Division of Aging Update
For the original publication, please click here. The following is a text version of the original publication.
October 30, 2015
Age-associated financial vulnerability often overlooked
A recent Annals of Internal Medicine report says doctors and consumers both tend to overlook one of the most common and devastating problems of aging: a decline in ability to manage one’s financial affairs. Researchers hope that giving this problem a name—“age-associated financial vulnerability”—will get physicians to bring the subject up with their older adult patients in the same way they have begun asking about advanced directives and driving safety.
IPAS Available on Election Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 is Election Day and the Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services (IPAS) wants to let people know that it will be available to assist. When the polls are open (between 6 AM – 6 PM EST) IPAS staff will be taking calls. If you’re not certain where your voting location is, then click here.
Stone Belt to Assist with Bird Habitat
Construction has begun on one of five Indiana University-funded towers in Bloomington. In the spring, Bloomington-based community artist Joe LaMantia will create a "swift-focused" piece of artwork for the tower in collaboration with artists from INARF member Stone Belt. "This project is really all about involving the community," said Jessica Hite, a doctoral student in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology leading the project. "We want everyone involved to experience the sense of belonging, pride and accomplishment that accompanies collaborative artwork. Stone Belt's mission to empower their members through art and hands-on community projects is the cornerstone of our project."
Health by Design will host the First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit workshop on Friday, November 13 from 9 AM to 3 PM at IndyGo board room, located at 1501 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222.
The Direct Support Professionals of Indiana (DSPIN) Board of Directors is seeking passionate, motivated Direct Support Professionals to become board members. Board members will have the opportunity to expand the membership of the DPSIN chapter and guide the planning process for the Annual DSPIN Conference. As the DSPIN Board works to expand opportunities for members in 2016, Board members’ ideas and input will be critical.