Arlington County Commission on Aging updated their business hours.
Arlington County Commission on Aging updated their business hours.
Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time
We all hear the same things: wash your hands, don't touch your face, stay at home, stay 6 feet away from others. Viruses live on boxes and plastic and doorknobs and.
Photos from Jan Schakowsky's post
Dutch Supermarket Implements "Chat Checkout" Where Cashier Make Time To Chat To Lonely People
By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory Loneliness amongst old people is common across the world. According to studies, more than half of the people who are …
Federal Budget Proposal Renews Calls for Cuts to Senior Programs
Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its FY 2021 budget proposal. Rather than proposing policies that would secure a better future for older adults, this budget doubles down on cutting and decreasing access to the bedrock programs older adults rely on to survive. The President’s budget is ...
What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers
On the bright side, advances in medical science and a push for healthier lifestyles might extend the quality of life for aging boomers. Among clouds on the horizon: ageism, strained long-term care …
Virginia should consider this.
The measure is hailed as a monumental achievement for advocates working nationally to tackle the rising and formidable costs of care work and old age.
Paid Family Leave Policies are Not Just for New Parents
As a family caregiver for my mother who died last year at the age of 96, I benefited greatly from the peace of mind and financial security of having paid family leave benefits from my employer, AARP. The benefit was there when I needed it most: to be present for significant caregiving issues,…
Should Loneliness Be the Next Vital Sign?
Like blood pressure, loneliness needs to be recognized as a key wellness indicator
This is great news.
County Board members enthusiastically and unanimously passed six amendments to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance intended to open up more elder care housing in Arlington. Developers can now build elder care facilities across 18 zoning districts, after being limited to a handful of possible lo
Showing Kindness to Older Adults at the Holidays
A little kindness goes a long way for lonely adults during this season
National Family Caregivers Month: Learning More about Caregiver Needs
At this time of year, we stop to give thanks and spend time with our friends and loved ones to reflect on our many blessings. We spend time renewing the ties that connect families and sharing in the joys of the season. Because November is also National Family Caregivers Month, this is a time of year...
Taking steps to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps to help older adults
If successful, the program would connect healthy retirees and young adults to the elderly who need various forms of help.
Caregivers Need Support for their Diverse Needs - The John A. Hartford Foundation
WHAT WE'RE LEARNING Dear Colleagues— Family caregivers provide an estimated $470 billion in unpaid care each year. All family caregivers need more support, but the diverse needs of family caregivers have not been fully appreciated. Thanks to research supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, w...
In older adults, some drugs may produce symptoms that imitate dementia
As people age, they can become susceptible to bad responses from anticholinergic drugs. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Opinion | The Golden Girls Would Violate Zoning Laws
It’s absurd how restrictive they are, given growing inequality in housing.
Eradicating Elder Abuse is Everyone’s Responsibility
It starts with increased vigilance, knowing the signs and how to report mistreatment
More than Half of Spouse Caregivers Have No Family Support - Hospice News
Nearly 55% of spouse caregivers for patients at the end-of-life have no additional family support, according to new research, a circumstance likely to spark increased demand for enhanced caregiver support services, non-medical services and home-based palliative care. Spouses provide the most caregiv...
Aging in Place: Growing Old at Home
Many older adults want to stay in their homes as they age. Get tips on planning ahead to stay in your home and ways to find the services you need.
Eat and Meet at One of Arlington’s Social 60+ Cafés - Newsroom
Arlington's Social 60+ Cafés provide opportunities for older adults to socialize, learn and get connected with health, transportation and other resources.
How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely
Older adults are at particular risk of the health effects of isolation.
Ageism in Health Care and How Dangerous It Can Be
Older patients who come to the hospital can be misdiagnosed due to bias
Attention must be paid.
Assaults and homicides against people 60 and older have surged in recent years – a worrisome trend as the U.S. population continues to age.
CORRECTION: PLEASE NOTE. The location for the Community Engagement Forum is Marymount University’s BAllston campus. 1000 N. Glebe Road. Parking is available
on N. Wakefield’s Drive garage.
We are one week away from the 2019 Community Engagement Forum on Aging. The event is Monday, March 18th from 9:30 – 12:30 at Marymount’s Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Rd. The theme is “The Future of Aging” with a featured Keynote by James Firman, President of the National Council on Aging and panel presentation that includes Kathleen Cameron (NCOA), Dr. Reuben Varghese (Arlington Public Health Director) and Laurence Caudle (Director of Housing, Hickok Cole Architects). Following the presentations, we will have interactive breakout sessions that focus on core areas in aging: Housing, Transportation and Health & Wellness; core themes of Age-Friendly Arlington.
Limited Parking is available (via the parking garage on N. Wakefield St.) You can find a Map and Directions located here.
The Arlington Commission on Aging presents the 2019 Community Engagement Forum! 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington,VA.
The theme is “The Future of Aging” with a featured Keynote by James Firman, President of the National Council on Aging followed by a panel presentation that includes:
Kathleen Cameron (NCOA)
Dr. Reuben Varghese (Arlington Public Health Director)
Laurence Caudle (Director of Housing, Hickok Cole Architects)
The second half of the event will feature interactive breakout sessions that focus on core areas in aging. Breakout sessions will incorporate Arlington’s Age-friendly efforts and focus on Housing, Transportation and Health & Wellness.
Please Join us Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 9:00 am for this community wide event. Let your voice be heard!
For older people who stay in their homes, help is needed but often is inadequate.
Sixty percent of these seniors report they rarely go outside and 25 percent often remain in bed.
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Older Americans Act
Older Americans Act Nutrition Long-Term Services and Supports Long-Term Care Employment Home and Community-Based Services Family Caregivers Elder Abuse
Bringing Older Americans Back Into the Fold
Marc Freedman, the president of Encore.org, is on a mission to reintegrate older people into the lives of younger ones.
Accessory Dwelling Units: Help for Aging Parents?
This housing may be worth considering to help care for your mom or dad.
Holiday Scams Targeting the Elderly to Watch Out For
Scams targeting the elderly are nothing new, but in recent years, they seem to have become more insidious—and more costly.
35th Anniversary of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month | ACL Administration for Community Living
November 20, 2018 November 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In the 35 years since the original call to build awareness of the disease, we have learned a lot about people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and caregiving. T...
Meet your state delegation tomorrow! Make you concerns heard and hear about the 2019 Legislative Session in Richmond.
The 2018 Legislative Forum on Aging Issues is Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:45 am at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington, VA. Please see the attached flyer with more details. Hosted by the Arlington and Alexandria Commissions on Aging, you will have the opportunity to meet your State Legislators and help advance legislation that impacts older adults! You will find that due to construction at the Fairlington Community Center that parking may be limited. There is limited parking on the street and public transportation is available.
America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most
Family members have long been the backbone of the nation’s long-term care system. But smaller, more far-flung families mean fewer of these unpaid helpers to attend to the rising population of elderly Americans. “Are you really my daughter?”
With Hurricane Florence expected to impact Virginia later this week, there is no better time to get prepared. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has issued some helpful tips for assisting older adults and people with disabilities, as they may need special supplies beyond the basic supplies. VDEM has also included an Emergency Supply List that you can print and check off to make sure you are prepared for all emergencies that can occur.
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