When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 9:30 am – 12 Noon
Where: Noblesville Nazarene Church, 1391 Greenfield Avenue, Noblesville, IN 46060
How: RSVP for lunch sponsored by AARP Indiana at 317.674.8777
Who: Sponsored by AARP, Senior Medicare Patrol, Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County and the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. Emcee Chuck Lofton, WTHR Meteorologist.
Why: An important component of financial fitness is fraud prevention. This program, one of the many free financial education events as part of national Money Smart Week, will help you and your loved ones avoid becoming a victim of all types of fraud—consumer, investment and health care fraud. The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank started Money Smart Week more than 10 years ago, and now, financial institutions, government agencies, non-profits, libraries and schools all join forces to raise awareness about financial education and provide resources for the public at large.
Despite the wild ending to the 2018 Indiana General Assembly that resulted in Governor Holcomb calling for a special session to complete unfinished business, the legislative session ended positively for concerns IAAAA supported.
Our top priority, HEA 1317, creates greater transparency and due diligence in the designation of Area Agency on Aging service regions, clarifies eligible uses of the CHOICE program, and ensures the Indiana CHOICE Board has adequate notice and time to provide input on changes to the CHOICE program. Administered by Indiana’s Area Agency on Agencies (AAAs), CHOICE provides resources for qualified older adults and people with disabilities that help them live and age in their own homes with safety and dignity.
Also passing was HEA 1119, which makes several important updates Indiana’s POST law, including recognizing POST forms from other states and expanding POST signature authority to certain advanced care practitioners. The bill also codifies orders of priority in health care decision making to help reduce intra-family conflict and ensure critically ill persons receive prompt care in accordance with their personal wishes.