January 2013
Aging Together NY  

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"Aging Together NY" is dedicated to educating the population -- young and old -- through news and analysis from the local, state and federal levels on any number of aging issues, everything from the economic juggernaut that is the aging population to Medicaid Redesign to the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act at the federal level. Read  more about it in "Aging Together NY."    

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Trending Topics 

Gov. Goes for a Three-Peat  
The New York Times (January 22, 2012) 
The state faces a budget gap of $1.35 billion in the fiscal year that starts April 1, a relatively modest amount by Albany standards; Mr. Cuomo's budget would close that gap, as is required by state law, and on time -- for the third year in a row. Read more.  

And in case you missed "Sheriff Andy of Albany," click here

Executive Budget Supportive of NYS Office for Aging
NYSAAAA (January 23, 2013)                                                        
More funding would help Area Agencies on Aging serve more seniors but the fact that New York State Office for Aging funding remains intact in Gov. Cuomo's 2013-14 proposed budget is an encouraging sign from the Governor.
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Click here for the Office for Aging's budget chart.

Obama Inaugural Address: Show Me the Footnotes
The New York Times (January 22, 2013)
"These lines caught my ear because I've been saying in this blog recently that we DO have to choose, to some degree, between entitlement spending and non-military discretionary spending. President Obama says no." Read more.

Senior Citizens Drive Infrastructure Spending
Politico (January 29, 2013)
Policies that help older people "age in place" without relocating or moving into facilities like nursing homes are key to keeping an aging population connected - even after they give up their car keys. But they still need one thing. Read more


Aging in New York   

Senator Eric Adams Appointed Chair of Senate Aging Committee

Capitol Confidential (January 24, 2013) 

The Aging Network welcomes a new Chair of the Aging Committee, Senator Eric Adams. The Senator was first elected in 2006 and serves the 20th Senate District in Brooklyn. Read more. Click here for more info.

What Should You Do When A Client's Mind Is Slipping?  Financial Advisor (January 2, 2013)
The Affordable Care Act allocates funding for elder abuse programs, and being proactive is critical for dealing with a huge problem among the elderly. Read more.

AARP Names New State Director to Top Post in New York
PRNewswire (January 17, 2013)
AARP has announced the selection of Beth Finkel as the new director of the New York State office of AARP. Ms. Finkel will lead the development and delivery of the organization's community programs, advocacy, and information for its 2.5 million members age 50+ across the state. Read more.


Aging in the Community 

New AAA Director Profile

Delaware County Aging Services Director Wayne Shepard on Aging in Rural New York
NYSAAAA (January, 22, 2013)
The Delaware County Office for the Aging provides a network of critical community-based nonmedical services to the aging population. Like other counties in New York State and nationally, the population is shifting from young to old. Read more
Aging in the Nation    

When Paying It Forward Pays Us Back
The New York Times (January 23, 2013)
The statement that government has only two options to address its budget woes - either slash social programs, as conservatives favor, or the liberal tack, raise taxes -- is untrue. Just look at the Transitional Care Model. Read more.

Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline in Elderly
WebMD (January 22, 2013)
Study shows participants with hearing issues had significant mental impairments three years earlier than those without. Findings emphasize, among other things, physician involvement. Read more.

Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help
The New York Times (December 24, 2012)
Many elders living independently need outside help long before they require round-the-clock care. While such changes have a price tag, they may cost a lot less than current care alternatives for the elderly.  Read more.

California has Fewer Kids, More Elderly
San Francisco Chronicle (January 8, 2013)
The number of children in California is on the decline, the number of elderly is on the rise and fewer people are moving to the state, according to a new report that argues the state will have to rely on fewer people to prop up its economy in the future. Read more.

More Older Americans Remaining Part of the Workforc
Courier-Journal (January 14,2013)
A growing number of older Americans are not retired and are in search of a job. Read more.



Field Resources     

New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ARC)
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Leadership Institute Rescheduled for January 29-31  

The New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging Annual Leadership Institute takes place for Members Only   January 29 through 31 at the historic Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The agenda and timeline will be similar to the schedule planned for our late October event, which was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. The Institute is a strategic planning session to advance aging issues and develop public policy objectives.

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The Board Retreat will be held at the end of the Leadership Institute from January 31 to February 1. Log in to the web site to see Board Only materials under the Members tab.


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