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  1. House Considering Reforms to SNAP That Could Be Devastating for Older Adults

    The program currently requires that childless non-disabled individuals under age 50 participate in work in order to receive benefits. Those who don’t meet the work requirements may be dropped from the program. Two thirds of the individuals who receive SNAP are children or older people, so many ...

  2. New Podcast Episode on Ageism - Listen Now

    For the third episode of Aging Unmasked, host Charlie Visconage explores ageism. This episode includes conversations with Tracey Gendron from the gerontology department of VCU, Front Porch's Roberta Jacobsen, and voicemails from people who have experienced ageism in their own lives. Subscribe to Aging ...

  3. LeadingAge Thanks President and Congress on 2018 Housing Funding

    Part of our advocacy always has to be asking policymakers for legislative and regulatory changes to benefit the people we serve. It is equally important for us to thank policymakers when they have taken favorable actions. Because policymakers so seldom receive any thanks for the work they do, recognition sends a particularly ...

  4. LeadingAge Tells Congress No on a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

    Regarding the amendment, Katie Smith Sloan, CEO and President of LeadingAge, said: "We understand the need for fiscal responsibility and the dangers of escalating debt. It was for that very reason that we urged Congress last fall not to pass tax legislation that will increase budget deficits by at least $1.2 trillion over ...

  5. LeadingAge Promotes Workforce Legislation

    The Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act, H.R. 3461, would establish demonstration projects to test the use of direct-care workers - nursing assistants, home health aides, or personal care aides - in advanced roles. These demonstration projects would study care coordination ...