From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:

September 15th, 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest


The Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging invites submissions of educational modules for Phase 2 of Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs. Monetary awards available.


AoA Assistant Secretary on Aging kicked off Healthy Aging month on Sept 1. View postcards released to celebrate this event


CDC report: Nursing homes 1977-1999. What has changed, what has not? examines discharge rate, length of stay, size of facility, and number of residents


Medicare Today Report: "Medicare tomorrow: Future savings for beneficiaries"

DHHS Press release: Medicare drug plans offer premiums of $20 per month or less lower deductibles, enhanced coverage also available


Food and Nutrition Service seeks public comments on Food Stamp Application

See also: Simplified Food Stamp Application process for seniors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey pays off

Food Stamp Program in Tennessee will seek seniors at home


Disaster Preparedness

From Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Program:

Emergency nutrition general information

Emergency food pyramid

Eating and Keeping Food Safe During Summer and Winter Storm Emergencies

When to save and when to throw out:

Refigerated foods

Frozen foods

American Red Cross: Disaster preparedness for seniors by seniors

Washington Post, 09-12-05 : Eat, drink and be ready



Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging summary from two studies: Strength training yields hefty benefits for seniors

Commonwealth Fund issue brief: A look at working-age caregivers' roles, health concerns, and need for support

Washington Post, 09-05-05: Warming up: Jiffy lube for aging bodies


Funding Opportunities


Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs)


Resources and Web links

AARP database with statistical data, bibliographies, training materials, and audio/visual resources on aging

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension releases new mix and match MyPyramid PowerPoint presentations

University of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research databases that may be of interest to aging researchers:

Japanese General Social Survey (2001)

National Health Interview Survey (2003)


Research and Reports

Ahmad R, Bath PA. Identification of risk factors for 15-year mortality among community-dwelling older people using Cox regression and a genetic algorithm. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1052-1058

Caplan GA, Coconis J, Woods J. Effect of "hospital in the home" treatment on physical and cognitive function: a randomized controlled trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2005 60:1035-1038

Carpenter GI. Aging in the United Kingdom and Europe: A snapshot of the future? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005; 53(9):S310-313

Charlton KE, Kolbe-Alexander TL, Nel JH. Micronutrient dilution associated with added sugar intake in elderly black South African women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005;59:1030-1042

Collins AL, Smyer MA. The resilience of self-esteem in late adulthood. J Aging Health. 2005;17(4):471-89

Dyer CB. Neglect assessment in elderly persons. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1000-1001(editorial)

Fulmer T, Paveza G, VandeWeerd C, Guadagno L, Fairchild S, Norman R, Abraham I, Bolton-Blatt M . Neglect assessment in urban emergency departments and confirmation by an expert clinical team . J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1002-1006

Gill TM, Allore H, Hardy SE, Holford TR, Han L. Estimates of active and disabled life expectancy based on different assessment intervals. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2005 60: 1013-1016

Huang G, Shi X, Davis-Brezette JA, Osness WH. Resting heart rate changes after endurance training in older adults: a meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(8):1381-6

Lee JS, Kritchevsky SB, Tylavsky F, Harris T, Simonsick EM, Rubin SM, Newman AB. Weight change, weight change intention, and the incidence of mobility limitation in well-functioning community-dwelling older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1007-1012

Lindeman RD , Wayne SJ, Baumgartner RN, Garry PJ. Cognitive function in drinkers compared to abstainers in the New Mexico Elder Health Survey. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1065-1070

McAuley E, Elavsky S, Motl RW, Konopack JF, Hu L, Marquez DX. Physical activity, self-efficacy, and self-esteem: longitudinal relationships in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60:P268-P275

Miller RA. Genetic approaches to the study of aging. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(9):S284-286

Østbye T, Taylor DH Jr, Yancy WS Jr, Krause KM. Associations between obesity and receipt of screening mammography, Papanicolaou tests, and influenza vaccination: Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study. Am J Public Health. 2005;95:1623-1630

Sharkey JR, Schoenberg NE. Prospective study of black-white differences in food insufficiency among homebound elders. J Aging Health. 2005;17(4):507-27

Williams PT, Pate RR. Cross-sectional relationships of exercise and age to adiposity in 60,617 male runners. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(8):1329-37

Young KWH, Greenwood CE, Van Reekum R, Binns MA. A randomized, crossover trial of high-carbohydrate foods in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's Disease: associations among intervention response, body mass index, and behavioral and cognitive function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1039-1045

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