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NCOA (National Council on Aging) Website

The Center for Healthy Aging encourages and assists community based organizations serving older adults to develop and implement evidence-based/disease prevention programs.

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Oral Health

People are living longer and healthier lives and a healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy body.

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Oregon's Living Well Sustainability Toolkit

The Living Well Sustainability Toolkit is designed to provide coordinators with tools and resources to successfully recruit a strong network of partners to support their program, market the program to potential participants using a wide range of strategies, and identify and implement measures to ensure programs are financially sustainable in the long term.

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Promoting Medicare's Preventive Benefits

A June 2011 report on use of preventive services by Medicare beneficiaries shows that more people with traditional Medicare are using services, like the annual wellness visit, that are now covered at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.

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SAIL - Stay Active & Independent for Life Strength and Balance Program

SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling. The entire curriculum of activities in the SAIL Program can help improve strength and balance, if done regularly. SAIL Fitness Classes may be offered at senior centers, community centers, YMCAs, parks and recreation facilities, churches, indoor malls and community colleges. Some sites offer the SAIL Program as one of many benefits of being a member of that community. SAIL is a public-domain program, which means there are no initial site license fees and no yearly renewal fees for conducting SAIL classes. The Older Americans Act provides funding to states for Area Agencies on Aging to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles and healthy behaviors among people aged 60 and older. Beginning in 2012, these funds must be spent on programs and activities which have been demonstrated through rigorous evaluation to be evidence-based and effective. SAIL has been approved as a Tier III (the highest level) Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging. For more information, contact Mary Borges Washington State Department of Health mary.borges@doh.wa.gov

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SAIL Stay Active & Independent for Life Program Leaders

SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) fitness classes are conducted by fitness, exercise science and health care professionals who have completed a SAIL Program Leader training. Program Leaders usually have an exercise science background or a clinical practice background. All Program Leaders have been carefully selected for their ability to deliver the training effectively and efficiently, while adhering to the core components of the SAIL Program. Program Leaders work with participants to help them achieve the best results from the fitness classes.

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SAIL Stay Active & indepnedent for Life Publications

Two publications support the SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) Program. For more information, contact Mary Borges Washington State Department of Health mary.borges@doh.wa.gov

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Senior Oral Health - Dry Mouth Resources

www.SeniorsOralHealth.org educates seniors about dry mouth with resources for seniors, as well as health and social service providers.

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Senior Services

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults.

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Standing Together to Prevent Falls

This year’s theme, Standing Together to Prevent Falls, emphasizes that each of us plays a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in older adults.

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Stanford Patient Education Research Center

The Chronic Disease Self Managment Program was developed by Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center

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