National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.



News Letters


The AARP Purpose Prize

Dear Fellow GU Board Members,
I am reaching out to you to announce The AARP Purpose Prize which showcases the amazing social impact that people 50+ are having.  I know I am talking to a community of believers when I say that AARP is challenging outdated beliefs and stereotypes about what it means to grow older.  The AARP Purpose Prize is a high-profile way  for us to put a spotlight on the remarkable accomplishments of five exceptional individuals who have tapped the wealth of experience to foster enduring, innovative social impact.
Through a rigorous review process, recipients of the award will each receive $50,000 to celebrate their achievements and help broaden the scope of their work.  I think you will be especially interested in one of the prizes:  The Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.  Named for our founder, this specific Purpose Prize will acknowledge the efforts of someone who is working across the generations to make the world a better place.
I’m asking you each a favor:  Could you help promote the AARP Purpose Prize as we launch our call for nominations?  Please see the attached flyer for more details about the prize and the process for nominations.  It is our goal to get a rich, diverse pool of applicants who are putting their life experiences toward making positive social change.  Nominations are currently open and will run through May 12, 2017.
Please do not hesitate me if you have questions or need additional information.  In advance, thank you so much for your help. Read more …

Protecting Our Seniors  / Nursing Home Abuse

The “Caucus Corner” monthly newsletter is intended to convey real-time information about issues pertaining to senior health, housing, employment and other areas of interest.


FDA Consumer Health Information


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 50th Anniversary of Medicare

                   As the 50-year anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid approaches, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking for success stories about Medicare and how it has benefited our beneficiaries. Here’s the chance for beneficiaries who are part of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging Inc. family to tell us their stories! Stories can be a specific experience or just a general appreciation for Medicare. The attached form can be used to briefly submit an individual(s) success stories. Also attached is the release form that needs to accompany the testimonials.