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Senior Center Exercise Room
Posted By Qurana Moody

Grants available to senior centers affiliated with AAAs

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is announcing $2 million in new grant funding opportunities for Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers in fiscal year 2017-2018.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: November 13-17, 2017

Community HealthChoices rollout Graphic 11.6.17
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Rollout of Community HealthChoices delayed for most of PA

The start of CHC has been delayed for Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, until January 1, 2019.

LIHEAP and other programs can help low-income consumers with energy bills.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

LIHEAP now open for 2017-18 season

On Nov. 1, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened for the 2017-18 season.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: Nov. 6-10, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

  • When Did Old Age Stop Being Depressing? Depression Trajectories of Older Americans and Britons 2002–2012.  Gindo Tampubolon, M.S., Ph.D., Asri Maharani, M.D., Ph.D.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, November 2017, Volume 25, Issue 11, Pages 1187–1195.  Open access.  The trajectories of depression of older cohorts, particularly those of the prewar cohorts in both countries and the war cohort in England, followed a U-shape. Conversely, the trajectories of depression of the younger cohort, particularly those of the postwar cohorts in both countries and the war cohort in the United States, took an inverted U-shape.
  • Evacuating People and Their Pets: Older Floridians’ Need for and Proximity to Pet-Friendly Shelters.  Rachel Douglas MS PhD, Ayberk Kocatepe PhD, Anne E Barrett PhD, Eren Erman Ozguven PhD, Clayton Gumber, MS, PhD.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbx119.  Advance article.   Published: October  4, 2017.  High pet shelter need coupled with low availability exacerbates older adults’ heightened vulnerability during Florida’s hurricane season.
Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: October 23-27, 2017

  • Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States.  Min Hee Kim, Ruth E. Dunkle, Amanda J. Lehning, Huei-Wern Shen, Sheila Feld & Angela K. Perone.  Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 494-504.  Published online: September 27, 2016.  To illuminate strategies for reducing the higher distress experienced by wife caregivers engaged in personal care assistance, further studies are needed incorporating couples’ relational dynamics and gendered experiences in personal care.
  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: Lessons Learned and Applied.   James E. Galvin MD, MPH.  Special Article – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Issue 10, October 2017, Pages 2128–2133.  First published:  August 2, 2017.  Dementia may be a disorder that develops over a lifetime, with individualized ways to build a better brain as we age.
Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: October 16-20, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: October 10-13, 2017

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