NC*AGING e-newsletter #67 | a service of the UNC Institute on Aging Information Center | December 2006
News & Highlights
IOA Director Launches Report On Proposed Services For Canadian Veterans
On November 6, IOA Director Victor Marshall released a report proposing a major overhaul of services provided to Canadian Veterans. Marshall chairs the Gerontological Advisory Council for Veterans Affairs Canada, which advises the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs concerning its older veterans. (The average age of WWII veterans is 82, and of Korean veterans is 72; there are only three living Canadian veterans of the First World War). The report was endorsed by all veterans organizations in Canada, and will be used by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a resource in its modernization program to reform veterans services. The report makes explicit reference the work of the Healthy Aging Network, a CDC-funded network in which the IOA participates, and its commitment to an ecological approach and to health promotion for seniors. It also takes a life course perspective, which characterizes much of the work done at the IOA. Access the press release and the full report.
New Function Added To Agelib Digital Library
It is now easier than ever to search for subject terms in our Agelib Digital Library. All subject terms have been turned into links that automatically search the database for that term. If you visit the Browse Subjects page, you can see a list of all active subject terms. Clicking on any term will launch a search for that term. In addition, when you are viewing a database record, the search terms listed in that record are links as well, so that you can find more records on the same topic. We hope this new function is helpful and welcome suggestions for other improvements to Agelib.
Good News For NC Colleagues
The North Carolina State University team of Roger Mitchell, Sarah Ash and Jackie McClelland have been selected as the 2006 winners of the Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award and $1,000 prize for their article, "Nutrition education among low-income older adults: A randomized intervention trial in congregate nutrition sites," in the journal Health Education and Behavior. Their paper documents the impact of one educational module in the Partners in Wellness program.
Flu– It’s Not Too Late To Vaccinate!
Flu season has begun! The average influenza season in North Carolina runs from October through April and often peaks in February or March. The flu is much worse than the common cold. It can result in hospitalization and even death. Adults 65 and older, and those with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease are particularly at risk for developing serious complications from the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year. The flu shot cannot give you the flu. It CAN protect you from a serious illness. For more information, or an appointment to get a flu vaccination, contact your doctor today. You can also visit www.immunizenc.com for more information or www.mrnc.org/fcf/ for a listing of flu clinics in your area.
Featured Web Site
Try this: best practices in care for older adults
New Library Resources
These are selected new additions to the AgeLib Digital Library. The links below will open a new window displaying the AgeLib record.
Aging, migration, and local communities: the views of 60+ residents and community leaders
Employment initiatives for an ageing workforce in the EU15
Handbook of social work in health and aging
How do age discrimination laws affect older workers?
Knowledge and skills needed for dementia care: a guide for direct care workers
The MetLife market survey of nursing home and home care costs
New & Notable
Mitchell, R.; Ash, S. L.; McClelland, J. W. (2006). Nutrition education among low-income older adults: A randomized intervention trial in congregate nutrition sites. Health Education & Behavior 33(3): 374-92.
Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie; Schatschneider, Chris; Blazer, Dan G. (2006). Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of physical functioning among community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Aging and Health 18(6): 852-867.
For a list of items recently published by North Carolina faculty, see New & Notable Publications.
Aging & Health Promotion News
Partners in Wellness funded by USDA to improve nutrition for NC seniors.
Upcoming Events in NC
December 5, 2006 IOA Seminar Series
Community Bulletin Board
View our complete events calendar at www.aging.unc.edu/events/.
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