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Medical alert systems—where the press of a wearable call button puts you in touch with a dispatcher who can summon emergency help or contact a friend or family member—may offer some reassurance. If you’re considering such a system, which should you choose? The wide variety of features, service options, and fees can make it challenging to… Read More »
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Promoting February as American Heart Month, they have these suggestions. Heart disease can be prevented, and you can lower your risk by being more active. Endurance,… Read More »
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »
On March 13 at 8am ET, the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math will meet to discuss health literacy needs of older adults. The workshop will focus on the changing needs of health literacy that arise from chronic disease and medication management, cognitive and functional declines, and other… Read More »
This 61-page toolkit’s purpose, is to enable those involved in aging-in-place assistance and disaster resilience to help those older adults in need, to recover and thrive from both natural and man-made disasters. It takes these two complementary fields and brings them together to assist those who may not be able to help themselves after disaster… Read More »
Aging in Place, or remaining in their homes, is something many older Americans would like to be able to do. Planning ahead and knowing how to access services can help make this possible. The Aging in Place Toolkit for rural populations has been updated by the Rural Health Information Hub. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and models… Read More »
Aging brings challenges, and Americans are living longer and in greater numbers than ever before. Join this free session of the CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss the impact the aging population will have on their caregivers, the public health system, and the aging themselves. Hear what CDC and public health officials are… Read More »
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Go4Life Month is an opportunity to focus attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. This year’s theme is Move More with Go4Life! The goal for Go4Life Month is to help older adults move a little more, work a little harder, and try all 4 types of exercise. Online tools are available to inspire… Read More »
Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), news release, July 26, 2017 “While *opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Rates of opioid abuse among young adults — aged 18 to 25 — decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002… Read More »
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The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) from the NIH National Eye Institute has put together a Vision and Aging: See Well for a Lifetime toolkit, in English and Spanish, to aid in leading “eye health educational sessions with older adults in your community. Whether you want to lead a small educational session about vision… Read More »
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