Apr 11, 2019The 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.
Apr 8, 2019At 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.
Jan 16, 2019The 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.
Jul 27, 2018This 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.
Apr 6, 2018This 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).
Jan 23, 2018This issue features a case study on communicating with young children on the subject of aging and growing older, using principles of gerontology theory. It reflects my own work over the past 30+ years. There are also editorials on our work here at the Virginia Center on Aging and at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; brief summaries of research on exercise and stroke recovery, a U.K. longitudinal study on diet early in life and physical ability later in life, and a study on rural versus urban caregiving; a call for proposals from our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program; Calendar notices, and other blurbs and items.
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