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Hospitals Mobilizing to Fight Proposed Charity Care Rules (New York Times)
Hospitals planned to lobby against a proposal requiring they provide a ?minimum level of charitable care? to keep a tax exemption.

Aging well: Awareness key to stopping elder abuse (The Steamboat Pilot & Today)
Editor’s Note: This article first was published Aug. 8, 2008. Information has been updated for accuracy.

Cuts to health care to be widely felt - Mon, 01 Jun 2009 PST (The Spokesman-Review)
Health care services in Washington are set for a shake-up as the state’s medical safety net shrinks this summer. About 40,000 people who rely on the state’s subsidized Basic Health Plan insurance will lose coverage in the next half year as part of nearly $1 billion in health care spending cuts that the Legislature authorized. The cuts will hit hospitals and clinics, and vaccination, drug ...

Senior eye care (Courier-Post)
For many seniors, it can be difficult to afford basic medical services and EyeCare America wants to help. It is offering free eye care to seniors who qualify, urging them "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence."

WSU Studying Senior Citizens (WDET-FM Detroit)
     Wayne State University is undertaking a joint study of southeast Michigan’s senior citizens.      Wayne State’s Institute of Gerontology and Adult Well-Being Services are pairing up for a two year study called “Seniors Count!” The effort seeks to collect, analyze and interpret information related to individuals age 50 and older.      Tom Jankowski is with Wayne State University.      “We’re ...

Health care named No. 1 issue for women's club (The Sault Star)
Health care will be a major concern when representatives of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ontario meet provincial government officials later this year. That was one of the decisions made at the 63rd annual BPW conference held in Sault Ste.[...]

How to Save Money on Senior Care (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - With America's population aging, billions of dollars are spent each year on senior care expenses. But with economic worries affecting many families, cutting costs has become more important than ever. With a little creativity, seniors and their families can save a substantial amount of money.

Missouri summit to focus on health care work force (The Springfield News-Leader)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Efforts to develop Missouri's health care work force are the focus of a two-day health summit in St. Louis this week.

Lenape senior receives gift from Sugar Creek Rest (The Leader Times)
Sugar Creek Rest awarded a Lenape Technical School senior with $250 gift certificate for amazon.com for the third consecutive year, on May 15 at an awards assembly.

2009 Senior Expo set for June 26 (Morning Times)
ATHENS — Hundreds of senior citizens will converge at Lynch-Bustin Elementary June 26 for the 2009 Senior Expo, sponsored by State Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Wysox, for a ninth year.

Hospitals Mobilizing to Fight Proposed Charity Care Rules (New York Times)
Hospitals planned to lobby against a proposal requiring they provide a ?minimum level of charitable care? to keep a tax exemption.

Health care named No. 1 issue for women's club (The Sault Star)
Health care will be a major concern when representatives of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ontario meet provincial government officials later this year. That was one of the decisions made at the 63rd annual BPW conference held in Sault Ste.[...]

Local senior care center watching Illinois budget crisis closely (KSDK St. Louis)
Local senior care center watching Illinois budget crisis closely

How to Save Money on Senior Care (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - With America's population aging, billions of dollars are spent each year on senior care expenses. But with economic worries affecting many families, cutting costs has become more important than ever. With a little creativity, seniors and their families can save a substantial amount of money.

Consultant says county bill for elderly care could go up $8m by 2018 (The Citizen of Laconia)
Preliminary cost projections done by a private consulting firm show that the New Hampshire State Legislature "seriously underestimated" the total costs Belknap County will have to absorb as a result of House Bill 2.

Coping with out-of-pocket health care costs (Bankrate.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Payment options ease the burden of high health care costs that are charged directly to consumers.

Employers, Health Care Industry Find Common Ground On Cost Control (WBUR Boston)
As the debate about how to control rising health care costs reaches the next level in Massachusetts, two new groups that include the most powerful players in Greater Boston are staking out their positions. One includes major hospitals, health insurers and universities. The other is a coalition of employers. The groups have overlapping members and goals, which highlights a conflict Massachusetts ...

NBA: Status of Ben Wallace and Zydrunas Ilgauskas up in the air with Cavaliers (Honolulu Advertiser)
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — They are two of the Cavaliers' elder statesmen and they might be heading on diverging paths after Cleveland fell to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night at Amway Arena.

Local Senior Center Offers Free Legal Help on Thursday (KYW News Radio 1060)
A senior center in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia is offering free legal help on Thursday for something that's uncomfortable when discussed and worse when it isn't.

Brookdale Enlists Golden Gateway Financial to Help Seniors Leverage Life Settlement, Fund Senior Living Alternatives (Marketwire)
Nation's Largest Owner Operator of Senior Living Communities Selects Golden Gateway Financial as Life Settlement Provider

2009 Senior Expo set for June 26 (Morning Times)
ATHENS — Hundreds of senior citizens will converge at Lynch-Bustin Elementary June 26 for the 2009 Senior Expo, sponsored by State Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Wysox, for a ninth year.

Zoning to Allow Senior Housing (East Aurora Advertiser)
Two zoning changes within the town of Marilla have moved forward while another two are delayed until more questions are answered. At the Thurs., May 14 Marilla Town Board meeting, council members approved a motion that sets guidelines for senior housing and accepted another that creates a separate senior housing district.

Free elder law seminar offered for older Iowans and their caregivers (Denison Bulletin & Review)
The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs and Iowa Legal Aid’s Legal Hotline for Older Iowans are presenting a free Elder Law seminar on June 16.

Retiring Elder leaves historic Eighth Air Force to Carpenter (Bossier Press-Tribune)
Command of the Eighth Air Force changed hands during a ceremony Monday morning at Barksdale Air Force base.

Alleged elder abuse leads to Porterville woman's arrest (The Porterville Recorder)
A Porterville woman who allegedly assaulted her mother has been arrested. Officers of the Porterville Police Department responded at 4:15 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of West Morton Avenue to investigate a verbal disturbance. During the investigation,

Free elder law seminar offered for older Iowans and their caregivers (Denison Bulletin & Review)
The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs and Iowa Legal Aid’s Legal Hotline for Older Iowans are presenting a free Elder Law seminar on June 16.

Single-Payer Health Care Supporters Plea for Consideration from Baucus (Flathead Beacon)
A public meeting held by the staff of Sen. Max Baucus in Whitefish last week revealed how fractious, complex and politically disparate is public opinion in the Flathead regarding the attempt by Montana’s senior senator to spearhead legislation providing universal health care coverage. Roughly 90 people crammed into a room on the North Valley Hospital campus to pepper with questions William ...

Nations #1 Senior Care Franchise Leads By Example to Help Prevent, Raise Concern for Elder Abuse (dBusinessNews.com)
CINCINNATI , OH . – The idea of an elderly parent or grandparent being abused is a sickening thought for most people; however, national statistics confirm that as many as 300,000 senior citizens are abused or neglected each year.

Redwood City takes in senior advocacy group (The Almanac)
After being cut off from state funding, a nonprofit group that investigates complaints of abuse of senior citizens in care facilities has struck a deal with Redwood City: free office space in return for services.

Obama Sets August as ‘Make-or-Break’ Deadline on Health Care (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama called the next few months a “make-or-break period” for health-care legislation in Congress, ratcheting up pressure on lawmakers.

Kohl to Seek Regulation of Long-Term Care Insurance at Hearing (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Long-term care insurance may not be a “cure-all” for the estimated 12 million Americans who will require such care by 2020, according to Senator Herb Kohl, chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

After-hours arrest places day care's license in jeopardy (The Nashua Telegraph)
MERRIMACK – Despite getting a second chance two years ago, a child-care center owner allegedly broke an agreement she had with the state by not reporting an arrest made at her facility last fall. ... - By ALBERT McKEON Staff Writer

Elder law attorney gives education talk (Chambersburg Public Opinion)
WAYNESBORO - Local elder law attorney R. Thomas Murphy of Waynesboro, recently served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute presenting Continuing Legal Education for Pennsylvania attorneys.

Alliance Joins MADIL the State's Online Elder, Disability Info Database (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Massachusetts aging and disability information locator taps alliance as home care source. Provides easy, accurate, up-to-date information to Bay Staters.

Wall Street Not Affecting Mainstreet Property Group; Group Breaks Ground on Another Senior Care Campus in Lafayette, IN (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Commercial construction and development are not a problem at Mainstreet Property Group, despite the turbulent economic conditions affecting other real estate development companies. Trilogy Health Systems is one of the latest recipients of such development services at an estimated $16.6 million in value.

Workshops will focus on halting elder abuse (Vallejo Times-Herald)
The Area Agency on Aging serving Napa and Solano counties is holding a free series of elder abuse prevention workshops to help seniors, their families and their caregivers. Workshops will help participants identify, prevent and address different forms of elder abuse, such

Centre to 'transform care' for the elderly (Daily Gleaner)
A state-of-the-art research facility with a focus on senior care will open in Fredericton in a few years.

How to Save Money on Senior Care (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - With America's population aging, billions of dollars are spent each year on senior care expenses. But with economic worries affecting many families, cutting costs has become more important than ever. With a little creativity, seniors and their families can save a substantial amount of money.

Care Foundation awards grants (NWAnews.com)
BENTON COUNTY — More than $1 million in grants has been awarded to local schools and agencies from the Care Foundation, the organization announced Tuesday. (Benton County Daily Record)

Obama Sets ‘Make-or-Break’ Deadline on Health Care (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama called the next few months a “make-or-break period” for health-care legislation in Congress, as his aides left the door open to a tax on benefits to pay for overhauling the U.S. system.

Kohl Seeks Regulation of Long-Term Care Insurance (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Long-term care insurance may not be a “cure-all” for the estimated 12 million Americans who will require such care by 2020, according to Senator Herb Kohl, chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

District Attorney's Office plans Elder Conference (The Standard-Times)
NEW BEDFORD — The Bristol County District Attorney's Office is proud to announce that an Elder Conference "Knowledge = Prevention" will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Wheaton College in Norton. The event will be held from 9:00AM to 2:00PM...

Elder abuse experts to speak at Slidell seminar (St. Tammany News)
Paul Greenwood, supervisor of the Elder Abuse Protection Unit for the San Diego County District Attorney will be the lead speaker at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seminar June 15 at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.

New CareMinds.com Helps Elder Care Providers To Connect With Families & Caregivers Via Free Listings, Leads & Content ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Unique Concept Lets Providers Claim & Add to Their Listings, Respond to Consumer Reviews in Largest Online Database of Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing Facilities, Medical & Non-Medical Home Care, Hospice Care & Geriatric Care Managers

Senior Wellness Fair today (The Aspen Times)
The Given Institute in Aspen is hosting its Senior Wellness Fair today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seniors are encouraged to interact with experts specializing in nutrition, wellness care, legal advice and much more.

Local briefs: Suicide attempt, Shooting, Hotel robbery, Elder Abuse, Book sale, Commodities (The Jackson Sun)
Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold has notified the TBI and District Attorney's Office about an attempted suicide at the county jail that resulted in an inmate's hospitalization.

Health calendar (Honolulu Advertiser)
ELDER CARE DISCUSSIONS offered by ORI Anuenue Hale, a nonprofit organization offering support services to kupuna, caregivers and families; ORI Wellness Center, Halemano Plantation (next to Dole Plantation, near Wahiawa); free; registration requested: 622-3929

2009 Senior Expo set for June 26 (Morning Times)
ATHENS — Hundreds of senior citizens will converge at Lynch-Bustin Elementary June 26 for the 2009 Senior Expo, sponsored by State Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Wysox, for a ninth year.

ICN to carry elder law seminar (The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil)
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs and Iowa Legal Aid’s Legal Hotline for Older Iowans are presenting a free elder law seminar on June 16.

Huron County Senior Health Fair is Friday (Huron Daily Tribune)
Editor’s Note: Due to incorrect information provided to the Huron Daily Tribune, the press release which ran on this page Tuesday had wrong information in it about Friday’s upcoming Huron County Senior Health Fair. We provide the correct information here, and apologize for the error, as well as to the McLeod family.


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