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Tag Archives: aging

Social Work and Aging Updates

Sandra Edmonds Crewe, professor at the Howard University School of Social Work, served on the steering committee for and presented at the Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults in September in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of ... Read More »

Join National Provider Network to Help Older Adults Understand Health Care Reform

Many older adults and family caregivers don’t understand either the new benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act or other ways in which health care reform benefits them. Patients Aware is a national network of health care professionals working to change this situation. Supported by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Physicians ... Read More »

Practice Standards Focus on Family Caregivers of Older Adults

By Paul R. Pace, NEWS Staff “Attention to the contributions, strengths, needs and goals of family caregivers of older adults are integral to social work practice.” This statement summarizes the intent of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults. The document, available for a free download at http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/, celebrated its one-year publication anniversary in ... Read More »

Care for the Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” asked: Who takes care of caregivers when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Licensed clinical social worker Elizabeth Bollwinkel takes that question to heart in an article in the Los Altos Town Crier in California. The story explained that about 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Bollwinkel, an education ... Read More »

NASW Staff Attend a Congressional Briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People

On Monday, July 25, NASW staff attended a congressional briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People held at the Dirksen Senate Building.  The Briefing was led by the International Federation on Ageing in collaboration with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People and hosted by the Senate Committee on Aging.  Speakers called for recognition of the rights ... Read More »

Join the Administration on Aging for a Webinar Series on Social Media as a Retirement Tool

Webinar Series on Social Media:  A Retirement Tool for the 21st Century In recent years, social media has added new dimensions to the resource tools available for retirement planning and ways to protect assets once in retirement.  To shed light on how social media can be incorporated in developing a sustainable retirement plan, the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the ... Read More »

National Family Caregiver Award

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is helping to sponsor a family caregiver award competition. What is truly noteworthy about this award is that the winner receives $10,000 so please consider nominating a family caregiver(s).  To nominate a family caregiver click here: Family Caregiver Award. Nominations will be accepted through July 29th. The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011, is the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – an international effort in support of the United Nation’s International Plan of Action on Ageing acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.  The Administration on Aging (AoA) is honored to once again publicly observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ... Read More »

NASW Advocates for Change as Member of Hospice And Palliative Care Coalition

Coalition provides national leadership to assure a range of service options for patients & families affected by serious or life-limiting illnesses NASW recently expanded its long-standing advocacy for hospice and palliative care by joining the Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (HPCC), founded in 2001. Together with the other six coalition members (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Center to ... Read More »