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VCU-led dementia registry project becomes established in Virginia law

In the United States, about one in ten older adults are estimated to develop dementia in their lifetime, and this number is expected to increase significantly over the next few decades. At Virginia Commonwealth University, a team of researchers, clinicians, and social workers have made it their mission that no person with memory loss or their caregiver goes unaccounted for in Virginia.

Gerontology and Virginia Center on Aging colleagues co-author new publication

Kimberly Ivey, Leland "Bert" Waters, and Sarah A. Marrs recently published Don't Treat Us Like Fragile Babies: Mentors' Perspectives of an Intergenerational Mentoring Program for Medical Students in the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.  In the article, the research shows the importance of reciprocal relationships in addressing ageism in health care. This research builds off of previous studies involving older adults mentoring medical students. 

Rachel Ramirez featured in podcast on impact of lifelong learning

Rachel Ramirez, executive director of the Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield, recently took part in a podcast for "Chesterfield Behind the Mic." Here, she talks about the mission and work of the non-profit, the way it serves residents, and why it’s so important for us to continue to find ways to learn. 

VCoA and DARS Present Annual Update on Aging

The Virginia Center on Aging and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services hosted the Annual Update on Aging on Wednesday, January 25th. The webinar was very well attended, and we were excited to share our work and demonstrate how it advances the health, well-being and equity for the elders of today and tomorrow. The webinar recording and slide presentation are shared here.

Abuse in Later Life Trainings

VCoA's Abuse in Later Life Project has launched a fall training series about elder abuse. These trainings are free of charge.

VCoA Hosts Successful Legislative Breakfast

The Virginia Center on Aging hosted its 36th Annual Legislative Breakfast on January 26, 2022.  The breakfast was very well attended, and featured engaging presentations on the successes, challenges, and issues facing Virginians.  The event recording and slide presentations are shared here.