NJAAW News and Resources
April 5, 2023
NJAAW 25th Annual Conference
The Future of Aging in NJ
Friday, June 9
New Brunswick
We are pleased to announce our Morning Keynote Speaker
Ayse Birsel - Award winning designer and author of Design the Life You Love, A Step-By-Step Guide to Building A Meaningful Future.

As of April 5, our confirmed presentations are:
  • Reimagining NJ’s Long Term Care System: A Path to Transformation
  • Not Just Tomatoes: Home-Grown Efforts to Spur Age-Friendly Community Work in New Jersey
  • 21 Strong Aging Well in NJ
  • Telemedicine and Older Adults
as well as panels on: Staying home safely, Geriatric Social Work, The Healthcare Workforce, Recreation, ADUs and Employment after 60

For information and to regoster, visit our conference website which will be frequently updated with speaker and registration information: click NJAAW Conference

For sponsorship information, click here: Sponsor levels
A Primer on Palliative Care
Monday, April 17, 2023
Noon - 1pm

Cultivating Age-Friendly Ambassadors
April 19, 10am, Zoom
Cultivating Ambassadors for Your Age-Friendly Community Age-friendly work requires dedication, diplomacy and energy. Join us to learn about age friendly ambassadors from successful age friendly community efforts. Register here
For printable flyer click: Flyer
Caregiving Event:
Positive Approach to Care
Tuesday, May 2, 6pm
We are pleased to continue of focus on supporting caregivers.

Join this special presentation by Melanie Bunn of Positive Approach to Care. This approach, developed by Teepa Snow, highlights unique and uplifting skills for caregivers of people with dementia.
To register, click here: PAC
NEW Adult Day Care Program
Open House 
Saturday, April 22, 2023
11am - 1 pm

Learn about Parker’s Somerset Adult Day Program.
RSVP by calling 732.565.2423 or email mfourounjian@parkerlife.org.

Download printable flyer here: flyer
Aging Insights
Healthcare Decisions:
Having "The Talk"

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), we are re-releasing our Aging Insights episode "Healthcare Decisions: Having the Talk." NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. In this episode, we walk through the decisions we face at different stages of life and the importance of advance care planning.
Policy Updates
Inflation Reduction Act Helps Medicare Beneficiaries
Protections Against Prescription Drug Price Increases Above Inflation
The new Medicare Prescription Drug Inflation Rebate Program protects people with Medicare when drug companies increase prices faster than the rate of inflation, starting with savings on 27 Part B prescription drugs. Some people with Medicare who take these drugs may save between $2 and $390 per average dose starting April 1, depending on their individual coverage. 
For information on these changes, click here:
Free Vaccines for Medicare Beneficiaries 

Cost-sharing has been eliminated for all vaccines covered under Medicare Part D that are recommended for adults by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The free vaccines now include flu, pneumococcal, COVID-19 vaccines, Tdap, shingles and hepatitis B for people whose doctors recommend it,

For older adults with additional risk factors or other health needs: hepatitis A, varicella, meningococcal A, C, W, Y (MenACWY); meningococcal B (MenB); and haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are free as well.
NCOA’s Boost Your Budget Week 
April 10-14 
Millions of older adults are likely eligible for, but not enrolled in, benefits that can help them save money on health care, prescriptions, food, and more. 
Every April, NCOA's Boost Your Budget® Week helps educate older adults about the public (and private) benefits that provide hope for the economically insecure. These benefits can be a lifeline to helping low-income people with Medicare age well. 
See NCOA’s tools and videos to help older adults maximize their benefits. 
Share Information on SNAP Changes
With the end of the COVID public health emergency, SNAP benefits have resumed their standard levels. The Department of Human Services has created flyers in 21 languages to help people apply for and understand their SNAP benefits. Please share this important information

For information and flyers, click here: SNAP information
In Case You Missed It...
Caregiving in New Jersey
Thank you to our speakers and to Parker Life for bringing this series to you. Recordings of each session can be found on our website at Past events

We'd also like to share an article by NJAAW Board member, Carl Archer:
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