Community Engagement for Disability and Aging Research - CEDAR Midwest

CEDAR is a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research

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Jefferson County Health Department

The Areas Agencies on Aging can provide assistance with vaccine registration, reminder calls, and transportation needs for those 60 years and older. If you or someone you know needs assistance see the corresponding region's phone number below! #protectpublichealth #jeffcomo

Matt Walzer

The FlyEase GO, Nike's new shoe that can be put on and taken off completely hands-free, has been creating a lot of buzz on social media lately. If you have Spotify, check out this interview with Matt Walzer, who inspired the FlyEase line of adaptable athletic shoes! Listen to this episode from The Trio's Picks on Spotify. The man who inspired the Nike Flyease shoe line joins Kat, Speedy and X to talk about the importance of inclusive design.

[02/12/21]   Vice President Harris shares an important message about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sometimes finding the motivation to exercise is the hardest part of the workout! Check out these tips on staying motivated to exercise from the National Institute on Aging.

How people aged 65 and older can register for virus vaccine without the internet

Older adults and other people in high-risk categories in the St. Louis area are now able to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine, but it can be difficult for people who do not have access to or familiarity with the internet. Local health departments have set up a few alternative ways to pre-register. Most health departments require people to register online, which could exclude older adults who don't have access to the internet.

We've begun analyzing data from our longitudinal cohort study of people aging with long-term physical disabilities. This infographic highlights some of the sociodemographic data from our sample. Next steps are to analyze and report on more health and participation data from this cohort, including how participants' health and participation may have changed over the duration of the study.

Best wishes for happy holiday season and a healthy new year!

2021 Sandra Edwards Colloquium

Registration is now open for the University of Florida's 2021 Sandra Edwards Colloquium on Aging in Place, where CEDAR Midwest Principal Investigator Dr. Stark will be giving the keynote address.

Interabled YouTubers, ‘Cole and Charisma,’ Celebrate Wedding

"We’re able to impact viewers in such a positive way, just by sharing our lives.” Charisma Jamison and Cole Sydnor, who have grown accustomed to sharing the joys and trials of their relationship with thousands of viewers on their show, “Roll With Cole & Charisma,” marry in Virginia.

[12/04/20]   Researchers recently asked 60 older adults with long-term mobility disabilities to describe the challenges they encounter most often and the strategies they use to overcome them. See how participants responded in NARIC's Research in Focus:

Washington University Occupational Therapy Program

Fall Prevention Bingo is a fun and engaging educational tool that can be used to improve knowledge of fall risks among older adults. Fall Prevention Bingo is played like traditional bingo, except the bingo numbers have been replaced with evidence-based fall prevention information. The game was designed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine to provide older adults living in the community with evidence-based fall prevention information. Please share with colleagues, organizations and others who could use this tool! #WashUMed #wuot

Learn important fall prevention information while spending time with your family this holiday season by playing a game of Fall Prevention Bingo! You can even play virtually!

Help Washington University OT students support the future of occupational therapy research by purchasing a mug for the AOTF St. Catherine's Challenge fundraiser!

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Actors aged 12-17 needed for TV comedy pilot. Actors with physical disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to submit. Find out more at: The project revolves around Gigi, a spunky plus sized teen, and her two best friends Shani and Ash. Gigi’s dream is to make clothes for people of all shapes and sizes, while she competes with her friends in a competition at their school Fashion High. This is a sweet and heartfelt story about frie...

National Institute on Aging - NIH

Falls are not just a normal part of aging, and they can be prevented.

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age. Find tips on fall prevention, how to avoid tripping and slipping, and ways to lower your chances of getting a fracture.

Ask Dr Echols Ep 14 Thanksgiving

Wondering how to safely celebrate the holidays this year? Dr. Echols from the St. Louis Department of Health answers City employees' questions about the pandemic and the upcoming holiday season. On this episode of Ask Dr. Echols, St. Louis City employees ask questions about Thanksgiving and COVID-19 safety. When you celebrate this holiday season be s...

[11/05/20]   Join CEDAR Midwest Principal Investigator, Susy Stark, and colleagues for a discussion on navigating research during a pandemic.

Administration for Community Living

From paying bills to finding affordable food, these National Council on Aging COVID-19 resources for older adults & caregivers can help communities stay safe:

Face Coverings Could Save 130,000 American Lives from COVID-19 by March The pandemic has already claimed the lives of more than 230,000 people in the U.S., the population of a middle-sized American city. As we look ahead to the winter months and the coming flu season, …

"A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, or other cause of cognitive impairment does not disqualify a person from being eligible to vote."— American Bar Association

Congratulations to CEDAR Midwest team member Courtney Weber!

National Institute on Aging - NIH

Some people with memory problems have a condition called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Learn about mild cognitive impairment and when it might be time to see a doctor.

Staying Motivated to Exercise: Tips for Older Adults

What's your favorite way to stay active? Physical activity is a great way for older adults to gain substantial health benefits and maintain independence, so use these tips to find motivation to exercise.

The City of St. Louis has announced expanded state-sponsored COVID-19 testing opportunities. See the attached press release for details.

"A medical diagnosis does not disqualify a person from voting. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, or other cause of cognitive impairment does not disqualify a person from being eligible to vote....Everyone should be approached about voting, and everyone who wants to vote should be given the opportunity."

Environmental barriers and supports to everyday participation: a qualitative insider perspective from people with disabilities - PubMed Participants with disabilities voiced the need to evaluate the impact of the environment on their participation at the immediate, community, and societal levels. The results have implications for assessing environmental facilitators and barriers to participation within rehabilitation and community s...

Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Dementia does not affect a person's eligibility to vote! Friends, family members and caregivers of people with dementia can even provide some assistance with the voting process. Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.

If you're having trouble with your utility bills, one of Ameren's energy assistance programs may be able to help.

Check out the Missouri Disability Voter Coalition's general election guide for information on all of the candidates running for local, state and national office.

National Council on Aging

Talk about the pandemic is everywhere—but wouldn't it be nice if someone listened to your story? We're collecting people's experiences with the COVID-19 crisis on our website:

Guidelines Brochure HTML

Updated guidelines on writing about disability and people with disabilities from the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living: Guidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities (9th edition) Contents (or download the PDF): Introduction

Local Election Authority

Voting absentee in Missouri? Use this tool to find out where your local election authority is: Internet Privacy Policy Bid Opportunities Proposed Rules Show It 2 Vote Missouri State Government Employment Directions Site Map Employee Access

Forgetfulness: Normal or Not?

What’s normal aging and what may be a sign of Alzheimer’s? Check out this infographic to see what’s typical: Download a printable PDF version of the Forgetfulness: Normal or Not? infographic (PDF, 508K). Many people worry about becoming forgetful as they age. They think it is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But some forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging.

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Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted those with developmental disabilities

Specialists highlight the disproportionate effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people with intellectual disabilities. The coronavirus pandemic has had an especially harsh impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities -- and they need special support, a group of specialists argued Friday.

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