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.
Jan 30, 2017A review of our achievements in 2016.
Apr 21, 2016A review of our achievements in 2015.
Mar 30, 2015A review of our achievements in 2014.
Oct 16, 2015We are pleased to announce that the Virginia General Assembly has continued its appropriation for this important grant funding opportunity for geriatrics workforce development. The proposal due date for the GTE initiative is Monday, November 2nd at 11:59 PM.
Oct 9, 2018The latest issue of our publication, Age in Action, is now available. It begins with an 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.
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