Age in Action is a 20-page quarterly published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Its target audience includes professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and others interested in aging-related education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The leading feature of the newsletter is the case study which appears in each issue. These case studies are developed based on current issues, opportunities, and concerns affecting older adults.
The newsletter also includes editorials from the directors of the collaborating organizations; profiles of professionals, organizations, or businesses in the field of aging; articles on topics of relevance, such as housing, health, guardianship, educational programs, legislative issues, available resources, etc., updates on activities and organizations in or related to the field of aging; notices of meetings and conferences; and more. The newsletter welcomes input and submissions from its readers.
Virginia POST - Improving Patient-Physician Communication about End of Life Care is a case study that what Physican Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) is and how the process is intended to prompt timely advance care planning discussions for people who have a progressive serious illness.
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.