Aging Research & Issues: September 18-22, 2017
- Resilience in context: the special case of advanced age. Karen J. Hayman, Ngaire Kerse & Nathan S. Consedine. Aging & Mental Health, Volume 21, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 577-585. Published online: June 22, 2016.
- U. S. GAO: MEDICAID MANAGED CARE: CMS Should Improve Oversight of Access and Quality in States’ Long-Term Services and Supports Programs. GAO-17-632: Published: August 14, 2017. Publicly Released: September 13, 2017. Access to full report and highlights.
Aging Research & Issues: September 11-15, 2017
- Precipitation and Physical Activity in Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Functional Mobility and Physical Activity Intentions. Christiane A Hoppmann, Jessica Chak Man Lee, Jochen P Ziegelmann, Peter Graf, Karim M Khan, Maureen C Ashe. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 72, Issue 5, September 1, 2017, Pages 792–800. Published online: December 26, 2015.
- Space, the final frontier: outdoor access for people living with dementia. Elaine Argyle, Tom Dening & Peter Bartlett. Aging & Mental Health, Volume 21, 2017 – Issue 10, Pages 1005-1006. Published online: October 19, 2016.
Aging News & Research: September 5-8, 2017
- Technology Access and Use, and Their Associations With Social Engagement Among Older Adults: Do Women and Men Differ? Jeehoon Kim, Hee Yun Lee, M Candace Christensen, Joseph R Merighi. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 72, Issue 5, September 1, 2017, Pages 836–845. Published online: October 9, 2016.
- To stay or to go? Postretirement housing choices of single Baby Boomer women. Foula Z. Kopanidis, Linda J. Robinson & Mike Reid. Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 5, Pages 417-427. Published online: September 14, 2016.
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.
Aging Research & Issues: August 28 – September 1, 2017
- The Association Between Anxiety and Falls: A Meta-Analysis. David John Hallford, Geoff Nicholson, Kerrie Sanders, Marita P McCabe. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 72, Issue 5, September 1, 2017, Pages 729–741. Published online January 20, 2016.
- Home Modifications among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Closer Look at Race and Ethnicity. Louanne Bakk, Tamara Cadet , Laura Lien & Angela Smalley. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 5, Pages 377-394 . Published online: June 28, 2017.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Aging Research & Issues: August 14 -18, 2017