Update of County of Marin’s Area Plan for Aging Released

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March 31, 2017 | Department of Aging & Adult Services has just released the first update to Live Long, Live Well: Marin County Area Plan for Aging 2016-2020. This is the current four-year plan for the Marin County Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

The four-year plan and this update will inform policy makers, funders, service providers, and members of the community about the needs of older adults in Marin County while engendering opportunities to improve their quality of life and sustain their independence.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Update of Live Long, Live Well: Marin County Area Plan for Aging 2016-2020 is the first update of the four year planning cycle, as determined by the Older Americans Act. The Older Americans Act requires Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to submit an Area Plan every four years, with subsequent annual updates, which reflect strategies and activities to best serve the needs of older adults and family caregivers in their designated Planning and Service Area (PSA).

The planning process, including a needs assessment, undertaken in 2016 to develop this four-year plan identified priority areas and established goals for the AAA and the Commission on Aging. These are:

  • Enhance quality of life, safety, and security for older adults
  • Support and promote local efforts to create livable communities for all
  • Improve visibility and usability of information, services, and resources
  • Encourage innovative approaches to policy and services through community collaboration and advocacy

To read the Area Plan Update, click here.

 

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Senior Corps RSVP – Notice of Funding Opportunity

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DEADLINE: April 4, 2017 | The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country.

CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures in the following focus areas: disaster; education; economic opportunity; environment; healthy futures; and veterans and military families. In addition to addressing one or more of the Focus Areas above, which is a requirement, CNCS is particularly interested in supporting applications that propose to include one or more of the priorities listed below.

Elder Justice: Applicants focus on the Elder Justice Act priorities by placing volunteers in assignments that mitigate the potential that clients and caregivers served by RSVP volunteers will be victims of financial fraud, abuse, and/or neglect and/or that provide assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Education—Intergenerational Programming: Applicants address ways to increase older adult engagement with young people in the areas of school readiness and K-12 success.

Access to Care—Opioid Abuse: Applicants address ways to increase access to care and participation in health education, including prevention activities, related to opioid abuse.

Aging in Place—Transportation: Applicants focus on the access to preventive/medical appointments or other services that allow them to live independently.

Economic Opportunity—Housing: Applicants contribute to the provision of services for individuals who are economically-disadvantaged, including individuals who are homeless, to transition into safe, healthy, affordable housing.

To learn more about this funding notice, including a list of funding opportunities by State, visit the CNCS website.

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Latino Health in Marin: Data, Policy, & Action Guide

The Latino Health Policy Partnership of Marin has compiled this Data, Policy, & Action Guide to present a snapshot of Latino health and well-being in Marin County along with specific action steps that can be taken to improve health outcomes for our children, teens, adults, families and older adults.

 

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AAI Trains Front Line Staff Who Help Elderly

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June 29, 2016 | The AAI Information & Assistance Workgroup held its third Inform & Connect workshop. The workshops focus on training for front line staff who help elderly. The goal is to educate and support help-desk, information hotline, and other front-line volunteers or staff specifically tasked to provide clients with information about programs and services available throughout the county.

The workshop was created for those who help older adults access resource referral information

The free, daylong training was designed so that attendees make connections and build relationships with professional colleagues, improve their skills through exploring several case studies, and enhance their services to the community.

The following is a list of topics discussed, the presenters, and links to any presentation materials:

  • Transportation, Jon Gaffney from Marin Transit
  • Housing, Leslie Klor from Episcopal Senior Community
  • Financial Abuse, Dr. Johanna T. Gomez, Attorney
  • Attendant Care, Lynn von der Werth MSW from Sutter Care at Home
  • Mental Health, Jenny Bates LCSW from Marin County Access Team
  • Nutrition, Veronica Arellano from CalFresh and Irene Garcia from SF-Marin Foodbank
  • Staying Connected, Teresa Ehteshami from Margaret Todd Senior Center, Jean Gunn from Novato Marin Village, and Scott Quinn from Marin Interfaith Council
  • Taking Care, Dave Martin from Oncology Support Services at Kaiser Permanente

Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commission and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MARINSPACE, collaborating for an age-friendly environment. For more information visit agingactioninitiative.org or connect with us on Facebook.

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Marin I&A Web and PDF Resource Directories

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The following is a list of existing information and assistance website databases and PDF or print resource directories.

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