Corona Cares celebrates one year jubilee

July 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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First anniversary for a voluntary based care group created to help seniors.

An Arizona elderly care organization celebrates its first anniversary this month.

The Tucson charity Corona Cares is run entirely through the help of volunteers who provide their time to change the lives of local seniors by offering support and assistance.

Funded through the Pima Council on Aging and private donations from the general public, the team helps seniors with their housework and also provides transportation. Volunteers make friendly visits to homes and lend a hand with the cooking and other household chores. They also provide food bags, which are paid for with cards donated by Walmart. Read more

Vaccine approved against trio of illnesses

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Seniors will be able to get a vaccine against three diseases in the future.

A new vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough for over-65s has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The Boostrix vaccine will now be made available for public use following the completion of two clinical trials where over 1000 participants successfully received the drug.

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Cliffside Park Senior Housing Authority receives grant

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Funding approved for Senior Housing Authority

Cliffside Park Housing Authority and Senior Activities Center has received a grant of $50,000 in order to improve services for the senior citizens and to waterproof the complex situated on George Road.

The Director of the housing authority, Joseph Capano pointed out that the waterproofing and repointing would begin by the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013.

The repointing of this complex would be done by engineers and professional architects, as the renovation work is quite extensive.

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Social Media: Should it be Part of Your Future?

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Bob Lowry

Bob Lowry of Satisfying Retirement

Today we feature a guest post from Bob Lowry of, his excellent take on senior life.

He writes…

As a senior, you are part of an Internet phenomenon: the explosion of social media interest. Over the past few years Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin have become the subject of endless newspaper, magazine and Internet articles, even a major motion picture. It may surprise you to learn that seniors are leading the charge. Those over the age of 50 have tripled their use of social media in just a few years. The fastest growing demographic on Facebook is not teenagers or college students. Rather it is women over the age of 55. Read more

Ill-fitting dentures could increase chance of dementia, study reports

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Poor fitting false teeth could contribute to the chances of developing dementia.

Arthritis, incontinence, sinus problems and badly fitting dentures have been linked to the development of dementia, according to a report published in the Neurology journal last week.

Researchers at Dalhousie University in Canada found that a number of conditions, that have not been associated with contributing to the brain disorder in the past, could be a risk factor. Read more

Program for senior citizens faces budget woes

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Senior citizen program faces budget cuts

Some of the senior citizens in Pike County are now getting a fewer hot meals owing to budgetary cuts.

The seniors in Pike County are currently facing around $50,000 deficit in the budget, which is why several of the senior programs are going to have to tighten their belts if they wish to stay in operation.

The senior citizens centers in Pike County usually provide for hundreds of meals through a given week but now this number is going to seriously reduce.

Some of us here, if it weren’t for this place, we’d starve to death,” commented Avery Charles a senior in the area.

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Buffalo nursing home construction underway

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Work has started on a multi million pound New York nursing home.

Construction has begun on a $103 million dollar nursing home in Buffalo by the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC).

Sitauted on the ECMC Health Campus on Grider Street, the 390-bed facility will replace the existing Erie County nursing home in Alden, which is now 80 years old.

The building will consolidate long-term care beds from the ECMC and Alden area into one single space providing improved care for facility users. Read more

Riderwood Retirement Resident Takako Mundel Survived the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki; Today She Remembers the Horror and Cherishes Life

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Takako Mundel Now

Takako Mundel Now

More than 400,000 people were estimated to have been killed when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. Riderwood retirement community resident Takako Mundel, who lived in Nagasaki at the time, miraculously survived the attack. Today – 66 years later — she remembers the horror of that day as it if were yesterday. Read more

Fundraising deadline extended for Ivins Veterans Nursing Home

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Extra time has been granted to obtain more donations for an upgrade scheme.

The deadline for raising capital for the Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins, Utah, has been extended until the end of this month, allowing organisers to make a last ditch attempt to secure outstanding funds.

The initial deadline for meeting the $432,000 target was previously set in Place for July 15 but the US Department of Veterans Affairs(DVA) opted to prolong the donation term in a bid to generate more cash. Read more

Senior citizens fear delay in social security checks

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assisted living 1Delay feared for social security checks

The debate on the nation’s debt has left its senior citizens worried after President Obama announced that he cannot assure social security checks to be mailed on 3rd August.

Obama made this statement in front of the reporters on last week, leaving the senior citizens of the country in a state of alarm; unsure of how they are to cope.

If we don’t get our social security checks, we don’t get to pay any of our bills,” said a resident of Nashville, Dorothy Cunningham.

She added, “It pays the utilities, the rent, the groceries, and prescriptions.

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