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For many of us, preparing for winter involves pulling out heavy coats from the closet and making sure our vehicle is ready for intense weather. Whether your winter brings snow, ice, or flooding, you need to be prepared. Preparing for a possible physical or mental disability is the same. Many people don’t think of disability as something that could happen to them. Statistics show the chances of becoming disabled are greater than most realize. Fifty-six million Americans, or 1-in-5, live with a disability.
Each holiday gathering is special. Families and friends get together to see how big the kids have gotten, catch up on family news from the summer and new school year, and remind each other to be grateful for what we have. But what’s the best way to know what you have to be thankful for when it comes to Social Security disability or retirement benefits?
Familiar carols are a part of the season. This song is so popular that holiday revellers clamoured for it again. It’s “The Twelve Sites of Social Security,” inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” — a holiday favourite since 1780.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has announced that the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence(NHCGNE) will relocate to the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the New York University College of Nursing, effective January 2016. This John A. Hartford Foundation grant-supported program has been based at GSA since 2012, focusing on preparing new academic gerontological nursing leaders and enhancing the gerontological nursing expertise of faculty.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conducted its inaugural offering of the Immunization Champions, Advocates & Mentors Program (ICAMP) Academy in Rosemont, Illinois, in October. This first academy welcomed more than 50 immunization champions from a variety of healthcare settings. GSA will conduct four ICAMP academies in 2016 — in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Phoenix. ICAMP is designed as a multidisciplinary program to equip health care providers to champion adult immunization practices that improve public health and the quality of care for the people they serve.