Advocacy & Public Policy: State
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NEW! 2011 NCADSA Legislative Agenda
Adult Day Center Enrichment Bill
Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA and Sen. Bob Casey D-PA introduced the Adult Day Achievement Act that would establish a grant program and fund research on developing specialized Adult Day programs that serve younger adults suffering from a disability as a result of a neurological disease or condition like multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease or traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hope that as an advocate for quality aging services you’ll take this opportunity to connect with your legislator, and ask them to co-sponsor the Adult day Achievement Center Act. Please to urge your member of Congress to support HR 883 in the House and S 495 in the Senate.
The MS Society released a recent report assessing outcomes for people with MS in Adult Day Programs. The researchers from RTI describe best practices for determining outcomes and benefits in adult day service centers that offer services for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
Secretary Cansler Accepts Invitation and Visits Adult Life Programs
On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Lanier Cansler, the Secretary of Health and Human Services for the State of NC, and the Assistant Secretary, Mike Watson, visited Adult Life Programs in Hickory, NC. Secretary Cansler came at the invitation of Jane Rollins, Executive Director of Adult Life Programs. He indicated his interest in adult day services because North Carolina is undergoing a major demographic shift with the aging of its population. North Carolina’s 2.4 million “baby boomers” represent more than a quarter of the present population. In addition, the residents over the age of 85 are the fastest growing age group.