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On May 25, the U.S. Senate rejected both the House-passed budget plan from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the budget proposed earlier by President Obama. Opposition to the Ryan budget was expressed mostly in terms of the cuts it would make in Medicare. In fact, the Ryan budget is being given some credit for the Republicans’ loss of the New York 26th district seat in Tuesday’s special election. So, Medicare is likely to fall farther off the budget-cutting table, at least on the consumer benefits side.

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Aging services providers will be struggling to recruit and retain a quality workforce, based on sheer demographics alone. Here are some examples of what innovative leaders in our field are doing to help improve their recruitment/retention potential by addressing issues most critical to the workforce they hope to bring/keep in the field.

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On May 5, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that a total of $4,893,248 in fiscal year 2010 Emergency Capital Repair Grant funds was awarded to 16 projects and 1,809 units.

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There are questions and concerns about social media. But what it comes down to is how social media is handled in an organization. The American Red Cross certainly knows this all too well. Randy Eilts, director of public relations, at GlynnDevins Advertising and Marketing, recently blogged about this in “When Social Media Goes Wrong.”

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Online training offers advantages for many providers, including education for regulatory compliance, accessibility, ease-of-use and record-keeping.

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Episcopal Homes of Minnesota newest affordable senior housing community is an innovative model of community planning and neighborhood revitalization.

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This page features tips for organizing consumer focus and advisory groups that can help organization engage consumers and acheive their goals at the same time.

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The language can impact consumers’ opinions of our field, the services we provide and the people we serve. This toolkit offers information on universal language, examples of universal language terms and ideas for integrating it into your organization’s communications.

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In his best-selling book, Good to Great, Jim Collins includes “level 5” leaders among the major elements in the success of organizations that move themselves from being merely “good” to truly “great.” LeadingAge magazine looks at three “level 5” leaders and how they are taking their aging services organizations to new heights in this article by Michele Holleran, Ph.D., MBA, founder of Holleran.

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The GlynnDevins Blog provides insights, ideas and inspiration for professionals in the field of senior living. You’ll find marketing tips, management insights, and interesting perspectives about senior living staff and residents.

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Many LeadingAge members rely on funding from the Older Americans Act (OAA) money for a variety of activities.

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