Tag Archives: aging

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2016

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Thank You, Caregivers!

This week, more than ever, we are thankful for the men and women who support loved ones with disabilities. More than 43.5 million people provide care to an adult or child in the US, according to the National Alliance for … Continue reading

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You Can Be #Fit4Function as You Age with a Disability

We’ve said it over and over: Thanks to advances in treatment and technology, people with disabilities are living longer. As a result, more people with disabilities are moving into “senior-hood” and may be experiencing age-related conditions, such as arthritis or vision loss, … Continue reading

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Aging Well Means Taking Care of Your (Mental) Health

May is both Older Americans Month and Mental Health Month. Aging well means more than just taking care of your body, eating right, and exercising. Aging well also includes taking care of your mental health. The National Coalition on Mental … Continue reading

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Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers

Please join the Administration for Community Living for a webinar, “Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers: Gaps and Opportunities” on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016: 1:00 to 2:30pm (ET). Meeting agenda: Introductory remarks from … Continue reading

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Aging Well with a Disability? Go For It!

The National Institute on Aging has declared September 2015 Go4Life Month, focusing attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. Exercise and physical activity can help improve physical fitness, strength, and balance; can reduce feelings … Continue reading

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Older Americans Month: Get Into the Act!

May plays host to a wide range of health-related observances, among them Older Americans Month! The Administration for Community Living is marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act with the theme Get Into the Act focusing … Continue reading

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April is Occupational Therapy Month: Live Life to the Fullest!

April is Occupational Therapy Month and this year’s theme is “Occupational Therapy: Living Life to Its Fullest™.” Occupational therapy (OT) is focused on engaging individuals in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) … Continue reading

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Administration for Community Living presents webinar on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) will present a webinar on Tuesday, March 4th, from 3 to 4 pm EST on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on older adults, people with disabilities, and the aging and disabilities networks. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 20 – Friday, Jan 31

Health: Automated system could efficiently identify high-risk osteoporosis patients (Science Daily) An automated system that identifies high-risk osteoporosis patients being treated for fractures and can generate letters encouraging follow-up is an effective way to promote osteoporosis intervention and prevent future … Continue reading

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