News About Aging

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: September 18-22, 2017

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.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: September 11-15, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging News & Research: September 5-8, 2017

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Gov. Wolf plans spending freeze in absence of state budget

If Pennsylvania’s $2.2 billion budget gap isn’t filled soon, Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated, the commonwealth could be heading for a major freeze on spending on non-essential services. Exactly which funds will freeze is not known, but it is not expected to include federal human services funds or Lottery funds.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: August 28 – September 1, 2017

Posted By Marcia Siegal

2017 Regional Conference on Aging is September 27-29

The 2017 Regional Conference on Aging is being presented by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) at its offices, 642 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, September 27 through Friday, September 29. The conference offers a cutting-edge program and continuing education for professionals who work with older adults. Nationally and locally recognized content experts will present relevant, practical and current information that will be immediately beneficial to anyone working in the aging arena. For just $40 a session, the conference is a cost-effective and convenient way to increase aging network professionals’ knowledge and skills. To review the conference brochure or register online, click here. Information is also available by calling 215-765-9000, ext. 5065 or emailing tshea@pcaphl.org.

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.
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