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Carbonell, Assistant Secretary, AoA, testified
that Bush Administration is getting ready to make major changes in the way
seniors of the future will receive care at U.S.
Senator Larry Craig's hearing to prepare for nation's baby boom generation.
The first 3M turn 60 in less than 3 years and will then qualify for Older
Americans Act services. "In his 2004 budget request," Carbonell
said, "the President has proposed a $1.75B program over 5 years to
encourage states to transition people from nursing homes or other long-term
care institutions to the community. Under this proposal, the 'Money Follows
the Person' Rebalancing Initiative, federal funds would provide incentives
for states to develop and implement strategies to re-balance their long-term
care systems in a way that is responsive to consumer needs and preferences."
(Source: AoA, 5/29/03)
(2003). For professionals and consumers, HealthandAge.com presents comprehensive
concepts for living in a series of articles based on Ed Scheider's book.
Website provides aging resources from around the world. AARP. 800-424-3410.Be
Active for Life Handbook
(2002). For professionals and consumers, this handbook promotes various
physical activity routines for older adults. AARP.
Nutrition Mapping Project (CNMap). For professionals, this online
resource includes information on a state's food security, nutrient intakes,
physical activity and body weight, and healthy eating patterns. ARS, USDA.
9 A Day
For consumers, this site provides diet and health information for
black men. National Cancer Institute. 301-496-0270.
Preparedness for Older People (2003).
International Longevity Center–USA. 212-288-1468.
Expunging Food Stamp EBT Benefits: A Case Study of the Elderly in Three
States (2/2003). For professionals, the data this study
suggest that EBT may not greatly affect older adults ability to access food
stamps. FNS, USDA. 703-305-2026.
and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Announce New Efforts to Improve
Access to FDA Health Information
(5/2003). Announcement in Spanish.
Hygiene in Retail & Food Service Establishments
(5/2003). For professionals and consumers, this fact sheet is about
proper handwashing to prevent foodborne illnesses. FDA. 888-463-6332.
Data Now Available For Home Computers (4/2003). USDA. 202-720-4623.
controlled diabetes could lead to dementia in the elderly
(5/2003). Article from Ohio State University Research News. 614-292-2711.
distortion! Do you know how food portions have changed in 20 years? (2003).
For professionals and consumers, this quiz tests portion size knowledge.
Emergency Food Assistance System—Findings From the Provider Survey,
Volume I: Executive Summary
(10/2002). For professionals and consumers, this report provides
detailed information about emergency kitchens, food pantries, food banks,
food rescue organizations, and emergency food organizations. ERS, USDA.
National Directory of Farmers Markets.
For professionals and consumers, this site provides a directory of
farmers market nationwide. Agricultural Marketing Service. 202-720-5115.
Medicine: Play it Safe. For consumers, this brochure (also in
Spanish) outlines ways to prevent medication errors and includes a detachable,
pocket-sized medicine record form. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
(800) 358-9295. firstname.lastname@example.org
PM, Schoenborn CA. Physical activity among adults: United States, 2000.
Advance Data. May 14, 2003.
JA, Murphy SP, Wilkens LR, Hankin JH, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. Factors
associated with dietary supplement use among healthy adults of five ethnicities.
Am J Epidemiol. 2003;157:888-897.
EW, Cauley JA, Stone K, Thompson TJ, Bauer DC, Cummings SR, Ensrud KE. Relationship
of changes in physical activity and mortality among older women. J Am
Med Assoc. 2003;289:2379-2386.
JI. Anxiety in older adults. Geriatrics. May 1, 2003.Sköldstam
L, Hagfors L, Johansson G. An experimental study of a Mediterranean diet
intervention for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic
JT. Is your health what you eat? Agricultural Research. May 2003.
Assisted Living Workgroup report. Assuring quality in assisted living: guidelines
for federal and state policy, state regulations and operations. April 29,
JN. Factors affecting the macronutrient intake of U.S. adults report. Economic
Research Service. April 2003.