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The Importance of Technology Education for Seniors | Healthiest Communities Health News

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in the use of digital health care, including among older adults.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has expanded the list of telehealth services reimbursable by Medicare, and seniors are using them. According to a survey from Deloitte, more Medicare Advantage members said they used telehealth or virtual health through the first four months of 2020 than during all of 2019.

This increase in technology use among older Americans is not entirely unexpected. While this generation is adopting technology at slower rates than the rest of the population, research shows they’re still more digitally connected than ever. Moreover, seniors are yearning to use more technology in all aspects of their lives, especially in health care. A recent study from CVS Health found that nearly half (45%) of all respondents 65 and older reported that they’d be more likely to

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University Residences recognizes outstanding Learning Communities instructors, faculty fellows

Residential Academic Initiatives, a program in University Residences, has granted a number of awards to faculty, graduate teachers and staff who have provided excellent service teaching or mentoring in the Learning Communities or Faculty Fellows programs during the 2019-20 academic year.

Residential Academic Initiatives is a division of University Residences that helps instructors design, plan and implement educational events outside of their classrooms. RAI also facilitates a number of programs that provide learning and community building opportunities, including Learning Communities and Faculty Fellows.

Learning communities are groups of 20-30 students who attend several classes together and live in the same residence hall. Instructors teaching the common courses are tasked with leading events and excursions that extend course materials beyond the classroom and facilitate a sense of community. More than 3,300 Purdue students live in these communities.

The Faculty Fellows program aims to connect faculty, staff and residential students in meaningful

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The 9th Annual UA Little Rock/University District Growing Healthy Communities Wellness Fair

Welcome to the 9th Annual UA Little Rock/University District Growing Healthy Communities Wellness Fair

In an effort to keep our community members’ health and safety a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not offer an in-person wellness fair.

We understand the importance of a wellness fair to the community, which is why we are offering a virtual wellness fair. For this virtual fair, we have gathered health information, videos, downloadable content, and other resources to create an online experience that will enhance participants’ knowledge of health and wellness.

Please use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to explore at your own pace from October 31st through November 15th.

 

 

 

                           TO VIEW THE HEALTH AWARENESS PRESENTATION                                                                   CLICK HERE: Health Awareness Presentation

 

CLICK ON HEALTH TOPICS TO LEARN MORE! 

 

Healthy Diet

Healthy Recipe: CLICK HERE

Benefits of Physical Activity CLICK HERE

Mental Health CLICK HERE

 

Healthy Beverage Choices CLICK HERE

Coronavirus-At a Glance CLICK

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DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas Focuses on Advancing Equity in Education to Help Create Opportunities for the Communities It Serves

DHA selected to join The Bridges Collaborative and invests in ultra-speed Wi-Fi

DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas announced today that it has been selected to join the inaugural cohort of The Bridges Collaborative, a first-of-its kind grassroots initiative to advance racial and socioeconomic integration and equity in America’s schools. The Bridges Collaborative is coordinated by The Century Foundation (TCF), a national think tank that has helped steer the conversation on equal education and school integration for decades. DHA is joining 55 other organizations—including 27 school districts, 17 charter schools, and 12 housing organizations—which together represent more than 3.5 million children nationwide. Over the next two years, the collaborative will serve as a hub for practitioners from across the country, providing school and housing leaders the opportunity to learn from one another, build grassroots momentum, and develop successful approaches for integration.

Through the Bridges Collaborative, DHA is helping to close

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Apply Now for the Best Communities for Music Education Recognition from The NAMM Foundation

Celebrating Commitment to Music Education: Apply Now for the Best Communities for Music Education Recognition from The NAMM Foundation

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020

– Program will celebrate continued commitment and innovation in music education during COVID-19-

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While many schools across the nation remain in a state of suspense on reopening to full capacity, and parents and administrators face challenges with distance learning, districts and schools have the opportunity to be recognized for their continued commitment to music education through The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) awards program. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education (district level) and the SupportMusic Merit Award (school level) offers national recognition and visibility for school music programs and honors the efforts of educators, administrators, students, and community music education champions who

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