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This podcast highlights aging services programs and the senior nutrition network as we combat COVID-19.
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In this episode, NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato interviews Connie Benton Wolfe, President and CEO of Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, one of Indiana's area agencies on aging. Bob and Connie discuss AIHS' programming during the pandemic, the challenges and opportunities brought by COVID-19, and more!
Join NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato as he interviews Better Medicare Alliance President and former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz on Medicare Advantage, its benefits for older adults and senior nutrition programs, and MA programs' responses to COVID-19. Links mentioned on the podcast: NANASP Take Action pageBMA COVID-19/Medicare Advantage report
Episode 5: SNAP to It!

Episode 5: SNAP to It!

2020-07-0632:52

Join NANASP as we interview Michael J. Wilson of Maryland Hunger Solutions and Ellen Vollinger of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) about their work advocating for SNAP benefits during the pandemic and how we can all help get the word out on SNAP.
This week, NANASP's Bob Blancato and Meredith Whitmire are joined by Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, to interview the founders of Teens Helping Seniors. THS is a volunteer group that has 20+ locations internationally. The THS teen volunteers are delivering groceries to seniors in the pandemic and beyond. Dhruv Pai and Matthew Casertano explain their organization's work, lessons learned, and how you can get involved.
Episode 3: Rose Jones

Episode 3: Rose Jones

2020-06-0822:33

In this episode, NANASP Policy and Advocacy Director Meredith Whitmire interviews Rose Jones, Director of Rhode Island's Office of Healthy Aging, about Rhode Island's response to COVID-19 -- including their tele-buddy socialization program.
This week, NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato interviews Mary Beals-Luedtka, NANASP Board Chair and Director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging (AAA) (Flagstaff, AZ) and Linda Miller, NANASP Vice Chair and Aging Director of the Centralina AAA (Charlotte, NC).
In this episode, Bob Blancato, NANASP Executive Director, interviews Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.
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