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Dr. Jane Mohler on the benefits of lifelong friendships, Daily Star, February 2, 2018

Meaningful relationships and social integration stave off social loneliness


Dr. Jane Mohler on the benefits of physical exercise, Daily Star, January 21, 2018

“All of us want to maintain our independence and well-being,” said Mohler, explaining that falling, cognitive impairment and frailty all represent loss of independence. “Cognitive decline can be staved off or slowed by physical activity.”


“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.


Help Extend and Expand Independence at Home (IAH)

Find out how you can help to extend and expand The Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration program.


UA Center on Aging Joins Nationwide Network For Home-based Primary Care Education

The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.


UA Geriatrician Receives Award to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders

UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.


Patient Raps About Parkinson's Disease to Teach Medical Students About Chronic Disease

Patient, Sharon Kha, stands out by performing a motivational rap during a patient panel for medical students to learn about living with chronic disease.


Town Hall Nov 14 - Stop LGBTQ Elder Housing Discrimination

1:30 PM
Donna Liggins Center
2160 N 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ


Hospital Stays can bring on sudden - usually temporary - signs of dementia

Delirium, brain dysfunction that is a side effect of critical illness and its treatments, affects about one-third of patients admitted to hospital intensive care units


New UA Geriatrician to Talk ‘Lewy Body Dementia’ at Advances in Aging Lecture, Oct. 10

Corrine Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the UA Center on Aging’s lecture series. The free lecture, open to the public, also may be viewed live and archived online.


Coalition Advocate for End-Of-Life Planning - by Rachel Peterson, MA, MPH

Rachel Peterson's article was published in Sombrero, the Official Publication of the Pima County Medical Society


Advances in Aging Lecture Series returns to UA Health Sciences

The popular Advances in Aging lecture series returns to Kiewit Auditorium


There's a Doctor at the Door: Big Expansion in Home Visits Possible

A small, fledgling program through Banner Health is bringing home medical visits to certain chronically ill patients in Tucson


Elders Help Teach Future Professionals

Elders living in Tucson's St. Luke's Assisted Living Center help teach aspiring medical professionals and other UA students about what it's like to age - both physically and emotionally.


Boosting Immunity in Older Adults: UA Health Sciences Immunologists Unmask New Infection-Fighting T Cells

Sixty-five is the age when many people retire, kick back and take it easy. And so it often is with the human immune system. New findings from a study led by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Department of Immunobiology show it may not have to be that way.


Op-Ed: "Landmark Legislation for Older Adults" by W. Mark Clark, PCOA

It is not news to anyone that in Washington, D.C., the legislative priorities of both parties are often subject to partisan gridlock. But the Older Americans Act has been one legislative priority with the potential to overcome political standoffs and benefit older adults across the country and here at home in Tucson and around Pima County. Last month Washington policymakers seized a rare opportunity for unanimity and passed a bipartisan Older Americans Act. This is a significant event that was signed into law by President Obama on April 19.


Debbie Dyjak Accepted to Hartford Foundation Policy Institute

Debbie Dyjak RN, BSN, MS, GNLA Fellow has been accepted to the John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative Policy Institute June 5-7, 2016 in Washington D.C.  


Dementia: A Global Challenge Lecture Series

LECTURE:  Prevention Trial for Alzheimer's Disease - June 3, 2016


Lisa O’Neill Named ‘2015 Gerontologist of the Year’ by Arizona Geriatrics Society

The director of education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging is recognized for multiple efforts to enhance the quality of life and care for the unique needs of those of advancing age across the state of Arizona.


Pooja Rajguru Awarded Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship For Studies in Aging and Gerontology

The UA Center on Aging presents the scholarship each year to outstanding UA graduate health professions students who are pursuing studies or have an interest in aging, health care administration or gerontology.


UA Center on Aging Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Better Prepare Arizona’s Geriatric Health-care Workforce

The University of Arizona Center on Aging is among 44 organizations in 29 states that will receive a three-year grant as part of a new Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell during the recent White House Conference on Aging.


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