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Leveraging Innovation, Collaboration, and Data with Assistive Technology to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness: Success Story from Illinois

ACL has released a new brief, Leveraging Innovation, Collaboration, and Data with Assistive Technology to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness: Success Story from Illinois. This brief highlights a model and innovative partnership at both the federal and state levels that successfully purchased and distributed technology devices to older adults and people with disabilities served by local agencies in order to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73952

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How to Find Trustworthy Mental Health Information Online

NCOA has published a resource to help older adults navigate mental health information online. The resource discusses important details to pay attention to when reviewing digital content, including the source, author, and date of publication. The resource also explores how individuals can identify misinformation on the internet.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73931

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2022 Senior Report

The 10th edition of the Senior Report examines 62 measures from 21 unique sources to provide a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of older Americans. The data demonstrate: Trends that reflect the changing health of our nation’s 65 and older population over the past decade. The impact that social, economic, environmental and other factors have on the health of older Americans. Disparities in health among older Americans by geography, education level, income level, gender, age and race and ethnicity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73921

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Seeking Input from OAA Funded Programs

The Nutrition and Aging Resource Center is seeking input from those who work with Older Americans Act (OAA) funded programs, such as Area Agencies on Aging, State Units on Aging, and local providers of nutrition services. Survey responses will help inform the future direction of the Center’s programming, training, and research in the area of older adult nutrition services. The survey will take 15 - 30 minutes to complete.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73692

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March 2022 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program

This month, ACL is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program with the theme, "Celebrate. Innovate. Educate." ACL has shared a few items to help promote senior nutrition programs on the anniversary webpage, including social media graphics, activity ideas, and news releases.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73684

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day: 2022 Event Dates and Theme Contest

The National Senior Health & Fitness Day has two dates for 2022: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 and Wednesday, October 26, 2022. On these days, over 1,000 local groups will host health and wellness events for 100,000+ older adults across the country. Local organizations interested in hosting an event must register to legally use the National Senior Health & Fitness Day name and logo. Even registration opens next week and has a fee of $34.95 per location. National Senior Health & Fitness day is also hosting a theme contest to select a slogan for the upcoming events. Adults ages 50+ are welcome to submit theme ideas that are focused on the importance of physical activity for older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73646

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How Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Can Support Adults with HIV/AIDS

This blog post explores how the aging network can leverage home and community based services to address needs and improve the quality of life for older adults with HIV/AIDS. The post explains what evidence-based programs are and provides examples of a few that can support this population, including Falls Prevention and Positive Self-Management programs. It also provides a list of trainings and resources to help better serve older adults with HIV/AIDS.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73620

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