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Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Photo: Elderly woman laughing [03/09/2014] Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost. A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier - Read more

Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability

Photo: Little girl with one leg and crutches [30/07/2014] 16 countries, 16 projects, 20 life stories of people who live with a disability. Dennis Klein traveled around the world on the trail of the UN convention. He focused a critical view on inclusion and human rights in the whole world. During the REHACARE 2014 Dennis Klein will present his documentary film "Despite everything being Man" in which he gives a voice to people with disability. Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability - Read more

Photographer with One Eye: „Disability and Success Are No Contradiction”

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[04/11/2013] People and their stories are his passion – and his profession: Johannes Mairhofer works as a self-employed photographer in Munich. His thematic priorities are events and portraits. He is curious and open about new things. The only difference to his colleagues is his eye.Photographer with One Eye: „Disability and Success Are No Contradiction” - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Nursing and Social Work Students Learn to Work Together

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Young people working together; linked to [26/10/2012] For the next two years, the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and School of Social Work receive a research grant to improve connections between nurses and social workers before they meet in the health care workplace.Nursing and Social Work Students Learn to Work Together - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Horst Giesen considers the results of REHACARE 2012

( Source: REHACARE.com )

[13/10/2012] Horst Giesen, Project Director REHACARE, considers the results and looks forward to REHACARE 2013.Horst Giesen considers the results of REHACARE 2012 - Read more

Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[02/07/2012] Too small keys, too small writing: The design of the new coffeemaker or of the new mobile phone is not always well thought through. The development of many products often disregards the users. Above all senior citizens can tell you a thing or two about it. Now the Senior Research Group from Berlin, Germany wants to change this.Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern - Read more