Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures
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The Gift of Five Wishes: Advanced Directives, which was scheduled for May 25th at Woodview Estates has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to schedule the program again in the near future.
SCOSA Vision and Mission
The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community.
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Older Adults: For information about how to join SCOSA’s Research Participant Pool, please Click Here.
SCOSA has a resource for faculty researchers - the SCOSA Older Adult Participant Pool. A common barrier to investigating issues relevant to aging is gaining access to a group of participants. The process of recruiting participants can be expensive and time consuming. Recently, SCOSA has begun to build a database of older adults (65 and older) willing to participate in scholarly research.
With upcoming grant opportunities due soon (See Stockton's Fund Times for details), this is the perfect time for faculty to begin or expand their research project on aging. Interested faculty researchers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the process of requesting older adult participants.
Older adults wishing to be considered as research participants can also contact John Bulevich (email@example.com; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.
Community Partner Announcements
New Jersey Foundation for Aging will hold its 19th Annual Conference on Tuesday, June 6th at the National Conference Center. The focus of the program is captured in the title “Translating Trends for Better Care”. The keynote presentations explore demographic and technology trends. Two major forces that impact New Jersey now and even more significantly over the next ten years. For additional information, click HERE
Stockton TV Channel 9 Airs CMS and You at 5:30pm and Aging Insights at 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
- May 2017 Programs: Support and Services (CMS & You), Utilities Assistance (Aging Insights #68)
- April 2017 Programs: Social Security (CMS & You), Food and Nutrition Programs (Aging Insights #67)
- March 2017 Programs: Diabetes (CMS & You), The Importance of Sleep (Aging Insights #66)
These informative programs, offered respectively by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, change mid-month, and offer useful and informative information for older adults on a variety of topics such as choosing the right health care provider, dealing with dementia, and staying active in the retirement years.
Business and organizations wishing to place 10-20 second underwriting spots to raise awareness about their services among viewers should contact the SCOSA Director for details. The channel is currently posting five Thank You slides, showing SCOSA's gratitude to our 2016 Festival sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers. These can be viewed during the 6am - 9am community calendar program.
Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older Adults. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a toll-free hotline (1-855-303-9470) to help older adults who suspect fraud or a scam may be occurring. The hotline will make it easier for older Americans to report suspected fraud and find assistance for themselves or for someone they know. A team of investigators will help figure out what steps to take to combat possible investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and a variety of other consumer issues.
Anyone with information about suspected fraud should reach out to an investigator by telephone (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) or through a web form that will send an email to the investigative team.
Several of SCOSA's programs are partially funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant by the Division of Intergenerational Services, Atlantic County, New Jersey. You may make voluntary donations to SCOSA. Such donations are not a fee and are not required. Any donations received will be used to develop and operate future programs. If you wish to donate directly to SCOSA please make your checks payable to SCOSA and send them to: SCOSA/SOBL, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.
SCOSA encourages fragrance-free environments in all of our programming.
Chemical fragrances in many personal care, household and institutional cleaning products can cause severe reactions for some individuals and can be harmful to everyone in less apparent ways.