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The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

Fewer than 1 percent of Americans reach the age of 100, but a new study from the Netherlands indicates that individuals who reach the centenarian milestone with their mental faculties still intact are likely to remain so for their remaining years. Such findings may lead to more of us becoming “cognitive super-agers”, as researchers hope to identify reliable characteristics and…

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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

By 2050, it is projected that the number of adults ages 65 and older will rise to an estimated 85.7 million – roughly 20% of the U.S. population. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021 provides data capturing key trends, successes and challenges, and overall disparities regarding the U.S. senior population. America’s Health Rankings follows the World Health Organization’s definition of health: “Health is a…

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Connections Beyond Screening

Connections Beyond Screening

During our third round of Network of Care convenings, the regional network participants from North County, East County, and Central San Diego came together to review lessons learned, to dive deeper into challenges with referrals, and next steps and opportunities. Stay tuned for more resources as well as a final report and recommendations for going forward, beyond screening. Resource Highlight…

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COVID-19 Family Resource Center Relief Effort

COVID-19 Family Resource Center Relief Effort

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that $3 million in funding was allocated to help Family Resource Centers in California extend emergency relief to families. The funding was intended to provide direct support and services to at-risk and foster families, including material items, assistance with isolation needs, parenting resources, and staff time to help link families to…

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Medicare or Medicaid? Got Coverage?

Medicare or Medicaid?  Got Coverage?

Medicare vs. Medicaid Submitted by Cassie Deacon, MSW Candidate As highlighted in January’s blog, the older adult population in the U.S is projected to grow to 45.8 billion individuals by 2050. But who will insure this growing number of older adults? In 2015, over 14% of California’s population were Medicare beneficiaries and over 58% of the state’s population were enrolled…

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