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older adult and caregiver

The Unheralded Workforce

November 8, 2022 | Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN

November is the month designated as Family Caregivers Month to honor the countless number of people who offer critical support to family, friends, and neighbors to help them age in place.

Older adult with health literature

Health Literacy and Community-Based Education

October 11, 2022 | Cynthia Chong, MPA

Health literacy is a term we’ve all heard, but what does it really mean? How does it relate to better health outcomes for older adults?

September is recovery month

Barriers to Identifying and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Old Adults

September 13, 2022 | Liz Seidel, MSW HIGN

September is National Recovery Month which aims to increase awareness of substance use disorders (SUDs).

Older people

Master Plans for Aging: Looking to the Future

July 12, 2022 | Cynthia Chong, MPA & Liz Seidel, MSW

As the population ages, several important questions come to mind: What does an age-friendly society look like? What can be done to ensure our communities support the growing population of older people?

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