Age in Action Newsletter

Age in Action is a 20-page quarterly published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging and the Virginia Department for the Aging. Its target audience includes professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and others interested in aging-related education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The leading feature of the newsletter is the case study which appears in each issue. These case studies are developed based on current issues, opportunities, and concerns affecting older adults.

The newsletter also includes editorials from the directors of the collaborating organizations; profiles of professionals, organizations, or businesses in the field of aging; articles on topics of relevance, such as housing, health, guardianship, educational programs, legislative issues, available resources, etc., updates on activities and organizations in or related to the field of aging; notices of meetings and conferences; and more. The newsletter welcomes input and submissions from its readers.


The following is a list of recent issues and their corresponding case studies. These issues can be read on-line by clicking on the date of the issue.

*Now available in pdf

Issue Date Case Study
Spring 2014*     Protecting the Vulnerable: Free Ways to Prevent Financial Exploitation
Winter 2014*      The Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield: Ten Years of Growing
Fall 2013* TimeSlips: Creativity for People with Dementia
Summer 2013* Falling Down: Assessing the Risk of Falls in Older Adults
Spring 2013* Virginia POST: Improving Patient-Physician Communication about End of Life Care
Winter 2013* Medications as a Risk Factor in Falls by Older Adults with and without Intellectual Disabilities
Fall 2012* Arthritis and Physical Activity in Mid- and Later-Life.
Summer 2012* Hoarding Behavior in the Elderly
Spring 2012* The Fairfax County Hoarding Task Force
Winter 2012* We are Family: When Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation Hit Home
Fall 2011* Habilitation Therapy in Dementia Care
Summer 2011* Alcohol, Medications, and Older Adults
Spring 2011* Universal Design in Housing
Winter 2011* The Impact of Providing Rehab Mobility Equipment to Those in Need
Fall 2010* Reverse Mortgages
Summer 2010* CPR and DNR Decision Making
Spring 2010* Senior Meal Programs: Feeding a Crowd with Local Foods
Winter 2010* Aging and the Behavioral Problems of Brain Injury
Fall 2009* Activity Engagement for Persons with Dementia
Summer 2009* Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Later Life
Spring 2009* The Older Inmate
Winter 2009* Virginia's Money Follows the Person Demonstration
Fall 2008* The Aging Together Partnership: Collaborating to Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults
Summer 2008* Making Affordable Assisted Living Work: The Mountainside Senior Living Story
Spring 2008* Confident Living Program for Senior Adults Experiencing Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
Winter 2008* No Wrong Door: Virginia's Key Strategic Initiative for Long-Term Care
Fall 2007* PACE - Program of Allinclusive Care for the Elderly
Summer 2007* Teens Teaching Alzheimer´s Caregivers to Become Tech- Savvy: The Power of Community and Intergenerational Partnerships
Spring 2007* "Powerful Tools for Caregivers": Teaching Skills That Reduce Stress and Increase Self-Confidence
Winter 2007* Acute and Chronic Pain Challenges for Arthritis Patients in an Acute Care Setting
Fall 2006* Brain Health: Mending the Mind after Age 50
Summer 2006* ElderFriends: Relieving Loneliness Among Elders
Spring 2006* Parish Nursing: A Vital Piece to the Puzzle of Care for Older Adults
Winter 2006* The Shepherd´s Center of Richmond: Opportunities for Meaning and Personal Growth through Service
Fall 2005* Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Virginia (PPARx)
Summer 2005* Male Caregiver
Spring 2005* WorkWORLD© Choice
Winter 2005* Spirituality and Cognitive Impairment
Fall 2004 Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Aging with Lifelong Disabilities: The Area Planning and Services Committee
Summer 2004 Law Enforcement and Adult Protective Services Working Together: A Team Approach to Elder Abuse Cases
Spring 2004 Mental Fitness and the Lifelong Learning Movement
Winter 2004 Congregate Nutrition Programs Can Alleviate Loneliness and Isolation
Fall 2003 Montessori-Based Activities for Dementia: A Walk Down Memory Lane
Summer 2003 The Value of Multidisciplinary Care in Parkinson's Disease
Spring 2003 Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Vulnerable Elders
Winter 2003 Aging in Place -- Can Universal Design Make It a Reality?
Fall 2002 Using Validation as a Consultant in a Richmond, Virginia Continuing Care Retirement Community
Summer 2002 Older Adults, Social Techniques, and Memory
Spring 2002 Older Homeless Women: Beneath the Safety Net
Winter 2002 Are You at RISK for Blindness? Don't Keep Glaucoma a Family Secret!
Fall 2001 Avoiding Medication Pitfalls
Summer 2001 Bridging Aging and Domestic Violence Services in Our Communities
Spring 2001 Enhancing the Quality of Life of Nursing Home Residents with Late Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Winter 2001 Vision and Hearing Loss in the Older Adult - "Double Trouble"
Fall 2000 Adult Daycare: Sharing the Caring, Having a Life
Summer 2000 The Aging Woman and HIV/AIDS: Increasing Risk and Incidence
Spring 2000 PACE: Program of All-inclusive Care of the Elderly
Winter 2000 Aging with Cerebral Palsy: A Consumer's Perspective
Fall 1999 Low Vision in Older Adults
Summer 1999 Merging a Divided System: The Need to Integrate Care for Individuals Participating in Both the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
Spring 1999 Ethical Concerns in the Care of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
Winter 1999 Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training
Fall 1998 Preventing the Unnecessary Losses of Alzheimer's Disease
Summer 1998 State Regulation of Assisted Living Facilities
Spring 1998 Reducing Medication Mismanagement in Adult Care Residences
Winter 1998 Medications and Falls
Fall 1997 Standing Up to Osteoporosis

Kim Ivey is editor of the Age in Action newsletter. Please contact her with questions, comments, or submissions.

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