West Virginia Counseling Association Fall 2018 Conference

West Virginia Counseling Association Fall 2018 Conference 

 

Share your talents and expertise with other West Virginia mental health professionals!  The WVCA Fall 2018 Conference will take place November 1 – 3, 2018 at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV, and is offered to West Virginia Counselors, other mental health professionals, and Counseling students as an opportunity to share information, present ideas, demonstrate techniques, network, and to develop personally and professionally.  We encourage you to submit a proposal to present at the conference.  Proposals are due by Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  Proposals will be reviewed by the WVCA Conference Committee, and you will be notified of the review decision by e-mail by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute June 13-15, 2018

29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute

June 13-15, 2018

Holiday Inn University

Morgantown, WV

Full Week $231, Daily $90

Applying for Nursing, Social CE, Counseling CE, Psychology CE, Addiction, LPC Ethics, Military and Addiction Session

 

Registration: Contact Swapna King, 304-598-6422, kingsw@wvumedicine.org 

The Older Americans Act (OAA) – Take Action

The Older Americans Act (OAA) helps older adults to engage in their communities and to maintain and improve dignity, health, and independence. Services funded through the OAA include case management, elder abuse prevention, family caregiver supports, nutrition programs, transportation, and in-home assistance. In partnership with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, and other groups, NASW has advocated consistently for OAA funding.

 

The omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018, passed and signed into law (P.L. 115-141) in late March, included increased funding (as compared to FY 2017) for some OAA programs and other programs critical to the well-being of older adults:

 

  • OAA Title II programs: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
  • OAA Title III programs: Preventive Health, Family Caregiver Support, Nutrition Services, and Home and Community-Based Supportive Services
  • OAA Title VI programs: caregiver support services and nutrition and supportive services for American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawai’ians
  • OAA Title VII programs: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect Programs; Elder Justice Initiative and other Elder Rights Support Activities
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (partial restoration of funding cut in FY 2017)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Program: part of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, created in 2010 by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-14)
  • Section 202 program: provides housing for older adults with low incomes
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: benefits many older adults
  • National Institutes of Health: research on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
  • National Health Service Corps and Area Health Education Centers
  • Community Development Block Grant.

 

Moreover, the law included level funding for other programs that had faced severe cuts during the FY 2018 appropriations process:

 

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Elder Falls Prevention, both under the auspices of the PPHF
  • Senior Community Services Employment Program  Senior Corps: includes Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companion programs
  • Community Services Block Grant and Social Services Block Grant.

 

These appropriations constitute a significant victory for the OAA and for other aging programs.

 

 

Action Requested

 

Send a message to your members of Congress to underscore the importance of funding for the OAA and other programs integral to the health and well-being of older adults.

Take Action

Preston County Senior Citizens has a position available for a Full Time Social Service Coordinator

Preston County Senior Citizens has a position available for a Full Time Social Service Coordinator. Bachelors in Social Work or related field required. Social Work license required. Stop by the senior center in Kingwood for an application or email your resume to Janie Lou White at jwhite@prestonseniors.org