May 2012

Aging Together NY  

Connect. Collaborate. Advocate.


The efforts of aging-related organizations, including the public and private sectors, will have to be well orchestrated to meet the needs of an aging population that's projected to increase by almost 60 percent between 2000 and 2030. "Aging Together NY" is dedicated to educating the population -- young and old -- through news and analysis from the local, state and federal levels on any number of aging issues. Everything from the economic juggernaut that is the aging population to Medicaid Redesign to the federal government's new Administration for Community Living -- read more about it in "Aging Together NY."     

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Crystal L. Carter, President
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Laura A. Cameron Executive Director
Trending Topics  

Community-based Care One of Two Missing Links in Quality Affordable Care
Medicaid Redesign Webinar featuring Ann Monroe (5/9/12)
Historically, New York State has put more emphasis - and dollars - on "bricks and mortar" or building facilities when it comes to health care. That will no longer be the case as New York state looks to reform its Medicaid program. Read more.

As Their Numbers Soar, Seniors Face Steep Decline in Services
Times Herald-Record (3/26/2012)
"No matter how you slice and dice it, it won't keep pace," added Laura Cameron, executive director of the New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Read more.

WEBINAR SERIES: Medicaid Redesign
May 22nd 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
"Medicaid Redesign and the Implementation of Mandatory
Managed Long Term Care," Part 2 in a series
Mark Kissinger,  Director, Division of Long Term Care, NYS Department of Health 
Click here for details & registration

Check our web site for future webinars.
Aging in New York   


On the Floor of the Assembly Chambers with NYSAAAA 

NYSAAAA's March Board Retreat included a visit to the Legislature.

Photo in Assembly
Association Board members: Treasurer Patty Bashaw, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, President Crystal Carter, Vice President Penny Shockley and Executive Director Laura Cameron on the floor of the NYS Assembly chambers in March. 
The Changing Landscape for the Aging Services Network
(White Paper, posted 5/21/2012)
How will the Affordable Care Act and the redesign of Medicaid in New York State impact the Aging Services Network? Seize the opportunities and surmount the challenges. Read more.
"Successful Aging" Conference at Alfred University Features NY State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen
An April conference at Alfred University in western New York featured several speakers, including NYSOFA Acting Director Greg Olsen and Ann Monroe, a member of the Medicaid Redesign team. Read more.

AAAs Convene for Aging Policy Forum
Aging NY (5/1/2012)
On May 1st, members of the Association of Area Agencies on Aging met in Albany with Greg Olsen, Acting Director of NYSOFA. Assemblywoman Joan Millman provided her insights as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging.  The meeting also featured an afternoon session with managed care organizations.
Click here for photos from meeting.  

Aging in the Community   

Niagara OFA Meeting garners media attention: "State Official: Forget 'Brain Drain,' Work on Retaining Retirees"
Niagara Hub (3/27/2012)
Rather than worry about the so-called "brain drain," where young people take their education elsewhere, Greg Olsen used some compelling data to show why the state needs to better focus on keeping seniors here to keep the economy from further slipping. Read more.

Commissioner Gets Early Start in the Aging Department
First in a series of articles welcoming recently appointed AAA leaders
Judy Coyne's bio talks about her early experience volunteering in a nursing home in Watertown, NY, as the influence on her career. But the Albany County Department for Aging Commissioner really got her first taste of the aging community earlier than that - living in the same town as her grandmothers. Read more.

Aging at the Federal Level

Introducing the Administration for Community Living 
Press Release (4/16/2012)
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) brings the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency.  Read more.

CMS Awards Care Transitions Grants to Organizations in NYS
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services awarded Care Transitions awards Grants to four NYS organizations in March. Read more.

Gillibrand Announces Priorities to Improve Senior Services, Save Taxpayer Money
Press Release (2/28/2012)
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outlines her priorities to strengthen services for New York's seniors as part of the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Read more.

U.S. Administration on Aging Requires Evidence-Based Programs AOA Web site (March 2012)
Title III-D funding to be used for evidence-based programs. Read more.
Field Resources     

New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Administration for Community Living
Redesigning the Medicaid Program

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