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Fall 2016 Free Seminars for Family Caregivers

September 27, 2016 in Community News, Families

 

The Fall 2016 free Seminars for Family Caregivers will begin on Wednesday, October 5. These seminars are designed to help people that support older adults and/or adults with a disability stay in their own homes or communities manage the day‑to‑day issues that caregiving presents. Register online, email Caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703‑324‑5205.  To request an ADA reasonable accommodation, call 703-324-5868, TTY 703-449-1186 or e-mail matthew.barkley@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax County’s  Area Agency on Aging hopes you can join them for one or more of these seminars!

Thanks to Access Fairfax: News and Events for People with Disabilities

Happy Hands Luncheon Event+CPR Training-Oct 5th

September 27, 2016 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

Presentation: CPR Training by Jennifer Fraserhappyhand-logo-607x260
Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Northern Virginia Resource Center,
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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USF receives $9 million NIH grant to study unique treatment for age-related hearing loss

March 29, 2016 in Community News, Research

 

News Medical 
March 17, 2016

Researchers in the University of South Florida’s Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research (GCHSR), recognized as the world’s top research center for age-related hearing loss, have received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study two unique ways to treat age-related hearing loss (ARHL).

According to Robert Frisina, Jr., USF professor and director of the GCHSR, ARHL is the number one communication disorder and most common neurodegenerative condition affecting older Americans, impacting more people than other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.

Frisina says hearing loss can occur from many environmental reasons, but their focus is on age-related hearing loss.

“Permanent hearing loss, including ARHL, is estimated to affect 10 percent of the U.S. population,” said Frisina. “Currently, there are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments for permanent hearing loss, including ARHL, despite its prevalence. While ARHL directly and negatively affects quality of life for older people, severe ARHL has also recently been linked to the earlier onset of dementia.”

Read more  . . .  USF Research

Access to hearing aids could help fight dementia, says doctor

February 25, 2016 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Technology

 

Physician Frank Lin says treating hearing loss could help fight cognitive decline as he estimates 36% of dementia risk linked to hearing impairment

The Guardian News 
Sunday 14 February 2016

Hearing loss contributes to dementia and mental decline, according to new medical research by a doctor who plans to begin the first clinical trial to study whether hearing aids could prevent or mitigate brain decline.

On Sunday physician Frank Lin described his research at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC.

“I’m asking how can our peripheral functions, namely hearing, affect our central functions – our brain,” he asked. “Unfortunately this question is completely unknown. This trial has never been done.”

Lin said the prevalence of hearing loss doubles for every decade of life, and that its high frequency has led physicians to dismiss it too often. “The vast majority of dementias in late life are multifactorial,” he said, “but the role of hearing loss has just not been studied.”

Read more  . . . dementia

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. – Jan 21

January 12, 2016 in Community Events

 

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

Thursday, January 21, 2016

PROGAM
10:30 a.m. – Doors Open
Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Express Passes

11:00 a.m.
(1) Mike Moore, Chair of the Investment Management Committee, will explain the status of MDSC’s investments.
(2) Agnes Sutcliffe, Chair of the Nominations Committee, will share information on this committee.

11:45 a.m.
Bank Day, $100; If no Bank Day winner, we will have Door Prizes

12:00 – Lunch
Bring your own brown bag lunch & drinks (if desired)
We’ll provide desserts, water, & hot drinks.

1:00 p.m.
We’ll play the LCR game

2:00 p.m.
Drawing for the winner of the 50/50 raffle

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Socialization

3:30 p.m. – End of program

ATTENTION:
We’ll have 50/50 raffles starting in January 2016. Each ticket costs $5.00. The winner gets 50% and the other 50% will go to MDSC’s General Fund.
If Montgomery County Schools are closed due to inclement weather on the 21st, we will not have a MDSC event that day. Check your TV weather alerts.

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FCC ANNOUNCES WEBINAR SERIES ON SENIORS AND TECHNOLOGY

May 7, 2015 in Community News, Technology

 

FCC ANNOUNCES WEBINAR SERIES ON SENIORS AND TECHNOLOGY IN RECOGNITION OF OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

Washington, D.C. – In honor of Older Americans Month, the Federal Communications Commission is launching a series of webinars to help seniors fully engage in using broadband-enabled communications technology to improve their quality of life. The first webinar – titled “Get into the Act…Online” – will be held Thursday, May 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). Upcoming webinars will address digital literacy, broadband adoption and other issues affecting older Americans.
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-333365A1.docx
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-333365A1.pdf

Happy Hands – Picnic at Algonkian Park – June 3

May 7, 2015 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

Happy Hands  will host a picnic on June 3. For flyer, please see: http://www.nvrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015-Picnic-Form.pdf.

See Happy Hands page here

Fairfax County Creative Aging Festival and More, May 2015

April 17, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

EVENTS:

Have fun, learn something new, and unleash your creative spirit! Fairfax County, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and AARP Virginia invite you to celebrate the Creative Aging Festival in May 2015. This month-long festival features over 100 events including art exhibits, dance, musical performances, poetry readings, lectures, wellness programs and classes in watercolor, woodworking, knitting, clogging, tap, piano, photography, & more! Find the events calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults and click on Creative Aging Festival!

Fairfax County presents Legal Tools for Caregivers: WEBINAR. As a family caregiver you may need to make legal and health care decisions for a loved one. This free Webinar will cover durable powers of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives. Join us on Wednesday, May 6, Noon-1 p.m. Find out more and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Fairfax County will sponsor Strategies for Managing the Stress of Caregiving on Tuesday, May 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls ChurchFind out more about this free event and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Fairfax County presents “Alive Inside” Movie and Discussion on Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-NoonThis free movie focuses on the Music & Memory program’s ability to combat memory loss and restore meaning to the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Dr., Ste. 100, FairfaxFind out more and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Get the facts about health insurance for older adults at Fairfax County’s free presentation on Medicare 101. Tuesday, May 19, 3-4:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm.

Learn about Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and receive expert assistance in choosing and signing up for a plan for you or your loved one. Wednesday, May 20, 3-4:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm.

Fairfax County is offering a free Independent Living Project Series (Sessions are 8 weeks). Programs start Friday, May 1, 1-3 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria and Friday, May 22, 10 a.m.-Noon. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/independent.htm.

 

 

Deaf Boomers, a new organization

March 3, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Happy Hands

 

 

Deaf Boomers, a new organization committed to building Deaf retirement communities throughout the country. Our first location is targeted for the Washington DC and Baltimore metro area. This community will be created to foster the Deaf culture, providing the best possible care and stress-free environment through the latest in high-tech features and amenities.

Imagine…a community built to your specific needs and desires, surrounded by your family and friends daily. You have cultivated these close relationships throughout the years – through school, work and other activities. Our communities will enable those bonds to continue. As a central gathering place for the area’s entire Deaf community, not just our seniors, our communities will be vibrant with daily activity.

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Visit Deaf Boomers website

CEA Foundation Awards Grant to Gallaudet University for Video Series on Effective Technologies for Consumers with Hearing Loss

August 26, 2014 in Technology

 

 

Arlington, VA – 08/25/2014 – The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced its support for the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University, in a grant to teach consumers with hearing loss about the effective use of their hearing devices with telecommunications technologies. With this CEA Foundation grant, Gallaudet plans to produce eight instructional videos during the course of the upcoming year-long project. This program will support the CEA Foundation’s mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology to enhance their lives.

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Happy Hands – Lunch & Bingo Aug. 6th 11:00 AM

August 2, 2014 in Happy Hands

 

August 6, 11:00AM at NVRC

We will have Brown Bag lunch and Bingo/Games.

Each Bingo card is 25 cents. You can get a set of 5 for $1.00.

For more information, please contact Bill Center at:

E-mail wcenter@aol.com

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

March 20, 2014 in Research

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research.

While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked only at older adults or at specific regions or ethnicities, and results have been mixed, the researchers pointed out.

In the new study, as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 percent in those who did.

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