The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is looking for a motivated individual to help manage the n4a Disability Business Institute. The Deputy Director will help manage the day-to-day operations of the Business Institute, including developing, implementing, and managing programs, partners and services that align with the project’s goals and objectives. Apply now to join this dynamic team that focuses on the issues that affect older Americans and individuals with disabilities. If you are looking to work for a terrific, mission-driven organization in Washington, DC with the vision of building a society that values and supports people as they age apply now! The application closing date is December 21, 2018.
As our aging parents live on longer than they expected, we face issues with an extended decline in their health. Sometimes the health issue is “mild cognitive impairment”, often also called “early dementia”. They can go on with this for years. Every person’s way of aging with cognitive decline is different. But one thing is certain: the elder’s changes in cognition affect everyone in the family. A parent may not be able to participate in hosting family events any longer. The matriarch may not be able to prepare dishes, direct how a family gathering will unfold, or otherwise be helpful. Other family members must not only take up the slack if they wish to have events continue as they traditionally have in the past, but they must now accommodate the unpredictability of an aging parent’s reaction to having lots of people around. This can add to an already stressful time of year for you.
My mother was a fantastic cook, and her Thanksgiving rituals were legend. One was the turkey dance. Mom would dance a little jig with the huge raw bird, holding him high by the wings. Celebrating his life for us, but mostly to shake off the excess water before he was stuffed. Our family was large and the food was glorious. And Thanksgiving is an opportune time for family discussions
What do customers with disabilities want more than anything? To be treated like people first, people who also happen to have a disability. As we begin the holiday dash, these suggestions on everything from retail etiquette to online fixes for businesses—developed for and by people with disabilities—are worth sharing widely. Even bosses who may think they have the latest information on inclusion can learn a thing or two.
That’s how long my friend’s mom was trapped on her couch, virtually paralyzed without help after being discharged from the hospital after suffering a bad fall. For millions of Americans, holidays are about the lavish meal, with some sports and maybe freakishly upbeat Hallmark holiday movies. For my friend and so many others caring for elderly relatives, it’s about the caregiving
It started out as a simple fracture, a cracked bone at the knee joint. The screws that her doctor put in held for a while, but then one day Jamie Snyder’s leg bowed out. Her subsequent knee replacement was a success — until an infection set in.“I noticed a little pimple on my leg that turned into a big boil,” said Snyder, 66, a former Air Force nurse. “And we don’t know where it came from, how it got there.”
Women are not only on board with getting older, but looking forward to retirement. And that’s a good thing — provided they save accordingly.
Anthem Foundation Awards Additional $23 Million to Nonprofits Supporting Efforts to Improve Health of Communities Nationwide | BusinessWire
The Anthem Foundation announced today an additional commitment of $23 million in new grants this year aimed at their continued efforts to improve the health and wellness of communities across the country. The latest funding brings the Foundation’s current community investments to $53 million at work addressing some of the nation’s most pressing and preventable health issues through innovative programs with proven results. “Working to improve the health of our communities and our consumers remains the focus of what we do every day at the Anthem Foundation, and today we are reaffirming our promise to deliver innovative solutions that are addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our communities,” said Gail K. Boudreaux, President and CEO of Anthem. “From reducing preterm birth rates to doubling cardiac arrest survival rates and expanding access to healthy food, we’re partnering with some of the most impactful nonprofits to improve, and in some cases, save lives.”
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