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Elder Care News 07/2009 (Page 2)



Local chaplain corps going on five years (The Advertiser-Tribune)
The Seneca County Chaplain Corps is planning for a birthday party in September. SCCC is to celebrate five years serving the local community. "We're going to be handing out community service awards," SCCC Director Tracy Elder said. "I believe we have a dozen of those we're going to be handing out to different agencies and individuals for the help they have provided us and support.

7/5 Senior News (The Lufkin Daily News)
Well folks, it's almost time for the big day! Our luncheon-party will begin at 10 a.m. July 8. Entertainment will be Glenn Lenderman — the one-man band — who is really something to see. The luncheon will be Ames Fried Chicken and is is sponsored this month by Southland Health Care, which is greatly appreciated.

Letters for Sunday, July 5, 2009 (The Record and Herald News)
Letters on teacher compensation, participaroty democracy in Fair Lawn, the colors of Hispanics, home for the mentally ill, the state budget and separate and unequal health care.

Health group gets $2.75M to coordinate care for needy (The Journal News)
TARRYTOWN - Hudson Valley Health Plan was recently awarded a $2.75 million state grant to coordinate health care for 250 of the neediest Westchester residents.

Free eye care offered to seniors (The Sparta Independent)
Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, watch television, or drive your car. These are a few of the things many seniors have trouble doing due to various eye diseases. In fact, by the age of 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision impairing eye disease. However, with the U.S. economy experiencing a major downturn, senior communities on fixed incomes are struggling to pay for ...

Frederick Douglass Resource Center opens amid high hopes (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The ribbon-cutting for Frederick Douglass Resource Center will be held today. Community support is key to the center's success, say organizers.

Wish List (The Tennessean)
Assists those in need

Chuck Molnar, Senior Corner: Legislation affecting seniors reviewed by volunteer caucus (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
The California Senior Legislature Bay Area Caucus met at the San Leandro Senior Center June 26. Senior senators and assembly members from Mill Valley to Santa Cruz reviewed the status of pending legislation affecting seniors.

Silverthorne's SilverSneakers programs improves senior fitness (Summit Daily News)
Preventative health care through fitness is the answer

Health care reform difficult to quantify (The Star-Ledger)
The fate of White House and congressional efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system is likely to depend on the price tag, but there's no precise, reliable way to estimate the cost. "This is very difficult to quantify," said...

Making the Golden Years Golden (WABC-TV New York)
In the next decade, there will be 77-million people 55 years old and older living in the United States. Yet, few baby boomers are ready.

Recreation Calendar 7/5/09 (Salina Journal)
Online edition of the Salina Journal, featuring top stories, breaking news, local video, local news, sports, obituaries, classifieds and entertainment. Serving Saline County, Kansas and North Central Kansas.

Southeast Senior Service offers seniors transportation (Juneau Empire)
JUNEAU - The Care-A-Van Transportation Service is operated by Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Service. Care-A-Van is designed to assist senior citizens (age 60 and older) and people of any age who are unable to use the Capital Transit bus due to a disability. Although the Care-A-Van is primarily funded through a contract with the city of Juneau, the service also ...

Compromise Is Key to Health-Care Legislation (Washington Post)
For the next five weeks, Congress will attempt the daunting feat of turning a mishmash of half-written proposals into health-care reform legislation that can pass the House and the Senate before the August recess.

Senior living (The Post and Courier)
A message to incoming retirees: Come for the golf, stay for the area's array of senior living options.

Tribute set for Jon Wilhite (Los Angeles Times)
Wilhite, injured in the car crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, will throw the first pitch at a minor league game at Fullerton on Monday night. When Jon Wilhite walks across Goodwin Field tonight to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, his father Tony will be by his side, still not comprehending how his son survived the car crash that killed three friends, one of them Angels pitcher ...

Parents laud convenience of company's day care (St. Joseph News-Press)
When most parents head to work in the morning, they make an extra trip to drop their young children off at a day-care center. But the employees at Homeward Bound Health Services have the pleasure of bringing their children to work with them.

Free eye care offered to seniors (The Sparta Independent)
Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, watch television, or drive your car. These are a few of the things many seniors have trouble doing due to various eye diseases. In fact, by the age of 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision impairing eye disease. However, with the U.S. economy experiencing a major downturn, senior communities on fixed incomes are struggling to pay for ...

S.Korean president donates $26 mln to charity (AFP via Yahoo! News)
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, who rose from childhood poverty to the top office, has donated 33.1 billion won (26 million dollars) -- most of his personal fortune -- to a fund for needy students.

Volunteers to join city workers to care for Rail Trail (The Daily News of Newburyport)
Plans for the Rail Trail are moving ahead, senior project manager Geordie Vining reported last week. The city has begun purchasing some "enhancements" or features for the trail, including sculptures, he said.

Cottage-like elder care facilities gaining popularity in Rochester area (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
New assisted living homes in Chili for people with dementia are part of an innovative approach to elder care, soon to be followed by small nursing homes in Henrietta.

Senior briefs: Volunteers needed (The Naperville Sun)
Senior Home Sharing Inc. is seeking volunteers who can assist with its new Life Enrichment Program. Volunteers accompany residents on outings to such places as local restaurants, parks and museums in the community.

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.

Copeland family's marina in Mandeville a wasteland (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Ellis Lucia / The Times-PicayuneMuch of the boardwalk at the marina in Mariners Village is torn apart. Residents near the marina have asked Mandeville officials for help in getting the Copeland family to clean up the area. When Michael Pulaski...

Breaking News and Updates (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
When Michael Pulaski moved to Mariner's Village in Mandeville in 2002, his marina-front condominium at the foot of the Causeway bridge was a piece of maritime paradise.

Silverthorne's SilverSneakers programs improves senior fitness (Summit Daily News)
Preventative health care through fitness is the answer

Group fights elder abuse (Mt. Vernon Register-News)
By KANDACE [email protected] VERNON — This month kicks off the fifth annual statewide “Break the Silence” campaign to raise awareness about elder abuse, and local officials want residents to not only recognize the signs of elder abuse but know how to make a difference.

D.A. unit targets elder abuse (The Mercury)
NORRISTOWN — Just over a year ago, Montgomery County prosecutors set their sights on exposing abuse of the elderly, and the effort is bringing renewed scrutiny to those people and institutions entrusted to care for the aged.

Prestige Care, Inc. Takes Over Operational Control of Former Mary Conrad Center (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Washington-based senior care provider Prestige Care, Inc. announced today that as of July 1, 2009, it has taken over management and control of the day-to-day operations of the former Mary Conrad Center, now called Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage.

Vernon Hills senior project seeks extension (Daily Herald)
A delay in state review has prompted the proposed developer of affordable senior rental housing and an assisted care facility to ask for a change in its agreement with Vernon Hills.

Geography May Fracture Health-Care Debate (Contra Costa Times)
WASHINGTON — When Congress decides how to pay for President Barack Obama's signature health-care initiative, some of his strongest political bastions may be footing a heavy bill.

Nurse charged with trying to kill parents to stand trial in Salt Lake County (Deseret News)
A woman prosecutors say tried to kill her elder parents by leaving a car running in the garage for six hours was bound over...

One way to pay for health care reform: Eliminate wasteful spending (The Kansas City Star)
The debate over health care insurance reform pounds away like a throbbing headache. The pain becomes most intense when you focus on the projected cost of a comprehensive plan from the Congressional Budget Office: $1.6 trillion over 10 years. But play along with me while I administer an analgesic.

On Health Care, Obama Battles History and Human Nature (Washington Post)
The latest polling data look great for President Obama: The numbers show that Americans love national health care. But if history and polling trends are any guide, however, that will change.

Cottage-like elder care facilities gaining popularity in Rochester area (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
New assisted living homes in Chili for people with dementia are part of an innovative approach to elder care, soon to be followed by small nursing homes in Henrietta.

Friendswood firm plans senior facility for Pearland (Pearland Journal)
TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc., last week announced the execution of a funding agreement with a national lender for the development of a new senior living facility, to be built on the old Jamison Farm property in Pearland.

Toll-free help line for Inland seniors making debut (The Press-Enterprise)
In response to the closure of longtime Hemet-based information referral agency Prime of Life, Ramona Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will launch a new senior outreach and referral service. A toll-free phone line will be available beginning Monday, said Carol Wood, president and CEO of Ramona VNA and Hospice. The nonprofit health care agency serves the San Jacinto Valley and southwest ...

No cuts yet for Area Agency on Aging (Vallejo Times-Herald)
For seniors dependent on the Area Agency on Aging programs, the state budget crisis has not caused any immediate service disruptions, the agency's executive director said Monday.The Area Agency on Aging funds a drop-in center in Vallejo, elder abuse investigations,

Savvy senior: Support, resources available for grandparents raising grandchildren (Daily Record)
Dear Savvy Senior: Where can grandparents raising grandchildren find help? My two grandkids are about to move in with me indefinitely, and I'm looking to find out what resources are available that can help us.

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.

Campaign aims to break silence on elder abuse (Jacksonville Journal-Courier)
It is estimated as many as 80,000 older adults in Illinois fall victim to elder abuse in the form of neglect, sexual, physical or mental abuse or financial exploitation each year. “Each day in Illinois, someone is the victim of elder abuse but

U.S. House May Include Surtax on Wealthy in Health-Care Package (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
July 7 (Bloomberg) -- House Ways and Means Committee members are likely to propose a surtax on high-income Americans to help pay for an overhaul of the health-care system, according to people familiar with the plan.

England and Martin Johnson name senior squads (allblacks.com)
Martin Johnson, the England Team Manager, and Rob Andrew, the Elite Rugby Director, have named the 32 player Senior Elite England Squad and Saxons team.

Firing Line: Too Many Front Lines (TheStreet.com)
As we've seen on the front lines and in the front office, failing to match your resources with your priorities can have tragic consequences.

The backroom brawl that could sink health care reform (The San Francisco Examiner)
President Barack Obama's ambitious health care reform could be derailed by an abstruse lobbying battle between two key White House allies: the pharmaceutical industry and the senior citizens lobby.

Old Colony Elder Services Expresses Concern Over Governors Veto of Home Care Funding (dBusinessNews.com)
Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Mass Home Care are both surprised and disappointed in Governor Deval Patrick's decision on June 29th to cut another $1.5 million from the state's ASAPs’ operating budgets.

Senior Care (Fort Myers Florida Weekly)
Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt, announced that Joseph B. Chambers has been named executive director of sales, completing the staffing of the sales department. Mr. Chambers comes to Bentley Village with 20 years' customer service and sales experience.

Suffern to bid for senior exercise equipment (The Journal News)
SUFFERN - The village Board of Trustees will seek bids to equip a senior citizen exercise program.

Taking good care of twilight years (The New Straits Times)
Without serious efforts to enhance the country's ability to cope with the growing number of senior citizens in the near future, Malaysia will be in real trouble. The Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society says the country is far behind, both medically and socially, in caring for the aged.

Look out, Baltimore, health care reform is on the way (Baltimore Sun)
Cost-cutting will prick local economic bubble N ew York thrived during the housing-finance bubble. The health-care bubble is being very good to metro Baltimore.


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