Posts Tagged ‘elder health’

Today! Seminar on the ‘Hidden Poor’

Friday, February 26th, 2016

”Health and Well-Being of the Hidden Poor: How the Federal Poverty Level Overlooks Economically Insecure Older Californians” 

How can California policymakers accurately assess economic need, especially for vulnerable seniors? In today’s seminar, part of the Center’s ongoing Health Policy Seminar Series, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace will share the latest findings from the … [ Read full post ]

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Limited reception for “mobile health” in rural California

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

In rural California, doctors and other medical providers are few, and residents often drive hours just to get a checkup, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. The story cites a Center study coauthored by Steven Wallace about the higher incidence of obesity, chronic disease and falls among older adults in rural … [ Read full post ]

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Pets play a big role in health, happiness of vulnerable seniors

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

A UCLA study about vulnerable, low-income seniors who live alone found that pets were critical in maintaining quality of life for many in the study, according to a story in New Media America. “We discovered pets were a big source of social support,” said Center researcher Kathryn Kietzman.

The unexpected finding came as … [ Read full post ]

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Wallace discusses the Elder Index in Bay Area

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Steve Wallace, associate Center director, will speak today at the East Bay Foundation on Aging in San Francisco about how public programs and policy analysis continue to use an outdated measure of poverty, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which he says underestimates the economic needs of vulnerable seniors.

Read about an alternative to the … [ Read full post ]

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Wallace discusses Elder Index in Sacramento

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Steve Wallace, associate director of the Center, is discussing the Elder Index at the California Senior Leaders Alliance convening in Sacramento today.

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LGBT seniors and social isolation

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxLGBT seniors often feel they don’t fit in with a youth-focused LGBT community and can become socially isolated as a result, according to an article in Edge. The story cites a UCLA Center for Health Policy report based on California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that say that half of gay and bisexual men in … [ Read full post ]

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