News Letters

 

The AARP Purpose Prize

Dear Fellow GU Board Members,
 
I am reaching out to you to announce The AARP Purpose Prize which showcases the amazing social impact that people 50+ are having.  I know I am talking to a community of believers when I say that AARP is challenging outdated beliefs and stereotypes about what it means to grow older.  The AARP Purpose Prize is a high-profile way  for us to put a spotlight on the remarkable accomplishments of five exceptional individuals who have tapped the wealth of experience to foster enduring, innovative social impact.
 
Through a rigorous review process, recipients of the award will each receive $50,000 to celebrate their achievements and help broaden the scope of their work.  I think you will be especially interested in one of the prizes:  The Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.  Named for our founder, this specific Purpose Prize will acknowledge the efforts of someone who is working across the generations to make the world a better place.
 
I’m asking you each a favor:  Could you help promote the AARP Purpose Prize as we launch our call for nominations?  Please see the attached flyer for more details about the prize and the process for nominations.  It is our goal to get a rich, diverse pool of applicants who are putting their life experiences toward making positive social change.  Nominations are currently open and will run through May 12, 2017.
 
Please do not hesitate me if you have questions or need additional information.  In advance, thank you so much for your help. Read more ...
 
Best,
Barb

Protecting Our Seniors  / Nursing Home Abuse

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FDA Consumer Health Information

 

We are proud to announce new site features that personalize your benefits search!  

 

New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities

  • First is my story just out today on the impact of voter laws in many, especially "red" states:  “New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities,” New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016.  click to read more

ASA Names New Board Chair-Elect | American Society on Aging

 

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

  • Currency Readers Available for the Blind and Visually Impaired at No Cost to Them ... Read More

Women in Clinical Trials

Caregivers Conference

 

Be alert for signs of elder abuse

 

AiA16 Conference Announcement

NJFA Founding Trustee Given National Recognition

Social Security Partners Week of Action

  • read more about Social Security’s 80th Anniversary click here

On 50th Anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid Still Vital

  • WASHINGTON (NNPA) -- As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. read more...

NCBA Watch Party - White House Conference on Aging

 

Home Fraud Hits Boston's Black, Latino Elders

 

How has Medicare changed your life – Tell your story

 

The Latest:  Law, Public Policy and Research Affecting Seniors

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 50th Anniversary of Medicare

                   As the 50-year anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid approaches, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking for success stories about Medicare and how it has benefited our beneficiaries. Here’s the chance for beneficiaries who are part of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging Inc. family to tell us their stories! Stories can be a specific experience or just a general appreciation for Medicare. The attached form can be used to briefly submit an individual(s) success stories. Also attached is the release form that needs to accompany the testimonials.