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

January 5th , 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


National Clearinghouse for long-term care information


Check for safety, a home fall prevention checklist for older adults

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Learning Network for Active Aging

Congressional Research Service

Food Stamps and Nutrition Programs in the 2002 Farm Bill, CRS Report for Congress

National Center on Caregiving

A population at risk


Good nutrition may help prevent Disability in the Elderly

eXtension Family Caregiving for Aged and/or Disabled Adults Community of Practice (COP)

Call for Participation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update


January is

Cervical Health Awareness, National Blood Donor and Thyroid Awareness Month.

Resources and Web links

AARP Public Policy Institute

Across the states: Profiles of long-term care and independent living

Washington state office of financial management

Long term care, demographic impacts 2005-2030

Iowa Department of elder affairs

Stay safe in cold weather, learn why you need to stay warm when it's cold


Bardia A, Hartmann LC, Vachon CM, Vierkant RA, Wang AH, Olson JE, Sellers TA, Cerhan JR. Recreational physical activity and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer based on hormone receptor status. Arch Intern Med. 2006:2478-83.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fatalities and injuries from falls among older adults--United States, 1993-2003 and 2001-2005. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;45:1221-4. Erratum in: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;48:1303.

Colcombe SJ, Erickson KI, Scalf PE, Kim JS, Prakash R, McAuley E, Elavsky S, Marquez DX, Hu L, Kramer AF. Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006:1166-70.

Hughes SL, Seymour RB, Campbell RT, Huber G, Pollak N, Sharma L, Desai P. Long-term impact of fit and strong! On older adults with osteoarthritis. Gerontologist. 2006;801-14.

Kang JH, Cook N, Manson J, Buring JE, Grodstein F. A randomized trial of vitamin E supplementation and cognitive function in women. Arch Intern Med. 2006:2462-8.

McGuire LC, Strine TW, Okoro CA, Ahluwalia IB, Ford ES. Healthy lifestyle behaviors among older U.S. adults with and without disabilities, Behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2003. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007;4(1):A09.

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