It takes an array of services in the community, collaborating with each other, to achieve the mission of keeping an individual at home. The aging network has always focused on a person-centered approach to the delivery of services, creating a system and a culture that coordinates all available resources to serve the needs of an individual.
The Administration on Aging, as well as state and local aging network programs, collaborate with other agencies and organizations in the parallel systems (including Older Americans Act services, food assistance, home- and community-based services, public health, transition care and the healthcare continuum)  to link services, seizing opportunities to more efficiently serve individuals.

Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

February 2, 2016

With support from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, has created a Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries. Racial and ethnic minority populations are more likely than their… Read more »

Building the Business Case: Community Organizations Responding to the Changing Healthcare Environment for Older Adults

February 2, 2016

The National Coalition on Care Coordination (N3C) sponsored a symposium at the March 2014 Aging in America Conference of the American Society of Aging. That symposium, “Building the Business Case: Responding to the Changing Environment for the Aging Network,” has informed much of the content and lessons reflected in this brief. This brief is intended… Read more »

Next Steps to Better Nutrition

February 2, 2016

The Next Steps to Better Nutrition program was developed by the National Council on Aging and the American Heart Association to teach older adults how they can afford, purchase, and cook more nutritious foods. In a series of 6 hour-long classes, participants will learn about the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease, and discover how… Read more »

Keeping Up with Health Care Organizations: Understanding the Value Proposition as Integrated Care Progresses

January 22, 2016

Hosted by the: National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging On December 9th last year,  we provided a webinar with Sharon Williams. In this previous webinar, Sharon discussed how nutrition program could align their services with the key issues that drive healthcare organizations’ primary needs. She also focused on consumer and compliance needs. This follow-up webinar … Read more »

Commodity Supplemental Food Program Overview

January 6, 2016

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.Amendments made by Section 4102 of the 2014 Farm Bill phase out the participation of women, infants, and children in CSFP and transition it to a low… Read more »

Nutrition to Reduce Hospital Admissions for Older Adults

December 23, 2015

Over the past several years there has been continued focus on reducing the number of patients being readmitted to a hospital once they have been discharged. Many factors are involved, and both acute and post-acute providers are paying close attention to reducing their number of readmissions. This not only involves reviews and monitoring of internal… Read more »

Toolkit: The Key Drivers for Healthcare Organizations when Partnering with CBOs

August 17, 2017

The success of any customer outreach campaign is having a comprehensive understanding of their drivers and the solutions your organization can apply to their needs. This webinar addresses some of the primary drivers for health care organizations in the wake of the long term care services/supports initiatives, focusing on dual eligible plans, Medicaid/Medicare plans, hospitals,… Read more »

Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Evaluation: Meal Cost Analysis

November 9, 2015

Nutrition Service Programs (NSP), administered by the Administration on Aging (AOA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Older Americans Act (OAA), represents a key component of America’s strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met…. Read more »

Process Evaluation of Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program

November 9, 2015

The mission of the AoA, now a part of DHHS’s Administration for Community Living, is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. As part of its ongoing efforts to support program planning, improve program efficiency, and strengthen program effectiveness,… Read more »

Informing Strategies to End Senior Hunger in Native Communities

October 26, 2015

First Nations is deeply committed to assisting tribes and Native organizations in their ongoing efforts to end senior hunger. As of 2012, there were approximately 410,000 tribal elders age 65 and older in Indian Country. This number is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2050. As the Native senior population grows, so does the… Read more »

2015 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 19, 2015

Looking for 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Positioning Your Program in the Healthcare Market WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS The Affordable Care Act provides exciting growth opportunities for senior nutrition programs to become part of the integrated healthcare solution for older adults and people with disabilities. The goal of this intensive workshop is to senior nutrition programs assess… Read more »

Maximizing the SNAP Medical Expense Deduction for Older Adults

September 24, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides Americans struggling to make ends meet with much-needed assistance to purchase food for their families. Unfortunately, only34% of eligible older adults participate in SNAP, the lowest rate among all demographic groups. Many seniors are missing out on deductions that can help establish eligibility and also increase the value… Read more »

OAA Title IIID & Evidence-Based Programs Webinar

October 1, 2015

Plan to join ACL for a webinar about the requirements and how to meet the evidence-based program requirements of the Older Americans Act Title IIID. The requirement to use Title IIID dollars for only the highest-level evidence based programs will go into effect nationally on October 1, 2016, though some states are implementing the change… Read more »