Announcements

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Launching the White House Conference on Aging Website
10-20-2014

ACL is pleased to forward this blog post from White House Conference on Aging Executive Director Nora Super. While visiting the conference website, discover ways to get involved, including signing up to receive updates on conference activities.

By Nora Super, Executive Director, 2015 White House Conference on Aging


Recordings of the 8 latest LTSS webinars
10-16-2014

Recordings of the 8 latest LTSS webinars are now uploaded to the archive and available for viewing. These webinars cover important topics in providing long-term supports and services (LTSS) in Indian Country.

If you missed any of the webinars or would like to watch them again, visit the LTSS webinar archive, a part of the LTSS Technical Assistance Center, to view the recordings.


AARP Oklahoma
10-15-2014

(SPECIAL) – Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the 6th Annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma City. More than 700 family members, tribal leaders and honored guests from across the state attended the event which recognized elders from 30 Oklahoma tribes and nations. The AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors is the largest event of its kind bringing together all Oklahoma tribes and nations to recognize the contribution of elders to their tribes, communities, family and state, said AARP Oklahoma State President Marjorie Lyons. - Read more.


Preparing for the 2014-2015 Flu Season
10-10-2014

It’s that time of year again with the 2014-2015 flu season right around the corner.  American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are at high risk for getting the flu and developing serious complications. The time is now to prepare early and raise awareness about flu vaccine options and availability in Indian Country.

Kauffman and Associates, Inc. (KAI) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership  (NIVDP) have developed an awareness campaign, Protect the Circle of Life, with the goal of increasing influenza immunization among AI/ANs.  To find out more information on the NIVDP, visit CDC’s NIVDP web page. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please fill out this pledge. Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/print-native.htm for additional information including a fact sheet, brochure, and flyer.

Tribal, regional, and national-level partners all play an essential role in helping prevent the flu and saving lives by increasing knowledge, holding flu clinic events and disseminating informational materials. Your support and participation in the Protect the Circle of Life Campaign will positively impact communities and save lives. KAI is more than happy to work with you to plan your next flu clinic event involving our national partner, Walgreens to assist in administering flu vaccines for free at your community event.

Throughout the upcoming flu season, KAI and the CDC will be holding monthly partnership calls and hosting informative webinars. These interactive calls and webinars are meant to share partnership activities and success stories, introduce tribally-specific outreach materials and highlight innovative communication strategies. Also, we highlight partners in CDC’s NIVDP inFLUential newsletter which goes out each month.

Feel free to contact Blake Harper, Project Manager, at blake.harper@kauffmaninc.com or (301)509-5724 for more information about upcoming partnership conference calls, activities, being our next spotlight in the newsletter or hosting a flu clinic event!

Connect with NIVDP through Facebook, too!


Webinar: Oneida Nation Elder Services Home & Community Base Long Term Services & Support
10-09-2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs will host a webinar about the Oneida Nation Elder Services Home & Community Base Long Term Services & Support on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., EDT.

Objectives:

  • Home & Community Base Services vs Long Term Services & Support
  • What's the differences

Presenter: Tina R Pospychala, Assistant Director, Oneida Elder Service. Email us with questions.

Conference number: 1-888-757-2790     Passcode: 177695

Please note your location's call-in time:

8 a.m.

HADT

10 a.m.

AKDT

11 a.m.

PDT

11 a.m.

AZ

12 p.m.

MDT

1 p.m.

CDT

2 p.m.

EDT


NSCA's Senior Corps e-News, October 2014 - Become a National Service Voter!
10-09-2014

Friends,

Do you know where your elected officials stand on education? The environment? Healthcare? Social Security? How about national service?

All too often, our elected leaders are silent on national service because they don't view it as an issue that matters to their voters. This has to change. That is why we are excited to partner with ServiceNation in launching a new effort called National Service Voter. If we are going to elevate national service as a critical issue for our country, we need to stand up and identify ourselves as National Service Voters.

We've stood up and added our names -- will you join us?

You and I know that AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members play an absolute crucial role in addressing our nation's toughest issues -- many of the same ones that are seen as a high priority by our representatives. We need to ensure our elected officials and candidates running for office know this too and see national service for the national priority that it is.

Declare yourself as a National Service Voter today! It will take less than a minute.

We're proud to stand with ServiceNation in this effort along with our fellow partners at the National Association of RSVP Directors, the National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors, AmeriCorps Alums, and Voices for National Service. Together, we will showcase the broad support that exists for AmeriCorps & Senior Corps across our great country!

Thank you,

Gary Goosman,

NSCA President


Growing Smarter, Living Healthier – A guide to Smart Growth and Active Aging
10-09-2014

This guidebook is intended for older adults who are interested in how our communities work and how we might help them becoe more 'age-friendly.' Many of us have longed for the kind of age-friendly neighborhood that has different types of homes for people at different stages of life; walking paths and public transit to make it easy to get around without a car; and parks, shops, services, and homes that are closer together. 


Water Works – Information for Older Adults and Their Caregivers
10-09-2014

Water is essential to our lives. We use it for drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, and growing crops. Because water is so integral to our daily activities, it is important for consumers to know when it is safe. Water, if contaminated, can harm our health especially that of older persons and those with chronic conditions. Persons living with HIV and those with those with comprised immune systems are also at a greater list. Read more about water facts, contaminants, and safety here. 


Protecting Our Eyes and Skin from Too Much Sun – Information for Older Adults and Their Caregivers
10-09-2014

Click here to read more about the health effets of ultraviolet radiation. UV radiation is released by the sun or artificial sources such as tanning beds or sun lamps. This fact sheet provides an overview of the major health problems linked to overexposure to UV radiation. 


Environmental Hazards Weigh Heavy on the Heart – Information for Older Adults and Their Caregivers
10-09-2014

DId you know that environmental hazards can contribute to heart disease and stroke? This fact sheet summarizes environmental factors and how they can affect the health of older adults. It also suggests how older adults can minimize their exposure to air and water pollutants that can contribute to heart disease and stroke or worsen their symptoms. Click here to read more!


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