The North Carolina PACE Association E-Newsletter
In this Issue: NC Health News features PACE, Watch Party and More
July 2015
In This Issue
NC PACE Programs
Elderhaus
Wilmington, NC

Burlington, NC
Pittsboro, NC

Fayetteville, NC

Greensboro, NC

Newton, NC

Lexington, NC

Charlotte, NC

Durham, NC

Gastonia, NC

StayWell Senior Care
Asheboro, NC

Asheville, NC

Our Vision Statement
The Association serves as the  credible voice and leader  to advance PACE,
thereby transforming healthcare in 
North Carolina.
North Carolina Health News Features PACE
Tony Mode, 62, of Newton, enjoys the recreational activities PACE@Home offers. Photo credit Taylor Sisk, NC Health News
Tony Mode, of Newton,
enjoys the socialization
PACE@Home offers.
Photo from the
NC Health News article
(credit: Taylor Sisk).
Making the Case for Aging in Place

"North Carolina's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly looks to expand into rural areas."

Taylor Sisk of North Carolina Health News gives an introduction to the PACE model and outlines the current state of PACE in NC.

He focuses on the challenges of rural health, in particular, and the obstacles PACE programs are facing in their efforts to serve rural elderly.  

Our thanks to NC Health News for this coverage of PACE, and to the several NC PACE Association members who spoke to Taylor for the article. 


This story originally ran in North Carolina Health News and was made possible by a grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation to examine issues in rural health in North Carolina.


2015 White House Conference on Aging - 7/13
The White House has held a Conference on Aging each decade since the 1960s to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of older Americans. 

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (July 13th) is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs as well as to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade. 

Local Watch Party Hosted by AARP

Monday, July 13th, 2015

10am-4pm (Tentative Time Frame)

 AARP North Carolina Headquarters

1511 Sunday Drive - Suite 312

Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Lunch will be served and the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will be watched via live stream. This is also an opportunity for those watching from the Triangle to network, learn and discuss aging in our communities as well as related initiatives and ideas.  

 

Please send RSVP to cfcooper@aarp.org if you are planning to attend by July 8th.  Also, please indicate if you are planning to attend for the entire conference viewing/discussion or lunch only.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Awards Grant to North Carolina PACE Association
North Carolina PACE Association is pleased to announce that it has received a two-year general operating support grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, NC.

"The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has been instrumental in the development of PACE and the Association from the very beginning, and we greatly appreciate and value its continued support," says Linda Shaw, Executive Director.

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 and is now one of the largest private trusts in North Carolina. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. The Health Care Division promotes wellness state-wide by investing in prevention and treatment. The Poor and Needy Division of the Trust responds to basic life needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of life and health for financially needy residents of Forsyth County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. serves as sole trustee.