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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 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.

  • VCoA Legislative Breakfast 2019 Slideshow
    Apr 8, 2019

    At the VCoA Annual Legislative Breakfast, held on January 23, 2019, we enjoyed catching up with Virginia Legislators and our Aging Network peers over a delicious breakfast buffet. We presented our 2018 Annual Report, sharing accomplishments from the past year.

  • Age in Action - Winter 2019
    Jan 16, 2019

    The Winter 2019 issue of our quarterly publication, Age in Action, is now available. It begins with a case study describing the Senior Mentoring program at the VCU School of Medicine that pairs medical students and community older adults. There are also editorials on loneliness in later life and on using microlearning training modules to help practitioners communicate the painful diagnosis of dementia to patients and their families. There are pieces on the recent Hack for Caregiver Health where students from seven colleges competed to create workable apps in 24 hours to help caregivers; the MIND diet; Age Wave updates; the Joyful Voices choir movement for people with dementia; the relocated annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society; and much more.