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Understanding the Opioid Crisis Through the Lense of Aging

We surveyed community-based organizations (CBOs) about how the opioid crisis is affecting the older adults they serve. What we found reveals a lot about the important work already being done by CBOs, and the difficult circumstances faced by families struggling with the ripple effects of opioid addiction.


Family Caregivers: Part of the Falls Prevention Team

November is National Family Caregivers Month and a good chance to learn how you can address fall risk factors and prevent your loved one from falling.


How to Choose a Medicare Plan During the Open Enrollment Period

Choosing a Medicare plan is an important, but difficult decision. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7), use the 4Cs of Medicare – Coverage, Cost, Convenience, and Customer Service – to assess the quality of your current plan and, if needed, find a new one that better fits your needs.


Contribute to Public Safety on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hosts two National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events each year. Anyone who takes medication should use the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets.


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.