Age in Action is a 20-page quarterly newsletter published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging, the Virginia Geriatric Education Center, and the Virginia Department for the Aging. Its target audience is composed of professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and anyone else interested in activities in geriatrics and gerontology education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The most important feature of the newsletter is the case study which appears in each issue. These case studies are developed based on current issues and concerns affecting older adults.
Select this link to the VCoA Age in Action newsletter to read about PALETTE, an intergenerational arts and movement program that pairs older adults and pre-clinical health care professions students with notable benefits to both parties. This issue also has a good variety of articles: a piece by respected gerontologist Erdman Palmore on humor about aging; research on associations found between negative attitudes about aging held by individuals during mid-life and structural brain losses found in their later life; a brief overview of two of the objectives of our new Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP); surprising data on extra sugar found in supposedly healthy drinks; and more. There are also editorials on animal cruelty and elder abuse and on legislative advocacy.
For more information on Age in Action, or to gain access to an online list of the issues published in recent years, please visit The Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA) Age in Action Newsletter web page.