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

October 1st , 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



AoA and the Aging Network respond to Hurricane Katrina: Updates and information

Release of Statistical profile of Hispanic Older Americans aged 65+

Winners of Livable Community for All Ages competition announced


National Retired Teacher Association awards outstanding volunteers for community outreach

October is

Health Literacy Month

Harvard School of Public Health National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy offers innovative materials for seniors

Mail Tribune article 08-02-05: Health illiteracy hampers seniors has fact sheets, FAQs, posters and postcards


Economic Research Service: Food Dynamics and USDA's New Dietary Guidelines

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes

The National Alliance for Caregiving and the United Hospital Fund publish the Young Caregivers Study

Urban Institute:

Value of Unpaid Activities by Older Americans Tops $160 Billion Per Year

Strengthening Private Sources of Retirement Savings for Low-Income Families

Generations Summer 2005 Issue: Public Health and Aging

The public health perspective on aging. SP Wallace available on-line

Definitions of health among diverse groups of elders: Implications for health promotion. J Damron-Rodriguez, JC Frank, VL Enriquez-Haass, DB Reuben

Healthy aging: Priorities and programs of CDC. JE Lang, MJ Moore, AC Harris, LA Anderson

Opportunities for collaboration: Linking public health and aging services networks. R Palombo, J Alongi, A Goldman, R Greene, T Lambert, S Smith

Promoting physical activity among older people. SL Hughes, TR Prohaska, JH Rimmer, T Heller

Strategies for diffusing public health innovations through older adults' health communication networks. L Levy-Storms

How to keep a public health and aging program going. C Evashwick, M Ory

MetLife releases Market Survey of Nursing Home and Home Care Costs


Funding Opportunities

American Geriatrics Society

2006 Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Awards


Resources and Web links Gerontology conferences worldwide



Arie S. Older people's care needs major overhaul. BMJ. 2005;331:655

Brettingham M. Men's life expectancy is catching up with women's. BMJ. 2005;331(7518):656

Buchman AS, Wilson RS, Bienias JL, Shah RC, Evans DA, Bennett DA. Change in body mass index and risk of incident Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2005;65(6):892-7

Cesari M, Kritchevsky SB, Penninx BW, Nicklas BJ, Simonsick EM, Newman AB, Tylavsky FA, Brach JS, Satterfield S, Bauer DC, Visser M, Rubin SM, Harris TB, Pahor M. Prognostic value of usual gait speed in well-functioning older people-results from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1675-80

Chan AS, Ho YC, Cheung MC, Albert MS, Chiu HF, Lam LC. Association between mind-body and cardiovascular exercises and memory in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1754-60

Chen Z, Bassford T, Green SB, Cauley JA, Jackson RD, Lacroix AZ, Leboff M, Stefanick ML, Margolis KL. Postmenopausal hormone therapy and body composition--a substudy of the estrogen plus progestin trial of the Women's Health Initiative. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(3):651-6

Chodosh J, Morton SC, Mojica W, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Hilton L, Rhodes S, Shekelle P. Meta-analysis: chronic disease self-management programs for older adults. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(6):427-38

Dickin KL, Dollahite JS, Habicht JP. Nutrition behavior change among EFNEP participants is higher at sites that are well managed and whose front-line nutrition educators value the program. J Nutr. 2005;135(9):2199-205

Eleazer GP, Laditka SB, Roberts E, Hirth VA, Wieland D. Geriatrics training and education for nongeriatrician faculty: The dean's faculty scholars in aging program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1806-10

Grabowski DC, Campbell CM, Ellis JE. Obesity and mortality in elderly nursing home residents. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(9):1184-9

Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Suerken C, Quandt SA, Bell RA, Arcury TA. Age, race, and ethnicity in the use of complementary and alternative medicine for health self-management: evidence from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey. J Aging Health. 2005;17(5):547-72

Hong TB, Oddone EZ, Dudley TK, Bosworth HB. Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension. J Aging Health. 2005;17(5):592-608

Kuo HK, Sorond FA, Chen JH, Hashmi A, Milberg WP, Lipsitz LA. The role of homocysteine in multisystem age-related problems: a systematic review. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(9):1190-201

Lee JS, Kritchevsky SB, Harris TB, Tylavsky F, Rubin SM, Newman AB. Short-term weight changes in community-dwelling older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Weight Change Substudy. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(3):644-50

Liu-Ambrose TY, Khan KM, Eng JJ, Gillies GL, Lord SR, McKay HA. The beneficial effects of group-based exercises on fall risk profile and physical activity persist 1 year postintervention in older women with low bone mass: follow-up after withdrawal of exercise. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1767-73

Onder G, Penninx BW, Cesari M, Bandinelli S, Lauretani F, Bartali B, Gori AM, Pahor M, Ferrucci L. Anemia Is Associated With Depression in Older Adults: Results From the InCHIANTI Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(9):1168-72

Pang MY, Eng JJ, Dawson AS, McKay HA, Harris JE. A community-based fitness and mobility exercise program for older adults with chronic stroke: a randomized, controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1667-74

Ravaglia G, Forti P, Maioli F, Martelli M, Servadei L, Brunetti N, Porcellini E, Licastro F. Homocysteine and folate as risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(3):636-43

Thom JM, Morse CI, Birch KM, Narici MV. Triceps surae muscle power, volume, and quality in older versus younger healthy men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(9):1111-7

Touger-Decker R. Nutrition and oral health in older adults. Top Clin Nutr. 20(3):211-218 (not available on-line)

Tucker KL, Qiao N, Scott T, Rosenberg I, Spiro A 3rd. High homocysteine and low B vitamins predict cognitive decline in aging men: the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(3):627-35

Wolf MS, Gazmararian JA, Baker DW. Health literacy and functional health status among older adults. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1946-1952

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