All professionals interacting with older adults should be advocates for them to get flu shots, said The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Executive Director and CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH, speaking this week at the National Summit on Advancing the Draft National Adult Immunization Plan in Washington, DC.
Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA):
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will not automatically increase in 2016 as there was no increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2015. Other important 2016 Social Security information is as follows:
With the change of seasons comes an important safety reminder for our local seniors. The statistics on falls among older Americans is staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control:
- Falls are #1 cause of injuries, hospital visits, and death among those 65 & older
- 1 out of 3 seniors fall each year.
- In 2010, 2.3 million older adults were treated for fall-related injuries
- In 2010, the direct medical costs of falls were $30 billion
In 1985, after making it back to the future from 1955, Marty joined Doc for a drive 30 years into the future. That future is now.
If the alternate 2015 of the Back to the Future film series were accurate, we’d be easing along on hover boards, navigating skyways in flying cars, and enjoying the luxuries of self-lacing sneakers and self-fitting jackets.