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Week of August 24, 2014
Public Forum Seeks Input on Disability Issues (The Disability Rights Network of PA, PA Developmental Disabilities Council, & the Institute on Disabilities at Temple Univ.)


Public input is sought about issues of importance to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families. The following topics are of special interest: disability and social issues; ways to protect civil and human rights; training opportunities for people with disabilities and professionals; and research to guide policy and  improve services. The information gathered will be used to improve statewide supports, services, advocacy, and training; and to uphold the rights of people with disabilities. The Philadelphia-area public forum will be held Friday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at PA Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), 200 Anderson Rd. in King of Prussia. Written comments may be submitted no later than Wednesday, October 8. For more information, Click Here>>

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Quote of the Day

"Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes."

Theodore Dreiser , novelist, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 27, 1871.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aging Network News

Poll of Pennsylvania Senior Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” About Retirement & Economic Security(AARP Pennsylvania)


According to a recent poll by AARP Pennsylvania, voters age 50-plus worry that a financially secure retirement could be out of reach. Voters also want candidates to focus on improving financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. The survey’s “Anxiety Index” shows that across party lines, older voters, and particularly those who are not yet retired, feel anxious about their finances. More than half of those surveyed worry about costs rising faster than incomes and paying too much in taxes. Nearly half of respondents (45%) were also concerned about health expenses, not having enough money to pay for the daily care of a spouse who needs it, and not having enough financial security in retirement. “Too many older voters in Pennsylvania worry that a secure future is out of reach for themselves and their families. They’ve had enough of political jargon and spin. They want candidates to talk about common sense solutions that will help them take charge of their financial future,” said AARP Pennsylvania President Jim Palmquist. The poll also looks at voter attitudes toward the 2014 gubernatorial candidates, affordable utilities, caregiving and state lottery spending. To view the full report, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination."

Christopher Isherwood , novelist, playwright, screen-writer, was born near Manchester, England on August 26, 1904.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Aging Network News

Medicare Ambassador Information Session to Address Medicare & Medicaid Changes(Philadelphia Housing Authority - PHA)


PHA will host a Medicare Ambassador Session on September 8 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Greater Grays Ferry Estates, Conference Room B, 1800 32nd St. in Philadelphia. Melissa Heard of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Better Health Network will present a workshop on how the new changes in Medicare and Medicaid services will affect seniors, how the affordable care act affects Medicare, and how community representatives can assist in educating seniors. It is recommended that anyone working with seniors in the community attend, especially service coordinators, social workers, senior center directors and staff, volunteers, board/resident council members, and community leaders. The event is free and a light snack will be provided. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, September 2, and space is limited. To register, contact Kelly Williams at 215-765-6464, or by e-mail to kelly.williams@pha.phila.gov.

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Quote of the Day

"All the best sands of my life are somehow getting into the wrong end of the hourglass. If I could only reverse it! Were it in my power to do so, would I?"

~ Thomas Bailey Aldric

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Upcoming Events
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September is Hunger Action Month. Find out more on NCOA's Senior Hunger page>>

NCOA Webinar: SNAP for Seniors: Troubleshooting Applications and Handling Appeals - Aug. 27, 3pm. Register>>

NCOA Webinar: Flu Season 2014: Spread the Word to Help Seniors Stay Healthy - Aug. 28, 1 pm ET. Register>>

Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar: Prevention and Population Health Education Across the Health Professions - Sept. 9, 1 - 2:30 pm EDT. Register>>

NCLC & FTC Webinar: Pass It On: Older Adults, Fraud, and the Federal Trade Commission - Sept. 10, 2 - 3:30 pm EDT. Register>>

PA Dept. of Aging and PA Dept. of Public Welfare through the Long-Term Living Training Institute: Building Bridges: 2014 Aging / Intellectual Disability Cross-Systems Conference - Sept. 16 - 17, Holiday Inn, Harrisburg Hershey, Holiday Inn, Harrisburg Hershey   Grantville, PA. Registration Information>>
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LGBT Elder Initiative Conversation: "Gettin' Older with HIV" - Sept. 20, 10 am - 12:30 pm, St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Phila., PA. To register: 267-546-3448 or info@lgbtei.org.

4th Annual Sexuality, Intimacy & Aging Conference - Sept. 19—20, Widener University, Chester, PA. More info>> • | • Register>>

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