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August/September 2014
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Tackling DSRIP: Legal, Financial, and Clinical Issues for Non-Lead Providers
JDSUPRA Business Advisor (9/14/2014)
DSRIP, the state's $6.4 Billion plan to restructure the health care delivery system and lower hospital re-admissions, has implications for all health care providers, including community based care. Read more.

Crain's Summit to Peek into the Future of Health Care
Crain's New York Business (8/20/2014)
New York's five-year initiative to reform its health care delivery system, called the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP), will affect all New Yorkers - employers, insurers, providers, hospitals, health tech start-ups and taxpayers - not just the poor. Read more.

State Awards Planning Grants for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program 
Aging-NY (6/27/2014)
Forty-three Performing Provider Systems (PPS) have been awarded grants to develop project plans for New York's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, the state's health care delivery system reform initiative. Click here for a complete list of project planning awards. And for the DSRIP website,  click here.

Aging in New York 
The Medicare Minute Takes Off in Several Counties in New York
Aging-NY (8/18/2014)   
Aging Service Specialists for the Fulton and Greene County Departments for the Aging used to go to senior centers at scheduled times to be available for anyone with questions about Medicare, but people were often hesitant to approach them. The solution: the Medicare Minute. Read more.

New York on Track for Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem
AARP (9/2014)
Sixty percent of Baby Boomers in New York State's workforce say they're likely to take their retirement income and savings to another state and expressed their concern in a report on the 2014 State of the 50+ in New York State report. Click here to read a report on the state of the 50 plus crowd and for more on the subject. Click here to watch more on "Capital Tonight."

WMHT-TV Examines Aging Issues with New Series
WMHT-TV (8/27/2014)
                                                                   The Albany Guardian Society and WMHT Educational Telecommunications have produced "Age Wise," a 13-part television series devoted to the topic of aging and how seniors successfully confront common matters of concern for aging New Yorkers. Click here for air times. Click here to watch past episodes in full.

Gov. Dispatches State's Consumer Protection Unit to Help Safeguard Against Fraud
Long Island News and PRs (8/21/2014)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will dispatch the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection to conduct training sessions for older New Yorkers on how to protect themselves against fraud, a move applauded by New York State Office for the Aging Director Corinda Crossdale. Read more.

As Prisoners Age, Problems Grow, Risks Decrease

Times Union (8/7/2014)

It may seem counter-intuitive, coming from someone who spent his career running prisons, but retired state Corrections Commissioner Brian Fischer believes there are too many aging inmates who should be released. Read more.

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Aging in the Community
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Sara Sunday Leads the Oswego County Office for the Aging into New Territory
Aging-NY (8/18/2014)  
The Oswego County Office for the Aging has all of the same challenges as other offices for aging around the state except one - NY Connects. However, that's about to change, said Sara Sunday, who was appointed to the top job at the Oswego County Office for the Aging in January. Read more.

Other Community News

Albany County Aging Targets Areas with Little Access to Services
The Altamont Enterprise (7/29/2014)

With fewer and fewer dollars available to human resource agencies like the Albany County Department for Aging, the county is choosing to spend in those areas that don't really have access to alternatives. Read more.

Council Members to State: If You Won't Do It, We Will  

Gotham Gazette (9/5/2014)
The New York City Council held the first hearing on Intro 358, a bill that would regulate the centers by appointing an ombudsman to refer complaints to the State Department of Health and allow inspections to ensure state laws are being followed. Read more.

Allegany OFA Senior Picnic Tops 800 

Wellsville Daily Reporter (8/3/2014)

The Allegany Office for Aging's Senior Picnic welcomed the largest number of guests this year with more than 800 people on hand, a great way to educate older adults on the agency's programs and services. The Schenectady County Dept. of Senior & LTC Services first annual picnic was also popular and attracted an unexpected number of seniors. Read more.

Not Enough Choice in Senior Housing
The Daily News (7/21/2014)
Editorial urges Genesee County legislators to do everything they can to encourage development of housing for senior citizens of all income levels. Read more.  
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Aging in the Nation     

For Gerontology Specialists, Helping the Elderly Live Full Lives
is a Joy
Chicago Tribune (9/11/2014)
Due to the huge numbers of baby boomers in the U.S. entering their retirement years, as well as increased interest in home care and assisted living vs. nursing home care for the elderly, job growth for those serving the elderly is expected to jump. Read more.

Aging in the World  
UN Celebrates Aging with a Social Media Campaign
United Nations (8/18/2014)
Ask an older person what makes them happy and Tweet their answer with the hashtag #happyolderpeople between now and October 1, United Nations International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). Click here for more information.


Field Resources     

Members Only    

Don't Delay: Register Today for October Leadership Institute 
Aging-NY (9/2/2014)
The Association on Aging in NY's fall Leadership Institute for Members Only takes place Oct. 21-23, 2014 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel click here in Watkins Glen, NY. Click here to register today!

Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP)  

Aging-NY (6/27/2014)
In an effort to reform the health care delivery system in New York State, the State is reinvesting $6.4 billion of the $8 billion Medicaid Waiver, approved by the federal government in April 2014, into something called DSRIP -  the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Click here

Aging Connections: A Members Only Resource
Aging-NY (8/18/2014)
The member update into a communication we're calling
Aging Connections -- a members-only service connecting you to resources and updates on the ever-changing landscape in long term services and supports. Read more.  


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