for the position of Senior Program Development Specialist with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative. My longtime friend, Madelyn Keck, learned of the position and suggested I apply. I am seeking both a change and a challenge and this opportunity provides both. My education, skill-set, and experience make me an excellent candidate for this vacancy. The following are examples of how my past accomplishments will allow me to meet the needs of the Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative. This position
During the aging process, the elderly may take different approaches to aging and may apply to different theories of aging such as the disengagement theory and the activity theory. All elderly individuals will deal with aging in different ways, they may wish to stay active or they may wish to disengage themselves due to depression or they may be unable to deal with the processes of becoming older. Both of these theories of aging have completely different thoughts and views of the aging process.
fastest. There are many health needs that must be focused on in order to promote better health to all of those residing in Santa Rosa. The main health needs for Santa Rosa include: healthy eating and physical fitness, gaps in access to primary care, access to substance use disorder services, barriers to healthy aging, access to mental health services, disparities in educational attainment, cardiovascular disease, adverse childhood experiences study, access to health care coverage, tobacco use, coordination
Healthy People 2020 Healthy People 2020 is a national public health program that aims to increase population health through achieving a series of goals and objectives. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), set the premise for public health priorities in 1979. Healthy People 2020 has an overarching goal to increase the longevity and quality of live through disease prevention, elimination of health disparities, establishing
associated with aging. Therefore, it is vital for healthcare professionals to understand the significance of the term “baby-boomers”. In fact, by the year 2030, one in five people will be over the age of 65 and in 2050, that number will be close to 90 million older adults, which is two times the number compared to 2010 (CDC, 2013). The aging population in America is just one of the nine forces that influence health care and nursing management. This paper will summarize the influence of the aging
Other: Organizational cultural activities: The program recognizes the need for to ensure that all messaging is culturally-appropriate by involving target audiences in the translation (Cameron et al, 2015, p. 11). Other: Incentives and disincentives: Incentives exist for older individuals to participate in the Falls Free program and receive insurance incentives (Cameron et al, 2015, p. 30). Furthermore, provider incentives exist for promotion of the program within the context of coding, compensation
childhood, adolescence, early adulthood and late adulthood. Those different stages of development present characteristics which are particular to each stage. The last decade had seen an increase with people age sixty and above. Consequently, this aging population has significant effects on many aspect of society. Life expectancy which was of 50 years in the 19th century had tremendously increase. Indeed the factors contributing to the longevity include; public health measure to many factors such
For many people, the idea of living in a retirement home or an assisted living program is an affront to their dignity and independence. The majority of the aging population would prefer to stay in their own homes, and live out their days surrounded by their own belongings in a comfortable environment. For many seniors, staying in their own home, or “aging in place” is more possible now than ever. With a little pre-planning, more people can live independently even when some assistance is needed.
approach of aging is totally different – culturally and sociologically. They are provided with care from external providers or nursing homes. Such care from these type of providers are not enough to combat loneliness and isolation. They need the support from the community to maintain optimal health. AGENCY’S MANDATE/MISSION K-W Seniors Day Program is a community based, non-profit organization committed to support our seniors sustain their quality of life and morale by means of a variety of programs. Participants
awareness of the needs of an aging population was authorize by the legislation and the act; section 371 was amended from its original declaration in 1965 (AOA.gov). The act granted assistance to caregivers (those who care for aging individuals, identified as 70 years of age or older) through funding that would support aged love ones and help them to remain in their homes as long as possible (AOA.gov). Through research, the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) suggests caregiver’s