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AASC Approved as Member of Leadership Council of Aging Organizations

Monday, June 12, 2017  
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Janice Monks, President & CEO of the American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC), is pleased to announce the approval of AASC’s participation as a member of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), a national coalition dedicated to preserving and strengthening federal programs that serve America’s older adults. 

The 71-member organization, located in Washington, DC, was founded in 1980 and is comprised of national non-profits that serve older Americans through a variety of programs. Since its creation, LCAO has been the go-to organization on federal aging policy and is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the well-being of America’s older population and providing a voice for seniors and their families. Members of LCAO include AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, The Gerontological Society of America, Meals on Wheels, and the National Association of Social Workers.

“As a member of LCAO, AASC has a seat at the table to help shape the future of aging policy at the national level and to promote the invaluable role of service coordination in community-based long-term care,” said Alayna Waldrum, affordable housing policy expert and public policy consultant to AASC.

LCAO’s member organizations touch every part of older adults’ lives, from direct services to income security issues, disability, and Medicare. Since President Trump’s inauguration, high-level policy makers have spoken at LCAO’s monthly meetings to share their expertise and insight on the changing federal landscape and what it means for America’s seniors. Federal programs are critical to the work that AASC members do, and the new administration’s proposed budget cuts and reforms to Medicare and Medicaid will have a significant impact on our work.

AASC has already been approached by several other LCAO members to begin collaborating on issues. “This is a great honor for AASC, and we appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with such a well-respected coalition,” Monks said.