aging in america

Aging in America 2016 Conference Blog Post #1

The Aging in America 2016 Conference was sponsored by American Society on Aging and supported by a wide array of foundations and corporations. Keynotes, general sessions and workshops were happening for four days in Washington DC. The sheer quantity of information was staggering and I hope to share insights from the national and personal perspective. In one session, Susan Hawfield, VP of Affiliate Services for […]

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Good Nutrition Contributes to Fall Prevention

March is Nutrition Month and a great opportunity to look at ways that good nutrition contributes to fall prevention in older adults. Athletes are usually careful about what they eat. They want to create and maintain stamina and strength so to that end, quality food and appropriate vitamins contribute to their overall performance. However, the toll of aging causes many older adults to lose their […]

San Diego's Inaugural Older Driver Awareness Week

San Diego’s Inaugural Older Driver Awareness Week

This year we are joining the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) by launching San Diego’s First Older Driver Awareness Week December 7- 11, 2015. We’ll be offering the Safer Driver Program free of charge to the community in three free countywide sessions. In the next 25 years, 10,000 Americans will turn age 65 every day and the fastest growing group are adult age 85-90. As […]

Facts on Osteoposoris Day

Osteoporosis Day 2014

Today is World Osteoporosis Day and is celebrated on every October 20th to raise the global awareness of Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. This disease causes bones to become fragile, weak and porous that can easily lead to fractures.  Women are more prone to osteoporosis than men. IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) recommends five essential strategies to help maintain bone and muscle strength in later life: […]