If you know of other people or programs that should be included on the site, please don't hesitate to contact Michelle Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-685-5672. The site will be continually updated as appropriate.
We invite you to explore the website and begin connecting now at https://aging.osu.edu!
May 15th: Workplace
June 19th: Education
July 17th: Families
Columbus, OH 43215
(Free parking - lot off of 21st Avenue.)
For more information, call (614) 645-1950.
Caring for others or working in a setting where people are at the most vulnerable points in their lives are not easy tasks, and there are many things to consider when approaching end-of-life care. Author Angelo Volandes, a physician and researcher at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, will be giving a talk and signing copies of his newly released book "The Conversations: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care" at the end of April:
April 27th, 2015
Barnes & Noble
Easton Town Center
4005 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH 43219
This book has received multiple reviews from the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNBC, Forbes, Atlantic Profile, and others. It was also reviewed on NPR.
We hope you will be able to join Dr. Volandes on April 27th to enhance your knowledge of end of life care!
Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures for 2015, and to those of us in the field of aging this information may not be surprising, but it is certainly sobering. According to the new facts and figures, over 5 million people in the U.S. in 2015 who are 65 years or older are estimated to have Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and of this total, over 3 million are women. Additionally, there are more non-Hispanic white people living with AD than any other ethnic or racial group.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and is the only disease in the top 10 causes of death category that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. Additionally, deaths from AD have increased by almost 70% between 2000 and 2012, and AD is the only leading cause of death that has increased death rates; all others disease categories in the top 10 causes of death have experienced a decrease in related deaths.
In 2015, this translated to over 700,000 deaths of older adults who died or will die due to AD. The estimated cost of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2015 is significant as well, coming in at $226 billion with 1 in every 5 Medicare dollars spent on people with AD. Additional significant costs are associated with caregivers of people with AD. Approximately two-thirds of women are caregivers with somebody with AD, and 41% of caregivers have a yearly income of less than $50K. Understandably, almost 60% of caregivers report higher stress levels, 40% suffer from depression, and these and other related issues lead to additional healthcare costs up to $10 billion for caregiving. As you can see, the cost of AD to the nation is overwhelming, and likely to increase.
In Ohio, AD is the sixth leading cause of death, with the actual number of reported cases of death due to AD in 2015 for persons 65 years old or older set at 210,000. In fact, it is estimated that 12% of the senior population in Ohio have AD. Caregiver burden is high in Ohio, too, with an estimated value of unpaid care of over $8 billion.
For more information about care in Ohio, click here.
Isabelle Ridgway Care Center. Part of her project includes creating activities that challenge dexterity, memory, and encourage social interaction. To that end, Ms. Hillmon has planned a Spring Dance / "Senior Prom".
Isabelle Ridgway Care Center (In the Dining Room)
1520 Hawthorne Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203
April 25, 2015
Need a service project for your class? Want to spend quality time with older adults? Then this is the event for you!
For more information, contact Daniele Hillmon at email@example.com.
A joint collaboration between ODA and OAGE, the program is designed for students enrolled in a practicum, internship, clinical, or other related educational activity that involves caring for older adults or their caregivers. Through this program, students have the opportunity to gain additional knowledge, skills, and establish professional contacts in the field of aging that can last a lifetime.
If you have a student who you think fits the criteria and may benefit from this award, click here.
NIA Research Leadership Career Award, which provides “. . . support for more senior investigators who have the expertise and leadership skills to enhance the aging and geriatric research capacity within their academic institution.” More specifically, this academic/teacher award is designed to encourage faculty to improve curricula and research in aging at their own institution. The deadline to apply is May 8, 2015.
For more information on NIH career development programs, click here
The students have been involved with interdisciplinary staff, clients and older adult residents in these varied environments which gives them an opportunity to consider these and many other questions along the way:
- What’s it like to live in a retirement community with supportive care geared to your level of function when needed?
- What might you learn from older adults’ views on family, marriage, and politics?
- What defines a meaningful day at the adult day center?
- How do caregivers balance their responsibilities when dementia robs their loved one of their independence and abilities?
- Who pays for community-based services delivered in older adults’ homes?
- How are communities responding to their older adults’ desire to age in place within their homes and communities?
- How do teams of social workers, nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists work together to meet the needs of the older adults they serve?
To learn more about the Specialization in Aging, travel to https://ogg.osu.edu or contact Linda Mauger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-293-4815.
Aging Eye Summit
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
The Ohio State University
Biomedical Research Tower
For more information, click here or call Prevent Blindness of Ohio at 614-464-2020.
- discover diverse research programs in aging,
- design a training program with a mentor(s),
- gain hands-on lab and clinical experiences in geriatrics,
- interact with other students interested in the field of aging,
- work in excellent facilities with experts in the
field of aging (Harvard, Johns’ Hopkins, UCLA, etc.), and
- present research at national meetings.
For more information about MSTAR, or other funding opportunities at AFAR, click here.
- Consumer (banking, grocery, hair, mall, pharmacy, etc.),
- Social (funerals, nursing home/hospital visits, family/friends visits, etc.)
- Recreation (dining, exercise, museum, shows, etc.), and
Ohio is addressing senior transportation needs through a variety of programs. For example, the Ohio Department of Aging has the Integrated Transportation Network (ITN) mobility program for older adults in Ohio. This program trains volunteers to provide transportation to older adults. In fact, according to Marc Molea, Strategic Partnerships Chief of the Ohio Department of Aging, an instructor at the University of Cincinnati has added this as a service learning project to a course.
For more information, view the resources below:
Welcome to Medicare event sponsored by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a service of the Ohio Department of Insurance. These free events are being held throughout the state of Ohio and offer you a chance to learn more about . . .
- Medicare Part A and Part B benefits
- Prescription drug benefit (Part D)
- Medicare supplement insurance
If you are unable to attend a meeting in person, OSHIIP also offers Welcome to Medicare webinars on several dates (registration required).
For a full list of these events click here or call OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578.