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The Role of a Physical Therapist in Healthy Aging

October is National Physical Therapy Month and a wonderful chance to remind the public of the value of physical therapy in supporting the health and independence of America’s older adults.

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Falls Prevention is a Team Effort

From medication and vision impairment to poor lighting and chronic conditions, the factors to watch for are numerous. That’s why having a team to help spot and address fall risks is so helpful.

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The Pay Gap is an Aging Issue

Income is tied to lots of aspects of aging, but the way that plays out once you turn 60 is very different for men and women. One major reason: the gender pay gap.

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Independence Doesn’t Mean Going It Alone

As we age, our bodies (and budgets) change. Our understanding of independence must change along with them.

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Making Aging Mastery® a Success in Your Community

Working in conjunction with the Aging Mastery® team at National Council on Aging, we wanted to scale the program in settings we had not tried before: a clinic serving patients with HIV, a rural Foster Grandparents program, an urban food pantry, and a multi-hospital nonprofit healthcare system (SCL Health).

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Aging Mastery® = Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

This class sets the group up for the topics to come: sleep strategies, financial fitness, fraud prevention, community engagement, advance directives, healthy eating, hydration, healthy relationships, and exercise.

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Aging Policy Priorities on the Horizon

The current session of Congress is focused on a number of issues important to older Americans and those who serve them. Here’s a look at the key policy priorities that may see movement this year.

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