Posts tagged ‘wellness’

Community Sites Needed to Conduct LGBT Older Adult Survey

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults often experience unique barriers to community resources that make it more difficult for them to access health resources and to age in place. PHMC is conducting a survey to learn more about LGBT seniors, their health status, and access to services. The survey takes a broad view of health, including health behaviors, emotional health, and connections to other people. It also seeks to gain feedback from LGBT individuals who are thriving, and how success can inform “age-friendly” policy and practices that are also LGBT-friendly. This survey is self-administered and can be completed by mail or online. PHMC is also looking for locations where a facilitator can administer the survey onsite. Locations have been identified in Center City. Additional sites are needed, especially in Germantown, Southwest Philadelphia, and Northeast Philadelphia. Participants are asked to provide space for a few hours and to promote the survey in a newsletter announcement. To participate or for more information, contact Heather Batson at 267-985-6237 or by e-mail to heather@phmc.org

Source: PCA News Bulletin

ICAA Names Top 10 Trends in Active Aging

Although there’s been tremendous coverage of Boomers turning 65, the fact remains that many millions of people are also turning 50. Those individuals are entering the active-aging market with needs and desires that will help shape the industry, starting now…

1. More wellness programs.
2. More wellness professionals.
3…continue reading>>

Source: Benzinga

Wii bowling keeps seniors fit

Whoever assumes new video game technology is just for the youngest generations has never met the young-at-heart at the Kernodle Senior Center.

These seniors have no problems operating their Nintendo Wii remotes, navigating the buttons and arrows to switch the angles for their digital bowlers. On the first Thursday of every month, they come out to compete in friendly – but fierce – frames of Wii Bowling, sponsored by Home Loving Senior Care. continue reading>>

Source: TheTimesNews.com

Allegheny Township hotline will check on well-being of elderly

C officials believe wishing senior citizens a good morning everyday could prevent them from having a bad, or even deadly, day.

Supervisors on Monday approved a new program called “Good Morning Allegheny Township” upon the suggestion of Emergency Management Coordinator Lee Schumaker.

Schumaker said volunteers will place a quick call to registered elderly residents every morning to check on their health and well-being. continue reading>>

Source: Liz Hayes (Valley News Dispatch, September 14, 2010)

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