Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For seniors, healthy eating can help increase mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed, and the effectiveness of chronic health problem management. This section provides articles and resources which demonstrate the link between proper food and nutrition.

Connecting the Lonely: Making a Difference in the Well-Being of Older Adults

August 9, 2017

The prevalence of social isolation, according to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), may be as high as 43 percent among community (non-institutional) dwelling older adults. Nearly half of those aged 62-91 experience loneliness, notes an AARP Foundation study. With more older adults living alone, leaving the workforce, having friends who have moved far away… Read more »

A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health

July 26, 2017

In A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health, the Portfolio shares a way to create more compelling, effective and persuasive messages that resonate across the political spectrum.Health begins where we live, learn, work and play. We create new opportunities for better health by investing in health where it starts—in our homes,schools… Read more »

Addressing a Patient’s Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment

July 25, 2017

Despite growing evidence documenting the impact of social factors on health, providers have rarely addressed patients’ social needs in clinical settings. But today, changes in the health care landscape are catapulting social determinants of health from an academic topic to an on-the-ground reality for providers, with public and private payers holding providers accountable for patients’… Read more »

Evaluation of the Effect of the OAA Title III-C Nutrition Services Program on Participants’ Food Security, Socialization & Diet Quality

July 13, 2017

The 2017 evaluation of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program for the Elderly provides results and information on the impact of the program on the participants’ food security, socialization, and diet quality. Comparisons are drawn from the previous evaluation of the program conducted in 1995. This evaluation also serves to provide insight into areas… Read more »

Report: Working Together Toward Better Health Outcomes

July 25, 2017

The Partnership for Healthy Outcomes – comprised of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS), and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – set out to capture and analyze the lessons emerging in this dynamic space, as organizations explore partnerships to achieve… Read more »

Serving America’s Older Adults – 2017 Area Agency on Aging National Survey Report

July 11, 2017

With a grant from the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio to conduct an online survey that gathers information about AAA services, staffing, budgets and their evolving involvement in activities such as… Read more »

Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide to Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults

July 11, 2017

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adult population grows, many Aging Network providers are starting to consider their needs and incorporate their perspectives in the planning process. By making some simple changes, LGBT populations can be brought to the table as aging services and programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. This guide… Read more »

Generations: Field Guide to Managed Care

June 23, 2017

The American Society on Aging has developed a field guide to managed care that features articles from numerous experts and explores the landscape of managed care: what it is, why it is necessary, and how community-based organizations (CBOs) and healthcare entities are establishing partnerships and creating new opportunities. Case studies illustrate lessons CBOs have learned… Read more »

Integrated Care Resource Center

June 23, 2017

The Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) was established to help states share and learn about best practices for delivering coordinated health care to individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, who are among the programs’ high-need, high-cost beneficiaries. ICRC is assisting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office in working with states to… Read more »

Toolkit: Hunger in Older Adults (Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network)

April 14, 2017

This webinar showcased the newly released Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network report. This report reviewed the variety of food assistance programs and how leaders and advocates in the aging, nutrition, hunger sectors can work collaboratively to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors..   In this training, participants… Read more »

Webinar: New Guidance on Addressing Hunger in Older Adults

February 8, 2017

Join Meals on Wheels America on Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET to learn more about the newly released Hunger in Older Adults report that seeks to increase the understanding of a variety of food assistance programs that can work in combination to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors. Date: February 16,… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – GSA

February 8, 2017

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has established itself as a convener of multi-stakeholder collaborations in the field of aging; these include the National Adult Vaccination Program, the Communicating Effectively with Older Adults: What Really Works online training module series, and such initiatives as OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults; OTC Sleep Aids and Sleep… Read more »

Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition – Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

February 8, 2017

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is committed to being a knowledge center and a conduit for the exchange of ideas focused on innovative nutrition solutions and education approaches. We are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve patient outcomes and enhance the health of people worldwide. The Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition is not a certification… Read more »