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New poll examines mental health care for older adults

posted Thu, Dec 13, 2012

John A. Hartford Foundation program director Christopher Langston, PhD, blogs at Health AGEnda on findings from a new poll that shows mental health care for older adults often does not meet evidence-based standards, and awareness of the health risks of depression and anxiety is low. More positively, a large majority of older adults say they would feel comfortable raising the issue of feelings of depression or anxiety even if their provider did not ask about it.

GIA is seeking new Board members

posted Wed, Dec 12, 2012

Grantmakers in Aging seeks nominations for new members of the Board of Directors. Directors must be employed or be a member of the Board of Directors or trustees of a member institution or grantmaking foundation of GIA. Grantmakers In Aging values diversity of background, skills, perspectives, cultures and personal attributes. Please click through to download the application form. The deadline for nominations is January 4, 2013.

Grant helps Miami-Dade communities become age-friendly

posted Tue, Dec 11, 2012   by The Miami Herald

Thanks to a national grant aimed at helping communities prepare for an increasingly graying population, Miami-Dade will launch a series of programs to make neighborhoods more age-friendly. The Pfizer Foundation along with Grantmakers in Aging , a national association of funding groups, have awarded a $150,000 grant to the Health Foundation of South Florida. The Health Foundation, in turn, will contribute an additional $30,000 to the effort while working with five local partners to target improvements in transportation, community design, park programs and older adult employment.

 

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