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Aging Network News

Week of July 20, 2014
Governor Corbett Signs State Budget that Includes $12.8B in Funding for Health & Human Services (Office of Pennsylvania Governor)


On July 11, PA Governor Tom Corbett signed a budget bill for state fiscal year 2014-2015 that contains more than $12.8 billion in total funds for health and human services programs. The budget assumes federal approval of the Healthy PA plan to expand Medicaid coverage through private insurers and make changes to the Medicaid benefit structure, which is expected to produce $125 million in program savings. The budget allocates $27.8 million in general and lottery fund dollars to expand services for older Pennsylvanians and people with physical disabilities. These funds are projected to create 1,764 new Aging Waiver slots for home- and community-based services, take 500 individuals off the Options waiting list, serve an additional 1,599 people with intellectual disabilities and autism in community settings, and expand the Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) program. Details>>

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Quote of the Day

"Even on Central Avenue, not the quietest dressed street in the world, he looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food."

Raymond Chandler , from Farewell, My Lovely (1940). The detective novelist was born on July 23, 1888, in Chicago.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aging Network News

Nonprofit Community Service Partners Sought to Receive Free Assistance by Trained Workers(JEVS Human Services)


Many nonprofits are working with reduced staff due to a funding crisis. JEVS Human Services offers free assistance from motivated workers to community service partners. Workers will receive ongoing training from JEVS, based on the nonprofit’s specifications. Community service partner agencies will provide experience and feedback to help workers further their career and end the cycle of poverty. For more information, contact Brad Beil at 215-837-5613 or by e-mailing Bradley.Beil@jevs.org. For more information about JEVS, go to www.jevshumanservices.org.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"My idea of serenity - that wonderful word that everybody's trying to get into their life - is call-waiting."

Elaine Stritch , award-winning actress, died July 17th at age 89.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Aging Network News

Two Funding Opportunities: For Building Evaluation Capacity & For Innovative Nonprofits(The Thomas Scattergood Foundation & NBC10)


Deadline July 28: The Scattergood Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014-2016 Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Initiative are now being accepted. At least four agencies in Greater Philadelphia will receive two years of evaluation training and consultation in practical program evaluation skills to track program processes and outcomes, and to communicate effectively about evaluation and quality assurance data. Participants will be able to tailor capacity building for program evaluation to the needs of individual agencies and to receive ongoing support for changes in capacity over several years. For more information or to apply, Click Here>> 

Deadline August 8: NBC10 is accepting applications for its 21st Century Solutions annual grant challenge for nonprofit organizations that are implementing new and innovative programs in the region. Three grants totaling $100,000 will be awarded. Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations with innovative programs that are less than two years old and that address emerging challenges or ongoing issues may apply. The following program areas are eligible: Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media Arts and Technology. For more information or to apply, Click Here>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

“I do not remember becoming old. All of a sudden, I was there.”

Elaine M. Brody -See "Elaine M. Brody, Expert on Elderly Who Grew Into the Role, Dies at 91" (New York Times, 7/17/14) above, in today's headlines.

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

GenPhilly's 4th Annual "Pet-Tastic" Pet Food & Toy Drive/Happy Hour - July 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia 19107. More>>

New York Academy of Medicine Webinar: Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life - July 23, 11 am - 12 pm EDT. Register>>

NCOA & Illuminage Webinar: Like, Post, Tweet, & Pin Us: Social Media for Aging Services Organizations - July 24, 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET. Register>>

Job in the Aging Network: Senior Center Counselor for North Broad Street Senior Center. More>>

Job in the Aging Network: In Home Support Case Manager - North City Congress. More>>

NCOA Webinar: Selling Your Work Through Statistics and Stories - July 30, 3 - 4 pm ET. Register>>

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