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M4A wants to remind consumers of all ages at all stages to START WITH M4A!  We are the first place to contact to get help, information, and resources. Our Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Specialists are always here to help!
M4A's Caregiver Lunch & Learn event below will include Free Lunch and Free Respite to the first 10 RSVP’s. Speakers include Lifespan Respite, Miller Piggott of Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Lemeshia Agee of Brookwood Baptist, and Paige Landry of SouthernCare New Beacon.

CAREGIVERS MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!
M4A's Living Well Alabama Program staff deserves a big SHOUT OUT! The Administration on Community Living (ACL) federal agency has chosen many of the LWA program outreach and education materials as "best practices" and is making them available to other programs across the country!

It’s showtime at the FTC!

 
February 20, 2019
by Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Videos from the Federal Trade Commission may not feature a cast of celebrity actors, but they’re still entertaining. Produced by the nation’s consumer protection agency, these videos offer practical, useful, and memorable messages that can save you money, time, and aggravation. And they’re free.

We have videos that tell you how to protect your identity, deal with debt collectors, and shop for a used car. Other videos are about how to stay ahead of scammers, such as by signing up for free email updates from the FTC.

Check out our complete line-up of consumer videos. Share your favorites with family, friends and colleagues. Post our videos on your blog or website. You’ll find embed code in our media center.

ACL Seeks Public Input on EJCC Priorities


ACL wants to hear your best thoughts and ideas for the future activities of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC). The EJCC coordinates activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the federal government. We want to know what issues you think the EJCC should prioritize over the next two years.
You can submit comments electronically to ejcc@acl.hhs.gov with “Thoughts and Ideas” in the subject line through September 30, 2019.

What we are looking for:

Comments, thoughts, and ideas about any aspect of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council. Examples of questions you can address include:
  • How have the EJCC’s past activities benefitted you or your affiliated programs?
  • What activities, tools, resources, or components could most effectively advance elder justice at the state and local levels?
  • How could the EJCC benefit the larger elder justice community?
  • What is the best way to measure the EJCC’s impact and effectiveness?

What we are not looking for:

Please do not use this mailbox to report suspicions of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Any suspected abuse, neglect or financial exploitation should be reported to your state’s Adult Protective Services. ACL is also not authorized to receive personally identifiable information beyond the contact information of the person submitting input. We will not review any comment that includes any other personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, or Social Security numbers.
Read the full public input invitation.

 
M4A, in partnership with the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) and our local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), are planning and hosting a statewide regional training tour in 2019 specifically for law enforcement and other first responders. 

The dates of the training are:

MARCH 26 – BIRMINGHAM
 
JUNE 26 – MONTGOMERY
 
SEPTEMBER 25 – HUNTSVILLE
 
OCTOBER 23 - MOBILE

Please help M4A promote these upcoming training events to local law enforcement and first responder agencies. Those interested to attend must register at www.m4a.org/register. 

Please contact Robyn James for more information at rjames@m4a.org or 205-670-5770.


 
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