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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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Recent News

  • Age in Action Summer 2019 Issue
    Jul 23, 2019

    The summer 2019 issue of our quarterly, Age in Action, is now available. It begins with a case study on a Music & Memory initiative by George Mason University colleagues that shows great promise for family caregivers and direct service providers. There are also editorials on our new Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) federal award and on the State Plan for Aging Services. You can read pieces on such diverse topics as Medicare Extra Help, the health benefits of berries, suicide risk factors among older adults, lifelong learning offerings from the Shepherd’s Center, a photo page of our recent interprofessional geriatrics Faculty Development Program graduates, and more.

  • VCoA Receives $3.75 Million Grant
    Jul 8, 2019

    $3.75M grant will support efforts to improve care of older adults in Virginia.

  • Age in Action Spring 2019 Issue
    Apr 11, 2019

    The spring 2019 issue of our quarterly, Age in Action, is now available. It begins with a case study describing our partnership with non-profit VirginiaNavigator, a family of websites that provides older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and others relevant information to help maintain well-being. There are also editorials on the Blue Zones and Longevity and on new legislation to Prevent Financial Exploitation. There are pieces on newly awarded projects from the Civil Monetary Penalties fund that intend to improve care in nursing facilities; the experiences and opportunities of solo agers, those growing older alone; honors from the 35th anniversary of The Shepherd’s Center; a photo array from our 33rd Annual Legislative Breakfast; notice of the upcoming conference on aging with lifelong disabilities: Disabilities-Friendly Health and Self-Care; and more.