Administration for Community Living

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ACL & HRSA Webinar on HIV & Aging in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)

Event Description: 
Join ACL and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for their webinar, Leveraging Collaboration between the RWHAP and Aging Agencies: Enhancing Support Services for Older Adults with HIV. Learn about ACL's network of programs and services available to support the health care and psychosocial needs of older adults with HIV who are aging in the RWHAP, and opportunities to connect with this network at state and local levels.
 

Promising Practices Series: Expanding, Enhancing, and Strengthening Home and Community Based Services under Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act

Event Description: 
The American Rescue Plan Act provided $12.7 billion to increase access to HCBS for Medicaid beneficiaries. In May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided states with guidance to receive the enhanced funding. This webinar will include an overview of Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan and presentations from Colorado and Massachusetts on innovative initiatives in their initial state spending plans. 
 

Promoting Brain Health through Education: Insights from Community-based Programs and Healthcare Systems

Event Description: 
This webinar will discuss the connection between brain health and dementia, and share resources from ACL to help raise awareness about the significance of brain health. Participants will hear from two ACL dementia grantees, Summit County Public Health in Ohio and AltaMed Health Services Corporation in California, as they talk about why they provide education on brain health in their communities and healthcare systems.
 
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
 

Pandemic-Related Disaster Assistance for SSI Recipients

Event Description: 
This webinar for the National Center on Law and Elder Rights will review the new rules from the Social Security Administration regarding the effect of COVID-19 financial assistance on eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The training will cover what assistance is considered pandemic related and steps to restore or access individuals’ SSI benefits. The presentation will be given by Kate Lang from Justice in Aging.
 
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
 

Focus on Aging / Federal Partners' Webinar: End-of-Life Care

Event Description: 
This webinar is the most recent installment of a series created in partnership with ACL, CDC, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institute on Aging. The September webinar will explore unique end of life care considerations for individuals with dementia. The presentation will include sections on evidence and goal based decision making, palliative care, partnering with staff and families to improve advance care planning for residents of VA community living centers with dementia, and the indigenous perspective on end of life.
 

Social Isolation and Lonliness Among Caregivers

Event Description: 
This is the final webinar in a four-part series that discusses research related to social isolation and loneliness among people with disabilities hosted by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Join this session to hear from speakers about social isolation and loneliness specifically among caregivers during the pandemic.
 

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