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Training Materials for Professionals

  • Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly
    Learn about types of font to use and other suggestions to make your print materials easy to read for older adults. Get tips on how to write and design for an older audience.
  • Making Your Website Senior Friendly
    Learn ways to design and organize websites, and write online content for older adults. Learn how to make your website easy to find and to use.
  • Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook
    This essential guide for health professionals offers strategies for communicating effectively with older patients. Among the topics addressed in this 61-page publication are how to talk about sensitive issues, give bad news, and be aware of cultural differences.
  • There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old
    As people get older, health issues may make it more difficult to live at home and stay independent. Find suggestions and resources, from assistive devices to long-term care, to help make living at home convenient, safe, and affordable for aging adults.
  • Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean?
    Find out what risk means when it's part of a news report about your health.  Learn how to understand research results that might be important to you and your health.

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