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Rich ranch at center of lawsuit (Herald Journal)
The sale of an 8,500 acre ranch in Rich County is at the center of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. A real estate broker for Chournos Land and Livestock, based in Box Elder County, misrepresented the terms of the $4.7 million sale, court documents allege.

Long-term care fees are hiked five per cent (Airdrie Echo)
Airdrie Echo — This fall, the cost of living in one of the province's long-term care facilities will increase by five per cent – a hike which provincial officials say is necessary to address rising costs elsewhere.

College senior, city native, leads health camp in Belize (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Annalies Heinrichs didn't settle for the typical summer job. The senior at Duke University in North Carolina is leading a group of students to Belize this summer and organizing three weeklong health camps for children.

Around the Valley (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
COVINA - Police are expected to file assault and elder-abuse charges today against a paroled drug dealer who allegedly stabbed his grandmother Monday night at the Tumbling Waters Mobile Park.

Teen charged in toddler's death might get youthful offender status (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — A Clinton County prosecutor recommended Tuesday that a foster-care teen who has been charged in the death of a 13-month-old girl be tried as a youthful offender in adult court.

Welcome to Public Opinion - Chambersburg, PA (Public Opinion)
A preliminary hearing has been reset for next week for a Chambersburg man accused of elder abuse.

McKinney Senior NOTES (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Advances in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, legal issues and paying for care are all hot topics for family members helping older adults.

Elder directory is a click away (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A directory of services for the elderly in Rochester is now online.

Frances C. Tuttle (News Leader)
CRAIGSVILLE — Frances (Catt) Tuttle, 93, of Birch Gardens of Royal Care in Fishersville, formerly of Chestnut Street in Craigsville, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Birch Gardens. She was born Jan. 2, 1914, in Staunton, the daughter of the late Reeves Catt and Ida (Garrison) Catt.

Contestants get chance on ‘Senior Idol’ stage (Gloucester Daily Times)
There was no red carpet. No national television crews. And no one won a record deal. Yet contestants still told stories, performed magic tricks and sang their hearts out during the debut of Day By Day Adult Care’s “Senior Idol.” Nine contestants performed in front of peers, staff and family members.

Service drivers halt work Officials scramble to restore Care-A-Van rides (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
A work stoppage by Care-A-Van drivers this morning parked the area pubic-transit service used primarily by senior citizen and disabled riders. Metro Transit officials were working to arrange rides for passengers going to appointments for medical care.

PSL woman charged with child, elder abuse (The Palm Beach Post)
Charges were filed Wednesday against a woman accused of abusing and neglecting 11 adopted children while pocketing most of the $2 million in state and federal money she collected to care for them.

285006 Trusted Care for the Senior You Care for. Each Home Instead Senior Care (Howell Tri Town News)
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Inclusive health-care bill would bolster Medicare (Arizona Daily Star)
In 1965, our nation made a solemn commitment to our senior citizens by creating the Medicare program. Since then, America's senior population grew from 18 million to 40 million. In Arizona, it jumped from 90,000 to 758,000. Not surprisingly, the annual cost of health care has increased from $42 billion to $2.3 trillion.

Prepare your finances now to care for elderly parents (Courier-Post)
Maybe you're not caring for elderly parents now.

Senior Health Fair Aug. 8 at Brick Senior Center (Brick Township Bulletin)
Ocean Medical Center will host a Senior Health Fair Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Brick Senior Center, 373 Adamston Road, Brick. The health fair will include cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density and body fat screenings. The event will feature demonstrations and information. Health care professionals will be on hand to answer questions.

Caretaker arrested for alleged elder abuse, burglary (The Sacramento Bee)
Rocklin police say a "visiting angel" hired to provide in-home care for an 87-year-old woman was no angel.

Tesoro Gives Senior Care Helping Hand (ABC Alaska News)
Donated Tesor Gas Cards for the Senior Care Program. ANCHORAGE – Tesoro is giving a popular senior-care program a much needed helping hand. This morning, on Thursday, Tesoro presented $2,500 in fuel cards to the Salvation Army.

The Elderhood Project: Care vs Treatment (KHON 2 Honolulu)
With all the advances in medical technology and treatment, we may have come to believe that is the most important element in taking care of our senior citizens. That may not nessasarily be the case.

McKinney Senior NOTES (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Advances in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, legal issues and paying for care are all hot topics for family members helping older adults.

On Benefits, It Depends on Who You Ask (Washington Post)
The hearing subject was "Federal Benefits: Are We Meeting Expectations?"

Elder Care Shortages Show Hope in Cozier Settings (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
As concern over elder care shortages continues to grow nationwide, one growing elder care option seems to have been overlooked.

Senior citizens to display artwork at library (The Post-Standard)
The Cazenovia Senior Citizens painting class taught by Marty Frankowski will display its paintings at the New Woodstock library from Monday to Aug. 31 in conjunction with the elder-care exhibit at the library.

Senior calendar (Observer-Reporter)
Community Action Southwest, Senior Services Program, Waynesburg, has announced the schedule of activities at Greene County's senior citizens centers for the week beginning Monday.

Police welfare check reveals 92-year-old restrained to chair (Star Beacon)
GENEVA - - A 92-year-old Geneva woman was transported to UH-Geneva Medical Center last week after police officers found her strapped to a chair and in the care of a "delusional" granddaughter.Officers ...

Surprise move against trust relationship takes shape at July 26 health care hearing (Indian Country Today)
WASHINGTON - The unexpected revelation of a move to undermine the federal trust obligation toward tribes for health care upstaged a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing July 26.

Armistead Maupin (RainbowNetwork.com)
In person, Armistead Maupin is every bit the elder statesman of American literature one might expect. When we sat down at a West Hollywood eatery on a typically sunny Los Angeles morning a few weeks ago to chat about his new novel, Michael Tolliver Lives , I was immediately struck by the warmth of Maupin’s greeting and the joie de vivre that danced in his eyes.

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Most government senior execs get bonuses (AP via Yahoo! News)
More than two-thirds of the government's senior executives got special bonuses last year — nearly 4,800 workers — and several senators questioned whether a program designed to reward high performers is being used to simply boost salaries.

Corzine touts study on veterans care (Courier-Post)
Gov. Jon Corzine came here Friday to sign a bill that would launch a state study on providing in-home nursing care for military veterans, but afterward he was questioned about nearly everything but the signing.

CareSource appoints medical director (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — CareSource Management Group, a Medicaid managed health care plan, recently appointed Dr. Craig Thiele to the position of senior medical director.

SENIOR FORUM (Zanesville Times Recorder)
Senior Task Force is sponsoring a free ride on the Lorena on Sept. 20 at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be picked up at the center. You must have a ticket. There is limited seating, so don't delay.

Opening the On-Ramp for Women (New York Times)
In ?Off-Ramps and On-Ramps,? Sylvia Ann Hewlett shows why corporations, for the sake of their own bottom lines, should do more to accommodate women at the higher ranks.

'Care homes crisis' in work permits (Channel 4)
A new work permit system has sparked an "exodus" of Filipino workers from British care homes, threatening a staffing crisis in the sector, an MP warned.

Fans crazy for their players (The Taunton Gazette)
There’s no question that fans in Greater Taunton love their Red Sox. But who, individually, among the Sox do the people adore the most? “David Ortiz is the man,” said Sean Perez, 22, of Raynham. “He’s the best hitter in the league as far as I care.

Republic senior center trims schedule to three days (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Could the boomers make senior centers go bust? Janet McCoy thinks so, but other leaders of senior citizen activities centers say business is just as good as it's ever been.

Reformers: Health care system failing (Muskogee Phoenix)
Health care reform advocates say our system doesn’t work, despite the rising cost. Dr. Gordon Deckert of Oklahoma City, a senior member of the board of health for the State of Oklahoma, says a variety of forces are keeping doctors from doing their best.

Senior's work is Excellent (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A senior at Louise S. McGehee School, Maryn JaNet Barnes is a member of the school's diversity club, Jack and Jill of America and the Louisiana Governor's Abstinence Program.

Going off and on career path costly to women, says study (Seattle Times)
Report from The Center for Work-Life Policy www.worklifepolicy.org "Off-ramps and On-ramps: Keeping Women on the Road to Success. " Center for Work-Life...

Care home death highlights holes in system (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
Peggy Rogers had no one.

Expanded Asbury Park Press Senior Expo set for Tuesday (Asbury Park Press)
If you're a senior looking to learn about products and services that can make everyday life easier, Tuesday's Senior Expo in Toms River promises to be educational, rewarding and fun.

Majority of senior government officials receive bonuses (The Bismarck Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than two-thirds of the government's senior executives got special bonuses last year - nearly 4,800 workers - and several senators questioned whether a program designed to reward high performers is being used to simply boost salaries.

Day-care concerns are ever-changing (Louisville Courier-Journal)
"You've brought this new life into the world, and you think, 'How can anyone take care of this baby as well as me?' So to put her in day care is, to some extent, a leap of faith," said Nikki Horberg Decter, a lawyer in Boston. Decter, 33, took that leap a year ago when she and her husband, Jonathan, chose a child-care center for their daughter.

Elder service center and middle school need more space (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH — The booming senior population on the Seacoast has the Parrott Avenue Place board of directors eagerly anticipating new renovations plans for Portsmouth Middle School, which may require that the city acquire the neighboring facility.

Striving for higher home care standards (The Charlotte Observer)
For more than two years now, Evangeline Ligon has been a live-in caregiver for Frank and Fran Jenkins -- helping the Charlotte couple, both 87, with daily activities, and, as Ligon puts it, "loving up" on them. In that time, Ligon has become a treasured member of the Jenkins family. She's also a front-line worker in home care, an industry that's booming as the nation ages. In North Carolina, the ...

Kids' health care as trump card (The Record)
NEW JERSEY has a lot at stake in the congressional struggle over children's health care. The comprehensive, federally subsidized State Children's Health Insurance Program is due to expire at the end of September. New Jersey's version of the program is more generous than any other state's.

U.S. senators question bonuses for federal senior executives (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | More than two-thirds of the government’s senior executives got special bonuses last year — nearly 4,800 workers.

Elder suicide rate in Nevada nearly three times national average (North County Times)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The suicide rate among elderly Nevadans is nearly three times the national average and is the highest of any state, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Majority of senior government officials receive bonuses (The Bismarck Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than two-thirds of the government's senior executives got special bonuses last year - nearly 4,800 workers - and several senators questioned whether a program designed to reward high performers is being used to simply boost salaries.

People in Business (The Tennessean)
Mark G. Tozzio is an adjunct consultant in the health-care division of Hart Freeland Roberts Inc. He will serve as senior consultant with the firm on a regular, ongoing basis while continuing to serve as president of his own comprehensive health-care services consulting firm, HPPD Inc., based in Broken Arrow, Okla. Tozzio has 29 years of experience in health-care business development and ...






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