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

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

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!

Aging Ahead

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 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.

Women's 100m T52 Final | Dubai 2019

Congrats Kerri!

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...

Administration for Community Living

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.
Fall Prevention Webinar
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?

National Council on Aging

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

NCOA is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall (2016)

• 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!

Lego just released audio and Braille instructions. They did it because of a blind man who never gave up.

Go Lego! 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

Surfing with a disability! Several nonprofit groups cater to surfers with disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

Opinion | The Dignity of Disabled Lives The burden of being perceived as different persists. The solution to this problem is community.

Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft? Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.

08/15/19: Employment for People with Parkinson’s Disease: Team Based Strategies and Resources

Free webinar next Thursday from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 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...

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - July - The Office of Minority Health

Did you know that July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? 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

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

An article from NIH on how to make the most of your doctors visit! 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

Disability is not a dirty word; ‘handi-capable’ should be retired

"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." 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

To be more inclusive to people with disabilities, employers should start with their job descriptions 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!

Flying Tips for Wheelchair Users, From Wheelchair Users

Flying tips! 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.

Ikea is hacking its own furniture for people with disabilities

Go Ikea! The plans are free, but you’ll need to bring your own 3D printer.

Could Driverless Cars Pick Up Passengers In Wheelchairs?

Things of the future! #ot #disabilityresearch 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:

Community Engagement for Disability and Aging Research - CEDAR Midwest

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 to take the survey. Also you can visit our website or contact our team at 314-273-4118.



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