The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

Social isolation was identified as a hidden policy crisis in the United States during the┬áNational Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual conference held earlier this month. Several of the 2018 Innovation & Achievement Awards were tied to aspects of reducing social isolation for older adults and sponsors highlighted ways that their products could … Continue reading The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

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Did You Know About These Everyday Life Hacks from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Today marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law. I have had the privilege to walk at the side of individuals who advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities, to serve on councils and committees promoting independence, and to offer my personal and professional support those pursuing … Continue reading Did You Know About These Everyday Life Hacks from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Strengthening data intelligence on the value of services provided by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) is imperative, according to one of the findings published in a newly released report from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). To better understand the types of data collected, and how it is being used to measure … Continue reading Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network