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School of Allied Health Professions

Welcome to the website of the Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA). For almost 40 years, VCoA has worked to protect and improve the quality of life of older Virginians, so that they might remain independent and contributing members of their communities. Partnerships with others have made our initiatives possible.  To see how we can work together, please contact us.

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Recent News

  • Age in Action - Winter 2018
    Jan 23, 2018

    Gerontology Theory Communicated in the Primary Grades through Picture Books

  • Age in Action - Fall 2017
    Oct 10, 2017

    This issue features a case study on the evidence-based programs of Chronic Disease Self Management Education, currently used by millions of individuals. There are also editorials on the link between abuse of animals and of persons,preventing falls and ensuring safety with mature drivers, brief summaries of projects completed with funding from our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program, an essay on the role of caregivers when someone with dementia is hospitalized, and a brief research summary on prolonged sitting.

  • Age in Action - Summer 2017
    Jul 20, 2017

    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.