News About Aging

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: August 21 – 25, 2017

  • A 2-Year Follow-Up After a 2-Year RCT with Vitamin D and Exercise: Effects on Falls, Injurious Falls and Physical Functioning Among Older Women.  Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Radhika Patil, Saija Karinkanta, Pekka Kannus, Kari Tokola, Christel Lamberg-Allardt, Harri Sievänen.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series A (Medical Science), Volume 72, Issue 9,  September 1, 2017, Pages 1239–1245.  Published online: March 21, 2017.
    Exercise-induced benefits in physical functioning partly remained 2 years after cessation of supervised training. Although there was no difference in the rate of all falls, former exercise groups continued to have lower rate of medically attended injured fallers compared with referents even 2 years after the intervention. Vitamin D without exercise was associated with less injurious falls with no difference in physical functioning.
  • Types of Learning Activities and Life Satisfaction among Older Adults in Urban Community-Based Lifelong Learning Programs.  Takashi Yamashita, Erick B. López , Jennifer Stevens & Jennifer R. Keene.  Activities, Adaptation & Aging, Volume 41, 2017 – Issue 3, Pages 239-257.  Published online:  June 6, 2017.  Results showed that additional participation in organized education programs was positively associated with life satisfaction among lifelong learning members.
People waving Gay Pride flags.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

In June, we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBT individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Conference to focus on empowering older adults with intellectual disabilities

The conference “Empowering Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at De Sales University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. Cost is $45, and space is limited.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore integrating mental health, aging services

The webinar “Building Relationships between Mental Health and Aging Services” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.

Actress Marjorie Goldman portrays suffragist Susan B. Anthony
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Keeping Susan B. Anthony’s crusade for women’s rights alive

Personal passions for history, teaching and acting came together when Marjorie Goldman began portraying suffragist Susan B. Anthony more than 20 years ago. Over that time, Goldman has perfected her craft and adopted the cause of social reformer.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Free webinar to examine revised federal nursing home regulations

The free webinar “A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations – Part II” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Workshop to explore impact of medication on dementia, depression

The workshop “How Medication Impacts Dementia and Depression” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 11 at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 1939 W. Venango St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to review screening for early dementia in people with intellectual, developmental disabilities

The webinar “Methods and Techniques for Early Dementia Screening for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Workshop to address stress reduction, depression

An educational workshop on reducing stress and recognizing depression will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center at the corner of Chew and Wister streets at the La Salle Apartments.

Load More

Milestones eNews

For seniors and those who care for them

PCA News Bulletin

For professionals in the field of aging