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5 Reasons to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act in 2013
AgingNY (4/15/2013)
No. 5: More New Yorkers will be able to live independently long into old age. The Older Americans Act is up for reauthorization. Click here for more reasons to get it done in 2013, and to view demographic maps for all of New York's 27 Congressional Districts.

Senator Sanders Rallies to Restart OAA Reauthorization 
Sen. Sanders (5/23/2013)
What's critical to ensuring the well-being of seniors in the United States who are committed to living out their days in the comfort of their own communities? Read more.

Social Model Adult Day Services In the News 

(5/22/2013)

New York State is in the process of moving Medicaid fee-for-service into managed care, including long term care services. Social Model Adult Day Care is one of the covered services under Managed Long Term Care. New Social Adult Day Services providers are popping up to serve Medicaid clients and creating new challenges for the state. Read more.

A Singular Life, an All Too Common End
The New York Times (4/9/2013)
Grocer's daughter. Chemist and barrister. Member of Parliament. First and to date only female prime minister of Britain. Major figure on the world stage. Dementia patient. Read more.

Sequester Falsely Pits "Greedy Geezers" Against the Young
Reuters (4/4/2013)
The generational rhetoric has been ramped up to a new level since the federal budget sequester kicked in, because it takes a meat axe to all discretionary spending programs and the defense budget - but holds Social Security harmless. Read more
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Olmstead Plan: One Goal, Several Communities 
AgingNY (5/20/2013)                                              
Why should older adults be included in New York State's Olmstead Plan submission to the Department of Justice? Click here for the answers. And learn more about the plan directly from its author, Roger Bearden, Special Counsel to Governor Cuomo for Olmstead. Mr. Bearden is speaking at the ACUU opening general session on June 4th.

Chronic Disease Self Management Training 
AgingNY (5/22/2013) 
NYS Quality and Technical Center (QTAC) at the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness is hosting 4 CDSMP Trainings across the New York State in the coming months. We have one CDSMP/DSMP Master Trainer Training in June and three CDSMP Peer Leader Trainings in June, July and September. The Trainings are FREE to attend. Read more.
 
Battle Lines Are Already Forming For Next Year's Budget
City & State (4/9/2013)
The ink is barely dry on this year's state budget, but we can already glimpse two issues that will absorb media ink in next year's budget. Read more.

A Commune to Grow Old In 
fiftyplusadvocate.com (4/252013)   
A home for the elderly in a commune-like setting, 30 miles from Manhattan, takes an unusual approach by integrating seniors into the broader community and encouraging them to contribute to its welfare. Read more
   
Aging in the Community 

Director Profiles

Schenectady's Office for Aging Director Laurie Bacheldor Makes the Most of Other Local Nonprofits
NYSAAAA (4/29/2013) 
When Laurie Bacheldor took over as Director of Schenectady County's office for aging, she quickly discovered there was only one way the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services was going to prosper -- collaboration. Read more.

Area Agencies on Aging Welcome More New Directors
NYSAAAA (5/16/2013)
The new wave of local Office for the Aging directors/commissioners continues.The NYS Association of Area Agencies on Aging is an umbrella organization for New York's local offices for the aging and aging network organizations. Read more.    

Allegany County Aging Director Toot Retiring from Post  
Olean Times Herald (4/22/2013)   
The Times Herald captures good advise from Aging Director as she goes out the door. Read more.  

 
More Community News

Elected Officials Helping Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors 
The Observer (3/29/2013)
March 20th marked the eighth annual Mayors/Legislators for Meals Day sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging in conjunction with Meals on Wheels Association of America and guess who celebrated by delivering meals? Read more

Senior Housing Community Completes $20 Million Expansion 
The Business Review (4/3/2013)
The expansion will bring Coburg Village, which is located between Grooms Road and Vischer Ferry Road in Rexford, to a total of 288 units. The renovation of the common area includes a new bistro, fitness center, art studio and chapel. Read more.
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Aging in the Nation      

Crash-Test Ratings May Include Senior-Citizen Protection
Bloomberg Businesweek (4/13/2013)
While brands such as General Motors Co. (GM)'s Cadillac are seeking younger buyers, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said he thinks a ''silver'' rating will be attractive to automakers because of the purchasing power of the aging baby- boom generation. Read more.

Dementia Care Cost Is Projected to Double by 2040
The New York Times (4/3/2013)
The most rigorous study to date of how much it costs to care for Americans with dementia found that the financial burden is at least as high as that of heart disease or cancer, and is probably higher. Read more.

Study Says: Aging U.S. to Drive Up Heart-related Health Costs
Reuters (4/24/2013)
The costs linked to heart failure in the United States are expected to more than double within the next two decades as the population ages and treatments help patients with the disease live longer. Read more.

Thanks to Volunteers, Elderly Can Age in Place
Voice of America (4/24/2013)
"I'm learning a lot about this whole process of aging in my town and in my state and in my country," Middlebrooks said. "And I'm learning, to my alarm, that it's very difficult. Read more.

Seniors in Need of Home Modifications

National Caregivers Library (4/11/2013)

Studies show that over 80% of older Americans want to stay in their current homes for the rest of their lives. But are the homes of seniors ready to accommodate their needs or are modifications in order?
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Events   
 
Final countdown to "Aging Concerns Unite Us" Conference!
  
Join us at the Albany Desmond Hotel on June 4th and 5th. On-line registration closes Friday, May 31. On-site registration will be available during the conference. The final agenda is posted to the ACUU web page
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