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AUCD - Posters: Aging

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Presenters

Reaching the Unreachable: Alternative Methods and Strategies for Information Dissemination in Rural Appalachia
Mary Slabinski, MSW, LGSW, Rural Health Program Specialist, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Reaching rural communities, especially those isolated by mountainous terrain, treacherous roads and long distances from any centralized service, is a formable challenge for any service provider. Learn about the alternative way Taking Charge is implementing to overcome common barriers to access.


There's No Place Like Home
Regina Mayolo, Technical Assistance Specialist, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Interdisciplinary home assessments can be effective aging-in-place measures. Research on assessments conducted for rural residents documents common failings of homes to meet physical needs, the lack of supports negatively impacting aging-in-place, disconnects between perceived needs and identified critical needs, and future areas of work for policymakers and program providers.