Age in Action is published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging, VCU Gerontology, and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Its target audience includes professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, students, and others interested in aging-related education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The newsletter includes articles from the collaborating organizations; profiles of professionals, organizations, or businesses in the field of aging; articles on topics of relevance, such as housing, health, guardianship, educational programs, legislative issues, available resources, etc.; updates on activities and organizations in or related to the field of aging; notices of meetings and conferences; and more. The newsletter welcomes input and submissions from its readers.
The Age in Action Building Interprofessional Teams through Evidence Based Practice Training in Falls Prevention newsletter examines Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) programs on reducing falls at two different organizations with different staffing patterns for changing practice around falls prevention. Includes the process that was followed in defining falls, identifying risk factors, demonstrating falls risk assessments and interventions, and suggesting appropriate interprofessional team approaches for care plans and follow up.
For more information on Age in Action, or to gain access to an online list of the issues published in recent years, please visit The Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA) Age in Action Newsletter web page.