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Accessible Yoga

January 9, 2017
Accessible Yoga The Accessible Yoga movement is introducing yoga to older adults and others not normally included in this largely young, white, middle-class movement: people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, those with different body types, and underserved communities. Aging With Dignity travels to the Accessible Yoga Conference in Santa Barbara for its first video report.

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Music to their ears

January 21, 2016


People with dementia, if isolated, can withdraw into their own world. But when engaged with others, their condition, or at least their wellbeing, can improve.  A Fairfield music therapist who works with people with dementia has seen physical, emotions and cognitive improvements in her clients. Veronica Moscoso shares their story in this short video report.

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Service animals help seniors stay independent

November 30, 2015

By Sara Washington

Marv Tuttle
Volunteer with Canine Companions for Independence

I’ve been injured for 17 years. And I found out about service dogs when I was in the hospital. But being a fairly low level injury, paraplegic, I didn’t think I needed one. You know, because I knew the demand for them was so great that I actually waited for about ten years.

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Looking to technology to solve future caregiver shortage

November 23, 2015

By Sara Washington

Marcus Rosenthal
Co-Founder, Revolve Robotics
Here we have the Kubi and my co-founder and CTO is logged into it, Ilyah. And he’s able to control the Kubi so he can look around and interact. And he chooses where he looks.

Kathy Kelly
Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance
There’s two trends that are intersecting at this point.

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Family caregivers help elders stay independent

November 16, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

Silvia Jones

My parents do need care. They are getting older. They are past 70-years-old. They are both retired.
Mom specially needs care she has osteoarthritis, she is also a breast cancer survivor. Dad has Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and he also has other ailments give or take. So both of them definitely need help in their daily activities.

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California Health Report TV – Episode 8

November 12, 2015

In this episode we bring you stories from throughout San Joaquin Valley about people improving their lives and the conditions of their communities. First we go to the Central Valley where public health workers tackle high asthma rates. Then we take to you Sacramento where bike advocates try to make the city more bike friendly.

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Caregivers face burnout when caring for family members

November 9, 2015

By Sara Washington

Dorissa McCalister-Carnell
Family Caregiver
(Showing family pictures)
Here’s a picture of my mom and myself. This was on a Sunday morning, now I’m thinking it was an Easter morning. I see the shadow, I think my Dad was taking the picture. And this is us on our way to Greater Faith.

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Cambodian elders find health through culture

October 19, 2015

In this story we go to the Asian-Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) in Stockton where Cambodian elders come together to help each other navigate their new community.

By Sara Washington

Sothea Ung
Asian-Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) Program Manager

In Cambodia we have a very old and rich tradition.

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Creating a bike-friendly Sacramento

October 12, 2015

In this story we go to Sacramento where bike advocates are promoting a healthy lifestyle and bike-friendly public policy.

By Daniel Weintraub and Sara Washington

Jim Brown
Executive Director, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates

I think there’s just an assumption that bicycling is a healthy activity. We don’t talk about it. We hear a lot about the risk of, you know, hazardous interaction with cars.

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Central Valley tackles high asthma rates

October 5, 2015

The Central Valley sees some of the highest asthma rates in California. Air pollution, agriculture, and heavy dependence on driving has created a situation has caused many to breathe uneasily.

In this story we got to Stockton, California and the San Joaquin County Asthma Coalition.

By Sara Washington

Sokhanda Or
Medical Assistant to Respiratory Specialist

So what I do first is, once I get all the system ready we actually tell the patient to take a deep breath in first from their mouth.

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