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Share Your Ideas on Aging in Indiana

IAAAA | May 16, 2018

Indiana’s aging population continues to grow. From ensuring all have options to age in their own homes and communities, to supporting family caregivers, to protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation, there are many competing needs and priorities. The 2019-2022 Indiana State Plan on Aging seeks to balance and support these priorities and others. The […]

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Come to our free Money Smart Week event “$CAMMED:  Don’t Get Taken”

IAAAA | April 2, 2018

  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:  […]

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Legislative Session Ends Positively for IAAAA Issues

IAAAA | March 20, 2018

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 […]

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Statehouse Update and Public Policy Agenda

IAAAA | February 22, 2018

Who remembers the lessons learned in the Schoolhouse Rock segment, “I’m Just a Bill?”. Believe it or not, it’s a fairly accurate representation of how bills become laws in the Indiana General Assembly. As legislators near completion of committee hearings for the second-half of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly, there are a number of bills still […]

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Get Ready For New Medicare Cards

IAAAA | September 1, 2017

To prevent fraud and identity theft, beginning next year in April, Medicare will mail its 55.3 million beneficiaries new cards on which the Social Security Number (SSN) will be replaced with a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) of 11 letters and numbers. Con artists are opportunists and target seniors, especially in times of transition or change. […]

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LTSS Scorecard Says Indiana and Nation Must #PickUpThePace

IAAAA | June 16, 2017

On June 14, the new Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard revealed that both Indiana and the nation need to pick up the pace of change related to their long-term services and supports systems and outcomes. The LTSS Scorecard ranks states on 23 indicators over the five domains of: Affordability and Access Choice of Provider […]

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Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud

IAAAA | May 17, 2017

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best. Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A nurse for 55 years […]

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IAAAA Advocates for Older Americans Act and Medicaid HCBS on Capitol Hill

IAAAA | April 13, 2017

Last week, executives from Lifestream Services, CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions and IAAAA met with Indiana Senate and House of Representatives staff on Capitol Hill to advocate for sequester relief for Older Americans Act services and for protection of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waivers, two funding sources that help Hoosiers age safely and independently […]

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Free Money Smart Week® Event April 26th

IAAAA | March 23, 2017

Do you need help managing your personal finances and avoiding fraud and exploitation?  Money Smart Week® events are coming to Indiana April 22 -29, 2017! In Central Indiana, the public is invited to attend a free Money Smart Week® event on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The event will […]

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

IAAAA | March 9, 2017

For more than 15 years, nutrition program directors at Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging have highlighted the importance of healthful eating and activity for older adults statewide with special events during March, National Nutrition Month. This year, Indiana’s statewide Nutrition Awareness Day: Put Your Best Fork Forward will be held the week of March 13-17, […]

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I’m Just a Bill, Yes I’m Only A Bill

IAAAA | February 15, 2017

Who remembers the lessons learned in the Schoolhouse Rock segment, “I’m Just a Bill?”. Believe it or not, it’s a fairly accurate representation of how bills become laws in the Indiana General Assembly. As legislators near the committee deadline for the first-half of the legislative session, there are a number of bills moving forward that impact […]

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For Older Adults, Oral Health Is Not Just About a Pretty Smile

IAAAA | November 28, 2016

It’s hard to eat when your teeth hurt or are missing, and that’s a big concern for Indiana AAAs. Last year, AAAs served more than 2.1 million meals to 25,422 older adults and persons with disabilities. It doesn’t do a AAA any good to serve a meal that someone can’t properly eat, and the resulting […]

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Opioids and Older Adults

IAAAA | September 29, 2016

Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the national crisis in opioid addiction, overdose and treatment. What kind of person do you picture when you hear about someone addicted to opioids? How old do you imagine them to be? What do they do for a living? How much money do they make? Where do […]

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You Can Make a Difference:  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

IAAAA | June 14, 2016

What would you do if you found out a loved one was being abused, neglected or exploited? Would you even know the signs? Would you know who to call for help? Annually, June 15th is international World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is all too real. Last year, Indiana Adult Protective Services (APS) received […]

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Have You Had the Conversation?

IAAAA | April 19, 2016

Have you had the conversation with your loved ones yet?  It’s the conversation that often happens too late, or not at all.  The conversation for which it’s never the right time.  The one that seems too difficult, or too painful, or too awkward. It’s the conversation about how you want to live and how you want […]

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Governor Pence Enacts Indiana ABLE Act

IAAAA | March 21, 2016

How would you prepare for the future of your child if they had a disability?  That’s what mother of two and disabilities advocate Erika Steuterman talked about to an Indiana House Committee this past February.  Ms. Steuterman was testifying in favor of SEA 11, the Indiana ABLE Act, which authorizes Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell […]

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It’s a Wrap at the Indiana General Assembly

IAAAA | March 16, 2016

The Indiana General Assembly concluded its 2016 legislative session on March 10, 2016, after a very fast-paced 10 weeks of activity.  A little over 200 bills were passed, and several will benefit older adults and persons with disabilities. Below are highlights of legislation of interest to the Area Agencies on Aging and to those that […]

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2016 General Assembly Brings Progress in Adult Protection

IAAAA | February 29, 2016

In the waning days of the 2016 Indiana General Assembly, there is hopeful progress for the protection of at-risk adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation, a growing problem for Indiana. SB 192 which requires legislative study of adult protection concerns has passed both chambers and could be on its way shortly to Governor Pence for signature.  The […]

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