As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues and the priority has shifted to vaccinate California's older adults, we're starting to hear of access barriers for people with limited English proficiency (LEP). For example, our partners at Justice in Aging recently notified us of stories of older adults needing to rely on bilingual family members to make vaccine appointments … [Read more...] about Having Trouble Finding COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Languages Other Than English?
On December 27, 2020, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID relief package, entitled, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. It was passed a part of the larger $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill for the government's 2021 budget which includes increased funding for many programs older adults rely on. While this COVID relief package is the 4th of its … [Read more...] about Learn What’s in the Recent COVID Relief Package
With a critical election coming up on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, it's important that each person has the opportunity to vote and that each vote is counted. The COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires can create potential legal and logistical barriers for people getting their votes cast. Below is a helpful list of resources put together by our partners, Justice in Aging that can help … [Read more...] about Your Vote Matters ~ Resources to Ensure Older Adults & People with Disabilities Can Vote
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and the SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Technical Assistance Center put together a useful summary of successful practices for telework and outreach during COVID-19. The document is based on survey information the Administration for Community Living received from SHIPs and SMPs around the country on their success stories and best … [Read more...] about Successful Practices for Telework & Outreach During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Do you work with volunteers? If so, are you looking for creative ways to recognize and honor your volunteers during COVID-19? Our partners at Kings/Tulare HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) have an inspiring example to share. Plus just looking at these photos below spreads smiles and good cheer! Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Looking for Creative Ways to Honor Your Volunteers During COVID-19?