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Register now for our upcoming Generations Forum:
From Ageism to Inclusion
Ageism harms communities, our economy, society and ourselves. To overcome it, aging must be an integral part of all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Spend a week with ASA as we cover ways to recognize and push back against ageism and integrate more representative, realistic aspects of aging into our work
What should you expect at From Ageism to Age Inclusion?
Learn tech tools that can help make caregiving tasks easier.
We are excited to launch a new, virtual course on digital essentials designed specifically for older adult caregivers and recipients of care beginning on Monday, August 9.
About the course:
This free, six-week course was designed to empower attendees with the skills needed to navigate and understand the digital world.
How can it help?
Training sessions include staying connected with friends and family members, best practices for navigating the internet safely, ordering groceries directly to your home, understanding online health resources, and more.
Caregivers age 60+ and recipients of care are encouraged to register for the course at seniorplanet.org/caregiving. The deadline to register is Thursday, August 5!
Centenarian doctor still practicing in US
Florida pediatrician Andy Margileth recently turned 101 and is one of a dozen physicians over 100 still licensed to practice in the US. The World War II Navy veteran had a military pediatrics award named for him and was involved in efforts to develop vaccines and prevent childhood disease.
Full Story: CBS News (7/19)
Economics-based financial planning can help boomers
An economics-based approach to financial planning can help baby boomers who may not be as prepared financially as they should be for retirement, according to economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff. The approach has four goals and can help a household maintain and even increase its standard of living throughout retirement, Kotlikoff writes.
Full Story: InvestmentNews (tiered subscription model) (7/15)
How to get organized for retirement
In times of economic, political, and even climate uncertainty, planning for retirement may seem overwhelming. To gain control, focus on a comprehensive and holistic philosophy about money, a systematic process for implementing financial strategies, and planning customized to your situation.
Full Story: Kiplinger (7/17)
Feds recovered $3.1B via health care fraud, abuse program
HHS and the Department of Justice's joint Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program recovered nearly $3.1 billion in fiscal 2020, including about $2.1 billion for the Medicare Trust Funds, according to a report.
Full Story: MedCity News (7/19)
People with Parkinson's, dementia benefit from dance
Beth Elgort, a retired social worker, started dance classes and the nonprofit Mind, Music, Movement Foundation to help people with movement issues or neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's diseases, maintain their physical and mental abilities and socialize. Elgort has worked with a neurologist and ballet dancers for a class that helps people with such disorders maintain quality of life.
Full Story: WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach, Fla.) (7/17)
Music improves quality of life for older adults
Alzheimer's disease and dementia expert Dan Cohen started the Music & Memory program in 2010 to help older-adult care organizations and communities use music to improve quality of life among patients and residents. Music helps them remember, relax, and maintain a sense of self even when they're experiencing mental confusion, Cohen says.
Full Story: McKnight's Senior Living online (7/19)
Teledentistry has benefits for Mont. veterans
Dental care for veterans at the Montana Department of Veterans Affairs has become more convenient lately thanks to its implementation of teledentistry and specifically, the use of an intraoral camera that helps dental hygienists spot oral health issues. The hygienists then send information to the dentist or relevant specialist and begin the process of treatment without the patient having to undergo multiple visits.
Full Story: KHQ-TV (Spokane, Wash.) (7/14)
Calif. budget removes asset test for dual eligibles
The newly approved California budget eliminates the financial asset test for people who have both Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, and Medicare. Financial eligibility for this population will be based only on income.
Full Story: Kaiser Health News (7/20)
Download: The Diverse Family Caregivers Toolkit
What should you know about diverse family caregivers? Download the Diverse Elder Coalition's "Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers" Toolkit today. Learn more.
Aging 2022: Call for Proposals
On Aging 2022's Call for Proposals is open through August 15. Submit your proposal now to present and join us in New Orleans next spring for our annual conference. Learn more.
July 31: Last Day to Save $25 on Membership
Throughout the pandemic Nonprofit Montgomery was here for you, bringing County decision makers to meet with nonprofits, highlighting the work of the sector, adding programs and content to meet the crisis, and successfully advocating for increases in County contracts.
Renew today and receive $25 off your membership dues. Use the code EARLYBIRD and click apply discount. Our 2021-2022 membership starts July 1, 2021.
Contact us if you need an invoice or if you have any questions.
Everything you wanted to know about returning to work with Nonprofit HR
Part 1: Returning to Work Webinar
Thursday, July 29, 2pm-3:30pm
Click here to register.
Many leaders and staff have been envisioning a return to physical workplaces after prolonged absences necessitated by the pandemic. We’ve adapted, flexed, and pivoted to working virtually.
Through this webinar we hope to:
Part 2: Open Q&A
Thursday, August 5, 2-4pm
Click here to register.
Bring your questions about returning to the psychical workspace.
Facilitator: Lisa Wright Ponce, MSHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, sHRBP
Lisa Wright Ponce leverages over 20 years of nonprofit and for-profit sector experience in her role as Senior Consultant. Lisa has proven capacity for strategically assessing diverse organizations and designing multi-faceted workplace solutions.
Nonprofit Montgomery Welcomes New Staff & Board Changes
Franca Brilliant has joined us as our new Development & Advocacy Director. Over the past two decades Franca Brilliant has worked with numerous organizations, as a board member, consultant, and employee, to help them become more effective at achieving their goals while staying true to their mission and values. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please welcome Lavontte Chatmon as our new Program and Membership Director. Lavontte is a visionary nonprofit professional with 13 years of experience in program development, operation, and management. She is dedicated to the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access and has developed BIPOC affinity groups and DEI committees in her previous roles. You can reach Lavontte at email@example.com.
The Nonprofit Montgomery Board welcomes new officers of the Board as of July 1.
Lescault & Walderman: Reading Financial Statements
You have an important story to tell so make sure you understand what your financial statements say about your organization to grant-makers and donors. Join us on September 14 from 1-2pm. Click here to register.
Lescault and Walderman is a business consulting firm that provides DMV Accounting, Bookkeeping and CFO Services to small to medium businesses in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions.
MSDE Child Care Stabilization Grant
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced that licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can apply for Child Care Stabilization Grants. The more than $309 million American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 child care stabilization initiative provides grants to licensed providers that sustain the child care sector and build a stronger child care system.
Child care providers licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education no later than March 11, 2021 (as required by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) are eligible to receive an American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 Child Care Stabilization Grant if they are:
Grant Awards Amounts: $15,000 base award and $300 per licensed slot
Grant Application Submission Deadline: August 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Click here for FAQs, worksheets, the application link, and more.
Addressing Homelessness: A Community Conversation
Interfaith Works will be hosting a community conversation on addressing homelessness on July 29 at 7pm. The event will feature experts who will explore the complexities of addressing and resolving homelessness. Click this link for more information.
Grants & Funding Opportunities
MSDE Childcare Stabilization Grant: see above
The Community Foundation: Summer Grant Round
Deadline Extended: MoCo Economic Development Grant for Nonprofits
The MoCo Economic Development Grant Program for Nonprofits will provide competitively selected grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. The grant is for Montgomery County nonprofits with initiatives that align with one (or more) of the four identified priorities: (1) Minority Entrepreneurship, (2) STEM Education, (3) Research and Innovation Development, and (4) Small-Scale Manufacturing.
The application deadline has been extended. The new due date is July 23, 5pm and award notifications begin August 16. Click here for more info and to apply.
What We're Reading
Audubon Naturalist Society: DC Conservation Advocate
Collaboration Council: Project Coordinator
Nonprofit Montgomery: Administrative and Finance Coordinator
PEP: Deputy Director
Community Bridges: 3 open positions
Middle School Program Manager
High School Program Manager
College and Career Program Manager
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project: Victim Advocate/Program Manager for Child Advocacy & Immigration Programs