March 2014

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By Jean Lloyd and Holly Greuling Health matters. So does nutrition. What should a quality nutrition program offer? Good food? Good friends? Improvement in how you feel? Help in staying home? The Older Americans Act Nutrition Program (OAA NP) offers all those things and more. At the Administration…
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By Larry Alonso On the Catawba Indian reservation, outside Rock Hill, SC, there’s a friendly competition brewing among the elders at the tribally owned senior center as to whose squash or peas are the best. But in the end, taste and size diminish in importance as the produce harvested from the…
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By Jacquelyn Browne Dance the tango. Learn to speak Spanish. There is ample evidence that participating in physical and cognitive fitness activities can mean a fitter, healthier aging process. To age is to live. To live is to change. If we live long enough, we are likely to experience decline,…
posted 03.04.2014
By Seth Segall and David S. Black According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 20 million Americans practice some form of meditation to achieve greater peace of mind and enhanced sense of well-being. Now studies of the neurological differences between meditators and non-meditators,…
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By Marta Pereyra For the past three years, the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE) has fostered and led Global Garden Refugee Training Farm, a new urban farm in Chicago where seventy-five refugee families, mostly from Bhutan and Burma, are growing food for themselves, earning…
posted 03.03.2014
By Ira Wiesner The FORSA Council looks forward to seeing you in San Diego and we hope that you can join us at some of the FORSA programs.  We are so pleased to be honoring Robert Weber with the Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award, in addition to our terrific line up of speakers for the FORSA…