Monthly Archives: May 2016

NHCOA Empowerment and Civic Engagement Training – June 7

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NHCOA would like to invite you participate in the following training with scholarship. This training will be implemented in Spanish language.

NPR: Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

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A new article from NPR highlights a study conducted by United Health Foundation that says that baby boomers will have more diabetes and obesity compared to previous generations. They will also be 9% less likely to say they are in good or excellent health. Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/25/479359856/baby-boomers-will-become-sicker-seniors-than-earlier-generations?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=29927204&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9dYQOZtG6Bqj9ODf3_CjpEIW9gXl2lMvVI9MienQ3tCUBRlcTwRTNcRauJ2Eg-NGTkLGee1QtPjknFBbhNoI6XOeXdowvvusCfC8okMW554PloJ_E&_hsmi=29927204

Forbes: L.A. Now Wants To Be A Place For Purposeful Aging

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A new Forbes article talks about how LA is now on a mission to become a place for purposeful aging. They have launched a three year project: Purposeful Aging Los Angeles. Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/05/20/l-a-now-wants-to-be-a-place-for-purposeful-aging/#4ea522219ecd   

Join AARP Florida for a Free Screening of EYE IN THE SKY – Miami

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Select AARP members and their guests are invited to a free screening of EYE IN THE SKY starring Helen Mirren. When Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) discovers terrorists are planning a suicide bombing, the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl…

Community Conversation: Aging in Miami-Dade – Thurs. June 23 @ Arcola Lakes Senior Center

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Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress

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The Public Health Agency of Canada has prepared the Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide to provide communities with practical information on how to use indicators to measure progress and evaluate their age-friendly initiatives. Age-friendly communities are those communities that are taking steps to help their older residents remain healthy, active and independent, and to continue to…

ECONversations Webcast: The Graying of the American Economy – May 18, 2016

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The number of Americans age 65 and older will nearly double between 2010 and 2030. A decline in working-age taxpayers and increased demand for entitlements will pressure public programs aimed at older people as labor-force growth slows. What will this shift mean for the nation’s economy, and what are other implications of this demographic wave?…

New Webinar: Call to Action: Paths to Walkable Communities

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Date and Time: May 12, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific Webinar Title: “Call to Action: Paths to Walkable Communities” About the Webinar The release of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for…

TEDxCeiba – Guillermo “Gil” Peñalosa – Ciudades Vibrantes y Comunidades Saludables para todos

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rwE_2Vjjyc&feature=em-share_video_user

UM Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases among Miami-Dade Seniors

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A new study of a quarter-million Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of neighborhood greenness, including trees, grass and other vegetation, were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses, particularly in low- to middle-income neighborhoods. Led by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of…

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