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Should we recommend clients do crossword puzzles or walk briskly for 3 miles when trying to preserve brain health? What about falls—what are hospitals doing to prevent falls in the hospital or upon a patient’s return? Do nutrition supplements actually work? And why do most physicians shy away from addressing sexual issues with patients? Do insurance company wellness programs reward or punish employees? Stories about elder health and wellness appear often in the mainstream media, but this content doesn’t always offer in-depth and constructive information about how to forge strategies, solutions and models that would best serve older adults. When you browse the stories on AgeBlog, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and—best yet—people to connect up with who can discuss their first-hand experience in this topic area. 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 OR
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 OR
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

How to Find Senior Care Resources

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 OR
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Healthy Brain, Healthy Decisions: Empowering Older Adults to be Smart Decision-Makers

Thursday, September 5, 2013

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Mental Fitness Training Programs for Activity Leaders

Thursday, August 29, 2013

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Moving Day Atlanta - Walk for Parkinson's

Event Date: 
11.09.2013 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Georgia Tech
Address 2: 
North Avenue
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
GEORGIA
Zip: 
30332
Short Description: 

Moving Day is the National Parkinson Foundation's annual fundraising walk/run event.

Full Description: 

Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation's annual fundraising walk/run event. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement will feature a family-friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc. all proven to help manage the symptoms of PD.

Register today at www.MovingDayAtlanta.org! People who move change the world.

Quick Question: What are your favorite creative and brain-stimulating activities for older adults?

posted 07.08.2013

Last week we asked about you your favorite creative and brain-stimulating activities for older adults. Here are some the most popular responses we received:

  • Puzzles (both jigsaw puzzles and word or number puzzles like Sudoku)
  • Games (ie Pictionary, charades, and scavenger hunts)
  • Exercise (such as Tai Chi)
  • Music and dance
  • Writing

Do you have an activity to suggest that isn't listed here? Tell us about it in the comments, below!

Quick Question: Do you have questions or comments about the 2014 Aging in America Call for Proposals?

posted 07.01.2013

Last week we asked if you had questions or comments about the 2014 Aging in America Call for Proposals and if you needed more time to complete your proposal. The big news first: 70% of those responding said they needed more time. We aim to please, so the new deadline for your presentation proposals is July 10!

EWA Releases Issue Brief on LTC / LTSS

The Eldercare Workforce Alliance, a national coaltion of 28 organizations including ASA, has released an issue brief (PDF) to address the activity of the Congressional Commission on Long Term Care. ASA supports the EWA’s efforts to advocate for a national strategy to address long‐term care challenges.

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