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NPA Develops Audit Materials to Assist PACE Organizations with Compliance Efforts

The National PACE Asssociation (NPA) PACE Audit Task Force has developed a set of materials to assist Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) with their compliance efforts and to prepare for future audits.

NPA members can log into the website to access the materials.

PACE 2.0: Charting a Course for Exponential PACE Growth

NPA has launched the PACE 2.0 project with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health. The initiative will expand access to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) for many complex high-need, high-cost populations across the country.

The organizations recently approved $795,585 in funding over two years, with the goal of innovating the PACE model to serve more seniors and other individuals with high-care needs.

Oct. 1 Is United Nations International Day of Older Persons

On Sunday, Oct. 1, communities around the world will observe the International Day of Older Persons, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has announced. In 1990 the United Nations designated Oct. 1 to recognize the vital contributions of older people globally and to encourage member nations to thoughtfully address their increasingly aging populations.

PACE Participates in Boston Initiative Targeting Chronically Homeless Seniors

By Sherry Fox

“Boston’s Way Home” is Mayor Martin Walsh’s initiative to end veteran and chronic homelessness in the city by providing a pathway through health services and homes.

The State of Transportation for Seniors

Nearly 20 percent of people ages 75-79 use ride-sharing as their primary means of travel, a study by Transportation for America found. This number rises to 40 percent for respondents over 85. 

Gov. Roy Cooper Proclaims PACE Month in North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed that September is PACE Month in North Carolina.

The NC PACE Association Board of Directors met with the governor at the state capitol building on Sept. 6 for the signing ceremony. His heartfelt remarks were captured on video.

The association issued a press release about the event.

PACE SWMI Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary During First National PACE Month

PACE of Southwest Michigan (SWMI) is celebrating its five-year anniversary during the first National PACE Month.

National PACE Month recognizes the work of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), which coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older adults can continue living at home in their community. This year’s theme is “Delivering Independence,” celebrating the role of PACE drivers in promoting independence for seniors.

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney Visits Hope PACE Center and Hospice

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-19) recently visited the Hope PACE Center and Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. He was hosted by Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare.

Penny Abulencia Retires As Executive Director of PACE CNY

Penny Abulencia, RN, MS, has retired as executive director of PACE CNY and senior vice president of Loretto after 20 years.

Stephanie Button, MSW, who has been with PACE since 2001, was named the new executive director of PACE CNY.

Fallon Health Plans to Open PACE Program in Webster, MA

Fallon Health has announced plans to open a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Webster, MA. The new Summit ElderCare location will have the capacity to care for at least 250 participants.

“Building a new site in Webster offers participants a brand-new facility that is close to where many of our participants live,” said Richard Burke, president and CEO of Fallon Health.

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