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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. 
 

Brain Injury Survivors Building Community & Making a Difference

Event Description: 
This webinar invites brain injury survivors, caregivers, and others who have experiences with a disability to learn ways to be successful while participating in team projects. The goal of this event is to teach what strategies work and do not work when engaging people with the lived experience of brain injury. The content of this webinar is based on brain injury survivors' experiences in NCAPPS Brain Injury Learning Collaborative from January 2020 to August 2021.
 

National Family Caregiving Strategies and Policy Recommendations from the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council

Event Description: 
This 15th annual Katz Policy Lecture will examine the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, which directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategy to support family caregivers. Participants will hear from keynote speaker, Alan B. Stevens, PhD, as he discusses family caregiving strategies and policy recommendations from the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
 
This webinar will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
 

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.
 

Falls Prevention Week

Event Description: 
Next week, September 20-24, is Falls Prevention Week. NCOA has gathered resources for older adults, caregivers, and professionals to reduce the risk of falls. These resources include educational articles, infographics, and a fall risk assessment tool for older adults. They also offer resources for members of the aging network to use to promote Falls Prevention Week.
 
Click here to access resources for older adults, caregivers, and professionals.
 

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.
 

Financial Elder Abuse: Protection Tools & Tips from the Experts

Event Description: 
This webinar will feature speakers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, and the California Elder Justice Coalition discussing collaborations between federal and state organizations to protect consumers. The webinar will also include best practices to prevent and respond to financial abuse.
 
This webinar will be held Thursday, September 23 at 1:00 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.
 

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