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2013-11-05 16:25:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke encourages all Pennsylvanians to recognize November as National Family Caregiver Month. The designation honors the efforts of caregivers in the commonwealth. A family caregiver is someone who provides any type of unpaid help or care to a loved one who is ill or has a disability. Whether it is physical, emotional or functional, a caregiver enables a person to remain in their home and community....

2012-12-13 16:24:15

Organizations Call for Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO)--who together represent over 60 million older Americans--today expressed grave concerns about proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, the Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), and discretionary programs like the Older Americans Act as part of the emerging budget agreement. (Logo:...

Delivering Meals To Seniors Keeps Them In Their Homes
2012-12-04 13:44:19

Brown University Many older adults need only a little support to stay in their homes, but when that isn´t available they can end up in an expensive nursing home where they don´t need most of the available services. According to a new study, states that invest more in delivering meals to seniors´ homes have lower rates of such “low-care” seniors in nursing homes, after adjusting for several other factors. The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the...

2012-10-12 11:24:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced federal approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging's 2012-2016 State Plan on Aging. The plan sets goals for the next four years on how the state responds to the needs of older Pennsylvanians. "Older Pennsylvanians are a vital part of the commonwealth and we have a responsibility to make sure their needs are met," Corbett said. "The State Plan on Aging is a blueprint to ensure programs and...

2012-06-06 06:25:25

Group Represents Over 60 Million Older Adults in Critical Election Year WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective today, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) will chair the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), the nation's largest coalition of nonprofit organizations serving older adults. The term will last for one year with NCOA's president and CEO, Jim Firman, serving as Chairman of the coalition. (Logo:...

2012-05-24 10:24:04

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We commend Senator Amy Klobuchar for reintroducing the Americans Giving care to Elders (AGE) Act as a manifestation of her commitment to caregivers and the elders that they serve. Caregivers are the backbone of service delivery for elders with chronic diseases. Thirty-one percent of U.S. households have at least one person that has served as an unpaid caregiver within the last 12 months. Senator Klobuchar recognizes that a tax...

2012-05-01 06:25:24

NCOA Celebrates Community Programs that Help Older Adults Stay Healthy and Secure WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is proud to support the Administration on Aging's (AoA) Older Americans Month in May as a way to help all older adults stay healthy and economically secure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) This year's theme--Never Too Old to Play--urges older adults to stay active, engaged, and involved in...

2012-03-22 06:22:52

NCOA and ASA Advocates Will Bring Voices of Older Adults to Congress March 28 WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next few months, Congress is expected to make major decisions affecting a wide range of services for seniors and their families. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) At the 2012 ASA Aging in America conference, March 28-April 1 in Washington, DC, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) will provide aging services...

2012-01-30 19:15:00

Bill Supports Essential Programs for Growing Baby Boomer Population: Housing, Health Care, Food, Transportation, Job Training, Legal Services Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) expressed strong support for Sen. Bernie Sanders´ (I-Vt.) recent introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Important initiatives of the reauthorization include meals program improvements, preventive health care, modernization...

2012-01-26 12:29:00

Legislation Will Strengthen Critical Services and Supports for Vulnerable Seniors WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is pleased to support the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2012, a bill introduced today by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sen. Sanders is chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, which is charged with reauthorization of the Older Americans Act...