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May 10, 2024 - Call for volunteer experts in geriatrics, nursing, aging policy, disability policy, or workforce and caregiving to serve on the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Nominations are due May 31st.
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
May 8, 2024 - Notice of final rule from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) modifying the Older Americans Act of 1965 regulations by adding a new subpart D regarding adult protective services (APS). This rule establishes mandatory minimum federal standards to govern APS program policies, procedures, and practices for state APS systems and programs that receive federal Elder Justice Act funding. Among other things, this rule includes definitions for foundational terms used in APS practices and requires state APS entities to define in their policies and procedures processes for receiving, screening, prioritizing, and referring cases based on the risk and nature of the adult maltreatment or self-neglect. This rule is effective on June 7, 2024. Regulated entities must fully comply with these regulations by May 8, 2028.
Source: Federal Register
May 2, 2024 - The National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) will hold a virtual public meeting on May 20, 2024, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern. NACSD seeks input from the public on climate and health equity considerations in disaster training as well as opportunities and strategic priorities for national public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery specific to the needs of older adults. Requests to speak to the NACSD during the public meeting must be sent to the Designated Federal Official by May 15, 2024. A detailed agenda and registration information will be published on the NACSD website.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 9, 2024 - Describes the needs of older adults in rural communities, discussing access to support services, healthcare, and social engagement.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Mar 26, 2024 - Highlights social engagement in rural Maine communities for older adults. Describes the community services that allow them to stay in their communities. Discusses concerns about healthcare access.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
Mar 25, 2024 - Highlights a program offering healthy aging support in rural Oklahoma. The program creates intergenerational teams to foster dialog about healthy aging throughout the lifespan.
Source: OSU Headlines: News and Media