Tag Archives: aging

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 16 – Friday Dec 20

Health: Reuters— Older Women are Sedentary Most of the Day: Study Older women spend about two-thirds of their time sitting, a new study suggests. Sedentary behavior has been linked to disease and disability. “Even people who go to the gym … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 9 – Friday Dec 13

Disability News Weekly Roundup -12/9-12/13 Health: Reuters—Psychiatrists less likely to take insurance than others Researchers found only about half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010, compared to almost 90 percent of doctors in other specialties. Dr. Tara … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Nov 18 – Friday Nov 22

Disability News Weekly Roundup Health: Science Daily— Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Early Aging Researchers found that frail health was associated with a greater risk for adult childhood cancer survivors of death and chronic disease. Being frail … Continue reading

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