Grantee Helpful Links

Below are some links that can be helpful to grantees:

No Wrong Door - Transforming the way people access services in the community

Next Avenue - Where grown-ups keep growing - Publishes stories, information, and advice for America's booming older generation

National Council on Aging - Partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

CATCH-ON Trainings

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Current Modules — Available NOW!

Basics of:

  • Normal Aging: Address the changes older adults can experience with their muscle mass, vision, hearing, taste and smell, cognition, sleep patterns and metabolism.
  • Evaluating Memory Concerns: Understand the process of getting a dementia diagnosis from a healthcare team and resources for addressing a family member's ongoing carerelated needs.
  • Working in Interprofessional Teams: Discuss the reasons an interprofessional team can provide better care for an older adult with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and identify the roles and responsibilities of possible common team members.
  • Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC): Discuss the impact and challenges of MCC and a holistic approach to treatment that prioritizes the older adult's quality of life. Completing each 10-minute module provides .25 free CE/CME/CNE or Certificate of Completion. All 4 modules should not take more than 1 hour to complete and can be done in multiple sittings.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

  • Three modules on the unique needs of people with dementia during hospitalization
  • Three modules on understanding and managing behavioral symptoms of dementia Completing each set of modules provides 1 free CE/CME/CNE or Certificate of Completion. Each set of modules should not take more than 1 hour to complete and can be done in multiple sittings

Enroll today! Please visit www.catch-on.orq to complete the modules.


Future Modules

  • Communication Focused Modules o Communicating effectively with older adults and families — for professionals o Communicating effectively in varied models of Interprofessional Teams o Communicating effectively in the complexity of Multiple Chronic Conditions

Please continue to check our website for these new modules!


If you have any questions about CATCH-ON or feedback about the modules, please let us know!

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Calling all volunteers for dementia, caregiving research


e-Update from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging at N I H



Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s clinical trials tool.

Below is a sampling of listings. Click on the trial name for details, including contact information.


Brain Imaging



Other Dementias


  • Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry (nationwide)—get information and updates about participating in future Alzheimer’s prevention trials.
  • GeneMatch (nationwide)—enroll to get matched to Alzheimer’s genetics studies.
  • Brain Health Registry (nationwide)—sign up for an online study of brain health and learn about possible research-study opportunities.

Get more information about these and other Alzheimer’s clinical trials. Or, call the ADEAR Center at 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help us spread the word about Alzheimer’s and related clinical trials!

  • Forward this email to anyone who may be interested.
  • Share via social media: Looking for #Alzheimer’s and related #clinicaltrials? Find the latest information here:
  • Share this infographic from NIA about participating in clinical research: Learn how older adults can play a role in disease prevention/treatment by volunteering for research studies:



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An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

Using Improv to Teach Advocacy: RTC:Rural Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit now available

RTC:Rural is excited to release the Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit, a new set of resources to conduct workshops that develop the advocacy skills of emerging Independent Living leaders and youth with disabilities. The toolkit contains videos, worksheets, a facilitator's guide and more! It is designed for Centers for Independent Living and others. We developed it in partnership with BASE Missoula, Summit Independent Living and Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living.

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Our State of the Science seminar on rural VR well attended and informative

Over 120 individuals registered for our 2017 State of the Science event, “Effective Rural Vocational Rehabilitation Job Development.” The live, participatory webinar was held June 22, 2017 and was attended by State Vocational Rehabilitation staff and administrators, researchers and job development providers from around the country. For those who missed or were unable to register for the live session, an archived recording of the webinar is now available. Click the button below for a full report on the event.

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Mapping Disability and Employment

Using data from the American Community Survey, RTC:Rural researchers created three maps to explore disability and employment. The three maps are: Disability in America: Employment Rates; Disability in America: Unemployment Rates; and Disability in America: Out of Labor Force. Overall, employment rates for people with disabilities are lower in rural areas, which follows the national trend of lower employment rates in rural areas. However, in some rural communities employment rates of people with disabilities are higher than the national average of 33%. The rural/urban disparity in employment rates can be explained in part by lack of infrastructure and limited access to programs and specialists, which makes the Vocational Rehabilitation agencies that serve rural communities especially important. Click the button below to view the maps!

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The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) conducts research on disability as part of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana.

RTC:Rural is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant No. 90RT50250100 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living

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