Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

“Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff. After a year of research, briefings by experts … Continue reading

Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

Want to know what proposed changes to Medicaid would mean for older adults and the State of CA? These changes could drastically affect LTSS, long-term services and supports, which supports the most vulnerable older adults. Please see the link below from our national partner, NCOA. If you’re not sure what Medicaid is or who it … Continue reading

Join the Convo: #StandWithSeniors

There will be much decision-making and discussion, in coming weeks and months, regarding  issues and programs that affect older Americans and their families. NCOA, our national partner in education and advocacy, launched Straight Talk for Seniors® to provide information for older adults, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them on key policy concerns involving the Affordable Care … Continue reading

Call To Action: Reach Out to Your Members to Advocate for Aging Programs TODAY

Please complete the 2 Action Steps provided below TODAY! It is critical that as Congress and the Administration move forward with major policy and funding decisions in 2017 that they hear from your agency about the work you are doing locally to keep their older constituents and their caregivers healthy and independent in the community for as … Continue reading

US Senate Passes Older American Act!

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The United States Senate approved to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (S. 192)! The Senate’s approval and forwarding of OAA reauthorization is an incredible validation for seniors, advocates,and advocacy groups like LAAAC who have made OAA reauthorization one of their top policy priorities. LAAAC commends the Senate for recognizing the importance and impact that the Older Americans … Continue reading

2015 White House Conference on Aging Recap

If you were not able to attend the White House Conference on Aging or a watch party for the Conference, here are links to video and information discussed during the event! Click here for: FACT SHEET: The White House Conference on Aging Click here for more WHCOA Videos and Discussion Guide!

The Hill: Why the Older Americans Act matters to citizens of all ages

By Larry Minnix, president and CEO of LeadingAge  May was Older Americans Month, a time when many in the U.S. celebrate the contributions that older Americans continue to make in our communities. Though the month has come to a close, we turn our attention to important legislation that has a profound effect on our country’s … Continue reading

Madison County Courier: Hanna Pushes Congress to Renew Older Americans Act

Canastota, NY – June 2015) On June 19, U.S. Representative Richard Hanna called on Congress to pass a five-year renewal of programs that address transportation, nutrition and community programs for senior citizens. Hanna was at Stoneleigh Apartments in Canastota to push for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. The Act focuses on nutrition programs such as Meals on … Continue reading

NSCLC: New House Amendment Pits Older Americans against People with Disabilities

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has serious concerns about a last minute amendment to HR 5, the House Rules Package for the 114th Congress, which limits potential options to protect benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) Program. The rule prohibits transfers of funds between the Social … Continue reading

White House Conference On Aging: Regional Forums to Provide Input and Ideas for 2015 White House Conference on Aging

by Cecilia Muñoz  Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of a series of regional forums to engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on aging on the key issues affecting older Americans. These forums are designed to help provide input and ideas for the upcoming 2015 White House Conference … Continue reading

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