Grant available to help Spokane families care for seniors

SPOKANE, Wash – Time is running out for Spokane County families to qualify for funding that helps with in-home care for senior citizens. Family Home Care has grant money available that can pay for bath aides go into homes once or twice a week and provide bathing assistance and possibly help with light housework at no […]

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House Approves Bernstine Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes

Posted By: Press Releases December 12, 2017 HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved legislation, authored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), which would make it easier for seniors to maintain their independence and receive care in their homes. “A disparity in Pennsylvania law is limiting access to in-home care and actually forcing some […]

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House passes Bernstine’s bill on ‘presumed eligibility’ for seniors seeking in-home care

J.D. Prose State Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s bill that would ease the way for seniors to stay in their homes while receiving care unanimously passed the state House on Monday. In a statement, Bernstine, R-10, New Beaver, said there is “a disparity” in state law that limits access to in-home care and sometimes forces seniors into […]

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Heisman Trophy Fast Facts

CNN Library (CNN) — Here’s some background information about college football’s Heisman Trophy. Facts:The Heisman Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the “most outstanding football player in the United States.” December 9, 2017 – University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is named the 2017 Heisman trophy winner. About the Trophy:The Heisman Memorial Trophy is […]

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Georgia men’s lacrosse looks to continue fall season success into upcoming year

After a season without playoffs, Georgia men’s lacrosse is looking to get back to its winning ways after a successful fall season. Head coach Billy O’Haire is heading into his fifth season of coaching at Georgia with high expectations for his team. He has been improving the program year to year throughout his tenure and […]

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Peter Lee ’17, a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, Wins Thomas Tam Scholarship

Lee’s ethnographic photo project looks at the reasons some Chinese seniors travel to casinos to redeem vouchers as a way of living.  http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/new_2017news/171208_PeterLee_94x84.jpg Dec. 8, 2017 By Jamilah Simmons Peter Lee with Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson Peter Lee ’17 has received the 2017 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship for demonstrating creativity in the communication […]

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Anson seniors fed, entertained at luncheon

Anson County seniors were treated to a special dinner, funded by the Board of Commissioners, on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Lockhart-Taylor Center. “We decided some years ago to do a Senior Christmas Luncheon; started with a group of under 100, and now the numbers has escalated to over 500 seniors,” said the Rev. […]

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Time for Congress to give seniors access to health savings accounts

Medicare is an important lifeline for millions, including me, and always will be. But we all know it can be improved. One promising way to improve Medicare is to make health savings accounts (HSAs) available to seniors. Right now, the only Americans who are legally prevented from enjoying the benefits of this special kind of […]

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‘You can’t be lonely and be a healthy person.’ How seniors can …

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a challenge for communities across the country. She lost her husband in 2012 when she […]

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Haims: Consider local senior citizens on this year’s holiday gift-giving list (column)

A month or so ago, I wrote an article about providing holiday gifts for our community’s elder population. I had asked Vail Daily readers, and our community at large, to consider giving to our elder population by donating both time and gifts. This past week, we had seven people come by the Visiting Angels office […]

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New Medicaid Program Prioritizes In-Home Care

A new Medicaid program in Pennsylvania could make it easier for the state’s seniors to get care in their homes instead of a nursing facility. Under the Community HealthChoices initiative, insurers will be paid to manage Medicaid’s long-term care services with a financial incentive meant to prioritize in-home care for enrollees. The state is rolling out the […]

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Business Briefs: Home Care Assist, Always Best Care

Home Care Assist Expands to Florida Home Care Assist, an online compatibility matching network for in-home care, expanded to South Florida. The company, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, already has a presence in Georgia and North Carolina. “Our entry into South Florida is a significant milestone as we work to provide unique advantages for […]

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Nebraska students travel to Taiwan | KTIC Radio

LINCOLN — Two Nebraska high school seniors are traveling to Taiwan next week to represent the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) as part of a student exchange program. Selected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), the students will learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Nebraska ag exports benefit Nebraska and Taiwan. “This long-standing […]

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Softball collegebound: Daniel Boone senior chooses Villanova

Reading Eagle: Lauren A. Little | Sydney Hayes, Daniel Boone Article source: http://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/softball-collegebound-daniel-boone-senior-chooses-villanova

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SIOUXLAND ATHLETE: Last year’s seniors, off-season wrestling push DeJong to success

Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Hunter DeJong powers his way through Missouri Valley’s Jack Winchester on his way to a pin in 17 seconds at 195 pounds Article source: http://siouxcityjournal.com/sports/high-school/wrestling/siouxland-athlete-last-year-s-seniors-off-season-wrestling-push/article_9b44a9ca-fa81-54e3-892d-f64ac9d7663a.html

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Feeding seniors: Owensboro Health and Munday Activity Center team up on food project – messenger

Photo by Alan Warren, Messenger-Inquirer/awarren@messenger-inquirer.com Larry Little, Executive Senior Food Service Director, left talks with Brien Mathews, executive chef, inside the kitchen on Monday at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. OHRH approached the Munday Activity Center a few months ago asking for a partnership to give leftover food to help feed hungry senior citizens. Article source: […]

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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12, 2017) — The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely — which can be harmful to their health. Loneliness is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a […]

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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health – Newswise

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12, 2017) — The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely — which can be harmful to their health. Loneliness is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a […]

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Medway Live in caregivers are providing round the clock care to seniors in Toronto

Senior care homes are a dime a dozen. It is not a new idea to let skilled professionals take care of the elderly in a way that family is unable to. This means that someone who has worked to live in a nice home is uprooted and put into a facility of strangers to receive […]

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Plan Ahead for Long-Term Support, Including Home Care

As more Americans reach retirement age, there are plenty of financial experts and consultants urging these men and women to plan better for those years. With 401(k)s, investments, bonds, CDs, and more, the emphasis could be solely placed on those endeavors, but something gets missed in the process and that involves long-term care, such as […]

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Christmas tree decorating highlights Magic of Christmas at senior home

JACKSON, MI — The finishing touches were being put on some of the 11 Christmas trees in the dining room at John Ganton’s Countryside Grand. The decorating on Monday, Dec. 11, is in preparation for the Magic of Christmas event on Tuesday, Dec. 12, where all residents at Countryside celebrate the holiday with fun, food, […]

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Reality Check: HomEquity Bank Research Highlights Surprising Holiday Spending List for Canadian Seniors

The survey, which posed questions about spending habits, home ownership and supports to children and grandchildren, was conducted at the 2017 Toronto Zoomer Show. The survey of 682 participants was undertaken on October 27 and 28, 2017. The research indicates that over a third (36 per cent) of those surveyed would take a vacation, if […]

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Princeton seniors Hanley and Silver; Oxford graduate student Barnett, named Sachs Scholars

Princeton seniors Hans Hanley and Jennifer Silver, and University of Oxford graduate student Samuel Barnett have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards. Hanley was named Sachs Scholar at Oxford’s Worcester College; Silver, Sachs Global Scholar; and Barnett, Sachs Scholar at Princeton. The […]

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Seniors Face Return of Obamacare Tax in 2018

The clock is ticking for the return of an Obamacare tax that opponents say will hit older Americans on fixed incomes particularly hard, costing them an extra $500 per couple. “For seniors on fixed incomes, my heavens, it’s a real problem,” @60PlusAssoc says. Congress hasn’t taken action to delay or eliminate the tax before Jan. […]

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Tech startups, innovations attend to seniors’ health, quality of life

By Nancy Dahlberg Miami Herald Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar? Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies. One company has […]

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Growing senior care market offers opportunity for digital health

Increasing adoption of technology, the rise of remote care, and a growing number of smart living services available to the mass market are among the several ongoing trends transforming aging care, according to a newly released report from HealthXL and AARP. These developments and others provide players inside and out of healthcare a clear opportunity […]

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NH Senior News: Gifts from the Heart to help Berlin-area elderly

BERLIN — Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services and Northeast Credit Union (NECU) are once again working in partnership on the Gifts from the Heart program. The anonymous gift-giving tradition was developed to help spread holiday cheer to the elderly, homebound or disabled in Berlin, Gorham and the surrounding communities. Anyone interested in participating may visit NECU’s […]

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Seniors secure plans in last semester

Speaking from experience, Aikta Rajput has some pretty simple advice for Pitt undergrads — be positive. “Don’t sweat anything. Don’t be upset for more than five minutes, don’t fight with your friends, don’t take anything too seriously because it goes by so fast,” she said. “You’re going to regret wasting any time doing anything negative.” […]

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Beyond the Cruise

There is no doubt that selling a cruise and booking a hotel or resort for a client can be lucrative to a travel agent’s bottom line. But travel advisors who consider that initial cruise sale as just the first step in a process are likely to benefit even more. Destination tours and activities—such as shore […]

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Five Seniors Named 2019 Schwarzman Scholars

Five Harvard seniors and six University affiliates were named Schwarzman Scholars on December 4, according to the scholarship’s press office. Crimson news editor C. Ramsey Fahs ’18, Charles S. Krumholz ’18, Jae Hyun Lee ’18, Cristina S. Parajon ’18, and Justus E. Uwayesu ’18 will join the 16 previous recipients from the University. Harvard Business […]

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Conn professors develop site for Hispanic seniors and caregivers

A website designed for Hispanic families in New London may fill what two Connecticut College professors say is a linguistic and cultural gap preventing caretakers for aging New London residents from finding out about services available to them. Maria Cruz-Saco and Mónika López-Anuarbe, both economists at Connecticut College, set out nearly eight years ago to […]

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Seniors and the sick would be slammed if Congress scraps medical tax deductions

Are you or your parents among the many living in a retirement community or Alzheimer’s care unit? Are health-care bills stacking up? Good thing you can deduct those on your taxes. Oh, wait, not if Congress has its way. Your medical deductions could soon disappear — unless you contact your senator or representative to help sway the decision. […]

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SF housing market prompts assisted living facilities to close

The steep housing market in San Francisco is prompting homeowners who run assisted living homes to close their doors, contributing to the shortage of residential care facilities for the elderly in The City. That’s according to a city public health official who spoke last Thursday at a Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services […]

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Heritage Senior Living Upgrades Operations with $500000 Tech Push

After fifteen years in business, Heritage Senior Living is upping its game with a $500,000 technology initiative, as part of a recently developed operational strategy drawing from best practices internationally. Heritage is one of Wisconsin’s largest senior living providers and only operates in that state. With its corporate offices located in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, […]

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Girls Basketball Preview: Enfield Loses Key Player To Broken Leg

Enfield had three top players returning to its girls basketball team this season after advancing to the state semifinals for the third straight year. But the day after she signed her letter of intent to attend Central Connecticut to play basketball, senior guard Danielle Delano, a 1,000-point scorer, broke her leg in a state tournament […]

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Purdue honors seniors at football banquet

Typically, Purdue’s MVPs are revealed at its postseason banquet. But the Boilermakers still have one game to play, accepting an invite to the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 27, and those performances will factor into the awards, chief of staff Greg Brohm announced during the annual banquet Sunday. So the suspense of just which players […]

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European Senior Tour Signs Title Sponsorship Deal With Travel …

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Beating the holiday blues

By Liisa Ogburn The holidays are a time when anyone can experience “the blues,” but especially seniors. According to the {{a href=”external_link-1”}}American Medical Resource Institute{{/a}}, over 6 million people over 65 are depressed. There are many reasons, from loneliness or loss of a spouse, to chronic health conditions and having to depend primarily or even […]

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EDITORIAL: Let seniors have condoms, talk about sex – Glens Falls Post

Local editorials represent the opinion of the Post-Star editorial board, which consists of Publisher Rob Forcey, Editor Ken Tingley, Projects Editor Will Doolittle, Controller/Operations Director Brian Corcoran and citizen representatives Dan Gealt, George Nelson and Patricia Crayford. Article source: http://poststar.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-let-seniors-have-condoms-talk-about-sex/article_31d68c0f-792d-59da-bb83-f6a11107d2c2.html

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Technology Helping Seniors Stay Social, Independent

Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar? Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies. One company has a solution that tracks and […]

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program spreads gifts, Christmas cheer in Lynchburg area

Whenever Rachael Smith posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/be-a-santa-to-a-senior-program-spreads-gifts-christmas/article_5bbefc2e-150f-5b1c-97fc-dbd82c8913c1.html

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Brightening the season for seniors: Program seeks to alleviate holiday loneliness, isolation

“We do have a lot of focus on kids during Christmas,” said Deb Cranny, executive director of the Brainerd location of Home Instead Senior Care, which runs the Santa program. “There’s kids shows and things to go to, and the light shows and all of these things. But the seniors get ignored just a little […]

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Extra points

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Advancing seniors’ independent living

Dr. Bruce C. Highberger, a lifelong native of Blairsville, established this family owned, family oriented practice in 1979, returning to his hometown following dental school and service in the Army. Article source: https://www.indianagazette.com/opinion/advancing-seniors-independent-living/article_9a2ab13a-dcfc-11e7-9d93-e31761413c91.html

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New technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life – Tech News …

Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar?  Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies.  One company has a solution that tracks and […]

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Home care at a crossroad

In September 1996, Evelyn Shapiro spoke to the Manitoba Society of Seniors in Winnipeg and warned them not to be seduced by attempts to subvert Canadian values, no matter how elegant and compelling the packaging. Though herself a forceful proponent of medicare and the Canada Health Act, Shapiro was not Canadian born. She was a […]

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Kentucky football captain Nick Haynes not with team for Music City Bowl – The Courier

CLOSE UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow previews early signing period, talks about effect of coaching carousel on recruiting. Jon Hale/The Courier-Journal Kentucky guard Nick Haynes talks with an assistant coach during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Florida won the game 14-9.(Photo: David Stephenson, AP) […]

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Bohannon expects good things from Ada wrestlers

With a mixture of experienced seniors and some rising and promising underclassmen, Ada High School head wrestling coach Kyle Bohannon is excited about getting his guys out on the mat for the 2017-18 season. “I think we’ll put a pretty strong team on the mat. I hope our success on the football field will carry […]

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Low-income seniors face increasingly tough choices as Medicare cuts loom

Caption Close STAMFORD — Carol Chiappetta was sitting in her kitchen watching TV when the news flashed across the screen. She threw up her arms in surprise then breathed a sigh of relief — not for herself but for the friends she’s taken calls from since state legislators announced plans to cut a Medicare supplement […]

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Free legal aid day set for seniors and people with disabilities

Anthony D. Edwards of Sholler Edwards LLC will be at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center for consultation on Dec. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The free legal aid is provided by the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging. Edwards offers assistance with public benefits and utilities shut off; landlord/tenant problems; older adults […]

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Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA Provides Exceptional …

Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA is a provider of home health care services. The company provides senior home care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for adults with disabilities, child care, and transportation in the Roanoke, VA area. Companion Home Care’s key strengths are the organization’s 13 years of experience in the industry and its […]

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Attacking Healthcare Inequality on the Local Level: Employing Community-Based, Culturally Tailored Approaches to …

These are all examples of how the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), where I work, is using culturally tailored approaches to close gaps in health outcomes, disease prevalence and medical support across different populations. These gaps, which are commonly referred to as health disparities, can affect various ethnic and racial groups, sexual or […]

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Fortuna football looks to keep good times rolling in NorCal bowl game against Bear River

Fortuna senior running back Scott Sederberg scored one of the Huskies’ six rushing touchdowns in last Saturday night’s North Coast Section Division IV championship game against Hercules. José Quezada — For The Times-Standard Fortuna Playing into the second weekend of December and seeing their team’s number of games start to resemble that of an NFL […]

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Easy fixes can help seniors keep driving longer

You are using an outdated browser. Upgrade your browser today to better experience this site. Join Insider My Insider Current 20 Fair 3-Day Forecast HI: 32° LO: 22° HI: 32° LO: 22° HI: 32° LO: 22° WCPO INSIDER + INSIDER REWARDS <!– layout: {uuid=5b370e4a-7a35-45ba-935c-6cc6d8fe9cf7, plid=124777042, groupId=124772534, companyId=10155, createDate=null, modifiedDate=Wed Dec 06 14:00:50 GMT 2017, privateLayout=false, […]

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Group of seniors is laughing their way to health and happiness

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Some say laughter is the best medicine. The Senior Circle at the College Station Medical Center gathers once a month to get a dose of joy and happiness. It’s called Laughter Yoga. You won’t find any downward dogs or tree poses here. But what you will find is a lot of singing, hugging, […]

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‘Crisis mode': As boomers age, a shortage of caregivers

As more and more baby boomers cross the threshold into old age, members of the Me Generation are confronting a growing problem: Who will take care of them when they can no longer care for themselves? It’s a situation few families are prepared for, but one many will face. As relatives gather for the holidays, […]

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Fargo entrepreneur opens state’s first franchise of senior in-home care company

The company, which was founded in 1995, now has more than 500 locations, including a separately owned Minneapolis franchise. But it didn’t have a presence in North Dakota, and Maring said he jumped at the chance. The company will primarily offer two types of in-home care in a wide area stretching from south of Grand […]

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No. 18 Mountaineers travel to Pitt

But, it won’t take any of them very long to learn about it when the universities, which are separated by less than 80 miles, take to the court at the Peterson Events Center for their 8 p.m. tipoff Saturday on ESPN2. “We’re going to try and tell them just how intense it is for the […]

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Seniors look beyond commencement

WSU soon-to-be graduates look into careers in finance, research and space engineering Close Former orientation counselor, Pi Beta Phi member and ASWSU senator struggled to find a balance between academic and extracurricular activities. RYAN PUGH | The Daily Evergreen RYAN PUGH | The Daily Evergreen Former orientation counselor, Pi Beta Phi member and ASWSU senator […]

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Dryden library: Space travel starts here

CLOSE Scientists have found the oldest supermassive black hole ever recorded. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Christmas countdown: Where to celebrate holiday magic Have you always dreamed about seeing the blue ball of earth from space? Maybe your dream isn’t so far-fetched.  The Southworth Library will help to make that dream a reality […]

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Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare are scary

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/08/opinions/paul-ryan-delivers-the-ugly-news-on-medicare-louis/index.html

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New Plan Offers More Health Care Choices For Senior Citizens …

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As our parents age, many of us are forced to decide whether they can safely keep living in their home or they need to be moved. Governor Tom Wolf introduced a plan Thursday that should make it possible for seniors to live at home longer. More health […]

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New Plymouth Place CEO brings experience in health care, senior living

Plymouth Place Senior Living will ring in the new year with a new chief executive officer. James (Jay) Biere, 59, takes over from the retiring Dale Lilburn, effective Jan. 1. “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead at Plymouth Place,” he said in a telephone interview. “I was impressed with the staff, board and leadership. […]

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What Senior Living Residents Really Want from University Partnerships

For senior housing providers, the benefits of partnering with nearby colleges and universities are well-documented. Before senior housing operators set out to establish these partnerships, though, they should know that prospective residents will value some aspects of the relationship and the community more than others. A whopping 91% of prospective senior housing residents, for instance, […]

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Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA Provides Exceptional …

Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA is a provider of home health care services. The company provides senior home care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for adults with disabilities, child care, and transportation in the Roanoke, VA area. Companion Home Care’s key strengths are the organization’s 13 years of experience in the industry and its […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SPECIAL: Senior backcourt has Arrows on target

It’s been a solid start for Ty Drake and the Sullivan Golden Arrows. Through three games, Sullivan picked up road wins at South Knox — a 20-win team in 2016-17 — won at Western Indiana Conference rival Northview and then topped Shakamak by a score of 59-45 in its home opener. Last year, the Arrows started 0-3 […]

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Nicolet Senior Spotlight: Jenna Bruss, Fox Valley Lutheran

Buy Photo Fox Valley Lutheran’s Jenna Bruss, left, drives to the basket against Katelyn Roesler of Menasha during a game earlier this season in Menasha.(Photo: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)Buy Photo APPLETON – Jenna Bruss has been a significant contributor to the success of the Fox Valley Lutheran girls basketball team for several years. The playmaking guard […]

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European Senior Tour Signs Title Sponsorship Deal With Travel Insurance Provider Staysure

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CMR senior Akasia Denton healthy and ready to contribute for Rustlers

GREAT FALLS — CM Russell senior Akasia Denton is enjoying every minute at practice this season. She’s where she belongs, on the court shooting her shot with her teammates beside her. “You know, they mean so much to me we’ve been together playing since fourth grade,” Denton said. “To make it this far with four […]

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Group of seniors is laughing their way to health and happiness

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Some say laughter is the best medicine. The Senior Circle at the College Station Medical Center gathers once a month to get a dose of joy and happiness. It’s called Laughter Yoga. You won’t find any downward dogs or tree poses here. But what you will find is a lot of singing, hugging, […]

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New Plan Offers More Health Care Choices For Senior Citizens

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As our parents age, many of us are forced to decide whether they can safely keep living in their home or they need to be moved. Governor Tom Wolf introduced a plan Thursday that should make it possible for seniors to live at home longer. More health […]

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Mather, Watermark Hammer Out Plans for New Highrise Senior Living

Aging baby boomers are attracted to urban centers, but meeting the demand for downtown senior living is not easy. Two operators, Mather LifeWays and Watermark Retirement Communities, are getting in on the action but taking different approaches to offering senior housing in the city. Evanston, Illinois-based Mather LifeWays is making its first foray on the […]

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Mass Nursing Homes Expected to Shutter

BOSTON (December 7, 2017)—Five facilities have filed notice with the Massachusetts state Department of Public Health of their intent to shut down. More 1,000 residents are believed to be impacted, and 600 people will be laid off by the announced closures. The Boston Business Journal reports that the closures come as no surprise to the state, which has […]

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United States Home Care Market Report 2017-2024: Market was valued at $100 billion in 2016, and is projected to …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Home Care Market Report” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The home care market was valued at $100 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $225 billion by 2024. Two factors in particular are driving this growth: an aging population adding more seniors to the market, and lower overall […]

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Masters champion Sergio Garcia named 2017 European Tour Player of the Year

LONDON – Sergio Garcia has been named Hilton European Golfer of the year for 2017, the first time the Spaniard has picked up the prestigious award. Garcia defeated Tommy Fleetwood in a close vote by a panel of members of the golfing media. He’s the second Spaniard to win the award following Seve Ballesteros, who […]

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‘Meals on Wheels’ drivers needed in Wickliffe – News

The Lake County Council on Aging announced its “Meals on Wheels” program is in critical need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals and help pack meals in the Wickliffe area as the need for this service continues to climb. Every weekday, volunteer drivers deliver lunchtime meals to home bound seniors between 10:30 am and noon. […]

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Seniors: Week of Dec. 6

Fitness Westminster Recreation and Outreach Center at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, offers the following fitness classes for seniors 55+: • Strong Bodies – Strong Bones, 9 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 13. • Tai Chi, 11:15 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Dec. 13. • Gentle Yoga Morning Evening Classes from 6 to […]

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How Tax Reform Could Impact Senior Citizens

Among several issues hanging in the balance as the House and Senate try to reconcile their versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a deduction for medical expenses. The House version of the bill eliminates this tax break, which is used by people who incur significant health care costs, such as those with […]

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Personal tech helps seniors stay in touch, stay at home

Americans 65 and older are about 13% of the U.S. population — 19 percent by 2030. There’s a need, and a market, for technology to help them remain healthy while they remain at home. By Nancy DahlbergThe Miami Herald Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline is Thursday: What You Need to Know

Medicare’s fall open enrollment period ends Thursday. During the annual seven-week period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, beneficiaries can make changes related to Medicare Part C (known as an Advantage Plan) and Part D (prescription drug coverage). Medicare Advantage coverage is offered by private insurers under contract with the Centers for Medicare […]

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Cass wrestling loses tough battle on senior night

RANDY PARKER/THE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS Defending state champions Tripp Breeden and Seven Richards got pins on their senior night, but a late comeback fell just short for Cass wrestling Wednesday in a 42-30 loss to North Hall. “It was going wrong there for a while, and to bring it back 36-30 going into the last match, we would have […]

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ in Melrose this year

  While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety and depression. This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care office serving Melrose […]

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Queen Anne set to close tea house permanently, reopen as prime rib house

After 10 years in business, the owners of the Cañon City Queen Anne are swapping out their teacups and lace tablecloths for silver carts filled with reverse-seared prime rib. The teahouse and fine dining restaurant, located at 813 Macon Ave., is celebrating its 10th anniversary today and has plans to permanently close the tea service […]

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Walking for life: Ephrata’s Early Bird Walkers Club celebrates 25 years

What originally began as a breakfast club blossomed into a group of 50 seniors who walk each Monday at different locations in Lancaster, such as trails, campuses and school grounds. It’s not an easy feat to wake up at dawn and go for a walk, especially in inclement weather. But there’s a group of seniors […]

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Video Games Can Improve Seniors’ Mental Health, Scientists Find …

Video games are part of the long, long list of supposedly lowbrow pop culture items that people are convinced will rot your brain. It’s got plenty of company alongside the likes of television, comic books, and pop music — if you go back far enough, you can probably find some ancient Sumerian claiming this whole […]

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Health Care Measures Everything Except What Really Matters To Seniors

Shutterstock As board chair of a community hospital, I am often confronted with the dozens of quality and safety measures that state and federal regulators use to score and pay us, and private organizations use to rate us. And as someone who works to improve the quality of care for older adults, I am struck […]

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Visit The SHN Job Board To View New Opportunities

The Senior Housing News Job Board is one of the best resources for anyone looking to climb the career ladder in senior housing. On the job board, you’ll find opportunities in sales, marketing, operations and more with senior living organizations across the country. As 2017 comes to a close, put yourself in a position to […]

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Always Best Care Highlights ‘Always In Touch’ Telephone Reassurance Program During The Holidays

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Always Best Care® Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, aims to provide companionship to seniors and disabled adults this holiday season through its proprietary telephone reassurance program, Always In Touch. The exclusive and absolutely free program provides a friendly voice by phone […]

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Amesbury seniors make holiday gift bags for homeless

By Carol FeingoldCorrespondent It’s a win-win situation when Greenleaf Supportive Day Program collaborates with Home Care Connection Network (HCCN) to make holiday gift bags for homeless people and veterans in Amesbury and the surrounding area. “This is our third year doing it,” said Katrina Rioux, program coordinator for the Amesbury Council on Aging. “We’ve been […]

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Ellicottville school’s senior trip ‘in limbo’

GREAT VALLEY — The Ellicottville Central School’s senior class trip is in danger of falling through for a third straight year as a movement for a potential alternative trip amongst the class has impacted the cost of the original plan. Superintendent Bob Miller on Tuesday told the school board only 18 students turned in a […]

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Resources help seniors navigate Medicare options | News …

PLATTSBURGH — Medicare Open Enrollment closes Thursday. If seniors 65 and older want to switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage Plan or vice versa, the time is now. “When it’s open enrollment, anyone can change for any reason,” said Marisa S. Pers, services for the aging specialist at the Clinton County Office for the […]

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VRHS Students Travel to Haiti to Teach Robotics

Friends of Jenifer Grant say that she likes to “go fishing” to find people with common interests that might be relevant to her philanthropic efforts. When the Sister Cities Essex Haiti project library needed help with a new robotics initiative at the library for the children in Deschapelles, Haiti, Jim Myslik of Chester responded to […]

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By helping seniors set life goals, coaches motivate them to get stronger and live well

Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here. Bea Lipsky shuffles into her wellness coach’s office one morning earlier this fall and parks her walker by the wall. Lipsky, 89, has had a trying year, enduring a hernia operation and two emergency room […]

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Keep Gaming Forever to Save Your Brain, Scientists Say

Video games are part of the long, long list of supposedly lowbrow pop culture items that people are convinced will rot your brain. It’s got plenty of company alongside the likes of television, comic books, and pop music — if you go back far enough, you can probably find some ancient Sumerian claiming this whole […]

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New technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life

………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar? Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, […]

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Providers Rise to New Standards for LGBT Senior Living

Head north on Halsted Street in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood—just one block of Wrigley Field—and you’ll see it: a modern, multi-unit residence decked in green and blue hues. No, this isn’t a new condominium for the city’s young, urban professionals, but rather an affordable housing unit that has become a haven for the city’s low-income older […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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NEAD to open ‘The Magi-Tour Traveling Show’ this weekend

OSCODA – The Northeast Academy of Dance (NEAD) celebrates the opening of its 21st season on Saturday with “The Magi-Tour Travel Show,” a light comedy program which encompasses many dance styles and features 20 NEAD students, under the direction of Giuseppe Canale and Scott Heinrich. Show dates and times are Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 […]

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A rink of their own: Hockey players find new home in Brandon

Buy Photo Treyson Boesch, PeeWee, practices goalie with his team Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Brandon. The Squirts, Pewee, Mini Mites, Mites and JV hockey teams all use the rink for practice.(Photo: Briana Sanchez / Argus Leader)Buy Photo The rise of hockey in South Dakota is a positive development, with the addition of the Scheels IcePlex […]

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Be a Santa to a Senior program brings comfort, cheer to seniors

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety and depression. This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care office serving Riverside and […]

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