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New Papers Share Ways that Medicines have Changed our Society for the Better

These papers produced by Pfizer and based on peer-reviewed studies as well as real patient stories detail the value of medicines for society and the economy. Topics include healthy aging, vaccines, over the counter medicines, and drug adherence.

Visit http://www.pfizer.com/news/press_kits/value_of_medicines for more information

 

ACL Answers FAQs and Misconceptions about OAA Nutrition Programs in "Did You Know?" Document

This informal document presents general information about the OAA nutrition program that may be surprising to some and brand new to others.

The Older Americans Act (OAA) is a flexible law that allows states to tailor their programs to meet the needs of the older adults in their states/communities who are in greatest social and economic need. Sometimes people comment that the “OAA nutrition program won’t let us....(fill in the blank)” when in reality there may be no restriction in the OAA that would prohibit that action, or they say “Really? I had no idea that the OAA nutrition program allows....(fill in the blank)”.

Date for White House Conference on Aging Announced

On Monday, July 13th the White House Conference on Aging will be live streaming the conference for everyone to watch.  For more information on what to expect and/or how to get involved, visithttp://whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/index.html

 

 

Thu., May 21st - Urge Congress to “Get into the Act” for Older Americans Month
For 50 years, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has delivered essential programs and services for our most vulnerable seniors – from preventing and detecting elder abuse to providing home and community-based services.   But while we celebrate Older Americans Month and recognize seniors for their contributions to our country, the OAA’s authorization has been expired since 2011 and OAA programs and services remain woefully underfunded. Combined with the continued threat of sequestration, the future of the OAA and its programs and services that families rely on every day is uncertain.  
 
This year’s Older Americans Month theme is “Get into the Act.” LeadingAge and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations need your help to urge Congress to “Get into the Act” by funding, renewing, and protecting the OAA and its programs!  
 
On Thursday, May 21st, please call (202) 688-3851 and follow the prompts to be connected to your elected officials on Capitol Hill. Once you are patched through, ask the staff member answering your call to deliver the following message to the legislator:  
 
“The Older Americans Act is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As a constituent, I urge Senator/Representative __________ to fund, reauthorize, and protect the Older Americans Act by restoring appropriations to at least the fiscal year 2010 levels, passing a bipartisan reauthorization, and removing the continued threat of across-the-board sequestration cuts. Thank you for your consideration.”  
 

 
IN ADDITION, on May 19th at 1:00 pm ET, you can join the #WeAreOAA chat in honor of Older Americans Month to discuss the Older Americans Act program and the need for reauthorization. Led by organizations from the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (@ElderCareTeam), the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (@LCAgingOrgs) and featuring the Administration on Community Living (@ACLgov), this chat will provide an online forum for aging advocates, older Americans, and family caregivers to connect. We will be providing background information on the Act, answering questions about why it is important, and soliciting stories from people whose lives have been impacted by the Act.    
 
@ElderCareTeam will lead the chat by asking questions, and @LCAgingOrgs will “retweet” the questions as a co-host for the event.   
 
Date/Location: May 19, 1pm ET  www.twitter.com/#weareoaa  www.twubs.com/WeAreOAA   
Hashtags The primary hashtag for this chat is #WeAreOAA. Additional hashtags, which you can use to increase the reach of the tweets, are: #aging #reauth #health #OAA #olderadults #OAM15.   
 
Thank you very much for your support on this important issue!!
PDF icon WeAreOAA_Fact-Sheet_May20151.pdf
Thu., May 21st - Urge Congress to “Get into the Act” for Older Americans Month
For 50 years, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has delivered essential programs and services for our most vulnerable seniors – from preventing and detecting elder abuse to providing home and community-based services.   But while we celebrate Older Americans Month and recognize seniors for their contributions to our country, the OAA’s authorization has been expired since 2011 and OAA programs and services remain woefully underfunded. Combined with the continued threat of sequestration, the future of the OAA and its programs and services that families rely on every day is uncertain.  
 
This year’s Older Americans Month theme is “Get into the Act.” LeadingAge and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations need your help to urge Congress to “Get into the Act” by funding, renewing, and protecting the OAA and its programs!  
 
On Thursday, May 21st, please call (202) 688-3851 and follow the prompts to be connected to your elected officials on Capitol Hill. Once you are patched through, ask the staff member answering your call to deliver the following message to the legislator:  
 
“The Older Americans Act is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As a constituent, I urge Senator/Representative __________ to fund, reauthorize, and protect the Older Americans Act by restoring appropriations to at least the fiscal year 2010 levels, passing a bipartisan reauthorization, and removing the continued threat of across-the-board sequestration cuts. Thank you for your consideration.”  
 

 
IN ADDITION, on May 19th at 1:00 pm ET, you can join the #WeAreOAA chat in honor of Older Americans Month to discuss the Older Americans Act program and the need for reauthorization. Led by organizations from the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (@ElderCareTeam), the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (@LCAgingOrgs) and featuring the Administration on Community Living (@ACLgov), this chat will provide an online forum for aging advocates, older Americans, and family caregivers to connect. We will be providing background information on the Act, answering questions about why it is important, and soliciting stories from people whose lives have been impacted by the Act.    
 
@ElderCareTeam will lead the chat by asking questions, and @LCAgingOrgs will “retweet” the questions as a co-host for the event.   
 
Date/Location: May 19, 1pm ET  www.twitter.com/#weareoaa  www.twubs.com/WeAreOAA   
Hashtags The primary hashtag for this chat is #WeAreOAA. Additional hashtags, which you can use to increase the reach of the tweets, are: #aging #reauth #health #OAA #olderadults #OAM15.   
 
Thank you very much for your support on this important issue!!
PDF icon WeAreOAA_Infographic_May20151.pdf
Thu., May 21st - Urge Congress to “Get into the Act” for Older Americans Month
For 50 years, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has delivered essential programs and services for our most vulnerable seniors – from preventing and detecting elder abuse to providing home and community-based services.   But while we celebrate Older Americans Month and recognize seniors for their contributions to our country, the OAA’s authorization has been expired since 2011 and OAA programs and services remain woefully underfunded. Combined with the continued threat of sequestration, the future of the OAA and its programs and services that families rely on every day is uncertain.  
 
This year’s Older Americans Month theme is “Get into the Act.” LeadingAge and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations need your help to urge Congress to “Get into the Act” by funding, renewing, and protecting the OAA and its programs!  
 
On Thursday, May 21st, please call (202) 688-3851 and follow the prompts to be connected to your elected officials on Capitol Hill. Once you are patched through, ask the staff member answering your call to deliver the following message to the legislator:  
 
“The Older Americans Act is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As a constituent, I urge Senator/Representative __________ to fund, reauthorize, and protect the Older Americans Act by restoring appropriations to at least the fiscal year 2010 levels, passing a bipartisan reauthorization, and removing the continued threat of across-the-board sequestration cuts. Thank you for your consideration.”  
 

 
IN ADDITION, on May 19th at 1:00 pm ET, you can join the #WeAreOAA chat in honor of Older Americans Month to discuss the Older Americans Act program and the need for reauthorization. Led by organizations from the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (@ElderCareTeam), the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (@LCAgingOrgs) and featuring the Administration on Community Living (@ACLgov), this chat will provide an online forum for aging advocates, older Americans, and family caregivers to connect. We will be providing background information on the Act, answering questions about why it is important, and soliciting stories from people whose lives have been impacted by the Act.    
 
@ElderCareTeam will lead the chat by asking questions, and @LCAgingOrgs will “retweet” the questions as a co-host for the event.   
 
Date/Location: May 19, 1pm ET  www.twitter.com/#weareoaa  www.twubs.com/WeAreOAA   
Hashtags The primary hashtag for this chat is #WeAreOAA. Additional hashtags, which you can use to increase the reach of the tweets, are: #aging #reauth #health #OAA #olderadults #OAM15.   
 
Thank you very much for your support on this important issue!!
PDF icon 2015-WeAreOAA_Chat-Guide_v050615.pdf
To Kick Off Older American's Month NANASP sends Letter to Sens. McConnell and Reid

NANASP sends letter signed by 61 organizations to urge movement of reauthorization of Older Americans Act on the Senate floor. Read Letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid.

 

 

World Immunization Week – April 24-30

Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., discusses the importance of adult vaccination and why it is important to talk to a healthcare provider about appropriate vaccines that may protect you or a family member.  Watch Now

Some people think that immunization is only for infants and young children, but that’s far from the truth—adults need vaccines too.  In fact, nearly 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year.  This month, please join us in raising awareness of the power of prevention as we recognize World Immunization Week during April 24-30.

As adults as young as 50 get older, their immune systems decline, leaving them more susceptible to infectious diseases, like pneumococcal pneumonia, a type of pneumonia.  In fact, pneumonia is a leading cause of death in the United States.  Yet, despite increased personal risk, many adults aren’t vaccinated.

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NANASP and Meals on Wheels America Urge Senate and House Appropriations Committees to Support Full Funding Level

NANASP and Meals on Wheels America wrote to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees on April 23, 2015 to urge them to support a funding level of $874.6 million for the OAA nutrition programs for FY 2016 as proposed in the President's budget. The letter also states our position against any return to sequester-level funding for OAA programs.  Read Letter

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