This issue features a case study on creatively using the annual Medicare Wellness Visit as a means of both training health care providers about geriatrics and engaging older patients in self-care. There are also editorials on laughter and wellness and on several initiatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; an essay on the paradox of aging, brief articles on innovations in transportation, resources for dementia caregivers and websites on hearing health care.
The Department is pleased to welcome the newest faculty member,
Mrs Yonella Demars. Mrs. Demars joins the faculty as an assistant professor tasked with developing a diagnostic medical sonography program.
This issue features a case study on standardized patients (actors) to train health profession students about older adults. There are also editorials on oral health and aging and on several initiatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services as well as photos from our 31st annual Legislative Breakfast, articles on students as teachers at the Richmond Health and Wellness Program for low-income elders and the FAMILIES caregivers program.
We are pleased to announce that the Virginia General Assembly has continued its appropriation for this important grant funding opportunity for geriatrics workforce development. The proposal due date for the GTE initiative is Monday, November 2nd at 11:59 PM.