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Aging-NY on BIP and NY Connects at NYSAC Conference - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Association on Aging in NY will present a workshop on the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) at the New York State Association of Counties Legislative Conference February 2 in Albany. BIP is a federal initiative authorizing grants to States to increase access to non-institutional community-based long-term services and supports. Read more

Aging Association Welcomes New Members to Board - Friday, October 31, 2014
The Association on Aging in New York elected three Area Agency on Aging Directors to its Board of Directors at its Leadership Institute, a strategic planning session established to advance aging issues and develop public policy objectives for the coming year. Read more

Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) - Thursday, October 30, 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

The Medicare Minute Takes Off in Several Counties in New York - Monday, August 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

Sara Sunday Leads the Oswego County Office for the Aging into New Territory - Monday, August 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

51% of State's Aging Leadership Turns Over in Two Years - Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thirty of New York's 59 mostly county-based Area Agencies on Aging have welcomed new Directors/Commissioners since 2012; that's 51 percent of the offices for aging, according to the Association on Aging In New York, which represents them. Read more.  

DOH's Latest BIP Webinar Focuses on "No Wrong Door" - Monday, June 30, 2014
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently produced a webinar on the "no wrong door" system for obtaining information on long term services and supports. Click here for the PowerPoint from the webinar. Click here for the State's web page on BIP. 

State Reinvests $6.3 Billion through Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) - Friday, June 27, 2014
In an effort to reform the health care delivery system in New York State, the State is reinvesting $6.3 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 for more on DSRIP. Click here for the Members Only DSRIP Fact Sheet. 

Albany County Sponsors 1st Annual Aging Summit - Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Albany County Department for the Aging and Albany County Executive, Daniel P. McCoy, sponsored the 1st Annual Albany Aging Summit that brought aging services providers and policymakers together to plan for the coming "aging tsunami." Click here for YouTube video on the Albany Aging Summit. 

 

New York Legislators Introduce Legislation to End Widespread Elder Abuse - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The case against Anthony Marshall, son of socialite Brooke Astor, who committed grand larceny by taking $5.75 million from his mother, received a lot of press, but according to a new report elder financial abuse by "loved ones" and people they've come to know and trust is increasingly common in New York State.Read more

The Real Opportunity in Aging - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
New York State Senator David J. Valesky and Assemblywoman Joan Millman looked over an audience of senior volunteers recently and said what everyone else was thinking: rather than calling the aging population a burden call it what it really is - an opportunity. Read more

The BIP Work Plan - What it Means for NY Connects - Friday, April 25, 2014

The Association on Aging in NY released a summary of the state's Balancing Incentive Plan (BIP) Work Plan, especially as it relates to NY Connects, New York's no wrong door/single point of entry for long term care. Aging-NY recently hosted a webinar for members on BIP. Read more

 

Association Releases Summary of State's Efforts to Rebalance Long Term Care - Friday, April 25, 2014
The Association on Aging in NY released a summary of the state's Balancing Incentive Plan (BIP) in April, especially as it relates to NY Connects, New York's no wrong door/single point of entry for long term care. Read more

NYS Budget Includes $5 Million Increase for Community Services for the Elderly - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The 2014-15 Budget includes an additional $5 million for the Community Services for the Elderly (CSE) program, which is a positive step toward depleting waiting lists for services. Click here

Finally! A Budget with a Silver Lining - Saturday, March 29, 2014
The New York State budget brings positive news for seniors waiting for services plus expanded eligibility for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program. Click here to find out how offices for aging will use CSE funds. Click here for NYS Office for Aging Budget Chart. 

IDC Releases Report on Making NY More Affordable for Seniors - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Members of the Senate Independent Democratic Conference released a report on making New York more affordable for seniors that included a recommended increase in Community Services for the Elderly funding for community-based programs and services. Click here for the press release and click here for the report. 

Aging-NY Releases New Budget Chart for NYSOFA - Monday, March 17, 2014
The Association on Aging in NY has released a new budget chart that reflects the latest on the budget with proposals from the NYS Senate and Assembly. Read more. And for all of the latest on the budget, Click here

Webinars for the Aging Network - no registration fee! - Saturday, March 15, 2014
Aging-NY, NYSCA, CSCS and NYSOFA are partnering to provide webinars on a variety of topics, including identifying depression in seniors and developing evidence-based programs. Click here to view the descriptions and register, or visit our website to listen to recorded webinars. Click here

NY Legislature Recognizes Value of Supporting Independence for Seniors - Friday, March 14, 2014
Every day seniors and their caregivers reach out to their local offices for the aging and community agencies for information, assistance and services, and today they have a better chance of receiving those services, thanks to the New York State Legislature. Read more

Aging Groups Unveil State of the State's Aging Services - Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Council of Senior Centers and Services-NYC and the New York State Coalition for the Aging and Lifespan of Rochester representatives honored Laura Cameron, Executive Director of Aging-NY, at this year's  Legislative Conference, for her advocacy on aging issues and initiating the ACUU "Aging Concerns Unite Us" conference.  Read more

Feb. 4 Conference Welcomes Corinda Crossdale and Gives Award to Laura Cameron - Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Legislative Conference at the Empire State Plaza in Albany will welcome Corinda Crossdale, the Gov.'s nominee for Director of NYSOFA. At the event, CSCS and NYSCA will present the Henrietta Rabe Award to Laura Cameron of the Association on Aging in NY. The conference is an opportunity for the aging network to visit Legislators to support more funding for aging services. Read more

Future of Aging Featured at Council of Senior Centers and Services Annual NYC Conference - Monday, February 3, 2014
The past, present and future of aging may look different but one thing is for sure -- getting enough resources for programs and services is an uphill battle. Read more

Aging Advocacy on Tap for Feb 4 at Empire State Plaza - Monday, January 27, 2014
A Legislative Conference -- A Blueprint for Transforming Aging in New York -- sponsored by upstate, central and New York City aging groups takes place Tuesday, Feb. 4th at the Empire State Plaza in Meeting Rooms 4 & 5 Albany, NY. Just come for the day. And, while you're here, visit your legislator. Click here to make an appointment. 

Aging-NY Welcomes Another Key Supporter - Saturday, January 25, 2014
"PeerPlace Networks is delighted to become a Key Supporter of the Association on Aging in NY. We share the vision of providing excellent home and community based services to New York's older residents - where they prefer to receive them," said PeerPlace Networks' President, Eric Frey. Read more

President Obama Restores Some Funding Lost to Sequestration - Friday, January 17, 2014
Pres. Obama signed into law H.R. 3547, an omnibus spending bill that funds senior housing and home and community-based services under the Older Americans Act through the remainder of fiscal year 2014. Read more

Aging Groups Release Joint Budget Statement - Sunday, January 5, 2014
The Association on Aging in NY, Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, Lifespan and the NYS Coalition for the Aging joined forces and data and determined that a $26 million increase in the flexible Community Services for the Elderly program would go a long way toward depleting statewide waiting lists. Read more

October Aging Summit in Syracuse - Thursday, October 17, 2013
The goal of Area Agencies on Aging is and has always been to help older New Yorkers age with dignity and independence, and that was never more evident than during the Association on Aging in NY's October Aging Summit in Syracuse. Read more

Area Agencies on Aging Meet with Representative Gibson (Aging-NY) - Monday, August 26, 2013
In August, seven AAAs Directors in the 19th Congressional District (pictured below) met with Representative Gibson to discuss the impact of sequestration on aging services and the importance of reauthorizing the Older Americans Act. Read more

Area Agency on Aging's Role in Managed Care Era Draws Packed Crowd - Thursday, June 20, 2013
The audience fell silent during the question and answer session at "A Conversation with Four Directors of Area Agencies on Aging." Find out why. Read more

Aging Concerns a Magnet for More than 400 at Albany Desmond - Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Despite the impact of sequestration on the aging network, the conference registered more than 400, the highest number on record, event organizers said. Read more

Gov.’s SAGE Commission Recognizes Value of Aging Network Approach to Long Term Care - Monday, March 11, 2013
The Governor’s SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission released its final report in February, reaffirming what the Aging Services Network has known all along: New York State would benefit from making greater use of the type of programs and delivery mechanisms employed by the New York State Office for the Aging. Read more

Brighton meeting on issues of elderly draws 165 - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Democrat & Chronicle reports on Association leadership's keynote at Legislative Town Hall Meeting of and the need to make our communities senior-friendly to retain older residents and their retirement incomes. Read more

Advocacy Begins at Home Award Notification (NYSAAAA) - Thursday, December 20, 2012
Advocacy is central to our work at NANASP and renewing the Older Americans is at the top of our agenda.  We are pleased to support our members in spearheading genuine grassroots activities on behalf of a renewed Older Americans Act. Read more

MRT Waiver Application Includes NY Connects - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Albany, NY – New York State has formally submitted a request for an amendment to the Section 1115 Partnership Plan Waiver to allow the state to reinvest up to $10 billion of $17.1 billion in federal savings, and the waiver includes funding for the expansion of NY Connects. Read more

Community-based Care One of Two Missing Links in Quality Affordable Care - Monday, April 2, 2012
Two health and wellness groups will have to ramp up their efforts in New York State in order for Medicaid Redesign to result in reduced cost and better quality care. One is primary care and the other – community- based care. Read more

Retirees Critical to New York State's Economy - Sunday, April 1, 2012
New York State retirees are critical to the economic well being of the state, Olsen told the audience. They are “an economic powerhouse that the state, counties, communities and villages can’t ignore,” he said. Read more
Aging-NY Newsletters

Rob Lowe on Long Term Care. (Yes, that Rob Lowe.) Winter 2015 click here

Efforts expanding to help Americans age in place December 2014 click here

DSRIP + $6.4 Billion = Health Care Reform August/September 2014 click here

Law Expands ACL's Capacity to Serve Individuals with Disability June/July 2014 click here

Call it what it really is -- an opportunity!, May/June 2014 click here

Put Your Dying Wishes in an App, April 2014
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A Budget with a Silver Lining, April 1, 2014click here

Albany Murder Casts Light on Senior Thefts, February/March 2014click here

Thousands on Waiting List for Aging Services, January 2014click here

CSE Brings Flexibility to Governor's Office, December 2013, click here

Putting the Human Back in Human Services, October 2013click here

It's Not Just a Job; It's a Job with a Mentor, September 2013click here

Human Services: A Player in Managed Care, August 2013click here

Medicaid Redesign: Quality vs. Quantity, June/July 2013, click here

Five Reasons to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act, April/May 2013click here

Does the State Budget Ignore the Aging Populations, February/March 2013click here

Cuomo Goes for the Three-peat, January 2013click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, December 2012click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, November 2012click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, October 2012click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, September 2012click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, August 2012click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, July 2012click here

Aging Together NY: Connect, Collaborate, Advocate, May 2012click here

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