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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 »
With the retirement of NIHSeniorHealth.gov on August 1st, sign up for the National Institute on Aging mailing lists for updates on health information relating to aging and older adults. E-alerts include healthy aging highlights, Alzheimer’s news and annoucements, NIA for Caregivers, Go4Life fitness tips, and tips to maintain motivation to help you be more active…. Read More »
The LGBT+ National Aging Research Center is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and their families. This Center is built upon strong collaborations across the nation with LGBTQ older adults, their families and communities, and service providers as well as multidisciplinary experts from such… Read More »
On August 1, 2017, the NIHSeniorHealth.gov web site will be retired. NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the first government web site designed for older adults, was launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The site provided evidence-based health information to millions of older adults in a format geared to… Read More »
June 8, 2017 at 3pm EDT Register Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association’s Needs Assessment Toolkit from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Alzheimer’s Association. The webinar will include presentations from health professionals on assessments conducted in North Carolina and Arizona as well as an overview of the toolkit.
The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials. The workshop was organized around presentations and panel discussions that explored the design of… Read More »
Visit the Microlearning page from our own NNLM Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) for links to brief tutorials on NIHSeniorHealth, a site created specifically with Seniors in mind. The six tutorials are between one and three minutes long and provide helpful how-tos such as searching the site and using the toolkit for trainers.
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