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Here's an innovative mobile computer education program that's helping bridge the digital divide for multi-ethnic and multi-lingual low-income adults. This is a great idea, one that could be easily replicated by senior services organizations elsewhere.
The folks who run the Ventura County (CA) Agency on Aging (AAA) understand that financial management is often difficult for seniors, many of whom are on fixed incomes. In response to this issue, the AAA is partnering with an area finance professor to offer a series of free workshops designed to educate and empower members of the aging community.
"This program is not a 'cookie cutter' program and will vary based on the demographics of the population; but it can be utilized with virtually any population," says Laura Stevens, civic engagement manager for the Senior Community Centers of San Diego.
Hosted by the county's libraries, these 2.5 hour workshops provide seniors with physical and financial self-defense techniques especially designed for older adults.
Researchers are seeking new volunteers to join those already participating in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Study as it enters a second phase.
Nonprofit organizations in south Orange County, Palos Verdes and Santa Barbara are eligible for Cox Cares grants of up to $10,000 each.
In an effort to curb elder abuse in the nation's most populated state, the Los Angeles County, CA-based nonprofit WISE & Healthy Aging launches a comprehensive program targeting abuse in unlicensed elder care facilities.
A team of University of California-Davis investigators will use a $2.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the links between vascular disease and Alzheimer's disease
The Women's Foundation of California will make strategic grants and build the capacity of three to four partnering organizations in different regions/states outside of California to replicate the Women's Policy Institute advocacy training program, a program that promotes justice for the elderly, especially low-income women.
The Archstone Foundation has set aside funding to build comprehensive and coordinated systems of care for older adults. The goal is to improve integration of aging services in Southern California communities in ways that will increase the quality of life for those age 65 and older living independently in their community.