The Catalyst

Senior Services News
Tuesday, February 4, 2020


The 2020’s are the Decade of Healthy Ageing. The World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector for ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.


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National Community Care Corps - Innovative Local Models to Provide Volunteer Non-Medical Assistance to Older Americans, Persons with Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

Around the LSA Network

How Social Services Can Improve Health Care - Lutheran Services in America and the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative are highlighted in this article.


Humana Foundation Investing $7.6 Million in Eight Communities to Address Social Determinants of Health


National Action Plan

Eliminating Medication Overload in Older Americans      Press Release      Plan


Z Codes, Medicare, and the Social Determinants of Health


KARE is the First Labor Marketplace Platform Dedicated Solely to the Senior Housing and Post-Acute Industry

Did You Know?

Home Hospice Care Can Be Tough On Families

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