Aging Research & Issues: July 24 – 29, 2017
- Transition from community dwelling to retirement village in older adults: cognitive functioning and psychological health outcomes.
Carol Holland, Alexis Boukouvalas, Stuart Wallis, Danielle Clarksmith, Richard Cooke, Leanne Liddell, Amanda Kay. Aging & Society, Open Access, Volume 37, Issue 7, August 2017, pp. 1499-1526. Published online: May 26, 2016.
- The Future of Age-Friendly: Building a More Inclusive Model Using Principles of Ecology and Social Capital. Lauren Ring, Allen Glicksman, Morton Kleban & Julie Norstrand. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, Volume 31, 2017 – Issue 2: Defining the Goals of Age-friendly Interventions. Pages 117-129. Published online: July 7, 2017.
Health care reform update from n4a: Opposition to bill, straight repeal may doom Senate effort
Opposition has effectively doomed Congress’ ACA repeal efforts, for now. But Senate Majority Leader McConnell still intends to bring up the repeal-without-replace measure on the Senate floor next week. Advocates must continue to remain vigilant to save Medicaid.
Aging Research & Issues: July 17 – 21, 2017
- Defining the Goals of Age-Friendly Interventions. Allen Glicksman & Lauren Ring. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, Volume 31, 2017 – Issue 2, Pages 93-98. Published online: July 7, 2017.
- The Impact of Physical versus Social Activity on the Physical and Cognitive Functioning of Seniors with Dementia. Jonathan B. Harris & C. Shanthi Johnson. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, Volume 41, 2017 – Issue 2, Pages 161-174. Published online: May 12, 2017.
Philadelphia joins national #SaveOurSeniors Day of Action: Press conference for Monday, July 17 to be rescheduled
The Philadelphia mayor’s office has joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a day of action against the Senate’s revised health care bill, with a focus on how it hurts seniors. PCA President and CEO Holly Lange will speak at a press conference, Monday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Aging Research: Week of 7/10/17
Aging Research & Issues: July 3 – 7, 2017
- Making a Difference: A Study of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Persons with Dementia. Daniel B. Stewart, Marla Berg-Weger, Susan Tebb, Michele Sakamoto, Kristina Roselle, Laura Downing, Janice Lundy & Deborah Hayden. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 4, Pages: 300-312. Published online: April 14, 2017 .
- The Gerontological Society of America, WHAT’S HOT Newsletter on: Oral Health: An Essential Element of Healthy Aging. This edition of the newsletter provides evidence supporting the crucial links between oral health, systemic conditions, functional abilities, and healthy aging.
Pennsylvania state budget update: A summary from P4A
On June 30, both chambers are expected to pass the FY 2017-2018 spending plan via HB 218, which was amended June 29 in the Senate Appropriations Committee with the final, agreed-to figures. In total, the state plans to spend $31.996 billion, or roughly 0.2% more than FY 2016-2017.