change"

U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means - Hearing Testimony: "Future of Medicare Advantage Health Plans," 7/24/14.

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