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Unformatted text preview: Healthy Aging Chapter 13 Aging We We all do it!! 38.9 38.9 million (12.8%) of population over 65 in 2008 22.4 22.4 million women, 16.5 million men Increase Increase of 4.5 million (13%) since 1998 People People reaching 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 18.6 years By By 2030, the older population is estimated at 72.1 million 9.7% 9.7% older Americans live below the poverty line Administration on Aging, 2009 Administration on Aging, 2009 1 % Increase in 65+ Population 1996-2006 18.8% to 51.0% (12) 14.3% to 17.6% (8) 6.7% to 12.6% (11) 3.6% to 6.3% (7) -5.5% to +3.3% (13) Administration on Aging, 2009 Figure 1: Number of Persons 65+, 1900 - 2030 (numbers in millions) Series1, 2030, 71.5 Series1, 2020, 54.6 Series1, Series1, Series1, 2010, 40.2 2000, Series1, 31.2 35 1990, 1980, Series1, 25.7 1960, Series1, 16.7 Series1, Series1, 1940, 9 1900, 1920, 4.9 3.1 Year (as of July 1) Administration on Aging, 2009 Healthy People 2010 Reduce Reduce prevalence and overall number of people suffering from: Arthritis Arthritis Cancer Cancer Diabetes Diabetes Kidney Kidney disease Reduce Reduce coronary heart disease deaths Increase Increase physical activity Increase Increase number of worksites that offer health promotion 2 National Goals for Health Promotion Improve Improve communications with public to convey message that there are successful actions in weight management Educate Educate public about being physically active at any size Promote Promote the design of neighborhoods that encourage physical activity – New Urbanism Educate Educate public how to use nutrition labeling National Goals for Health Promotion “Point “Point of decision” prompts , i.e., “Take the stairs, not the elevator.” Use Use federal nutrition assistance programs to increase access and availability of fruits, vegetables and whole grains to low-income lowfamillies Health Promotion for Older Adults ADA ADA has designated aging as a priority area for public policy advocacy Address Address the nutrition needs of older adults Includes Includes the involvement of Nutrition Nutrition services federal federal government food food manufacturers 3 Worksite Health Promotion Programs Policies: Policies: smoking, alcohol, other drugs Screenings: Screenings: Health risks, cancer, BP, cholesterol Information Information or activities: Counseling Counseling Group Group classes Health Health fairs Facilities Facilities or services Great Great job opportunities for dietitians!!! Community Based Programs and Services Medicare/Medicaid Medicare/Medicaid USDA USDA Food Food Stamp Program Senior Senior Farmer’s Market Adult Adult day care centers " Eat Smart, Live Strong" Eat Nutrition Nutrition Education Program Program for Older Adults Older Americans Act Nutrition Program of 1965 (HHS) “If “If the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program was a restaurant, the sign out front would say, ‘Six billion served.’ For 30 years, this program not only has provided nutritious, healthy meals to older Americans, but also has touched their lives by linking them to community services that allow them to remain independent.” - HHS Secretary Tommy G.Thompson 4 Community Based Programs and Services HHS HHS Elderly Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) Low Low cost, nutritious meals Social Social interaction Nutrition Nutrition education Counseling Counseling and referrals Transportation Transportation Services Congregate Congregate Meals Program Private Sector Nutrition Assistance Programs Meals Meals on Wheels Delivers Delivers meals using volunteers to older adults Things to consider when planning a senior nutrition program Personalized Personalized approach Behavioral Behavioral approach Active Active participation Motivate Motivate and reinforce Empower Empower participants Target Target subgroups Be Be sensitive to age-related physical changes age- 5 6 ...
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