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Hearth works to end elder homelessness in Boston (New England Cable News)
(Greg Wayland, NECN: Boston) - For many older Americans, the new year marks the beginning of a new chapter in their "Golden Years". Still others will begin the new year in a homeless shelter. Homelessness among older citizens is the special concern of one Boston-based organization. A snowy New Year's Eve at Boston's Pine Street Inn. This is the men's shelter in a system of shelters that care ...

Plan aims to keep seniors at home (Greenwich Time)
The state is rolling out a new program that officials say could revolutionize the elder-care industry and save the state millions of dollars in Medicaid expenses.

Health care at the grocery store (Highlands Ranch Herald)
Residents in Highlands Ranch and Centennial have a new option in routine health care: the local King Soopers.

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care? (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy.

Silver Alert Helps Keep Senior Citizens Safe (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - If you've got a senior citizen in your life suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you probably worry about them wandering away and not being able to find their way home. A new law that addresses this issue is under consideration right now.

Operation CARE weekend (Waller County News Citizen)
Starting Friday December 19th at 12:01am, state troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety will be participating in Operation CARE - Life Saver Weekend.    This operation will discontinue at midnight, Sunday, December 21st.  Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a special emphasis program designed to reduce accidents, deaths, and injuries and to encourage strict ...

Financial exploitation of the elderly and disable (Waller County News Citizen)
WALLER - Elder abuse is a serious problem. Older adults may become vulnerable due to isolation, physical or mental disabilities, and dependence on others for assistance. This vulnerability makes them easy targets for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and fraud.

Southeast recognized for cardiac care (Pearland Journal)
The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters recently named the hospital grouping comprised of Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Southwest, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital to the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular care list. Only 30 community hospitals across the nation were selected for ...

Death could be senior abuse (SouthtownStar)
The death of an 86-year-old Steger mother of seven, whose body was riddled with bed sores, is being investigated as a possible case of senior abuse, authorities said Wednesday.

Havelock in tourney championship game with 72-64 triumph over Jones Senior (Carteret County News-Times)
J.J. SMITH MOREHEAD CITY — Havelock earned a 72-64 victory over Jones Senior in the opening round of the Sports Center/Davis Boat Sales Holiday Classic on Monday at West Carteret High School, despite only four combined points from the Rams’ top two leading scorers on the season.

Elder abuse charges filed (Carteret County News-Times)
HELEN OUTLAND BEAUFORT — Police here have charged a woman with elder abuse after the 80-year-old woman she was caring for was found lying on the bathroom floor.

Medical community seeks answers to health care woes (Queens Chronicle)
With 47 million Americans living without health insurance, medical costs spiraling ever higher and the economy sliding into recession, one might think it would take some audacity to tackle all the country’s health care problems at once.

Coping with the cost of nursing home care (Cleveland Jewish News)
There are 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control survey released in 2002. The average stay for a resident is 892 days, or 2.4 years. That average stay, at $258 per day in Cleveland, can cost over $230,000.

Health care at the grocery store (Highlands Ranch Herald)
Residents in Highlands Ranch and Centennial have a new option in routine health care: the local King Soopers.

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care? (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy.

Silver Alert Helps Keep Senior Citizens Safe (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - If you've got a senior citizen in your life suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you probably worry about them wandering away and not being able to find their way home. A new law that addresses this issue is under consideration right now.

Obama team seeks public input on health care (Las Vegas Sun)
Fri, Jan 2, 2009 (12:09 a.m.) Problems in the health care system have only grown more severe since a series of health care meetings more than two years ago yielded few results.

Green Bible reflects care for the Earth (Detroit Free Press)
PHOENIX -- In this day and age, you can buy a Bible aimed at almost any demographic imaginable. There are Bibles for everyone from toddlers to teenage girls to recovering addicts. There are even Bibles on disc, narrated by James Earl Jones and Johnny Cash. But it's the recently published Green Bible that is causing a stir in the religious community.

Medford couple work on senior communities book (Courier-Post)
A township couple are among contributors to a new book that examines communities for senior citizens.

Southeast recognized for cardiac care (Pearland Journal)
The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters recently named the hospital grouping comprised of Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Southwest, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital to the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular care list. Only 30 community hospitals across the nation were selected for ...

WVU's Hughes to meet fans Saturday (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)
Four Seasons Pharmacy on Morrison Drive in Princeton will host a "Meet and Greet” with Princeton native and West Virginia long snapper Adam Hughes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hughes, who will sign autographs, helped WVU to a win over North Carolina last Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Hughes, a senior, was part of a senior class that won 42 games, including four bowl games, both of ...

Shishir Bajaj exits Bajaj Electricals (The Hindu)
MUMBAI: Mr Shishir Bajaj and two other family members have exited Bajaj Electricals by selling their 2.05 per cent stake in the company following a family dispute settlement with elder brother Rahul Bajaj.

Elder abuse charges filed (Carteret County News-Times)
HELEN OUTLAND BEAUFORT — Police here have charged a woman with elder abuse after the 80-year-old woman she was caring for was found lying on the bathroom floor.

Havelock in tourney championship game with 72-64 triumph over Jones Senior (Carteret County News-Times)
J.J. SMITH MOREHEAD CITY — Havelock earned a 72-64 victory over Jones Senior in the opening round of the Sports Center/Davis Boat Sales Holiday Classic on Monday at West Carteret High School, despite only four combined points from the Rams’ top two leading scorers on the season.

Elder abuse charges filed (Carteret County News-Times)
HELEN OUTLAND BEAUFORT — Police here have charged a woman with elder abuse after the 80-year-old woman she was caring for was found lying on the bathroom floor.

Elder law program offered December 30 in Verona (Cedar Grove/Verona Observers)
Through a generous grant from the Verona Municipal Alliance and the Governor’s on Alcohol Awareness and Drug Abuse, the Verona Senior Citizen’s Department is able to provide a timely free program to area seniors on a variety of legal issues which may affect them. A program highlight will be the availability of copies of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission Advance Directive (Living Will) and ...

Medical community seeks answers to health care woes (Queens Chronicle)
With 47 million Americans living without health insurance, medical costs spiraling ever higher and the economy sliding into recession, one might think it would take some audacity to tackle all the country’s health care problems at once.

Peter Preston: We might not care for it, but we must share (Guardian Unlimited)
One of Fleet Street's sagest elder statesmen, looking only a few years down the track, talks contraction on a wincing scale. One not-too-distant day, he reckons, there'll only be three key players left: News International, because it's very big and very determined; the Mail group, because it has an audience and a track record; and - thankfully - the Guardian and Observer, because we've built ...

New Burton senior living center set to open (ABC12 Mid-Michigan)
It's one area of the Mid-Michigan economy that is growing -- senior housing.

Regional Health Care Organization Expected To Survive Obama Cuts (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
As the Obama administration and Congress go to work changing health care as we now know it, Medicare Advantage will be ripe for cutting.

Straightforward look at end-of-life care (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
It's a topic no one wants to think about at the place no one really wants to visit. But on January 14 at 7 p.m., at Hospice of Petaluma, author Laurelee Roark will discuss her memoir "Your Name is Edith," which chronicles her journey caring for her dying mother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Tamara Browning: Man thanks community for helping ill friend (The State Journal-Register)
A Springfield man whose friendship with a terminally ill senior compelled him to begin a fundraising campaign to help with her care and living expenses is thanking the community for its generosity.

Upper Minnesota Valley RDC loses role in senior services (West Central Tribune)
APPLETON - As of the new year, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission in Appleton no longer has a role in how services such as congregate dining or senior outreach are provided in the five counties it serves: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. Advertisement: ETTERMAN ENTERPRISES INC Give them what they really want for Christmas! A ...

Health care is at the store (Centennial Citizen)
Residents in Highlands Ranch and Centennial have a new option in routine health care: the local King Soopers.

Volunteer of the week: Daisy Furlong (Marin Independent Journal)
Name: Daisy Furlong Residence: San Rafael Agency: LITA (Love is the Answer), a San Rafael-based agency that provides volunteers for residents of long-term care facilities.

Senior agencies strive to meet the needs of aging population (The Medina County Gazette)
The word “boomers” was invented to describe babies born after World War II, but now it might be used to describe the whopping increase of senior citizens in Medina County.

How long will P& G chief keep job? (Deseret Morning News)
While many jittery investors consider Procter & Gamble Co. a safe haven in the economic storm, a big question hanging over the world's largest consumer products maker, which is building a plant in Box Elder County, is how much longer Chief Executive A.G. Lafley will stay at the helm.

Southeast recognized for cardiac care (Pearland Journal)
The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters recently named the hospital grouping comprised of Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Southwest, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital to the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular care list. Only 30 community hospitals across the nation were selected for ...

Calendar: Upcoming events for the Home & Garden (The Sacramento Bee)
Classes Next Saturday: "Pressure's On!" basic introduction to pressure canning; 10 a.m.-noon; free; Sacramento County Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento; (916) 875-6913. Jan. 13: Rose pruning and care demonstration with Baldo Villegas from the Sierra Foothills Rose Society; 6 p.m.; Smith and Hawken, 1166 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; (916) 786-2200. Jan. 14: Join ...

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care? (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy.

Green Bible's 'creation care' focus sparking debate (The News Journal)
Supporters of the book, which highlights verses related to what believers call "God's creation" and God's desire for humans to protect it, say they hope it will encourage more Christians, particularly evangelicals, to embrace environmentalism.

Medical community seeks answers to health care woes (Queens Chronicle)
With 47 million Americans living without health insurance, medical costs spiraling ever higher and the economy sliding into recession, one might think it would take some audacity to tackle all the country’s health care problems at once.

Service-minded students have new scholarships (Hattiesburg American)
With the hospice care volunteer work she's done in Belize, Kara Pennino is one of those millions of youngsters challenging the myth of the selfish teenager. But while the Rochester, N.Y., high school senior always figured her service work might impress a college, she never imagined it could help make college more affordable.

Elder law program offered December 30 in Verona (Cedar Grove/Verona Observers)
Through a generous grant from the Verona Municipal Alliance and the Governor’s on Alcohol Awareness and Drug Abuse, the Verona Senior Citizen’s Department is able to provide a timely free program to area seniors on a variety of legal issues which may affect them. A program highlight will be the availability of copies of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission Advance Directive (Living Will) and ...

New senior facility in works (Asheboro Courier-Tribune)
ASHEBORO — After much discussion, plans are finally moving forward on the development of a new senior adults facility for Randolph County.

Elder abuse suspect has 7 probation violations Sister of defendant wants man to serve ‘real time’ (The Gainesville Times)
The last time James Douglas Holland faced a judge, he used the mother he was charged with beating twice before as an excuse.

Medical community seeks answers to health care woes (Queens Chronicle)
With 47 million Americans living without health insurance, medical costs spiraling ever higher and the economy sliding into recession, one might think it would take some audacity to tackle all the country’s health care problems at once.

Elder-care facilities seek tax exemption (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Tough economic times might get tougher for some municipalities and school districts if officials from local elder-care facilities win their battles to stop paying real estate taxes.

Elder-care facilities seek tax exemption (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Tough economic times might get tougher for some municipalities and school districts if officials from local elder-care facilities win their battles to stop paying real estate taxes.

DARTMOUTH 62, SOMERSET 42: Indians take care of business (The Standard-Times)
SOMERSET — Dartmouth girls basketball coach Jeff Hoyle got a pair of scares on Saturday when senior center Lauren Kelleher banged her tailbone on the floor and sophomore forward Molly Brown took a knee in the face while diving for a loose ball...






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