September 2013

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Read all about it: Everything from the impact of the government shutdown to Aging-NY's new mentoring program to the 10 best things about growing old.
Aging Together NY is a monthly newsletter dedicated to sharing news and analysis on aging issues and community-based care locally, in New York State and around the nation.

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Get Up to Speed on the Government Shutdown 
CNN Politics, AARP, n4a (9/30/2013) 
The government shutdown and how it will affect Medicare, Social Security, Aging Nutrition programs, the Administration for Community Living and you. Read more from CNN. Read more from AARP. Click here for guidance from n4a.

Officials Detail Premium Costs of Health Plan
NYTimes (9/25/2013)
People shopping for health insurance should consider more than just price, according to Consumer Advocates.Read more.

Identifying the Components of Long-Term Care Satisfaction
The Huffington Post (9/20/2013)
When money is not a primary focus, what are the most important elements to determine whether people are satisfied with the care they receive? Read more.

"Death Dinners" at Baby Boomers' Tables Take on Dying Taboo
Bloomberg (9/24/2013)
Over the past month, hundreds of Americans across the country have organized "death" dinners, designed to lift the taboo around talking about death in hopes of heading off conflicts over finances and medical care -- and avoiding unnecessary suffering at the end of life. Read more.

The 10 Best Things About Growing Old
Senior Living News and Trends (9/4/2013)
It might surprise some, but numerous studies show that seniors are among the happiest groups of people, and they are significantly happier than their middle-aged counterparts. Why is that? Read more.

Aging in New York  
Comment Period Open for Proposed Hybrid Adult Day Services 
NYS Register (8/28/2013)

The NYS Register published a proposed Department of Health regulatory amendment to create a hybrid model of adult day health care in nursing homes. Comments are due 45 days from the August 28 publication date. Read more. (pages 8-9)

N.Y.'s New Health Exchanges: What You Need to Know

The Journal News (7/29/2013)

The Manhattan Institute, a business-backed group in New York City, estimates New Yorkers buying health insurance on the open market will pay 29 percent less in January than they had been paying. Read more.


Medicaid Redesign Team Initiative to Provide Housing to 5,000 High-Need Individuals
Press Release (9/12/2013)
The first phase of Gov. Cuomo's Supportive Housing Initiative includes a commitment of $46.7 million in capital funds to construct 12 new buildings in the next 24 to 36 months that will create 483 new supportive housing units. The buildings will be located at the following locations throughout the state. Click here
Aging in the Community 

Director Profiles

Montgomery County Aging's New Director David Jordan Walks the Walk on Human Services
Aging-NY (9/29/2013) 
The Association on Aging in New York started a new mentoring program and David Jordan was pleased to find another "orange" in the Area Agency on Aging Director he was matched with. Read more.
Age-Friendly Communities on Agenda for Pam Brown
Aging-NY (9/29/2013) 
One of the things the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care continues to focus on with its new Director in place is something every community should be striving for in 2013. Read more.

More Community News    
Area Agencies on Aging Meet with Representative Gibson
Aging-NY (8/26/2013)
In August, seven AAAs Directors in the 19th Congressional District (pictured below) met with Representative Gibson to discuss the impact of sequestration on aging services and the importance of reauthorizing the Older Americans Act. Read more.

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Aging in the Nation      

The Federal Commission on Long Term Care Issues Final Report
ChicagoNow (9/18/2013)
The Federal Commission on Long Term Care was created as part of last year's fiscal cliff deal and was tasked with advising Congress on how to reform Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). Read more. For the offical report, click here
How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver 
The Huffington Post (9/17/2013)
If your mom is low-income and eligible for Medicaid, you may be able to get paid a small amount by the state, depending, of course, on which state you're living in. Read more 

The Business of Home Care     
The New York Times
Like other low-wage workers, such as those at fast-food franchises, many home-care workers live in poverty: 28 percent of personal care aides and 20 percent of home health aides in 2010. Read more.

Recommendation No. 1 for a Secure Retirement 
PBS Newshour (9/18/2013)
Few people planning for retirement (or their advisers) recognize all of the financial reasons why it is essential to live in an age-in-place home. And even fewer know what is meant by an age-in-place home. Read more.  
Aging in the World  
Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons 2013
ACL (9/30/2013)
The United Nations designates October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. This year's theme-"The future we want: what older persons are saying"- provides a unique occasion to highlight the opportunities and challenges of longevity and to place the issue of aging on the international development agenda. Read more from ACL.  Read more from the UN.
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Association Establishes Mentor Program for New Directors

The Association on Aging in NY recently established a Mentor program for new Directors of Area Agencies on Aging. For more information on the program, click here for the Mentor section of our  website.          

Aging Summit on Tap for October   

(Aging-NY 9/27/2013)

Three dozen Area Agency on Aging Directors and staff are already signed up for Aging-NY's Syracuse Aging Summit, which is open to all of New York's Area Agencies on Aging. The event will be held at the Syracuse Crowne Plaza on Oct. 16 and 17. Hotel group block available until October 2nd. Click here for more information. See you in Syracuse!

Nutrition Survey Results in Real Time
(Aging-NY 9/20/2013)
Click here to view the results of the 2013 survey "Nutrition Programs in NYS" in real time.   
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