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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted by MediSked on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Tomorrow, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN) launched the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2006  in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for our communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders, and reaffirm our country’s commitment to the principle of justice for all. 

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Tags: older adults, Awareness

Celebrating Older Americans Month This May!

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Tue, May 01, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

Happy May Everyone! We have many reasons to be thankful this month: beautiful weather, blossoming flowers, and Older Americans Month!

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Tags: 2018, Awareness, older adults

Friday is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 03:56 PM

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Following a fall, many individuals see a decrease in their quality of life due to limitations from their injuries. Along with being a major public health issue, falls come with a heavy financial burden. According to the CDC, the total cost of fall injuries in 2014 was $31 billion.

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Tags: 2017, Advocacy, Awareness, older adults

Reflecting on the Impact of Medicare and Medicaid on the 52nd Anniversary

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965 as amendments to the Social Security Act. Medicaid and Medicare began as programs to provide health insurance to low-income Americans.

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Tags: 2017, Awareness, Medicaid, health, older adults