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Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to address cost-modeling CBO services for health care partnership success

For community-based organizations interested in working with health care partners, the Aging and Disability Business Institute will hold the webinar Cost-Modeling CBO Services for Health Care Partnership Success at 1 p.m. Friday, June 2.

Posted By Abbey Porter

‘Art is Ageless’ reception, exhibit to feature intergenerational art

An opening reception for NewCourtland Senior Services’ “Art is Ageless,” an exhibit celebrating the power of intergenerational art and the collaborations that result from seniors, students and professional artists working together, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts, 509 S. Broad St.

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

Information session to be held on Community HealthChoices

A Community HealthChoices (CHC) information session for the Southeast Region will be held from 9 to 11:30 am. Wednesday, May 24, in the Skyline Room of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The event is hosted by the First Hospital Foundation. Jennifer Burnett, Pennsylvania’s deputy secretary of the Office of Long-term Living, will provide an update on […]

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