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The mind and the body are inexplicably linked; a person’s state of mind affects the functionality of their body and issues of the body impacts a person’s mental function. On The Wagon’s Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health and Exercise explain the importance of taking care of the body and mind. http://www.onthewagon.org/mental-health-and-exercise/READ MORE
The New York Times article by Ron Lieber raises key concerns about how the current Medicaid debate affects healthcare. Today, the average annual cost of a Home Health Aide in Richmond, Virginia is $39,765, whereas the average annual cost for a Semi-Private Room at a Nursing Home is $84,315. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey in 20 years those costs rise to $71,820 and $152,282, respectively. Through innovative […]READ MORE
Gigi Amateau, award-winning author and former community impact officer at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, will receive $17,500 for education and personal development to strengthen her service to Richmond’s aging population and individuals working in long-term care. The Pat Asch Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman age “50 or better” to advance […]READ MORE
According to the Better Business Bureau, over the last two years, some 70,000 frauds and scams have been reported across the United States. Anyone can fall victim to a financial scam, but older adults tend to be particularly popular targets. Frequently, fraud perpetrated against older adults is not reported until long after the scam has […]READ MORE
Anyone can feel lonely—even people who are surrounded by family. Asim Shah, MD, professor and vice chair for community psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, defines loneliness as an emotion that strikes when someone feels socially isolated. That feeling can set in within a marriage, at […]READ MORE
The way Americans currently think about aging creates obstacles to productive practices and policies. In response, and in collaboration with seven other leading associations serving the field of Aging, ASA is pleased to share a set of resources designed to help members and stakeholders join a movement to reframe the dialogue around aging, with the […]READ MORE