Category Archives: Education

Observe, Recognize, Prevent: 7 Common Myths About Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched in 2006 on June 15th by the World Health Organization. Elder abuse is one of the most overlooked public health problems in the United States. Victims of abuse are three times more likely than those who weren’t mistreated to die prematurely. Learn how to identify those at risk and … Continue reading Observe, Recognize, Prevent: 7 Common Myths About Elder Abuse

Aging Adults and Suicide Risk

Suicide Prevention Month

In 2013, the second highest rate of suicide occurred in those 85 years and older. It is difficult to imagine that your aging loved one may be contemplating suicide, but the aging process can bring on depression and a sense of hopelessness that may prompt suicidal thoughts. As we mark September as Suicide Prevention Awareness … Continue reading Aging Adults and Suicide Risk

32nd Annual Aging Life Care Association™ Conference

32nd Annual ALCA Conference

Start spreading the news…Aging Life Care Professionals™ are headed to Brooklyn, NY for the 32nd Annual Aging Life Care Association Conference. High caliber programming, networking, professional growth, and the sights and sounds of New York City make for a conference experience you don’t want to miss. Register by March 11 and save $200 with the … Continue reading 32nd Annual Aging Life Care Association™ Conference

Staying Motivated to Exercise – Go4Life!

September is Healthy Aging Month

Aging Life Care Association™ is proud to be a partner in Go4Life® — an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH in collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  Tips on Staying Motivated to Exercise One of the great challenges of being physically active is staying motivated. When it’s … Continue reading Staying Motivated to Exercise – Go4Life!

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls: Falls Prevention Awareness Day

tips to reduce falls for people with Parkinson's disease

On this, the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging is raising awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.   Did you know that 1 in 3 older Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result … Continue reading Take a Stand to Prevent Falls: Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Slow Medicine for Elders: A Special Webinar Event

by Suzanne Modigliani, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy Register today for a Special Webinar Event – Slow Medicine for Elders with Dr. Dennis McCullough – on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Registration closes August 4th.  Taking a Closer Look at the Philosophy of “Slow Medicine” and the … Continue reading Slow Medicine for Elders: A Special Webinar Event

How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

Prepare yourself for aging

Take a look at this list of important documents and information that will help your loved ones help you when the time comes. by Debra D. Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   If something happened to you today, would someone know what medications you take? Who your doctor is? Or where … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

Today is the White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA 2015

A Look at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and Regional Forums from ALCA Public Policy Committee Chair by Frank E. Baskin, LICSW, C-ASWCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Public Policy Committee Chair   HISTORY About every ten years (beginning in 1961) the White House organizes a conference on aging (#WHCOA). People … Continue reading Today is the White House Conference on Aging

White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA 2015

White House Conference on Aging Monday, July 13th 10:00am – 4:30pm ET   The TENTATIVE agenda for July 13 is (all times are ET): 10:00 AM – 12:20 PM: Welcome; Opening Panels on Caregiving and Financial Security *President Obama is scheduled to address the conference during this period 12:20 PM -1:20 PM: Lunch Break 1:20 … Continue reading White House Conference on Aging

ALCA to Hold 31st Annual Conference

NAPGCM enters a New Season as ALCA Nearly 400 Aging Life Care Professionals™ will convene in Denver for the 31st Annual Conference – Entering a New Season of Clarity, Unity & Opportunity – April 29 – May 2, 2015. As NAPGCM becomes ALCA, the association enters a new season with a new a new name … Continue reading ALCA to Hold 31st Annual Conference