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Office of Senior Health
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010
Tel: (213) 351-7825
Fax: (213) 351-2713
E-mail: osh@ph.lacounty.gov

Mission Statement

To maximize the health and quality of life among older adults in Los Angeles County by working with partners to identify needs and to promote and monitor best-available evidence-based strategies for healthy aging.

In the Spotlight
Low Vision & Blindness Among Adults in LA County

The LA County Department of Public Health, in collaboration with Braille Institute, recently released a report on low vision and blindness among adults in Los Angeles County. To read the full Public Health report, please click here. For more information about Braille Institute, click here.


Caregiving

The LA County Department of Public Health released its latest report describing the potential impact of informal caregiving in Los Angeles County. To read the full report, please click here.


Hispanic Elders

The The Los Angeles Partnership for Evidence-Based Solutions in Elder Health, a coalition of aging-services agencies, recently released its report on the state of aging and health among older Latinos in Los Angeles. To read the full report, please visit: click here.


Alzheimer's Disease

The LA County Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, recently released 2 reports showing the growing number of persons with Alzheimer's disease in the county and the sheer number of family caregivers providing support to these individuals. To read the full Public Health report, please click here. Please also see the report by the Alzheimer's Association.


For Professionals: Guidelines for Alzheimerís Disease Management
California Workgroup on Guidelines for Alzheimerís Disease Management releases its latest report and clinical practice guidelines for health care, social services, and community support organizations. The guidelines call for early stage detection, promotion of continuing function and independence, and maintenance of brain health through risk reducing strategies such as physical exercise, cognitive stimulation and psychosocial support. In 2004, Alzheimerís disease was the 8th leading cause of death in Los Angeles County. To read the full report & guidelines, click here

Age-Friendly Cities & Communities
Office of Senior Health recently discussed the emerging need for more age-friendly cities and communities. To view the presentation, click here


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