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Registration for the 2014 Aging in America Conference is Open!
Every year at AiA, we strive to build on our success, sharpen our content and find new ways to bring the best and brightest ideas to YOU and the over 3,000 other professionals in the field of aging who attend the Aging in America Conference. This year is no exception. So, when you register for #AiA14 you can look forward to some new features including…
Many of us would probably agree that Aging in Place is a lot like the weather—everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it. Too often, individual action to create an appropriate living environment only ignites from a crisis situation.
Last week we asked you what you were most looking forward to at the 2014 Aging in America Conference. Here are the results!
We know music is therapeutic for all ages, and the University of California at San Francisco is right now studying whether participating in a choral group can aid elders in preserving physical and mental well-being. Now the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health at the University of Manchester, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and a team at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are joining in a project to compile the catchiest tunes through #Hooked, a citizen science project.
Falling under the category “are they thinking about their futures?,” fewer than one of three adults ages 50 to 64 are up-to-date on recommended preventive health services like mammograms, Pap tests, colorectal cancer screenings and flu vaccines." This is according to an October report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, “Use of Clinical Preventive Services and Prevalence of Health Risk Factors among Adults Aged 5
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the American Society on Aging. Originally the Western Gerontological Society, ASA has been providing top quality education and training, leadership development, and networking opportunities for professionals in the field of aging since 1954. We’ve been feeling nostalgic and excited to celebrate this milestone and have opened up our archive of images to share with you – And we hope you’ll do the same!
Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week and so we asked how you help to raise awareness about mental illness among older adults. Here are a few of the responses we received:
By getting the word out about existing programs and also continuing the collaboration between community-based programs and mental health providers.
Recently I read some of Francois Hoepflinger’s intriguing ideas on the nature of intergenerational working relationships between younger and older cohorts in nursing facilities. That publication is in German, but following are my thoughts on what he said and what I’ve found in my studies.