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Bonnie Wakefield

Study: Caregivers of Veterans Often Stressed But Satisfied

In the study, 8 percent of caregivers reported high levels of depression, and nearly one-third reported high levels of strain.

Housing an Aging Population

Aging Baby Boomers Face Housing Challenges

“Housing an Aging Population – Are We Prepared?” offers a stark look at the housing challenges associated with aging baby boomers.

Winter Sports

Veterans With Disabilities Rock Winter Sports Clinic

In late March, veterans with disabilities faced a new challenge: enduring six days of intense training on the slopes of Snowmass, Colo.

HHS Secretary Unites Programs Under Administration for Community Living

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has combined several government organizations for seniors and people with disabilities under a new umbrella—the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Food Experts Offer Insight on Senior Nutrition Trends

Recent research from the Institute of Food Technologists’ Wellness 12 meeting highlights the growing need for food to help seniors control illnesses and chronic conditions.

SMA Foundation Announces Biomarker Panel for SMA

A new biomarker assay panel for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) could predict disease progression.

Allsup Outlines Steps to Take When Facing Disability

No one plans to become disabled, either through injury or illness. Yet statistics show that these things do happen. What can you do if it happens to you or a family member?

FacingDisability.com

FacingDisability.com: A New Way to Cope With Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Hambleton, assistant director of the Hill Foundation, discusses the new Web site FacingDisability.com.

Paralyzed Veterans Urges Congress to Protect VA Healthcare Programs

Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Bill Lawson met with senators and representatives on March 22.

Olympic Grant Money to Target Military With Disabilities

The deadline for applications is May 11.

Event: Chicago

Kids Play, Parents Learn at Spina Bifida Association of Illinois Play Dates

Educational events are scheduled throughout the year for children and caregivers.