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Elder Care News 12/2007



Johor Buzz: Elderly show off dance and musical talents (The New Straits Times)
THE Care United Club Johor Baru treated over 300 senior citizens from several welfare homes in its district to a lunch reception at the Grand Straits Garden Seafood Restaurant in Danga Bay recently.

Wiscasset Senior Center (Wiscasset Newspaper)
You will notice in the December Senior Center Newsletter we will be doing some things differently.

Two get prison for elder abuse (The Express-Times)
BELVIDERE | Nina Bohuslawsky tearfully asked a judge for a lenient sentence Friday after her attorney said the former nurse only wanted to honor her grandmother's wish to die at home.

Social Services: Counseling in times of stress (New York Teacher)
This column examines ways in which NYSUT's Social Services Department helps union members with decisions about counseling, elder care and other social issues — including tapping into networks of services in communities around New York state.

FAMILY Helper has become like a daughter Woman has heart for elder care THE SERIES HOW IT HELPS HER (The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
Warsaw woman has a special place in her heart for the elderly

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
Although the weather is getting chilly, the Senior Center at Frisco Square is heating up with December activities. The center is at 6670 Moore Street.

Shippensburg Senior Center events (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Activities Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Senior trees go up (The Sentinel)
Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a program, “Be a Santa to a Senior,” to give older adults who live alone holiday gifts. Christmas trees are being put up at local Kmart stores and the Cumberland Area and Perry County agencies for aging will help identify senior citizens who qualify for the program. Their first names will be put on ornaments with lists of their gift requests. Store patrons ...

Senior Center, Care Connection get services director (Sedalia Democrat)
Jo Lynn Turley is the county services director for Care Connection for Aging Services and the Sedalia Senior Center.

Assisted living care in state is a mixed bag (Wisconsin State Journal)
Pleasant View Place assisted living home on Madison's West Side hasn't been hit with a complaint or state citation in at least three years. Over the same period, Heartland House of Pioneer Ridge in Platteville piled up enough complaints and citations to earn about $20,000 in fines. In January, the state ordered it to stop admitting new residents, and this fall revoked its license. Uneven quality ...

Senior scene (The Standard-Times)
Beginning today, a full listing of senior center and council on aging activities will be published the first Sunday of each month, and a condensed version will be published the remaining Sundays. All overnight trips will be published throughout the...

Senior trees go up (The Sentinel)
Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a program, “Be a Santa to a Senior,” to give older adults who live alone holiday gifts. Christmas trees are being put up at local Kmart stores and the Cumberland Area and Perry County agencies for aging will help identify senior citizens who qualify for the program. Their first names will be put on ornaments with lists of their gift requests. Store patrons ...

Attorney General's Office promotes Life Care Planning (Arizona Range News)
Cheryl Bowlby, left, of Willcox speaks with Debra Boehlke, community outreach coordinator from the Attorney General's Office about advance directives for life care planning.

Shippensburg Senior Center events (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Activities Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
Although the weather is getting chilly, the Senior Center at Frisco Square is heating up with December activities. The center is at 6670 Moore Street.

Senior Alliance needs Bank Day volunteers (Westland Observer)
The Senior Alliance is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Bank Day fund-raiser.

Do research to learn about financial strain brought on by elder caregiving (Eagle-Tribune Online)
Q: My husband and I willingly made the decision to move my mother into our home after my father passed away. I was prepared for the amount of time her care would require; she has very limited mobility and some loss of cognitive functioning as a result of a stroke.

UTMB mulls policy that denies cancer care to indigent illegal immigrants (KHOU)
The University of Texas Medical Branch is considering a policy that would deny cancer care to indigent, illegal immigrants — an unusual and controversial move for a state-funded institution. POLL

Learn About the New Zealand Feminine Care Market All the Way to 2011 With This Insightful Report (Business Wire via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c75978) has announced the addition of "Feminine Care in New Zealand to 2011" to their offering.

Grant to aid rural health care (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Rural and underserved hospitals in Tennessee and parts of Georgia expect to get greater access to health care with the help of a $2 million federal grant to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga.

YMCA working out health care partnership (BizJournals)
The YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, which has deals to build fitness centers in partnership with senior-housing projects and municipalities, is now pitching collaborations to health care providers.

Shippensburg Senior Center events (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Activities Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Senior trees go up (The Sentinel)
Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a program, “Be a Santa to a Senior,” to give older adults who live alone holiday gifts. Christmas trees are being put up at local Kmart stores and the Cumberland Area and Perry County agencies for aging will help identify senior citizens who qualify for the program. Their first names will be put on ornaments with lists of their gift requests. Store patrons ...

Attorney General's Office promotes Life Care Planning (Arizona Range News)
Cheryl Bowlby, left, of Willcox speaks with Debra Boehlke, community outreach coordinator from the Attorney General's Office about advance directives for life care planning.

Senior-care saga goes on (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
GLENDORA - Plans for a long-delayed assisted-living facility are coming back to the Planning Commission this month. The City Council voted in April against extending a time limit for the 125-unit project, on which construction had been delayed beyond Glendora's 18-month time limit.

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
Although the weather is getting chilly, the Senior Center at Frisco Square is heating up with December activities. The center is at 6670 Moore Street.

Be a Santa to a Senior program provides gifts (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
A local senior care company, in partnership with local Walgreens stores, is making efforts to ensure every senior citizen has a happy holiday.

Mass. program aids American Indian vets (AP via Yahoo! News)
Army veteran Craig Cournoyer left behind his community of 400 people on a South Dakota reservation, moving thousands of miles to learn how to fix moldy, broken down ventilation systems.

Police: Pair Drains 82-Year-Old Blind Woman's Savings (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Two people who were accused of using an 82-year-old blind woman's savings to buy sneakers were arraigned Monday.

Coventry Health Care to Host Investor Day (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
BETHESDA, Md.----Coventry Health Care, Inc. announced today that it will host its 6th Annual Investor Day on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 in New York City. Senior management will offer a comprehensive look at Coventry's financial and operational performance, strategic outlook, future positioning and expectations for the coming year.

Official calls for showing care towards unattended rural children (People's Daily)
A senior government official has called for showing care and love towards unattended rural children whose parents have left their hometown to work in other parts of the country to support the family. "Do something substantial, bette ...

Celebs, business lobby tackle health care (The Politico)
Wide-open presidential campaign presents rare opening to reshape political landscape around health care reform.

Official calls for showing care towards unattended rural children (China Economic Net)
A senior government official has called for showing care and love towards unattended rural children whose parents have left their hometown to work in other parts of the country to support the family.

Senior-care saga goes on (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
GLENDORA - Plans for a long-delayed assisted-living facility are coming back to the Planning Commission this month. The City Council voted in April against extending a time limit for the 125-unit project, on which construction had been delayed beyond Glendora's 18-month time limit.

Senior trees go up (The Sentinel)
Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a program, “Be a Santa to a Senior,” to give older adults who live alone holiday gifts. Christmas trees are being put up at local Kmart stores and the Cumberland Area and Perry County agencies for aging will help identify senior citizens who qualify for the program. Their first names will be put on ornaments with lists of their gift requests. Store patrons ...

Elder love (Daily Record)
When Edie Herrold heard recently that Sandra Day O'Connor's husband found new love in his retirement home, memories of her own family's story came flooding out.

You can accidentally disinherit your heirs (Bankrate.com via Yahoo! Finance)
It happened to Anna Nicole's daughter, and it's quite a common occurrence. Bankrate explains how it happens and how to prevent it.

Samarion(SM) Selects the Guardian House as First Outcome-based Study Site for Industry's Only Enterprise Quality ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Samarion Inc., the long-term care industry's technology partner, selected The Guardian House Total Alzheimer's Facility as its first outcome-based study site for the SamarionSolution, the nursing home industry's only Enterprise Quality Improvement System.

Expert answers questions about aging parents today (The Tennessean)
What: Prepare to Care: 10 Questions About Caring for Aging Parents No One Thinks to Ask. When: 7-8:30 p.m. Where: Highland Park Church, 5710 Knob Road. Why: Elder-care consultant Suzanne Lanier will provide information for people caring for aging loved ones or those who anticipate providing such care. How: free.

Revlon Announces Plans to Refinance 8 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2008 (FinanzNachrichten)
Revlon, ( Nachrichten ) Inc. (NYSE: REV), announced today that MacAndrews&Forbes Holdings Inc. (together with its affiliates, “ MacAndrews &Forbes “� ), Revlon ' s majority stockholder, which is wholly-owned by Ronald O. Perelman, has agreed to provide Revlon, Inc.'s wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corporation ("RCPC"), with a $170 million Senior Subordinated Term ...

'Be a Santa to a Senior' delivery (Baxter Bulletin)
Santa and Mrs Claus, along with volunteers, will gather at 5:30 p.m. at Elmcroft retirement community to wrap gifts for area seniors at part of the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program. The gifts will be delivered the week of Dec. 17 by Nofork Fire Chief Frankie Baker and Mrs. Claus in Norfork and Elmcroft in Mountain Home. The program is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

Senior Santa program aims to help 2,500 this season (Beaumont Journal)
'Tis the season to be charitable, and this year its local senior citizens who are at the top of the giving tree. With more than 25 donations sites set up through Southeast Texas, Home Instead Senior Care is asking the community to help fulfill the wishlist of at least one senior citizen.

Elder care available at JFVS in Edison (Edison Sentinel)
The Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers two different social adult day programs to assist caregivers and provide respite to families. Elderday at Edison is a program for those with Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders; CAMEO (Challenging Adult Minds and Energizing Ourselves) is a program for alert adults with physical disabilities.

Health care squeeze tightening (Detroit News)
One in five Michiganians will spend more than 10 percent of their family's income on health care in 2008, according to a report issued Tuesday by the consumer health organization Families USA.

Senior trees go up (The Sentinel)
Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a program, “Be a Santa to a Senior,” to give older adults who live alone holiday gifts. Christmas trees are being put up at local Kmart stores and the Cumberland Area and Perry County agencies for aging will help identify senior citizens who qualify for the program. Their first names will be put on ornaments with lists of their gift requests. Store patrons ...

Wanting an even longer 'August' (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
NEW YORK - I don't care if August: Osage County is 31/2 hours long. I wanted more. I'm not sure what grew on me most: the fictional Weston family - dysfunctional, for them, is a feeble adjective - or the galvanizing acting by a troupe that pares every role down to its sinews, or playwright Tracy Letts' way of making a simple interchange scary and hilarious, at once.

Shippensburg Senior Center events (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Activities Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Quite the Combos (Daily Record)
Just how important were brothers Dean and Luke Combos to the Jefferson hockey team last year? Try a combined 150 points, including a state-best 51 goals and 44 assists by elder brother Dean that helped the Falcons capture the Haas Cup.

Southland Be a Santa for seniors (Daily Southtown)
Now in its third year, Home Instead Senior Care's Be a Santa to a Senior program has brightened the lives of hundreds of thousands of older adults with gifts and companionship.

Zacks Analyst Interview Highlights: Chemed, Radiation Therapy Services, Option Care, Walgreen's and Genesis Healthcare (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
CHICAGO----Zacks.com releases the latest Analyst Interview. Today's interview is with senior analyst Chris Kallos, who discusses Chemed Corporation , Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. , Option Care, Inc. , Walgreen Co. , and Genesis Healthcare Corp. .


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