Age in Action Quarterly Publication

Age in Action Fall 2020 Issue


Age in Action is a 20-page quarterly published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Its target audience includes professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and others interested in aging-related education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The leading feature of the newsletter is the case study which appears in each issue. These case studies are developed based on current issues, opportunities, and concerns affecting older adults.

The newsletter also includes editorials from the directors of the collaborating organizations; profiles of professionals, organizations, or businesses in the field of aging; articles on topics of relevance, such as housing, health, guardianship, educational programs, legislative issues, available resources, etc., updates on activities and organizations in or related to the field of aging; notices of meetings and conferences; and more. The newsletter welcomes input and submissions from its readers. 

The following is a list of issues and their corresponding case studies. These issues can be read online by clicking on the date of the issue.


Issue Date

Case Study

Fall 2020The Agony of Da Feet: Reexamining the Foundation to Fitness
Summer 2020A Multifaceted Approach to Address Food Insecurity in Urban Dwelling Older Adults
Spring 2020Two Professionally Led Choir Programs: Empowering People with Dementia and Their Care Partners 
Winter 2020The Health Empowerment Program: A Primary Care – Area Agency on Aging Partnership
Fall 2019Care Transitions: Empowering Older Adults with Post-Hospital Interventions
Summer 2019 The Mason Music & Memory Initiative (M3I)
Spring 2019VirginiaNavigator/GWEP Community Outreach Training for Older Adults, Caregivers, and Service Programs
Winter 2019The Senior Mentoring Program at VCU's School of Medicine
Fall 2018Silver Saddles: An Equestrian Intervention for Older Adults with Dementia
Summer 2018Into the Elder Law Trenches at Wake Forest University School of Law 
Spring 2018Addressing the Spiritual Needs of People Aging with Dementia and/or Lifelong Disabilities 
Winter 2018Gerontology Theory Communicated in the Primary Grades through Picture Books
Fall 2017Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions: Chronic Disease Self-Management Education in Virginia
Summer 2017Integrating Geriatrics in Primary Care: Progress and Prospects
Spring 2017Utilizing Older Adult Standardized Patients to Enhance the Education of Health Professional Students
Winter 2017Safe Driving for the Mature Adult: Selected Issues
Fall 2016Palliative Care Is More Care, Not Less
Summer 2016Evaluating Commonwealth Coordinated Care:  The Experiences of Individuals Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
Spring 2016Averting Financial Exploitation and Undue Influence through Legislation
Winter 2016PALETTE: An Intergenerational Art Program to Improve Health Care Delivery and Health Outcomes of Older Adults
Fall 2015 Building Interprofessional Teams through Evidence Based Practice Training in Falls Prevention
Summer 2015 Bringing Comfort to People with Advanced Dementia
Spring 2015Available Telephone Services for Older Virginians Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Winter 2015Sleep Disorders and Cardiac Consequences
Fall 2014The Necessity of Leisure and Physical Activity
Summer 2014Remembering through Music: Therapy and Dementia
Spring 2014Protecting the Vulnerable: Free Ways to Prevent Financial Exploitation
Winter 2014The Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield: Ten Years of Growing
Fall 2013TimeSlips: Creativity for People with Dementia
Summer 2013Falling Down: Assessing the Risk of Falls in Older Adults
Spring 2013Virginia POST: Improving Patient-Physician Communication about End of Life Care
Winter 2013Medications as a Risk Factor in Falls by Older Adults with and without Intellectual Disabilities
Fall 2012Arthritis and Physical Activity in Mid- and Later-Life.
Summer 2012Hoarding Behavior in the Elderly
Spring 2012The Fairfax County Hoarding Task Force
Winter 2012We are Family: When Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation Hit Home
Fall 2011Habilitation Therapy in Dementia Care
Summer 2011Alcohol, Medications, and Older Adults
Spring 2011Universal Design in Housing
Winter 2011The Impact of Providing Rehab Mobility Equipment to Those in Need
Fall 2010Reverse Mortgages
Summer 2010CPR and DNR Decision Making
Spring 2010Senior Meal Programs: Feeding a Crowd with Local Foods
Winter 2010Aging and the Behavioral Problems of Brain Injury
Fall 2009Activity Engagement for Persons with Dementia
Summer 2009Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Later Life
Spring 2009The Older Inmate
Winter 2009Virginia's Money Follows the Person Demonstration
Fall 2008The Aging Together Partnership: Collaborating to Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults
Summer 2008Making Affordable Assisted Living Work: The Mountainside Senior Living Story
Spring 2008Confident Living Program for Senior Adults Experiencing Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
Winter 2008No Wrong Door: Virginia's Key Strategic Initiative for Long-Term Care
Fall 2007PACE - Program of Allinclusive Care for the Elderly
Summer 2007Teens Teaching Alzheimer´s Caregivers to Become Tech- Savvy: The Power of Community and Intergenerational Partnerships
Spring 2007"Powerful Tools for Caregivers": Teaching Skills That Reduce Stress and Increase Self-Confidence
Winter 2007Acute and Chronic Pain Challenges for Arthritis Patients in an Acute Care Setting
Fall 2006Brain Health: Mending the Mind after Age 50
Summer 2006ElderFriends: Relieving Loneliness Among Elders
Spring 2006Parish Nursing: A Vital Piece to the Puzzle of Care for Older Adults
Winter 2006The Shepherd´s Center of Richmond: Opportunities for Meaning and Personal Growth through Service
Fall 2005Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Virginia (PPARx)
Summer 2005Male Caregiver
Spring 2005WorkWORLD© Choice
Winter 2005Spirituality and Cognitive Impairment
Fall 2004Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Aging with Lifelong Disabilities: The Area Planning and Services Committee
Summer 2004Law Enforcement and Adult Protective Services Working Together: A Team Approach to Elder Abuse Cases
Spring 2004Mental Fitness and the Lifelong Learning Movement
Winter 2004Congregate Nutrition Programs Can Alleviate Loneliness and Isolation
Fall 2003Montessori-Based Activities for Dementia: A Walk Down Memory Lane
Summer 2003The Value of Multidisciplinary Care in Parkinson's Disease
Spring 2003Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Vulnerable Elders
Winter 2003Aging in Place -- Can Universal Design Make It a Reality?
Fall 2002Using Validation as a Consultant in a Richmond, Virginia Continuing Care Retirement Community
Summer 2002Older Adults, Social Techniques, and Memory
Spring 2002Older Homeless Women: Beneath the Safety Net
Winter 2002Are You at RISK for Blindness? Don't Keep Glaucoma a Family Secret!
Fall 2001Avoiding Medication Pitfalls
Summer 2001Bridging Aging and Domestic Violence Services in Our Communities
Spring 2001Enhancing the Quality of Life of Nursing Home Residents with Late Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Winter 2001Vision and Hearing Loss in the Older Adult - "Double Trouble"
Fall 2000Adult Daycare: Sharing the Caring, Having a Life
Summer 2000The Aging Woman and HIV/AIDS: Increasing Risk and Incidence
Spring 2000PACE: Program of All-inclusive Care of the Elderly
Winter 2000Aging with Cerebral Palsy: A Consumer's Perspective
Fall 1999Low Vision in Older Adults
Summer 1999Merging a Divided System: The Need to Integrate Care for Individuals Participating in Both the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
Spring 1999Ethical Concerns in the Care of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
Winter 1999Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training
Fall 1998Preventing the Unnecessary Losses of Alzheimer's Disease
Summer 1998State Regulation of Assisted Living Facilities
Spring 1998Reducing Medication Mismanagement in Adult Care Residences
Winter 1998Medications and Falls
Fall 1997Standing Up to Osteoporosis
Summer 1997Consumer-Directed Long Term Care Services
Spring 1997Cosmetic Dentistry for the Geriatric Patient
Winter 1997Guardianship Practice