Friday, February 19, 2010

WOW is Hiring: Field and Program Associate

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) is searching for a Field and Program Associate for the Elder Economic Security Initiative.

The Field and Program Associate will support the delivery of strategic technical assistance to WOW's state partners in the Elder Economic Security Initiative and will be responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of a package of techinical assistance services to assist state and local advocates in promoting economic security across the generations.

View the complete job description and submit your application today!

Application deadline is Friday, March 12, 2010.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Elder Economic Security Initiative Featured in AARP Magazine!

We are pleased to report that the Elder Economic Security Initiative (Initiative) is featured in the latest edition of AARP Magazine. “Living on the Edge" , by Barry Yeoman, addresses the growing number of elders who live just above the federal poverty level – but are unable to make ends meet and ineligible for many federal and state assistance programs. The Initiative’s Associate Director Stacy Sanders, and our California partner, Jenny Chung of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, discuss the importance of having an accurate geographically-based measure, like the Elder Index, to determine what elders need to get by.

Check out the article today and share your thoughts!

Friday, February 5, 2010

President's Budget Aims to Ease Caregiver Burden

The release of the President’s FY 2011 budget this week included a significant increase in funds to programs that support family caregivers through its proposed Caregiver Initiative. The over $100 million budget increase includes funding for caregiver services and temporary respite care and dollars for home and community-based supportive services, such as elder transportation and adult day care programs. Additionally $8.1 million is allocated for the Administration on Aging (AoA) nutrition service programs, such as Meals on Wheels.

Each of these programs is critical to many elder’s ability to age in place. WOW applauds the Administration’s proposal for increased funding for caregiver supports and services.

Read the AoA Budget Statement for more information.