Age in Action is a 20-page quarterly newsletter published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging, the Virginia Geriatric Education Center, and the Virginia Department for the Aging. Its target audience is comprised of professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and anyone else interested in activities in geriatrics and gerontology education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The most important feature of the newsletter is the case study which appears in each issue. These case studies are developed based on current issues and concerns affecting older adults.
Select this link to the VCoA Age in Action newsletter to read about a case study that demonstrates the benefits of the ElderFriends program, which helps elders remain independent as long as possible and reduces isolation by pairing them with younger volunteers who provide companionship and advocacy.
For more information on Age in Action, or to gain access to an online list of the issues published in recent years, please visit The Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA) Age in Action Newsletter web page.