Resources

The “Resource Page” for Optimize Aging will offer a variety or articles, videos, clinical assessments and approaches to assist ourselves in aging and assist us in caring for older adults.  This page is a work in process; please be patient as we grow!

A new audio report from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health regarding a “public health approach to an aging world.”

A public health approach to an aging world

Getting older is a given, below is a link from the NYT that reviews some simple guidelines we all can use!

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-age-well?utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting:

Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.

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According to recent data Canada  decreased their poverty rate between 2015 and 2017 by 20%… how did they do it?  Canadians organized their communities individually, meeting for a year communicating with the involved systems, providers and those residing in poverty.  Organizations did not attack the issues separately, they came together to discuss what each could bring to the table.  They pulled their funding and resources. The individual communities worked collaboratively to address their own specific issues.   Think how we could apply that to our communities caring for older adults….  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/opinion/canada-poverty-record.html

As we look to care for an increasing population of older adults the systems we have used in the past are coming under scrutiny. The Green House Project gives a new approach to nursing home care. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/a-better-nursing-home-exists/390936/