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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 and 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?

older adult pride

Pushing the Needle Forward: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride

June 14, 2022 | Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

On June 28, 1969, a group of individuals took to the streets in protest against a police raid of a small Greenwich Village bar.

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