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Should we recommend clients do crossword puzzles or walk briskly for 3 miles when trying to preserve brain health? What about falls—what are hospitals doing to prevent falls in the hospital or upon a patient’s return? Do nutrition supplements actually work? And why do most physicians shy away from addressing sexual issues with patients? Do insurance company wellness programs reward or punish employees? Stories about elder health and wellness appear often in the mainstream media, but this content doesn’t always offer in-depth and constructive information about how to forge strategies, solutions and models that would best serve older adults. When you browse the stories on AgeBlog, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and—best yet—people to connect up with who can discuss their first-hand experience in this topic area. 

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Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

THE FOCUS ON EYE HEALTH NATIONAL SUMMIT: WHAT'S IN SIGHT?

Event Date: 
06.28.2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
National Press Club
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

Focus on Eye Health National Summit: What's In Sight?

Full Description: 
Join Us!

1. In person at the National Press Club in Washington, DC 
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2.  Live webcast from the comfort of your office or home
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The Focus On Eye Health National Summit:
What's In Sight?
 

Keynote Speakers:
Cyrus Habib
Lieutenant Governor of Washington State

Serge Resnikoff, MD, PhD
Brien Holden Vision Institute and former Head of the Blindness Prevention Unit
at the World Health Organization

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Attendance is free, but seating is limited. Please register early.

Register today to attend in person or watch the live webcast

About the Event | Agenda | Sponsors

Please contact Nita Patel Sinha, npatelsinha@preventblindness.org, for questions about registration and sponsorship.

The JCCSF’s Brain Fitness Forum

Event Date: 
06.11.2017 09:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94118
Short Description: 

Celebrate Brain Awareness Month with us by participating in inaugural Brain Fitness Forum.

Full Description: 

Celebrate Brain Awareness Month with us by participating in inaugural Brain Fitness Forum.

  • Gain useful information from experts on ways to maintain cognitive sharpness.
  • Experience hands-on activities to stimulate your mind.
  • Learn new strategies for brain health.

Stay for the day or attend select sessions! Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, call 415.292.1200. Visit www.jccsf.org/brainfitness for more details.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15

posted 05.15.2017

Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. Older adults throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that they desperately need to pay for basics such as housing, food and medical care. And it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever reported.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

White House Proclaims May 2017 Older Americans Month

posted 05.02.2017

On April 28, 2017, President Trump officially declared May 2017 as Older Americans Month. Celebrating Older Americans Month is one way to remind us to keep up advocacy efforts and honor this cohort’s significant accomplishments and contributions to our society.

The Proclamation states: “As we celebrate Older Americans Month, we take the opportunity to thank our seniors and recognize the enormous contributions they make to the Nation. We are blessed to have their presence, their love, and their unmatched perspective for our families.”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Start : 11:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 12:00 Noon (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

Vision Problems—Just Part of Aging?

posted 04.24.2017

By Jeff Todd

“Your eyesight is the first to go.” “It’s just part of getting older.” Such phrases of acceptance are often heard as we enter our 40s and 50s. Yes, our eyes—our vision—will invariably change as we age; however, through early detection of eye disease and other problems and access to affordable treatment options (including glasses and contacts), our eyesight, and thus our quality of life, doesn’t have to be significantly altered.

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