It’s May, and it’s time once again for Older Americans Month, where we recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation.
Recognizing older adults is one of our favorite things to do at the Alliance. In fact, we are doing a whole series of stories throughout the year about older adults, including a champion swimmer, a woman who encourages you to embrace life no matter what age you are, and more to come.
As we celebrate Older Americans Month, there are a few events taking place that we’d like to share with you related to older adult health. Please find descriptions of each below.
GSIG Spring Seminar: Nutrition, Fasting, Longevity, and Diseases
Thursday, May 12, 10 a.m. ET
The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) holds a spring seminar with Dr. Valter Longo from the University of Southern California Longevity Institute about research into nutrition and longevity. It will be available to watch online. To learn more, please visit the event page.
The Silver Book: Diabetic Retinopathy Web Launch Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m. ET
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) could impact as many as 191 million people around the globe by 2030. Join the Alliance as we launch a new factsheet about this condition called The Silver Book: Diabetic Retinopathy during a special webcast. Speakers from the International Diabetes Federation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness will discuss the burden of the disease, as well as challenges & opportunities in global DR management. It’s free and you can register here.
Nutrition for a Healthy Life: Eating Right at Every Age Twitter Chat
Monday, May 23, 1 p.m. ET
We’re teaming with the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University to host a Twitter Chat on healthy eating as we age, the impact of nutrition on health, and recognizing the signs of malnutrition. Topics will include: the basics of nutrition and its role in our health, how to respond to changing nutrition needs as we age, the role of supplements in health, and recognizing and treating malnourishment. The chat can be followed using #NutritionAging and @Aging_Research. Go here for updates.