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    VCoA Funds Dementia Research Utilizing Horses


    Jack, a research participant, stands with his horse at Dream Catchers' riding center.


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  • Age in Action Fall 2018
    Oct 9, 2018

    Here is the newest issue of our quarterly, Age in Action. It begins with a innovative case study describing the use of horsemanship to reach individuals with dementia. There are also editorials on the Mediterranean Diet's impact on frailty, respite for family caregivers, articles on whether or not to transfer home ownership to our children, brief summaries of research funded by our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program (ARDRAF), and other short pieces.

  • Age in Action - Summer 2018
    Jul 27, 2018

    This issue begins with a fine case study outlining the elder law clinic at Wake Forest University. There are also editorials on our anniversary, the Best Practices Awards for aging-related programs and other short pieces. The bulk of this issue highlights the work of the Virginia Center on Aging over these years, from its origin to current programs, with old and recent photos.

  • Age in Action - Spring 2018
    Apr 6, 2018

    This issue features a case study on spirituality with persons with dementia and/or lifelong disabilities. There are also editorials on Lewy Body Dementia and from the new Commissioner at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; articles on Age Wave student scholars, museum programs for people with dementia, and our lifelong learning programs (both Road Scholar and the Lifelong Learning Institute).

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Welcome to the website of the Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA). For almost 40 years, VCoA has worked to protect and improve the quality of life of older Virginians, so that they might remain independent and contributing members of their communities. Partnerships with others have made our initiatives possible.  To see how we can work together, please contact us.

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