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.
PCA Heatline activated for July 20 and 21
The PCA Heatline – 215-765-9040 – will operate from at 3 p.m. to midnight today, Thursday, July 20 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 21 as a result of a Heat Health Emergency declared by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. The National Weather Service is predicting heat index values at or above 100 degrees today and tomorrow.
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.
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.
APM’s food buying club
“Everything is fresh, and the price is right,” says Willa Mae Knight in her emphatic way. “I especially enjoy the blueberries, mangos, string beans, collards and kale, strawberries, cilantro, and lemons.” Knight is a member of the food buying club operated by the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), a health, human services, community and economic development nonprofit primarily serving Eastern North Philadelphia.
Aging Research: Week of 7/10/17
Enjoy farmers’ markets
If you live in an area where access to fresh, quality and affordable food is limited, sometimes called a “food desert,” farmers’ markets can provide a welcome source of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and other foods. This time of year, direct access to fresh, locally grown produce is at its peak. Philadelphia boasts dozens of farmers’ markets in communities throughout the city, many of which opened for the season last month.
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.
Aging Research & Issues: June 28 -30, 2017
- Community-Based Services and Depression from Person-Environment Fit Perspective: Focusing on Functional Impairments and Living Alone. BoRin Kim, Sojung Park, Jennifer Bishop-Saucier & Carrie Amorim. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 4, Pages 270 – 285. Published online: March 24, 2017.
- Severe hearing impairment and risk of depression: A national cohort study. So Young Kim, Hyung-Jong Kim, Eun-Kyu Park, Jiwon Joe, Songyong Sim, Hyo Geun Choi . PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179857 (Public Library of Science). Published: June 22, 2017.
Severe hearing impairment increased the risk of depression independently of age, sex, region, past medical histories, and income (in low and high income persons but not in middle income persons).