NC*AGING e-newsletter #107| a service of the UNC Institute on Aging Information Center | April, 2011
The Aging Exchange Happens This Week At The Friday Center
You may still reserve a place at this week's 7th Annual Aging Exchange by calling (919) 843-2647. The Exchange will be held on April 7, 2011 at the Friday Center from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public with advance registration. Included are: a lecture by Dr. Margaret Moss, Yale University School of Nursing; presentation of the Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Awards; poster presentations by UNC-CH graduate students and faculty and a reception with light hors d'oeuvres.
IOA Research Team To Study Low-Income Older Workers
Led by IOA Scientist and Workforce Aging Program Lead Jennifer Craft Morgan, PhD, an IOA team received a Senior Service America research grant that commenced in March. The project focuses on low-income older workers and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). It will provide important information about the program, including growing numbers of eligible participants, exemplary programs, best practices, and potential for collaboration with other services. Research results will be shared with the SCSEP network, the larger workforce community, and the aging network. IOA Fellow Cherie Rosemond, Ph.D., and IOA Scientist Peter Stein, Ph.D are Co-Investigators. Read more...
Submit Abstracts By April 22 For The North Carolina Conference on Aging
The deadline for the call for presentations for the 2011 North Carolina Conference on Aging is Friday, April 22, 2011. This year's conference will be held October 18-20 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel in Charlotte. The 2011 Conference theme is "The Community Response: Implementing the Plan for a Livable, Senior Friendly North Carolina", with tracks including: Family, Intergenerational Relations and Caregiving; Health and the Continuum of Care; Safe Communities; Aging and Diversity; Healthy Aging & Active Engagement; Economy of Aging; and Planning for Livable Communities. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this important annual event in the aging field. More information is available via the Conference web page.
IOA Web Site Survey Open Until 4/8/11
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IOA Senior Leadership Initiative Accepting Class of 2012 Applications, Due 4/15/11
The Senior Leadership Enhancement Initiative is a program sponsored by the UNC Institute on Aging with support provided by AARP-NC, the NC Association on Aging, and the NC Association of Area Agencies on Aging. The program is open to any person aged sixty and over currently residing in North Carolina. Participants will broaden their understanding of aging in North Carolina, develop their leadership skills through an individualized learning agreement, participate in a leadership project, and participate in training made available through the Institute on Aging. Apply for the program.
IOA Researchers Develop Jobs To Careers "How To" Briefs
The Institute on Aging Jobs to Careers: Transforming the Front Lines of Health Care Evaluation Team has created two new practical, evidence-based briefs. “Preliminary Results for Health Care Employers,” provides a menu of strategies, options, and lessons learned that health care employers should consider when planning and implementing career advancement programs for their entry-level employees. “Preliminary Results for Educational Institutions,” defines the fundamental components of work-based learning, identifies key issues that educational institutions should consider when offering programs to employee learners, and explains the benefits of incorporating work-based learning into existing educational and training strategies. Read more...
There's Still Time To Register For The Southern Gerontological Society Meeting
You may still register for "The New Aging Enterprise", the 32nd annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society in Raleigh, April 14-17. The pre-conference, Aging is Good Business: Fitness Pays! has a registration deadline of April 6.
NC Colleagues Share Expertise
Victor Marshall, PhD, Professor of Sociology and IOA Senior Scientist, traveled to Switzerland to present the inaugural lecture for the new inter-university research program LIVES. Based at the PaVie Center at the University of Lausanne and including researchers at the University of Geneva, the new program, funded by the Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research, is on the theme, "Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives". Dr. Marshall's talk on March 22 was titled "Risk, Vulnerability, and the Life Course". Dr. Marshall also gave seminars at The University of Lausanne and at the Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology of the University of Geneva.
April and May Aging Observances
Online Giving To The IOA Made Easier
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Aging & Health Promotion News
Falls prevention becomes a priority objective for public health in NC. Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and the second leading cause of nonfatal injuries for older adults in North Carolina. The UNC Institute on Aging and its strategic health promotion partners (the Carolina Geriatric Education Center, NC Division of Public Health, NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, and NC Falls Prevention Coalition) recently celebrated significant success in addressing this growing public health issue when falls prevention was listed as a priority objective for the first time in three major statewide plans: Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health (page 12), the NC Institute of Medicine Prevention Action Plan (page 208), and the 2011-2015 NC Aging Services Plan (page 24). All three of these plans help to set statewide policy objectives and actions to move forward in the identified priority areas. For more information about participating in the NC Falls Prevention Coalition, please contact Ellen Schneider at email@example.com.
IOA Seminar in late April on health promotion programming. On April 25, 2011 from 3:30-5:00 pm, the meeting of the UNC Institute on Aging Seminar Series will address health promotion at the system level. Audrey Edmisten, NC DAAS Program Lead for the Living Healthy/Chronic Disease Self-management Program, and Sabrena Lea, Director of the NC DHHS Office of Long Term Services and Supports, will present their discussion of Changing Systems, Changing Lives.
New from NC Researchers
Bradley, Don E. (2011). Litwak and Longino’s Developmental Model of Later-Life Migration: Evidence From the American Community Survey, 2005–2007. Journal of Applied Gerontology 30: 141-158.
Marshall, Victor W. (2011). Charles F. Longino, Jr.: A Tribute. Journal of Applied Gerontology 30: 139-140.
Marshall, Victor W. (2011). A Life Course Perspective on Information Technology Work. Journal of Applied Gerontology 30: 185-198.
Mitchell, Jim; Wilson, James L. (2011). Topography, Culture Areas, and Integration of Retired Migrants in a Coastal North Carolina County. Journal of Applied Gerontology 30: 159-172.
Rhyne, Sharon Baker; Schneider, Ellen Caylor. (2010). The North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition. North Carolina Medical Journal 71(6): 550-551.
Schneider, Ellen Caylor; Shubert, Tiffany E.; Harmon, Katherine J. (2010). Addressing the Escalating Public Health Issue of Falls Among Older Adults. North Carolina Medical Journal 71(6): 547-552.
For a list of items recently published by North Carolina faculty, see New & Notable Publications.
New from the Digital Library
These are selected new additions to the AgeLib Digital Library. Each link below will open a new window displaying the AgeLib record, with a link to the publication itself.
Enhancing use of clinical preventive services among older adults: Closing the gap / report
North Carolina Aging Services Plan 2011-2015 / report
Seniors and the health care system: What is the impact of multiple chronic conditions? / report
The future of pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world: Scenarios to 2030 / report
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