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September 2017

Monthly Archive (Community-Based Programs)

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09.29.2017
Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and es­tablish the Aging... Read More
09.28.2017
The winner of the 2017 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Educa­tion is Thomas Kamber, executive director of New York-based Older Adults Technology Ser­vices (OATS), for OATS’ Senior Planet training program. The award is given to an individual or organization that... Read More
09.28.2017
By Janis Orlowski and Michael Dill  It is a common enough tale. A concerned daughter needs to find a new primary care physician for her parents. They live in rural Wisconsin, two hours west of Green Bay. The number and frequency of their health concerns are growing. They need an accessible... Read More
09.28.2017
By Cindy Padilla  Rural America defies easy definition. It is large and diverse, geographically, ethnically and culturally. In 2010, rural America was home to approximately 20 percent of the U.S. popu­lation, yet about 95 percent of U.S territory is still officially designated as rural.... Read More
09.27.2017
By William F. Benson and Nancy Aldrich Rural older adults are dying from the opioid epidemic at a higher rate than older adults in the nation as a whole, yet fewer than one in 10 opioid treatment centers are located in rural America, and many rural first responders are not trained to administer... Read More
09.14.2017
By Debra BenAvram What does malnutrition look like? It might be very different than you think. In fact, all too frequently, it looks a lot like my dad. Not long ago, Dad was admitted to the hospital. Because he is not underweight, he did not appear malnourished. Yet he had no appetite and grew... Read More
09.07.2017
By Steve Toll I have been a musician for as long as I can remember. At age 9, I started playing the violin; at 13, I taught myself to play guitar and sing popular songs. I studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and, in 1970, attended Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. In... Read More
09.07.2017
By Stacy Canan We often hear that older Americans want to “age in place.” Aging in place means living at home in the community, rather than in an institutional setting, like a nursing facility. This is the choice most people want to make even if they need services and supports to do... Read More
09.07.2017
By Michelle Seitzer We know dementia impacts all levels of an aging society—the challenges it presents are universal—and therefore should be addressed as a public policy priority by all levels of government, all around the world. Many governments are taking action, but individuals are... Read More

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