New Disability Fact sheet: Aging Well with a Physical Disability

The University of Washington’s Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) released a new fact sheet titled, How to Do a Lot with a Little: Managing Your Energy – Aging Well with a Physical Disability. Through this new resource, RRTC aims to increase awareness about the added risks associated with fatigue for older adults, especially those with a physical disability. Additionally, the fact sheet details how to best approach the potential challenges this population may face as a result of fatigue. The main topics cover the following questions:

  • What is fatigue?
  • What are different types of fatigue?
  • How can fatigue affect the daily life of older adults with disabilities?
  • What can older adults with disabilities do to reduce fatigue?

The factsheet is available is webpage format here, and to download as a printable PDF, here.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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