Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aging In Place Wednesday

Each Wednesday, Laurie Orlov, tech industry veteran, writer, speaker, elder care advocate and Faculty Advisor for the Aging in Place Technology Department at Computer School for Seniors will be sharing her insightful research on how seniors can safely and successfully live independent lives in the home of their choice.

National Institute on Aging
Having been involved in research projects most of my adult life, I appreciate and value all the resources on aging that are available to us at the click of our finger. Valuable information is out there, we just have to know where to look for it. One resource you may want to explore is the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.

NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and specifically, to:

Support and conduct high-quality research on:
Aging processes
Age-related diseases
Special problems and needs of the aged
Train and develop highly skilled research scientists from all population groups
Develop and maintain state-of-the-art resources to accelerate research progress
Disseminate information and communicate with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.

Take a look at all the info they have to offer. Just click on the link below.


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