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Setting the Table: Promoting Healthy and Affordable Food for Older Americans

On December 15, 2022 U.S. Senate Special Committe on Aging held a hearing to recognize the impact of federal nutrition assistance programs in reducing hunger among older adults. At the hearing, the Committee released a bipartisan report, entitled “Recognizing 50 Years of the Nation’s First Nutrition Program for Older Adults.” The report celebrates the role of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program in reducing hunger, promoting health, and enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of older adults. The Committee also released state-by-state fact sheets highlighting the impact of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program in each Committee member’s state.

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Mindfulness Training for Healthcare Professionals

The National Paralysis Resource Center has announced a virtual three-part series to train healthcare professionals who serve wheelchair users on mindfulness and yoga techniques to encourage wellness throughout the body and mind. The program is free to qualified healthcare professionals that directly serve people with paralysis as part of their job responsibilities. The series will be led by Jay Gupta, RPh, MS, MTM Specialist, in March and in April. Each interactive session in March will be held live through Zoom on Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m. ET. and sessions in April will be held on Saturday from 12:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m ET. Applications to join are due on Monday, February 28, 2022.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73652

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