Fall prevention and senior safety are paramount considerations in ensuring the well-being and independence of our elderly population. As individuals age, their susceptibility to falls and related injuries increases, making it crucial to implement proactive measures. This includes creating safe and clutter-free living spaces, installing handrails and grab bars, and ensuring proper lighting. Regular exercise programs designed to enhance balance and strength, as well as routine health check-ups, can also play a pivotal role in reducing the risk of falls. Moreover, fostering awareness among seniors about potential hazards and providing education on fall prevention strategies are essential steps in safeguarding their quality of life. By prioritizing fall prevention and senior safety, we empower older adults to lead active, confident lives, free from the fear of preventable accidents.
The Saving Claire Falls Prevention Project starts with a groundbreaking documentary. The film explores the complex nature of aging, resistance to change and all the relatable patterns that increase fall risk. Claire’s
journey is a cautionary tale. The film explores Claire’s attitudes and actions, the spiral after her fall, and the dramatic events that follow. Audiences connect with and relate to Claire. After people see Saving Claire, they report that they are ready to change their behavior.
The Project, sponsored in part by the Marymount Center for Optimal Aging (MCOA), continues with a lively interactive discussion and Q&A with local experts: doctors, first responders, physical therapists, health educators, community leaders and others. This local focus is the key to providing a clear path to fall prevention
actions in the viewers’ backyard. Saving Claire can be implemented with community screening events, or by using zoom or other virtual meeting platforms, community television, YouTube and Facebook Live.
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Bronze Sponsor: $250
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SHAPE the Future of Aging is a strategic plan to make Fairfax County a better place to age, for older adults to live safely, independently, and with dignity. SHAPE is an acronym that includes five areas of focus:
Initiative Development Committees focused on each of the SHAPE categories will be developed and led by the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging in the coming months.
Volunteers Needed for Ongoing Research Study:Home-Based Remote Balance Exercise for People with Dementia orMild Cognitive Impairment and their Care Partners!
People with dementia or mild cognitive impairment fall more than other older adults. Improving balance through exercise can decrease the risk of falls! Marymount University’s Center for Optimal Aging is conducting a research project to see if it is feasible to bring a remote balance training program into the homes of people with dementia and their care partners. Assessments for this
study will be done in your home and remote technology (home computer or tablet and internet connection) will be used to administer the exercise program. Would you like to learn more and determine if you might be eligible? Check out our RECRUITMENT WEBSITE or contact Julie Ries PT PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-284-5983.
Website Link: https://sites.google.com/marymount.edu/recruitment/home
Retirement Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) is excited to announce the launch of their new Elancé Luxury Living community Elancé at Old Town (formerly Sunrise of Old Town)! Our Elance Luxury brand offers an upgraded community experience focused on comfort, grandeur, and personalized care for each of our residents.
Retirement Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) is owned and operated by the Virginia families of Fralin and Waldron. Led by its third generation of Fralins and second generation of Waldrons, RUI currently has 26 senior living communities located in Virginia and most recently Florida with several active development projects as well. Our communities offer Independent/Residential Living, Assisted Living, and memory care - Inspiritás – and a full spectrum of life enrichment programs including RUI University, lifelong learning, and continuing education programs!
FOUNDED IN 1982, RETIREMENT UNLIMITED, INC. CONTINUES THE TRADITION AND VALUE OF DELIVERING A LIFESTYLE THAT OUR RESIDENTS HAVE EARNED AND DESERVE.
At the conclusion of the Loudoun Times-Mirror’s annual Best of Loudoun contest, Morningside House of Leesburg has emerged the victor in both the Assisted Living and Retirement Community categories.
For more than 20 years, residents of Loudoun County have participated in the Best in Loudoun contest. With categories ranging from best in animal training to best happy hour, the contest allows readers and citizens to support their favorite local businesses, organizations, attractions, and people.
The residents and team at Morningside House of Leesburg are thrilled to be celebrated as the best in assisted living and are delighted by the support they receive from the local community. Come experience the Morningside difference for yourself—book a tour today!
About Morningside House Senior Living
Morningside House Senior Living is a women-owned and operated business that works hard to transform the senior living experience for the elderly and their families. For over 30 years, they have helped thousands of seniors enjoy a home-like experience where they get the respect, care, and attention they deserve.
With seven locations in Maryland and Virginia, Morningside House Senior Living strives to provide the perfect fit for the families and residents that they serve.
Morningside House of Leesburg
316 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
For the seventh annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP received more than 3,600 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process.
Some $3.6 million is being distributed to fund 310 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.
In 2023, the AARP Community Challenge will fund projects across three different grant opportunities, two of which were new this year, in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Grants will improve public places; transportation; housing; digital connections; diversity, equity and inclusion; and more, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and older. See more details here
The Arlington Neighborhood Village project is designed to the following outcomes:
This project will engage 25 volunteers to participate in a “Senior Ambassador Program” and provide older residents in their neighborhoods with information about local services. Additionally, the project will compile a Senior Resource Guide and translate it into Spanish.
VHC Health, a community-based hospital providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is excited to announce the official grand opening of its Outpatient Pavilion. The brand new, seven-story facility will provide patients with direct and easy access to treatment facilities immediately upon arrival to the health system’s main campus, while also allowing for more inpatient beds for cancer, cardiac and stroke patients in the Hospital’s pre-existing outpatient area.
“This extraordinary Outpatient Pavilion is world class,” said Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Not just because of the extraordinary architecture. It's world class, not only because of the great technology and equipment that's here, but most importantly, it's world class because of the people that are here.”
“The Outpatient Pavilion was designed to solve a consistent challenge: a growing need for affordable and accessible healthcare in both an inpatient and outpatient setting,” said VHC Health President and CEO Chris Lane. “This expansion project has been long-awaited, and I am proud to see this massive undertaking come to fruition. Now that the Outpatient Pavilion is complete, we look forward to embarking on our next project, the renovation of the main campus hospital to expand much-needed inpatient services.”
The Outpatient Pavilion houses VHC Health’s outpatient surgery, imaging, pharmacy, lab, endoscopy, and physical therapy. The new facility also has 26,000 square feet solely dedicated to women’s health. Women’s health services at the Outpatient Pavilion provide convenient, accessible care options bundled for a seamless patient experience. Developed by a female-led physician team, the continuum of women health services, from prevention to palliative care, includes obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, women‘s health and wellness (including aging and menopause), genetics, breast health, urology, cardiology, advanced radiologic imaging and vascular diagnostics.
“The opening of the VHC Health Outpatient Pavilion expands access to healthcare in our community in a compassionate and people-centered manner,” said Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey. “Consolidating vital and related services under one roof means that patients will spend less time traveling from one location to another, only growing increasingly worried, scared, or frustrated. Instead, they can avoid those negative experiences and come to one welcoming environment to receive focused and connected healthcare. Arlington County is proud to have such a strong partnership with VHC Health in a shared mission of delivering outstanding and accessible patient care and enhancing the overall quality of life for all Arlingtonians.”
The Outpatient Pavilion expansion project also includes an updated parking structure that added over 1,600 spaces for VHC Health employees, opening up space in the main campus’ other garages to provide easier access for patients and visitors.
Never before have you had the opportunity to be included in a trusted multi-media platform and an invaluable resource for seniors and families that is distributed throughout the VHC Health™ system. This helpful resource is available in waiting rooms, doctors offices and affiliated Virginia Hospital Center services and community partners.
What’s Inside the Resource Guide
The Senior Resource Guide offers a comprehensive overview of VHC Health and senior health resources throughout the area.
The digital version of the print edition provides more impressions for your ad. The digital edition accessible on multiple websites and via email.
VHC Senior Associates Member Portal Provides hundreds of loyal members of the VHC Senior Associates program with easy access to events and details related to their membership. VHC Senior Resource Guide Website is the primary order portal for the VHC Senior Resource Guide.
VHC Senior Health is involved with dozens of community events where your support of the program can be spotlighted throughout the distribution cycle.
Juan Tuason of Paragon Home Care, McLean was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Tuason, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
“As a small-business owner, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Tuason. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.” Juan Tuason is President & CEO of Paragon Home Care and Managing Partner of ParagonAssisted Living. Prior to finding his calling in the senior care industry, he worked for over 17 years as an executive in the financial services industry. Juan has an MBA from George Washington University and a BA in Economics from George Mason University.
Tuason joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of his efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs and how access to capital will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.
“I am proud to have Juan Tuason as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “He came to us highly recommended, and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”
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