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Leadership in Aging

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

posted 01.16.2018
We at the American Society on Aging mourn the passing of Dr. Joshua Wiener. Read More
posted 12.27.2017
The Leadership Institute (LI), which includes an annual five-day leadership development intensive held during the Aging in America (AiA) Conference, in 2017 graduated 52 participants—a   diverse group of new leaders in the field of aging. Aging Today recently spoke with three of... Read More
posted 11.27.2017
San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) began in 1985 as a nonprofit provid­ing multiple services to older adults, and is best known, locally, for its Friendship Line, a volunteer-staffed suicide preven­tion hotline serving older adults. Read More
posted 11.08.2017
But when the person is ready to go home, she will find that Medicare Part A won’t cover the stay because she was never formally admitted to the hospital. All ser­vices received will be billed separately un­der Part B, as if they had been delivered in a doctor’s office. Read More
posted 11.07.2017
Most people, especially baby boomers, who are at risk of having hepatitis C, don’t know it and don’t get tested for it. Most people who have HCV don’t know it because it usually doesn’t have noticeable symptoms for years. Many people don’t want to know about... Read More
posted 10.31.2017
As a result of adverse events between police and community-dwelling older adults, training programs have emerged that educate community police officers about the physiological, functional and cognitive changes associated with aging.  Read More
posted 10.24.2017
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks Read More
posted 10.13.2017
Distinct from hunger and food insecurity, malnutrition is a serious health threat to elders’ physical and mental health; it is prevalent in 20 percent to 50 percent of older patients admitted to hospitals, but is only diagnosed in 7 percent of patients.  Read More
posted 09.29.2017
One unexpected benefit to the success of this Short-Term Housing & Respite program is the reduction in the recidivism rate of older adults’ return to the streets while in a heightened med­ically vulnerable state. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
The In Focus Section of the September–October 2017 issue of Aging Today, with the expert help of Grantmakers in Aging Program Lead Cindy Padilla, looks at the often neglected topic of rural health. Read More

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