Advance CLASS Applauds House Energy and Commerce Bipartisan Hearing on Long -Term Care Financing

PRESS RELEASE: Advance CLASS Applauds House Energy and Commerce Bipartisan Hearing on Long -Term Care Financing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Connie Garner
202-261-7347, memebrship@advanceclass.org

Washington, DC (February 29, 2016) — Advance CLASS, Inc., commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee for its decision to hold a bipartisan hearing “Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care in the U.S.” Advance CLASS is pleased that both Republicans and Democrats recognize the importance of, and the pressing need to address the lack of long-term services and supports (LTSS) in this country for those in need.

Because of this need, bipartisan groups have come together over the past few decades to present recommendations on how to help Americans better prepare for their current or future long-term care needs and costs associated with those needs. The financing of long-term care is complicated, yet the research continues to refine strategies to address this crisis. It is now time for Congress to act.

Advance CLASS supports the financing and implementation of a comprehensive, high- quality system of care. We must ensure that aging seniors and people with disabilities can access services and supports in a manner that they choose. Advance CLASS continues to believe that a long-term care financing and delivery system should provide universal access and high quality services to individuals, and should promote personal planning throughout one’s working years. Advance CLASS will continue to work towards the goal of ensuring consumer choice and control related to services and supports for all Americans in the years to come.

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About advance CLASS, Inc.

Advance CLASS, Inc. is the national advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program. The group is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, comprised of prominent national organizations who serve the most vulnerable in both the aging and disability communities. This “big tent” group is eager to expand further, and include a variety of stakeholders including diverse providers of care, and companies who specialize in delivery of crucial services. For more information, visit www.advanceclass.org or follow us on Twitter @advanceCLASS.

March 1, 2016 is the MA Presidential Primary Election Day: VOTE!

Did  you know that close to 20% of the USA population are those of us living with disabilities? Yet the current social policies still are putting in place barriers to us living as independently as we choose. We have an opportunity to have our voices heard every time we vote. Tomorrow is the MA Presidential Primary election. Have your voice heard by voting. Check out this link for more information on March 1, 2016 MA Presidential Primary Election: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/02/rules_for_the_2016_massachuset.html

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DC Update from MM

Senator Schumer at NCIL 2016 Congressional Briefing on DIA

Senator Schumer at NCIL 2016 Congressional Briefing on DIA

 

Hi all, I attended as a member at large the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Board winter 2016 meeting last week as well as the 2016 NCIL Congressional Briefing and Reception on NCIL 2016 Legislative and Advocacy Priorities on February 24, 2016 at the Senate Visitors Center. Senator Schumer attended and spoke passionately about the Disability Integration Act he is sponsoring, a key piece of our disability rights and independent living advocacy. Check out at this link so you can be informed on the  NCIL priorities defined by the NCIL membership: http://www.ncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Policy-Priorities-Spring-2016.pdf

I was also able to visit with Senator Elizabeth Warren, accompanied by Sarah Launderville, NCIL Region 1Board Representative and ED of Vermont CIL. See photo. Senator Warren has been a strong supporter for independent living and we thank her for her advocacy.

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Senator Warren with MM and Sarah L 2 24 2016 DC

Senator Warren with MM and Sarah L 2 24 2016 DC

NERLC Peer Support Group

We will be holding an ongoing Peer Support Group in Salem at the Independent Living Center of the North Shore. The group will meet on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Contact: Josh Marcus at
Email: jmarcus@nilp.org 
Phone: (978) 500-5764

Meeting Place: 27 Congress Street, Suite #107 Salem, MA

Universal Housing Application Assistance Workshop

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
2:00–4:00 PM
ILCNSCA Main Office
27 Congress St., Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970

The ILCNSCA is the North Shore and Cape Ann service and advocacy
agency for all persons with disabilities. We are available to assist you with
completion of the Universal Housing application for subsidized housing
across Massachusetts.

The need for housing that is affordable, accessible and available by
persons with disabilities or families who have a member with disabilities is
the most common request to ILCNSCA. ILCNSCA will have staff available to
guide you in a group setting to assist you in completing your housing
application.

Contact ILCNSCA at 978-741-0077 v, 888-751-0077 toll free, 978-745-1735
TTY, or via e-mail to: smcduff@ilcnsca.org and/or lgiunta@ilcnsca.org with “Housing Application Assistance Appointment” in the subject line to RSVP. We will remind you of
items you must gather for attachment to the application when you
schedule your appointment.

Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in
advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical
sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or
scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken
for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be
photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

ILCNSCA is partially funded by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development and the U.S. Department of Housing &
Urban Development.

ILCNSCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, ancestry, marital and familial status, income/public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information, sexual orientation or disability.

ILCNSCA is an equal opportunity employer. Para más información por favor llame a 978-741-0077 V, 978-745-1735 TTY.

NERLC Peer Support Group

We will be holding an ongoing Peer Support Group in Salem at the Independent Living Center of the North Shore. The group will meet on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

 

Contact: Josh Marcus at
Email: jmarcus@nilp.org 
Phone: (978) 500-5764

Meeting Place: 27 Congress Street, Suite #107 Salem, MA