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Aging Network News

Week of October 19, 2014
Reorganization of Administration for Community Living to Expand Elder Rights Services & Better Coordinate Senior Programs (Administration for Community Living – ACL)

ACL recently announced changes to its organizational structure. The Paralysis Resource Center and the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) have moved to the ACL from the CDC and CMS respectively. The Office of Elder Rights will become the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, which will serve seniors and people with disabilities. The Center for Disability and Aging Policy will become the Center for Consumer Access and Self-Determination, which will house aging and disability programs. These include SHIP, the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Medicare Improvements for Patients and Provider Act (MIPPA) and Lifespan Respite Program. ACL’s existing policy development and program evaluation activities will move from CDAP to a newly created Center for Policy and Evaluation, which will assume responsibility for evaluating ACL programs and reviewing departmental policies for impact on older adults and people with disabilities. The Paralysis Resource Center will be within the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ Office of Innovation, which administers the Help America Vote Act program that serves individuals with all types of disabilities. Read More>>

Friday, October 24, 2014

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
Didn't need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
And you know who you were then, girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent.
Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days.
Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win.
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin.
Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song.
I don't know just what went wrong. Those Were The Days.

Lee Adams and Charles Strouse, "Those Were the Days," theme of the "All in the Family" TV sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton, broadcast from 1971-79.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Aging Network News

Free Swim for Vets With Pets(The Philadelphia Pet Campus)

Veterans can enjoy a once-monthly, 30-minute complimentary swim for, or with, their pets. Swimming takes place at the new indoor recreational and rehabilitation pool at 7401 Holstein Ave. in Philadelphia. The pool is filled with pet-friendly saline water; it is 14 feet by 32 feet, and the depth ranges from 3’6” to 6’6.” For more information, call 215-724-5550.

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Quote of the Day

"There is no joy to be had from retirement except in some kind of productive work. Otherwise you degenerate into talking to everybody about your pains and pills and the other fellow talks about his. Any oldster who keeps at even part-time work has something worth talking about. He has a zest for the morning paper and his three meals a day. The point is not to retire or you will shrivel up into a nuisance to all mankind."

Herbert Hoover, from Herbert Hoover: A Biography, by Eugene Lyons.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aging Network News

Public Comment Sought on Healthy People 2020 Process(U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – HHS)

Written comments are sought regarding new objectives for Healthy People 2020, HHS’ comprehensive 10-year initiative to improve the health of all Americans. Public participation helps shape the framework, objectives and targets of Healthy People 2020. The public is asked to comment on new objectives for the following topic areas: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions; Heart Disease and Stroke; Tobacco Use; Early and Middle Childhood; and Maternal, Infant and Child Health. Proposals are also sought for additional objectives for any of the 42 existing Healthy People 2020 topic areas, which include Older Adults; Dementias; Disability and Health; and Diabetes. The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. on November 7. For more information about Healthy People 2020 or to submit comments, Click Here>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other."

John Gould, novelist and columnist, was born in Brighton, Massachusetts on October 22, 1908. Included in the 30 books he wrote was Tales from Rhapsody Home; Or, What They Don't Tell You about Senior Living (2000).

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Aging Network News

Nonprofit Funding Opportunity: $25,000 to $100,000 Grants Available for Volunteer Recruitment & Outreach of Multicultural Tax-Aide(The AARP Foundation)

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program has released a Request for Proposal for its Multicultural, Multiethnic Volunteer Recruitment and Taxpayer Outreach Initiative. Proposals are sought from nonprofit organizations for two projects to recruit multicultural volunteers to deliver tax preparation services; and to inform low- to moderate-income multicultural individuals of the free tax preparation services available through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Nonprofits in this category may include, but are not limited to, entities that provide training, education forums, and professional development services to its network. To expand the national Tax-Aide Program, AARP is targeting underserved communities that represent the fabric of America, which means all backgrounds and all communities both rural and urban. In addition to funding, grantees will receive classroom and online training for volunteers, professional continuing education credits through the IRS for applicable professionals (e.g., CPAs), outreach and recruitment materials, and technical assistance. Letters of intent are due October 31. The application deadline is November 14. For more information or to apply, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

by Valium, urged on by Viagra, uplifted
by Prozac, I go about my daily rounds,
a quotidian member of the quotidian hierarchy,
a Perseus with neither a war nor a best friend,
and sink to the depths of despair
on the broken wings of my own mundanity."

Michael Blumenthal, from his poem,"I Think Constantly of Those Who Were Truly Great." See the complete poem on the October 21, 2014 entry for The Writer's Almanac.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Aging Network News

Professionals Invited to Winter Resources Training: Help Seniors Weather Winter(Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)

The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians is presents its 7th annual Winter Resources Training on Thursday, November 13 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. The goal of the training is to promote a greater understanding of the broad range of resources available to help low-income seniors heat their homes this upcoming winter. Information will be provided about utility assistance programs from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Utility Emergency Services Fund; weatherization; home repairs; food researches; and taxpayer relief. A workshop on winter season legal protections for the elderly will be given by Community Legal Services and the SeniorLAW Center. This workshop features a train-the-trainer model and is open to aging network professionals and volunteers. Due to space limitations, no more than two representatives per organization may attend. Representatives from outside agencies may brochures for the resource table. Street parking is very limited, and public transportation is highly recommended. To attend, register by November 7 at 215-765-9000, ext. 4470.

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Quote of the Day

Growing Older - A Poem by Marilyn Ferguson  
Not quite as haughty
But wiser today
Not quite as childish
A little more gray.
Not quite as active
As I used to be
Not quite as nimble
I ache at the knee.
Not quite as chipper
My gait is now slow
Not quite as robust
Or eager to go.
Not quite as hearty
My joints are now sore
Not quite as ageless
I stand at God's door.
Not quite as youthful
I'm ripe on the vine
My fruit is now mellow
Like brandy red wine.

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Action Items

LGBT Elder Initiative & Center in the Park: "Healthy Aging" - free and open to public - Oct. 25, 10 am - 12:30 pm. Includes door prizes and light breakfast. Registration required: 267-546-3448 or info@lgbtei.org.

Need volunteers over the holidays? Learn about the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey's Holiday Network. Submit the Holiday Network Form by Oct. 27>>

NCOA Webinar: Using SNAP Benefits and Recertification - Oct. 29, 3 - 4 pm ET. Register>>

NCOA Webinar: Medicare in 2015: What You Need to Know - Nov.5, 2 - 3:30 pm. Register>>

Emerging Technologies to Improve Glycemic Control among Persons with Diabetes: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar - Nov. 13, 12 - 1:30 pm ET. Register>>

Job Openings in Aging Network: JFCS: Social Worker-Older Adult Services & Hoarding Support Program Manager. For information on both jobs, Click Here>>

Employment Opportunity: Benefits Data Trust (BDT) Benefits Outreach Specialist. More>>

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