News About Aging

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: May 22 – 26, 2017

  • The Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services.  Richard W. Johnson, Stephan Lindner.    The Urban Institute.  May 10, 2017.   We found that 48 percent of older households with incomes below four times the federal poverty level spend more than their state’s Medicaid HCBS income allowances, and 29 percent spend at least 50 percent more than the allowances, potentially limiting program access and forcing some older adults into nursing homes.
  • Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study.  Zaldy S. Tan; Nicole L. Spartano; Alexa S. Beiser; Charles DeCarli; Sanford H. Auerbach; Ramachandran S. Vasan; Sudha Seshadri.  Journal of Gerontology A – Biological &  Medical Sciences, June 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 789-795.  Published online: July 15, 2016.  Low physical activity is associated with a higher risk for dementia in older individuals, suggesting that a reduced risk of dementia and higher brain volumes may be additional health benefits of maintaining physical activity into old age.
Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: May 15 – 19, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: May 8 – 12, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: April 3 – 7, 2017

Martial arts teacher (left) and student
Posted By Abbey Porter

Martial arts inspire confidence

While the term “martial arts” might summon images of people punching and kicking each other, hundreds of martial arts exist today, not all of which focus on physical combat.

Two men enjoy volleyball at KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Promoting healthy lifestyles

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) funds 20 senior community centers and eight satellite meal sites in neighborhoods throughout the city. Healthy lifestyle programs and activities at centers run the gamut from nutrition and fitness to disease and stress prevention, health screenings, counseling and social support – and pure recreational fun.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: February 27 – March 3, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Veterans can apply to compete in national ‘Golden Age Games’

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Biloxi, Mississippi, May 7-11.

Load More

Milestones eNews

For seniors and those who care for them

PCA News Bulletin

For professionals in the field of aging