Category Archives: Aging

Affordable Housing for Veterans and Seniors

Pennsylvanians will soon have a new way to connect to mental or behavioral health crisis services! 988

beyond50 Resource Directory

Working together and sharing information and resources strengthens our community.
beyond50 Resource Directory delivers essential local resources for boomers, seniors, and their families and caregivers.The directory will be included as a special feature in our monthly 50plus Life print magazine, which is widely distributed throughout Lancaster County. beyond50 Resource Directory will be easily distinguishable by its “yellow pages” and created as a pullout section inside 50plus Life.beyond50 Resource Directory includes information about health and wellness; legal, financial, and housing services; home improvement; medical equipment; entertainment; nonprofit organizations; nutrition; emergency services; and much more.Don’t miss out on this annual opportunity to reach more than 25,000 boomers and seniors. Help them find you by being included in Lancaster County’s premier annual directory of local resources for members of your community.
Lancaster County beyond50 Resource DirectoryAd Closing Date: June 24, 2022Street Date: August 2022
To reserve your space, contact your marketing consultant, call 717.285.1350, or email info@onlinepub.com today to be included in the next edition of the Resource Directory!

Helping Seniors – Caring Transitions – Lancaster, PA

DECLUTTER TO DESTRESS

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Your Quick & Easy Guide to Helping Seniors Declutter Helping your parent or loved one declutter without stress…is it possible? We’re here to tell you that it is! Try this step-by-step process and some of our tips for keeping stress low and efficiency high when helping a senior declutter.  Click ‘LEARN MORE’ to read out top tips for decluttering with a senior. LEARN MORE  

Containing the clutter in your home is good for your mental health! Although we all have different levels of tolerance when it comes to clutter, studies have shown that an untidy home can increase stress, whereas a tidy home can help you feel more secure and calm. Click ‘LEARN MORE’ to read how decluttering can benefit your mental health. LEARN MORE  

April is financial literacy month—a great time to brush up on your financial knowledge. The goal is to make informed decisions, plan for the future, spend wisely, and avoid frauds and scams. Click ‘LEARN MORE’ to read our top tips for financial literacy when preparing for retirement and beyond.
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EXPERT ADVICE FOR YOUR NEXT MOVE
How do you deal with moving into a smaller house? Sometimes you just need a little imagination and organization. With these tips for making your new small space work for you, you’ll soon be enjoying your new home.  Click ‘LEARN MORE’ to get some ideas to make downsizing a smooth process.
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Caring Transitions Lancaster PA
Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Mmahoney@CaringTransitions.com • (717) 471-1463http://www.caringtransitionslancaster.com 
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Age My Way Seminar – Tuesday, May 10, 1 – 2 p.m.

Age My Way Webinar
Tuesday, May 10, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $201.0 Social Work CEU available ($15 fee for NASW members; $25 fee for non-NASW members). Those interested in obtaining social work CEUs will be billed directly by NASW
This program is in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers/White Rose Senior Center.
Description: This training will focus on 4 key areas of health in aging: physical wellness, social wellness, cognitive wellness and emotional wellness. We will look at changes that come with older adulthood and ways to maintain health in these areas, or start and develop new lifestyle habits to support them. We will discuss the impact of ageism in our culture and dispel some myths of aging that it brings, opening the door for confidence to Age My Way!
Objectives:
Identify 4 key areas of health in aging and ways to start or maintain health habits.
Discuss social barriers to engaging health as we age, and ways to reduce their impacts
Register now

VA Annual Caregiver Summit – May 17

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 A Heart Month to Remember. This past #HeartMonth, we amplified stories of resilience, engaged patient advocates, and spread awareness around a disease that affects as many as 11 million Americans each year. The Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day campaign was started to increase recognition of the specific heart valve disease risks and symptoms. Now in its 6th year, we’re proud to be working with over 115+ partners to raise awareness and save lives.

Thank you to everyone who helped us promote Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day! Revisit some our favorite Heart Month moments below! This Is Growing Old On February 9th, we sat down with National Caucus and Center on Black Aging president and CEO Karyne Jones to discuss the importance of health equity in combatting valve disease along with the NCBA’s role in raising awareness. 

 Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day is Officially Commemorated​​​​​​Kentucky Representative, Andy Barr, introduced a House Resolution to commemorate Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22. 


 Over 100 Partners Join the Fight Against Valve Disease This year we partnered with over 100 incredible organizations to spread awareness around valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives.Heart Valve Disease Day Virtual Conference On February 22nd, we hosted our valve disease day virtual conference, engaging researchers, clinicians, patient advocates and organizations in discussion around heart valve disease. Check out our program scheduleValve Disease Day Twitter Chat During our annual Twitter chat, we partnered with WebMD and other Valve Disease Day partners to answer questions on the impact of the pandemic on valve disease diagnosis and treatment.


 To learn more about heart valve disease and how to get involved, visit us at www.valvediseaseday.org/
 
The Rally for Access Marches On On March 14th, the Alliance joined patient advocates, caregivers, and allied organizations to protest the Medicare draft coverage decision for FDA-approved Alzheimer’s treatments.  In a convening outside of the HHS Headquarters, community leaders and patients alike demanded Medicare coverage for Alzheimer’s care, an issue that impacts more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Watch our recap of the Rally for Access here.

The CMS final national coverage determination can be found here. The Alliance-convened Alzheimer’s Disease Policy Task Force comments on the proposed coverage decision can be downloaded here.
 We’re Encouraging Advocates, Researchers and Clinicians to Talk NERDY The Alliance is currently seeking patient advocates, researchers and clinicians to expand patient engagement in health CER research for our 2022 Talk NERDY to Me program. This program is designed to empower older adults, their family caregivers, clinicians, and health researchers to learn about Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and how to participate in the development and implementation of research that answers the questions that matter most to patients.
 To learn more about how to get involved in this year’s ​​​Talk NERDY trainings, read our pitch sheets for advocates and researchers.    Recent News RSC Members Introduce Bill to Ban QALY Metrics from Federal Healthcare Programs
The Republican Study Committee, April 28

CMS Coverage Determination Harms Patients, Sets Troublesome Precedent for Access to Future Cures
Alliance for Aging Research, April 13The Alliance and Leading National Patient Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Key Medicare Drug Affordability Reforms
Alliance for Aging Research, March 17 Copyright © 2022, All rights reserved.

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Berks County Area Agency on Aging – Cooling Program for older adults

Eligible Senior Citizens Can Qualify For A Free Portable Air-Conditioner

Summer is coming and so is the high temperatures and humidity. The Berks County Area Agency on Aging is proud to announce the opportunity for older adults who reside in Berks County, to receive a free window unit air-conditioner this summer.

‘Cooling Program’ Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The recipient must be age 60 or older
  • A Berks County resident
  • Income limits:
    • Not to exceed $2000/month for individual            
    • $4000/month for married individuals
  • Have heart-related or breathing related issues (i.e., COPD, Bronchitis, Emphysema)
  • You may be asked to provide a physician’s note regarding medical needs.

Contact the Berks County Area Agency on Aging, 610-478-6500 for an application.  Deadline to apply for this program is June 14th. There are limited quantities available for distribution so call now to begin the application process. 

Upon review and approval of the required documents, individuals will be contacted by the Area Agency on Aging to schedule an appointment to pick up the air-conditioner.   

The ‘Cooling Program’ is provided by the Berks County Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Redner’s Markets, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Circadia.

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PHCA Quality Symposium

2022 PHCA Quality Symposium:
Virtual Event
Wednesday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 18
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
During the two-week PHCA Quality Symposium, subject matter experts will be presenting on quality, operational, and clinical practices/processes that greatly benefit skilled nursing, assisted living, and personal care providers to improve their quality, efficiency, outcomes, and improve lives, not just today, but in the future.  

Attendees can receive up to 10 continuing education credits for attending the Symposium’s ten live and on-demand sessions.

Given the success of the 2021 virtual Quality Symposium, this year’s Symposium will be held virtually from May 4 to May 18, 2022, on the Event Attendee Hub platform.    

Why Sponsor?
ACCESS to more than 150 of Pennsylvania’s directors of nursing, quality assurance and  improvement directors, nursing home administrators and more. 

AWARENESS to ensure quality control leaders in the senior living sector remember your company’s name and products by keeping your name and products in front of them at all times. 
To learn more and to confirm your sponsorship, contact Michelle Wescott at 301-850-1043 or via email at mwescott@discoverSB.com