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Older adults and suicide: How can mental health professionals increase prevention efforts?
Learn about the statistics and preventative measures surrounding suicide among older adults.
Using technology to increase independence & living life
Read this blog post about how older adults are using technology to bolster their independence.
War and rape in Northern Ethiopia: A dialogue about healing and justice
Read about an event featuring international speakers on violence in Northern Ethiopia. The event was presented by the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration.
Older Americans Month: Aging Unbound
Written by Michele Dinman, MPH, project coordinator for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health Happy Older Americans Month! For the past 60 years, the Administration for Community Living helps us celebrate and honor older Americans each May. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, promotes the importance of enjoying independence […]
Social and Cognitive Stimulation for Individuals Living with Dementia: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Could be the Answer
In this blog post, MSW student Marissa Scofield discusses how Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can provide a social outlet and improve quality of life for those living with dementia.
Older Adults as Community Health Workers: Using their skills & experiences to strengthen the health care workforce
Read about how more older adults today are interested in working past retirement.