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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.

Theatre troupe acts on elder abuse (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
(Jul 8, 2009) -- "The best preparation for our later years is to live life well at every stage of our life. We must have a positive outlook and be at peace with ourselves," said Dr. Peter Naus, Chancellor of St. Jerome's University, Waterloo, speaking at a well attended annual meeting of Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse at the Kitchener Public Library.

Community notes: Elder care workshop (The Reporter)
L. SALFORD - Register now for care meeting

Senior Services Roundtable to meet (The Mississippi Press)
Businesses that serve needs of senior citizens have a new way of adding to their share of the senior citizen market. Senior Services Roundtable has opened a new Gulf Coast Area chapter. The roundtable will meet at noon Thursday at McElroy's Restaurant on U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs.

Peter’s Place outcry continues despite shelter’s closure (Gay City News)
Closing the city’s only 24-hour homeless shelter dedicated to serving seniors amounts to nothing less than elder abuse, a group of advocates charged at a rally on the steps of City Hall on Wed., June 24.

Dodd And Kennedy Know, Trust, And More Than Ever Rely On Each Other (Hartford Courant)
When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd needed help winning support for landmark legislation granting employees unpaid time off to care for a new baby or a sick relative, he turned to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Old Colony Elder Services teams with Jordan Hospital and Harbor Point to offer caregiver classes (East Bridgewater Star)
Old Colony Elder Services, Jordan Hospital and Harbor Point at Centerville, an assisted living community for the memory impaired, are teaming up this summer to offer Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a four-week course that teaches caregivers how to take care of themselves. The four-week class will be held at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning July 21.

East Brunswick's Elder-care has lecture series available (MyCentralJersey.com)
An elder care community education series is now being offered at no charge for any group, employer or organization by Beth Sholom, owner of Right at Home of CNJ.

East Brunswick's Elder-care has lecture series available (MyCentralJersey.com)
An elder care community education series is now being offered at no charge for any group, employer or organization by Beth Sholom, owner of Right at Home of CNJ.

Wydens Health Care Reform Turkey (The Source Weekly)
For many years, the relationship between organized labor and Ron Wyden has looked like a match made in heaven. Lately, though, labor has been doing everything short of throwing the kitchen knives at Oregons senior senator. The reason is Wydens health care plan, which hes calling the Healthy Americans Act. Unions, such as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), ...

Reid Reaffirms Interest in 'Bipartisan' Health Care Reform Package (Fox News)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., in a leadership meeting Tuesday to ease up on the quest for a bipartisan health care reform package, but Reid said Wednesday he wants Republican support. 

Prospect Medical Holdings Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Secured Notes (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
LOS ANGELES----Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. , which owns and operates five hospitals and manages the medical care of HMO enrollees in Southern California, today announced that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer senior secured notes due 2014 , the net proceeds of which, together with cash on hand, will be used to repay the amount outstanding under its existing senior ...

Questions Linger About Health Care Limits (CBS News)
Washington Post: Obama's Plans Go Only So Far in Addressing the Thorniest Issues Over Who Gets What Care

Disputes put health care timetable in doubt (AP via Yahoo! News)
Senate Democrats edged away Wednesday from their goal of passing ambitious health care legislation by early August amid heightening partisan controversy over tax increases and a proposed new government role in providing insurance to consumers.

Meade county commissioners vote yes on Box Elder Annexation (KOTA Rapid City)
Meade County commissioners voted unanimously to let Box Elder annex housing areas on Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Senior Care Facilities On Tap at LUCB Meeting (The Memphis Daily News)
Among the development proposals scheduled for today’s Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board meeting is a request to develop senior specialty ca....

Long-Term Care Financing Must Be Part of Health Care Reform (PRWeb)
Long-term care financing reform must be included in health care reform. Most Americans are not insured for long-term care, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This article is written by Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO, Ecumen, the most innovative leader of senior housing and services, empowering individuals to live richer and fuller lives. Kathryn also serves on the board of the ...

Office of Aging assists in cases of elder abuse (Centre Daily Times)
Q: I am concerned about my 83-year-old neighbor. He has been befriended by a younger woman and he has told me that he has given her money. She is now pressuring him to sign his house over to her. He doesn't want to do this but he feels threatened by her. Does the Office of Aging help in a case like this?

Rally For Health Care Reform Planned Outside SC Senator’s Office (WSPA Spartanburg)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - MoveOn.org is planning to rally at the office of South Carolina’s senior senator over health care reform. MoveOn.org is organizing a gathering Thursday at the office of Sen. Lindsey Graham . Organizers say they will deliver petitions from members across the state asking the Republican to support President Barack Obama’s plans to reform health insurance.

Community notes: Elder care workshop (The Reporter)
L. SALFORD - Register now for care meeting

MoveOn.org to hold rally for health care reform (WIS News 10 Columbia)
MoveOn.org is planning to rally at the office of South Carolina's senior senator over health care reform.

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, Helemano Plantation (next to Dole Plantation, near Wahiawa); free; registration requested: 622-3929:

MoveOn.org to hold rally for health care reform (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 10:48 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 10:48 a.m. COLUMBIA — MoveOn.org is planning to rally at the office of South Carolina's senior senator over health care reform.

Dubbo's age-care nurses 'too busy' for the dying elderly (Daily Liberal)
Dubbo aged-care nurses don’t have the time to read letters to the elderly or hold their hands when they’re dying, the NSW Nurses’ Association declared this week as it met with the people caring for the city’s senior citizens.

Retail group opposes Wal-Mart on health care (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. retail industry's main lobby group voiced its strong opposition to employer mandated health care coverage on Thursday, pitting itself against Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, which has said it would support such a measure.

(AFX UK Focus) 2009-07-09 20:48 US retail group opposes Wal-Mart on health care (Interactive Investor)
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. retail industry's main lobby group voiced its strong opposition to employer mandated health care coverage on Thursday, pitting itself against Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, which has said it would support such a measure. The National Retail Federation "cannot support an employer mandate of any type," said NRF Senior Vice President ...

Congressman Lance tours SAGE Elder Care in Summit, helps meals on wheels volunteers (Independent Press)
Photo by Dawn Knill, SAGE Director of DevelopmentLANCE DELIVERS -- Congressman Leonard Lance recently toured SAGE Elder Care in Summit. After the tour, Rep. Lance joined volunteers Ed and Marge Reichman in delivering meals on wheels to seniors in Springfield....

Obama's vow of public debate on health care fading? (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
WASHINGTON — Campaigning for president, Barack Obama said repeatedly that any overhaul of the health care system should be negotiated publicly and televised for all to see. Throughout this year's negotiations, however, the big deals have been struck in secret.

Genoa joins effort to raise elder abuse awareness (The Courier News)
The statistics are grim: Between 4 to 5 percent of seniors in the U.S. are victim of elder abuse, Genoa Mayor Todd Walker said. "Illinois has approximately 2 million citizens over the age of 60, meaning that as many as 90,000 Illinois seniors could currently be suffering from some form of abuse," Walker said in proclaiming July as "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Genoa.

Planning a will is crucial, even if you don't have a lot (USA Today)
When pop music legend Michael Jackson died at age 50, he left behind three young children, millions of dollars of debt and assets that may be worth more than $1 billion. He also left behind a five-page will written in 2002 that named a guardian for his children and executors to sort out his vast and complicated estate. We all should take such care, but survey after survey has shown that the ...

Cost of U.S. Health-Care Overhaul Sparks Protest From Democrats (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to quell a rebellion over the cost of health-care legislation by dozens of members of their own party.

Ecumen Senior Housing Development Completed with Opening of New Memory Care Apartments in Apple Valley, Minnesota (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Ecumen has expanded senior housing options in Apple Valley Minnesota.

Ecumen Senior Housing Development Completed with Opening of New Memory Care Apartments in Apple Valley, Minnesota (PRWeb)
Ecumen has expanded senior housing options in Apple Valley Minnesota. (PRWeb Jul 10, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/senior/housingdevelopment/prweb2621814.htm

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.

Man to be sentenced Friday for elder abuse (WWMT 3 Kalamazoo)
MUSKEGON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Muskegon County man will be in court Friday morning to be sentenced on elder abuse charges. Mark Anderson pleaded no contest to second degree elder abuse charges last month.

Biden: Health care overhaul needed for small businesses (CNN)
Vice President Joe Biden on Friday tried to rekindle momentum for overhauling health care, warning a group of small business owners that failure to act soon would have catastrophic consequences for the private sector.

Care worker fraudster bilks senior (Aldergrove Star)
others also read... Langley RCMP are warning seniors to be wary after a woman posing as a health care worker stole an elderly man's wallet. On July 4 at 10 a.m., Langley RCMP attended the 3600-block of 244th Street following a report of a theft.

Managing the quality of care (Long Island Business News)
Dr. Linda S. Efferen has joined South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside as senior vice president and chief medical officer. In her new role, Dr. Efferen will act as a liaison between the medical staff and the hospital's administration and governing board. She will be responsible for the quality of the medical care delivered as well [...]

Democrats Agree on Tax Hike to Fund Health Care (Washington Post)
House Democrats agreed yesterday to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for a sweeping expansion of the nation's health-care system, proposing a surtax on the highest earners that could send the top federal tax rate toward 45 percent.

Dems pitch health care tax (Detroit News)
Washington -- Capping weeks of negotiations over how to pay for a health care overhaul that could top $1 trillion over the next decade, senior House Democrats have settled on a proposal to cover a significant portion of the cost by raising income taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

New Senior Living Website Launches With New Blog (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Many seniors and elder baby boomers may think that life stops at retirement age, but James Sliney is prepared to show them that good health expands well beyond the twilight years. Through his new website, Sliney explains how simple it is to prolong life with proper personal care.

House Dems want to tax the rich for health care (AP via Yahoo! News)
Key House Democrats decided Friday to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for health care legislation, capping an up-and-down week for President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. At the same time, Democratic leaders tried to quell concerns among moderate and conservative lawmakers about other elements of the bill.

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.

House: Tax rich to fund health care system (Cape Cod Times)
WASHINGTON Capping weeks of negotiations over how to pay for a health care overhaul that could top $1 trillion over the next decade, senior House Democrats have settled on a proposal to cover a significant portion of the cost by raising income taxes on...

On The Move, July 11 (TCPalm.com)
Patricia I. “Tish” Taylor, Esq. has been named The Florida Bar Elder Law Section’s “Member of the Year.” This award was presented at the 2009 Annual Elder Law Section Retreat in Orlando, Florida in June, in recognition of outstanding volunteer service for the Section. Taylor is a partner of McCarthy, Summers, Bobko, Wood & Sawyer, P.A., a law firm with offices in Stuart.

Demos want higher tax on wealthy for health care (Market Watch)
House Democrats intend to pay for their health-care reform plan with higher taxes on Americans making more than $350,000 a year.

Patients get health 'homes' in new system: Blues promote holistic, simplified health care (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
KALAMAZOO -- A new approach to health care here is making partners of patients and their doctors and putting that partnership at the center of care. As of July 1, a dozen area hospital-affiliated physician practices were designated as Patient-Centered...

Senior news in brief July 12, 2009 (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Open Hands seeks to expand its senior offerings by introducing evening and night care for seniors. Alzheimer's and dementia patients frequently suffer from "Sundowner's Syndrome," which leaves them unable to sleep at night.

Business forum to focus on health care (Lake City Reporter)
The Lifestyle Enrichment Center on Wednesday will be host to a discussion on health care reform tailored to Columbia County business owners.

Elderbridge, SHIIP host Carroll town hall meeting on long-term care insurance (Denison Bulletin & Review)
Older Iowans and their families will have the opportunity to raise questions about long-term care insurance at a Town Hall Meeting at DMACC in Carroll on August 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.






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