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Media inquiries about the Health in Aging Foundation should be directed to
Jillian Akavan, Communications Manager, either by e-mail or by calling (212)308-1414.

News & Press

October 7, 2014

American Geriatrics Society Joins National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Help Older Adults Steer Clear of Car Crashes

Media Contact: Zhenya Hurd Project Manager zhurd@americangeriatrics.org 212-308-1414  New York, NY – The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a new cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to educate healthcare providers and the public about older driver safety. This collaboration is in response to current national trends. Over the… More»

July 17, 2014

Recommendations on the Use of Feeding Tubes in People with Advanced Dementia

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) published an updated statement on the use of feeding tubes in older adults with advanced dementia. The statement explains that feeding tubes should not be recommended for people with advanced dementia, who should instead be offered food by hand or by spoon. The full statement and recommendations can be found… More»

June 30, 2014

A Look Back at National Safety Month

As National Safety Month comes to an end, the Health in Aging Foundation invites you to look back at the different topics that were explored each week by the National Safety Council. Week 1: Prevent prescription drug abuse For more than 20 years, the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults has… More»

June 23, 2014

Does Your Local Emergency Room Specialize in Geriatric Care?

A trip to the Emergency Room (ER) can be difficult at any age. ERs can be loud, crowded, full of commotion, and frankly, a bit overwhelming for an older adult. Fortunately, hospitals are beginning to take important and necessary steps to improve older people’s emergency room experiences. Below are five things that emergency rooms can… More»

June 12, 2014

Make Sure Dad Knows These Important Health Tips

While most health tips are applicable to men and women, there are certain things that men need to watch for. With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s a good opportunity to check in with Dad (or Grandpa, a neighbor, or friend) and remind them how to stay healthy and safe as they age.  Protect Your… More»

February 28, 2014

AGS Releases Second Choosing Wisely® List: Identifies 5 More Tests and Treatments that Older Patients and Providers Should Question

NEW YORK– American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today released a new list of five tests and treatments that older adults and their healthcare providers should question and discuss. The AGS is a partner in the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® initiative, which encourages healthcare providers and their patients to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of certain tests, medications and… More»