Author: JCA

NIH Offers Tips on Fall Prevention

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Preventing Falls at Home: Room by Room Many falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help prevent falls and better ensure your safety. If you’re concerned about falling, set …

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AARP Resources for Caregivers and their Families

KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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AARP presents information for those either just beginning their caregiving journey or veteran caregivers looking for more tools and resources online. Everything from home safety tips to financial advice are available. Connect with other caregivers from all walks of life to share personal experiences. View the resource page.

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Montgomery County Events from Senior Planet – Check the Listing!

KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Check back periodically for events in Montgomery Count from AARP Senior Planet. There are many activities to choose from. View the listing.

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New Online Tool Will Help Older Adults Find Transportation Providers

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Montgomery County recently launched a new online tool to help older adults find volunteer ride providers to help them get where they need to go, when they need to get there. The online tool uses GIS mapping to connect an address with organizations, such as nonprofit groups and senior villages, who provide volunteer rides for such things …

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Do We Become Invisible As We Age?

Blog, News / By JCA / September 28, 2022

Do we become invisible as we age?

From Healthline Media, by Richard Eisenberg Ageism — prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping based on age — is sometimes called society’s last acceptable “ism.” It happens at work, to celebrities, and in everyday ways. And it can make people feel invisible as they get older. According to the World Health OrganizationTrusted Source, “Every second person in the world is believed …

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“Be a Good Neighbor” and “Give the Gift of a Lift ” in September

Blog, News / By JCA / September 21, 2022

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by Rhetta Vinson Research shows that older adults who lose their ability to drive, are unlikely to continue to engage in productive social activities and more likely to develop depression and other psychological symptoms. This trend has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. So on September 12th JCA VillageRides launched its fall advertising campaign which runs …

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Positive Aging Community Interactive Discussions

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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Join the Positive Aging Community for Virtual Live and Interactive Discussions on Aging in September! Check it out and register! Find programs on grandparenting, dementia, challenging transitions, reverse mortgages and more.

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Alzheimer’s Association: Too Much TV Time May Harm Your Brain

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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by Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter Older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what type of screen they use, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among older British adults, those who spent a lot of time watching TV were more likely …

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Virtual Alzheimer’s Support Groups

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer’s journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please contact the facilitator before attending a group to obtain zoom links or other information about the group. These …

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Thoughts from JCA’s new Board President

Blog / By JCA / August 30, 2022

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by Ronna Borenstein-Levy, JCA BOARD PRESIDENT Growing older is a blessing we should not take for granted. But what is it like to be “old” in America in the 21st century? According to the National Council on Aging, more than 15 million adults over 65 are economically insecure, with incomes below 200 percent of the federal …

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