Learn the amazing story behind the creation of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) — and the powerful role it plays in improving the lives of Native elders. Dr. David Derose, host of American Indian & Alaska Native Living, interviews NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley.
National Indian Council on Aging Executive Director Larry Curley spoke with Ira Pastor during his podcast, “Progress, Potential, and Possibilities: Discussion with Fascinating People Designing A Better Tomorrow”. They discuss comprehensive health, social services and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
National Indian Council on Aging Executive Director Larry Curley speaks with Fox New Mexico Channel 13.2 KRQE about our Connected Indigenous Elders campaign to target elder social isolation. This loneliness awareness campaign for elders and their caregivers, funded with a grant from the CDC Foundation, seeks to help all members of our communities understand the issue, which was already a concern and worsened during COVID-19.
National Indian Council on Aging Executive Director Larry Curley visited Indian Country Today to talk about our new campaign to target elder social isolation called Connected Indigenous Elders. This loneliness awareness campaign for elders and their caregivers, funded with a grant from the CDC Foundation, seeks to help all members of our communities understand the issue, which was already a concern and worsened during COVID-19.
Watch the American Society on Aging’s Legacy Interview with National Indian Council on Aging Executive Director Larry Curley. This was one of a 12-week webcast series that features interviews with diverse legendary pathfinders who have spent decades in the field of aging, health and social services. Each interview is conducted by Ken Dychtwald, to capture the wisdom and character of gerontology’s pioneers to inform, inspire and guide current and future professionals in the fields of aging and related services for years to come.
NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley speaks to the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States as they host a hearing entitled “A Year in Review: The State of COVID-19 in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities”, March 23, 2021.
engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults joins the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the Administration for Community Living, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe Title VI program for a webinar focused on social engagement interventions for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders.
Speakers share how Title VI Native American aging programs are creatively addressing social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep elders engaged. Larry Curley, executive director of NICOA, provides an overview of cultural considerations when working with American Indian and Alaska Native elders, with a particular focus on social isolation and culturally sensitive strategies to connect and engage with Native elders to address social isolation. Watch the recording below or click here for full slides.
In August 2020, American Society on Aging President and CEO Peter Kaldes and NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley discussed issues of equity and justice and how they intersect with his work with elders in the Navajo Nation and how recently there have been resurgences in racism against members of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico due to COVID-19.
Executive Director Larry Curley discusses the long and inspiring process of lobbying for the groundbreaking amendment to Title VI of the Older Americans Act to provide direct funding for American Indian tribes to support their elders.
Check out this special “Telephone Town Hall” livestream on brain health with the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), AARP and the Global Council on Brain Health.
NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley, AARP’s Mashell Sourjohn of community outreach and Sarah Lock of policy and brain health, discuss the five pillars of brain health and debunking myths about the aging brain.
Find out how you and your loved ones can maintain your brain health as you age.