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Archive for the ‘Senior’ Category

United States Of Aging Resource Kit

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

What can you do in your community to help raise awareness of aging preparedness issues? How can you encourage seniors in your area to talk with their loved ones about preparing for their needs as they age?

The United States of Aging Resource Kit is designed to serve as a catalyst for ongoing discussions about aging preparedness within local communities. This virtual resource was created by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), NCOA, and UnitedHealthcare.

National Resource Kit Resource Kit includes:

  • Introduction from Partners
  • National Sample Findings Presentation with Talking Points
  • National Sample Findings Fact Sheet
  • Health Preparedness Fact Sheet
  • Community Support Fact Sheet
  • Financial Security Fact Sheet
  • Aging Outlook Fact Sheet
  • Wired Seniors Fact Sheet
  • Aging Preparedness Discussion Guide
  • Template Newsletter Article
  • Social Media Content

See more at: http://bit.ly/19196Au

Clearinghouse for Home amd Community Based Services (HCBS)

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

National Association of State Units on Aging - Access information, tools, data, and other resources describing promising practices and evidence-based solutions for building programs to assist older adults and people with disabilities.  http://bit.ly/18UNcSX

New NIHSeniorHealth topic: Healthy Eyes

Monday, July 1st, 2013

NIHSeniorHealth, a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging, has a new health topic: Healthy Eyes. Visitors to the site can access information on Tips for Healthy Eyes, Maintaining Your Vision and What To Expect During a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam.

NIHSeniorHealth Healthy Eyes: http://1.usa.gov/129ArtU

The State of Aging and Health in America

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Provides national data available on 15 key health indicators for older adults related to health status, health behaviors, preventive care and screening, and injuries. Searchable by state and region. http://1.usa.gov/12t8yNl

America’s Health Rankings 2013 Senior Report Released

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The inaugural edition of America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, uses a variety of health, well-being, social and economic measures to develop a holistic portrait of health of the seniors (age 65+) in each of the states. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report shows Minnesota at the top of the list of healthiest states for older adults. Vermont is ranked second and New Hampshire is third, followed by Massachusetts and Iowa. Mississippi is ranked 50th as the least healthy state for older adults. Oklahoma, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Arkansas complete the bottom 5 states.

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: http://bit.ly/15SRViT

Prevent Blindness: Recognizing Age-related Macular Degeneration

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Week is June 3-7. Learn how Awareness Makes a Difference at Prevent Blindness America: http://bit.ly/11ZLPOL. Awareness campaign resources are now available: flyers, posters, fact sheet, suggested social media posts.

Senior Resources

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The State of Aging and Health in America

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  – Provides national data available on 15 key health indicators for older adults related to health status, health behaviors, preventive care and screening, and injuries. Searchable by state and region.  Available here: http://goo.gl/xRLjJ

 

The Older Population in the United States: 2011

U.S. Census Bureau  - Presents detailed tables on population 55 years and over by sex and age. Updated yearly. Available here: http://goo.gl/95lZN

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

National Health Observances (NHO) has a free toolkit to help promote your event.  The toolkit includes media and listserve announcements, tweets with links, e-cards, web badges and other ways to get involved.  Available here: http://1.usa.gov/ZjPGjN

May 29th is also National Senior Health & Fitness Day.  For more information, to register to host an event, materials and more visit: http://bit.ly/12ifeOW

The National Institute on Aging at NIH also has the resource Go4Life which aims for motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines.  Visit http://1.usa.gov/UrMCPR

Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

As LGBT people of color age and face more health problems and health disparities, the same silence under which they live their lives is at play. Huffington Post says:  “A new policy report from SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) seeks to challenge that silence. Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for older LGBT people of color (a population that encompasses multiple groups that are diverse across race, ethnicity, culture, language of origin and more). The report examines policy topics such as federal funding gaps, the ways in which health reform implementation can reach marginalized people, LGBT-specific barriers within programs such as Social Security and much more.” Download the free report here: http://bit.ly/15C169p

Get Ready: May Is Healthy Vision Month

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Spread the word about the importance of eye health to members of your community.  Many common eye diseases such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration have no early warning signs, making regular check-ups important.

Get free tools to help spread the word from the National Eye Institute: http://1.usa.gov/11LhA8L