From all of us at the Association on Aging in New York, we wish you a very happy and healthy new year. Thank you for all that you do each and every day of the year to bring your programs and services to the seniors in your communities. Working together, we are making New York a great place to age! 

Sincerely,

Michael J. Romano, President; Staff and Board of Directors
Advocacy in New York

The Association on Aging in NY, LiveOn NY and Lifespan have developed a $177 million comprehensive multi-year plan to help modernize New York's aging services network.  This investment seeks to ensure an increasing number of older New Yorkers receive the services they need to remain independent. more

The Aging Services network will share their state budget positions with legislators and other decision-makers in Albany on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. We encourage everyone in the aging network to join us for "Advocacy Day 2016" at the Empire State Plaza and in the halls of the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building (LOB). more

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CARE Act Passes in New York
On October 27, Governor Cuomo signed the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act, which will require that hospitals allow patients to formally designate a caregiver before they leave the hospital, or are transferred to another facility. It will also require hospital workers to provide the caregiver with instruction or training on how to perform tasks for the patient at home, such as changing bandages or administering medication. more

Office for Community Living (OCL) Initiative
The 2015-16 Enacted State Budget included language to direct the New York State Office for Aging explore the feasibility of creating and Office for Community Living. NYSOFA has completed their final report on the Feasibility study and can be found here. more
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   Save the Date!    
June 7 & 8, 2016
Desmond, Albany

Seeking workshop proposals until Jan. 15th 
Share your expertise with the network!

Sponsor/Exhibit Opportunities 
 
Training for the Network 

The Association on Aging in NY and the New York State Office for the Aging are teaming up to provide the network a new professional development training in 2016. A variety of trainings have been developed to enhance the ability of AAAs and Aging Services providers to better meet the needs of older adults and their families residing in their communities. Read more.
 
Upcoming Events: 

Statewide Legislative Conference & Advocacy Day
February 1 - 2, 2016

The Aging Services network will share their State budget positions with Legislators and other decision-makers in Albany on Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2, 2016. We encourage everyone in the aging network to join us for "Advocacy Day 2016" at the Empire State Plaza and in the halls of the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building (LOB)

Read the budget position statement and plan to "Modernize Long Term Care Services & Supports for Older New Yorkers" HERE

Join the statewide advocacy effort and 
MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!   
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Free Professional Development Webinar Series 

January 13 - Making The Best Use of Your Time  

January 20 -  Dealing Effectively with Difficult People 


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