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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.
The gravy is steaming next to the savoury stuffing and sweet potatoes. There are four types of pie for dessert — pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, and pecan. Every family has its own unique Thanksgiving dinner traditions but, as we all know, a carefully followed recipe is key to creating a perfect holiday meal.If you fail to plan, or measure your ingredients poorly, your pie could be a real flop. The same can be said for financial planning and preparing for your future.
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 
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