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News by Topic: Elderly population

Mobile Food Banks Roll to Isolated, Rural Poor
Jul 16, 2018 - Highlights the work of the West Alabama Food Bank's mobile pantry which delivers food to people in nine rural counties in Alabama, many poor, aging, or disabled. With poverty levels higher in rural areas than in urban, food insecurity concentrated in rural areas, and more limited transportation options in rural areas, mobile food pantries are an attempt to bridge the gap.
Source: Stateline, Pew Charitable Trusts
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ACL: Availability of Program Application Instructions for Tribal MIPPA Program Funds Federal Register
Jun 27, 2018 - The Administration for Community Living announces its intent to award funding to existing Older Americans Act Title VI Native American grantees to be used for activities related to community outreach informing Native American elders of benefits available through Medicare Part D, the Low Income Subsidy, the Medicare Savings Program, or Medicare prevention benefits and screenings. Applications are due by August 17, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Translational Research on Caregiving to Improve Outcomes of Care Recipients and Caregivers, Call for Papers: Innovation In Aging (Special Issue)
Jun 25, 2018 - Innovation in Aging has released a Call for Papers for a special issue seeking to address the need for a more timely translation of scientific discovery to develop methods, interventions, and treatments to improve the everyday lived experiences of caregivers and care recipients. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2018.
Source: The Gerontological Society of America
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Joint Statement of Action to Promote Elder Justice in Rural America by The United States Department of Justice And United States Department of Agriculture
Jun 15, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are forming a working group to focus on ways to empower and support rural and tribal communities to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation. Strategic action steps developed by this working group will be presented in November 2018 at the DOJ's Rural Elder Justice Summit.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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