CEDAR is a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
See what our community partner Aging Ahead has been up to recently.
Aging Ahead has been working really hard to serve older adults in the community during this state of emergency. Our spring newsletter showcases what our staff has been up to and some of the new ways we are reaching the needs of our participants. Read the full edition at https://www.agingahead.org/who-we-are/newsletter/
Please email us at [email protected] to register for the webinar.
[04/22/20] Join our Community-Based Research Network on April 22 at 12 p.m. CDT for a webinar on the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on aging and older adults. Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, Director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University's Institute for Public Health, will share information and resources on the disease itself, financial issues/unemployment, and social and emotional factors related to social distancing. Please send us a message to register for the link!
Staying connected during social distancing. Cyber-Seniors is committed to keeping senior citizens socially connected while remaining safe in their homes. Seniors can register for online seminars by calling 1-844-217-3057 or by visiting cyberseniors.org. Seminars this week include Video Calling, You Tube, Intro Telemedicine, Instagram, and How to start a blog. Register today!
Have you considered getting an Amazon Echo device? Here's a helpful guide for setting up.
Final of the Women's 100M T52 on day 7 of the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. Results Gold: Kerry Morgan (USA) Silver: Teruyo Tanaka (Japan...
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
We hope you'll join us in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Find out how you can get involved and see our updated list of employment resources for people with disabilities and their families, employers, service providers, and policymakers.
Older Adults and Clinical Trials: a webcast by Marie A. Bernard, MD.
Join us tomorrow afternoon when Dr. Susy Stark will be presenting on Fall Prevention in honor of Fall Prevention Awareness Month.
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Wed, Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Have you heard of Fall Prevention Awareness Day?
Today is Fall Prevention Awareness Day! What can you do to prevent falls?
Older adults should feel confident they have a team to help prevent falls. Watch @NCOAging's #Facebook video on Sept. 23 @ 12:00 p.m. ET to learn how family, #caregivers, and #health care professionals all play a role in keeping older adults healthy. #FPAD2019
• Falls are NOT a normal part of aging, and you have a team to help prevent them! Watch this award-winning video showing 6 simple steps which prevent falls. #FPAD2019
You might think you're never going to fall, but the truth is 1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The good news is that most falls are preventable...
A Harvard lab is using accessibility devices that use sound to allow the visually impaired to envision stars. How cool!
washingtonpost.com Matthew Shifrin and his babysitter came up with a way for blind people to build Legos. Almost a decade later, Lego is finally releasing similar instructions to customers.
Surfing with a disability!
nytimes.com Several nonprofit groups cater to surfers with disabilities, both physical and cognitive.
nytimes.com The burden of being perceived as different persists. The solution to this problem is community.
nytimes.com Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.
Free webinar next Thursday from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
sralab.org August 15, 201912:00 to 1:00 pm. CST Description: People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exit the workforce on average five years earlier than people without PD due to motor, cognitive, communicative, and effective symptoms. Early employment interventions utilizing rehabilitation counseling could he...
Did you know that July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month?
minorityhealth.hhs.gov During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will launch a free and accredited e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. This new program is part of OMH’s Think Cultural Health E-learning Curric...
A great resource on how to stay cool during these hot summer days! #OT #research #summertime #NIH
An article from NIH on how to make the most of your doctors visit!
nia.nih.gov Communicating well with your doctor is key to receiving good health care. Learn how to have an effective conversation with your doctor. Share this infographic and help spread the word about making the most of your doctor visit. Click on the social media icons on this page, or copy and paste the URL....
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Let #endthestigma!
#research #ot #OTD #OccupationalTherapy #WashingtonUniversity #WashU #WashingtonUniversitySchoolofMedicine
"Disabled people are reclaiming our identities, our community, and our pride. We will no longer accept euphemisms that fracture our sense of unity as a culture."
news.vanderbilt.edu Disability identity advocates say euphemisms for the word 'disability' diminish and erase disability from the picture.
Mark your calendars for May 8th. Our last OT Grand Rounds of the school year! Alex Wong will be presenting on 'Measuring Daily Life Participation and Correlates in People After Stroke".
As #OTMonth comes to an end, tell us, has an Occupational Therapist affected your life? Tell us how!
#ot #occupationaltherapy #research #disabiltyresearch #therapy #washu #washuschoolofmedicine #washuot
qz.com Ask yourself: does the job REALLY require that?
Thanks St. Louis Oasis! Call 314-862-4859, ext. 24, to register for free health programs at Paraquad today!
nytimes.com Air travel can cause a great deal of apprehension for both seasoned and novice travelers. If you’re taking that flight with a wheelchair — that’s an added level of stress.
fastcompany.com The plans are free, but you’ll need to bring your own 3D printer.
Things of the future! #ot #disabilityresearch
forbes.com Will accessibility be included in the future of transportation? Panelists at SXSW explore possibilities, or the lack thereof.
April is #OTMonth! 😀
#ot #occupationaltherapy #washu #fallprevention #research #stl #washuschoolofmedicine #aota #diversity #missouri
What’s normal aging and what may be a sign of Alzheimer’s? Check out this infographic to see what’s typical: https://buff.ly/2JiFHMW
Washington University is conducting a study about the participation of people aging with disabilities in the community. Study participants will respond to surveys about their health, participation, services that they use (for example, services from an Independent Living Center), and services that they would like to use. Participants will respond to surveys via phone or computer at three time points over the course of three years. Participants will be compensated $16 for each survey they complete. If you are between the ages of 45 and 65 years, experienced the onset of a physical disability at or before age 40, and are interested in participating in this study, please click here http://j.mp/2HwLWYN to take the survey. Also you can visit our website www.cedarmidwest.org or contact our team at 314-273-4118.