Category Archives: Aging Services

Past Free Webinar – October 17, 2017

Hearing Loss Matters (AKA, Hear for the Health of It!)

By: Mary Bauer, Hearing Specialist at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Handout – Hearing Loss Matters

Age-related hearing loss affects most of us: in our work with seniors, with family members and friends, and personally.  This webinar features recent research from John Hopkins that addresses the alarming consequences of untreated age-related hearing loss in seniors; including how it impacts their health, finances, relationships and safety.

Learn about the importance of early intervention, identify effective steps to take to address hearing loss, and discover ways to strengthen community supports through technology, effective communication strategies and best practice policies.

Implementing some or all of the strategies identified in this presentation will help improve the quality of life for seniors with hearing loss and help them become more engaged in their communities.

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Past Free Webinar – May 10, 2017

Vision Loss and the Senior Population: A Top Public Health Priority

By: Kate Grathwol, Ph.D., President and CEO of Vision Loss Resources



Handouts Vision Loss – 1 per page     Handouts Vision Loss – 3 per page

The prevalence of eye diseases in an aging population is a major public health concern identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  As our population ages, with the number of Minnesotans over age 65 almost doubling by 2030 , the effects of age-related vision loss will be difficult to ignore: including loss of independence, increasing incident of isolation and depression, and other negative health outcomes. Learn how vision rehabilitation can help people age in place. By learning techniques and tools, seniors can adapt to vision loss and live more independently.

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