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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Disaster preparedness resources available to aging network

Message from Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne from National Preparedness Month in September.

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Combating senior malnutrition

More than 10 percent of adults experience malnutrition, a condition caused by not eating enough healthy food, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). A key warning sign of this condition is unplanned weight loss.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: July 3 – 7, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Federal report calls for greater action to reduce falls, injuries to seniors at home

About one-third of adults 65 or older fall in their homes, resulting in injury, long-term disability or premature institutionalization.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) can help connect you to personal care providers and other aging resources.
Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA prepares for service coordination under managed care

PCA has collaborated with AmeriHealth Caritas for about two years on an innovative service coordination project, in preparation for the state-mandated switch to Community HealthChoices (CHC) a new system of service delivery for Aging Waiver participants.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: May 30 – June 2, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Workshop to focus on caring for older adults with dementia

The Ralston Center will offer a free educational workshop on caring for an older adult with dementia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th St.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: May 22 – 26, 2017

  • The Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services.  Richard W. Johnson, Stephan Lindner.    The Urban Institute.  May 10, 2017.   We found that 48 percent of older households with incomes below four times the federal poverty level spend more than their state’s Medicaid HCBS income allowances, and 29 percent spend at least 50 percent more than the allowances, potentially limiting program access and forcing some older adults into nursing homes.
  • Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study.  Zaldy S. Tan; Nicole L. Spartano; Alexa S. Beiser; Charles DeCarli; Sanford H. Auerbach; Ramachandran S. Vasan; Sudha Seshadri.  Journal of Gerontology A – Biological &  Medical Sciences, June 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 789-795.  Published online: July 15, 2016.  Low physical activity is associated with a higher risk for dementia in older individuals, suggesting that a reduced risk of dementia and higher brain volumes may be additional health benefits of maintaining physical activity into old age.
Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to address sepsis and limb loss

The National Limb Loss Resource Center, which is funded by the Administration for Community Living and operated by the Amputee Coalition, will hold a webinar on Sepsis and Limb Loss: Awareness and Prevention at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 17.

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