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.

Toolkit: HCBS Providers Use Quality Improvement to Demonstrate Impact

November 3, 2016

In this webinar, listeners will gain and overview of quality improvement, how it can be used to improve your program and how it can be used as an effective tool for piloting with hospitals and payers. This training was led by Andrey Ostrovsky, CEO of Care at Hand and two representatives from leading HCBS providers,… Read more »

Toolkit: Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors

August 17, 2017

In this webinar, listeners will have the opportunity to learn from Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – why it’s different to grow older as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender identified individual. This interactive webinar explored the culture, needs and concerns of LGBT older… Read more »

Toolkit: Emergency Preparedness for Homebound Seniors – Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Safe!

October 25, 2016

Emergency Preparedness for Homebound Seniors – Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Safe! Summary of webinar: This webinar discussed how homebound seniors can be particularly vulnerable in times of emergency, including natural disasters, weather events, and power outages. Also included in the discussion were best practices for helping seniors prepare for emergencies and for helping them… Read more »

2014 Summer BreakSpot Mobile Pilot – Broward County, FL

September 14, 2015

The 2014 Summer BreakSpot Mobile Unit Pilot of Broward County, Florida (“Mobile Pilot”) was a partnership between Broward Meals On Wheels (BMOW), Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA), Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) and Florida Impact, working through the South Florida Hunger Coalition. The goal of this initiative was to provide nutritious meals at three… Read more »

Special Issue 2015: Home- and Community-Based Meal Services for Older Adults

August 28, 2015

The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics is to feature state-of-the-field original articles that provide research-based insight into different programs and approaches that deliver nutrition-related home- and community-based services (HCBS). This is the first single body of work that details many facets of evidence regarding these programs,… Read more »

2014 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 19, 2015

Looking for 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Strengthening the Network through Home and Community-Based Service Pre Conference Intensive Workshop – sponsored by the National Resource Center for Nutrition and Aging August, 25, 2014 – Scottsdale, Arizona This intensive workshop was designed to guide participants through the steps needed to become part of an integrated care solution… Read more »

Building the Business Acumen of CBOs: A E-Learning Primer

September 15, 2015

In partnership with the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, a series of online training resources for community-based organizations to build their business acumen were developed by the SCAN Foundation.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

August 28, 2015

Anad Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Robert Schreiber, MD, of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, have published an article in the Health Affairs Blog that explains how vital it is to connect patients with community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging. The article includes real-world examples as well as data that support… Read more »

Feeding America Baby Boomers and Beyond Facing Hunger After Fifty

July 9, 2015

Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty aims to explore the circumstances of older adults and their households who utilize the Feeding America network of food banks. These individuals are members of a growing older adult population in the United States that has unique health, economic and nutritional needs. Understanding the particular experiences of… Read more »

Healthy Aging Summit

April 30, 2015

The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit goals are to: Explore the science on healthy aging; Identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled; Promote the role of prevention and preventive services in improving quality of life in later years; and Mobilize action to improve the delivery of care for those aging in place or in transition.

Community-Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO Readiness

August 28, 2015

For community-based organizations (CBOs) that have historically been the providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), the change in oversight of managed LTSS (MLTSS) services from the state to managed care organizations (MSO) presents new challenges and opportunities. This issue brief discusses each of following opportunities that CBOs need to address when assessing their readiness to… Read more »

Senior SNAP Outreach Best Practices Toolkit

April 15, 2015

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB), in partnership with Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) and Feeding Texas, has compiled this toolkit based on learnings from a year-long project in which more than 200 seniors in Central Texas were assisted with benefit applications and surveyed on their experience. Specifically, CAFB set out to… Read more »