Call Trisha today at 243-5252 to reserve yours!
On Tuesday, March 17, the band Currach will be performing at the NESCO Dining Site at Warner Park. They will play one 40 minute set starting at 10:30am so you don’t want to be late. http://www.thecurrachtrio.com/
Call NESCO at 243-5252 by noon Monday, March 16th to sign up to stay for lunch after the performance. Lunch will be Corned Beef and Cabbage with Boiled Potatoes, Carrots and a Shamrock Cookie.
A currach is a traditional Irish boat, framed in wood with hide or canvas stretched to cover. It has close cousins in the Welsh coracle and canoe, but the design and construction spring uniquely from the West of Ireland and Scotland. A craft worthy of sea travel, fishing, and even the transport of livestock, powerful and ancient, like the music you’ll find here.
Daithi Wolfe moved to Madison from his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan back in 1988. Since then he has had the pleasure of fiddling with the Drones, Far From Home, Yid Vicious, V05, and the Solidarity Singalong, among others.
For seven years, each Friday night at the Brocach Irish Pub, this trio of friends have pursued their apprenticeship to the great art of traditional music. In and out of the door, new friends come and go, some to stay only the night and some to stay for years. The languages of talk, laughter and music mix and flow through the rooms as blood through the veins of time and all the old makers of tunes are as alive in those rooms as they were in their prime, as they are always alive where they’re called to listen and play. For a little while, we’re all there together to sing and to remember why we worked to learn the music, that asks everything and gives back double in return. If you’re in the neighborhood, come join us.
NCOA Applauds HELP Committee Action on Older Americans Act Reauthorization
January 28, 2015
Public Affairs Manager
Washington, DC – The National Council on Aging (NCOA) commends the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on its quick markup of S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015, and encourages the full Senate to vote just as quickly on this important bill for America’s seniors.
The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that help older adults remain healthy, secure, and independent in their own homes—services like meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more. The Act has historically received bipartisan support, but its authorization expired in 2011.
S. 192 reflects many of NCOA’s top priorities, including new resources to modernize multipurpose senior centers, a focus on seniors’ economic needs, requiring health promotion and disease prevention initiatives to be evidence-based, and promoting chronic disease self-management and falls prevention. NCOA also supports the inclusion of stronger elder justice and legal services provisions, needed clarity for caregiver support and Aging and Disability Resource Centers, and new opportunities for intergenerational shared sites.
Funding for OAA has not kept pace with inflation or demand, and sequester and other recent budget cuts have significantly eroded OAA funding and increased waiting lists for services nationwide. NCOA is pleased that S. 192 preserves authorized funding levels, ensuring the ability to make key investments through 2018.
“Reauthorization of the OAA is a critical opportunity for Congress to modernize and improve services for older Americans by supporting efficiencies and innovations and reassessing the Act’s successes and limitations,” said Howard Bedlin, NCOA Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy. “It’s notable that in this year where we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important program, Chairman Alexander has chosen to make bipartisan renewal of the OAA a priority.”
HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), with Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), introduced the bipartisan legislation. Learn more about the proposed reauthorization here.
About NCOA The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.