The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) is one of several national nonprofit agencies serving as a grantee to provide the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is a part-time, temporary job training program for eligible elders 55 and older. Subsidizing job training and building real world skills are the keys to NICOA’s SCSEP success in Indian Country since 1989.
The NICOA Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC) provides outreach and education to American Indian and Alaska Native elders, the Aging Network, and Native focused and diverse aging groups, on the unique needs of Native elders and caregivers. Currently we are developing training on best practices for collaborating with tribes and providing an updated resource toolkit for Native people of all ages living with disabilities. Lastly, we are expanding NICOA’s educational resources and making them available electronically on our website.
NICOA, in partnership with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and other key stakeholders, is in the process of establishing a Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports National Resource Center (TLTSSNRC). The goal of this project is to empower tribal communities to develop and/or expand long-term services and supports (LTSS) for American Indian and Alaska Native elders and persons with disabilities in their local communities.
The grant — “Addressing Unmet Family Caregiving Needs in Diverse Older Communities” — provides funding to the Diverse Elders Coalition to research disparities in access to linguistically and culturally competent health care and social services among those served by the coalition and develop programs that will meet those caregivers’ unique needs.
This grant provides funding to research disparities in access to linguistically and culturally competent health care and social services and develop programs that meet caregivers’ unique needs.
The goal of this project is to empower tribal communities to develop and/or expand long-term services and supports for Native elders and persons with disabilities in their local communities.