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Davidson County Briefs: Senior care center opens on former Easter Seals site
Green Hills Senior Health Center, a senior adult day care and rehabilitation center, has opened on the campus of the former Easter Seals Turner Center on Woodmont Boulevard.

Senior of the year on culinary mission
Culinary icon Maggie Beer was on a flying visit to WA at the weekend, cooking up a storm in Kalgoorlie and performing Senior Australian of the Year duties in Perth.

Health fund for seniors
SENIOR citizens in the North East District who have problems footing their health-care bills will now have a $200,000 fund to tap on. The fund comprises of a $100,000 donation by New Moon, a local company, which has been matched dollar-for-dollar by the North East Community Development Council (CDC).

Jewish senior-care facility gets new owner
The Jewish Center for Aged turned over ownership Sunday of the Cedars senior-care facility to an affiliate of Lehman Bros. Holdings after years of legal wrangling.

Interview with Barbara Polk, XO Communications senior vice president of human resources
I have been in human resources for most of my career, and my background encompasses a few industries such as health care, telecommunications and various nonprofits. Those experiences gave me the opportunity to see the variables of how to make sure the skill sets and output of employees can make the... Human resources - Business - United States - Employment - Vice president

How will health care reform affect businesses?
Even though some provisions of the federal health care reform bill go into effect this year, local companies say it's still too early to predict exactly how the changes will impact them.

Elder abuse: Spotlighting a hot topic
Langley Memorial Hospital hosts two seminars Wednesday. Its more common that people may think and thats why local health experts are hosting a seminar tomorrow on elder abuse.

Home Instead Senior Care franchise sold
The Lancaster County franchise of Home Instead Senior Care has been sold by Jeff and Susan Wise to John H.

Israel to deport hundreds of migrant workers' children
Jerusalem -- Israel moved Sunday to deport the offspring of hundreds of migrant workers, mostly small children who were born in Israel, speak Hebrew and have never seen their parents' native countries.

Martin more comfortable practicing medicine in town Washingtons size
Dr. Trevor Martin, a specialist in family medicine who sees people of all ages from newborn to people in their elder years, started work at the Mercy Family Medicine of Washington on July 12.

Inaugural National Convenient Care Clinic Week Highlights Importance of Affordable and Convenient Health Care
Convenient care clinics are well positioned to take a more prominent role as more Americans receive access to health care. As a result, U.S. Senator Inouyes office will present a Senate resolution recognizing National Convenient Care Clinic Week and the pivotal role retail convenient care clinics play in delivering health care solutions.

First Cup: Monday
Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "Lorenzen Wright was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot. Or, wait, that was Wednesday afternoon's report. He really was murdered by a drug lord. Or his ex-wife, Sherra, was somehow involved. Or it could have been three men who came to his ex-wife's door, looking for him. All three of the men were wearing sport coats and carrying guns. Or not. But be sure ...

Former district president in Iraq reflects on unique calling
On MormonTimes.com: Alone in a closet sized room in Iraq, Guy Hollingsworth dropped to his knees and cried.

US Senate Highlights Importance of Convenient Care Clinics, Including Take Care Health Systems
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.----Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens and the nations largest and most comprehensive manager of convenient care clinics and worksite health and wellness centers, today praised the US Senate for its declaration of August 2-8 as National Convenient Care Clinic Week.

Secondary Sources: Middle Class Crisis, Government Jobs, Resilient Texas
A roundup of economic news from around the Web.

Elder transportation for rural Minnesotans a top priority, Franken says
Elder transportation for rural Minnesotans a top priority, Franken says By Brad Allen | Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 Access to transportation, particularly for elderly in rural Minnesota, will be a top priority when the Older Americans Act comes up for reauthorization next year, Sen. Al Franken told a gathering of elder care advocates.

Caregivers in Oakland launch five-day strike
Caregivers at two senior care homes in Oakland launched a five-day strike Monday morning.Health care workers at Piedmont Gardens and Grand Lake Gardens have been bargaining since February and have been without a contract since April 30.

Intel, GE to Form Health-IT Company Focused on Senior Care
Intel and GE will combine health-IT assets to form a company that focuses on providing medical care technologies to the elderly and people with chronic illnesses, the companies announced on Monday.

Blackmon: Youth sports aren't 'do-over' for parents
We spent a delightful few days over the weekend with our two grandsons (and their mother). They are 8 and 11, both good athletes, and are looking forward to the beginning of their fall sports. The elder will enter middle school, where he'll have the opportunity to play on a school team for the first time.

Elder Law 101 at the Jewish Cultural Center
Want to navigate the long-term care maze? Have questions about legal documents, long-term care planning, Medicare and Medicaid, or Veterans Administration benefits? Elder Law 101 is an informational meeting for you!

Harawira scolded by Ngapuhi elder
A Ngapuhi elder says Maori Party MP Hone Harawira should stop playing the race card and get the chip off his shoulder.

Senior Advocate: Adult day care centers can be boon for caregivers
Q: I am a full-time caregiver and at my wits end. I am totally worn out and need a break. Placing my loved one in a long-term care facility is not an option at this time and having someone come into my home will not provide me the peace and quiet that I need. Is there an option I am not aware of?

Senior Summer Picnic August 11
SYLVAN BEACH The Parkway Senior Center and The Oneida County Office for Aging and Continuing Care will hold a Senior Summer Picnic in Sylvan Beach for seniors in the western part of Oneida County. It will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vanderlinde Park on Harborview Drive in Sylvan Beach.

Elder abuse charged in Ukiah nursing home 'prank'
Six former Ukiah nursing home employees face criminal charges for coating dementia patients with slippery ointment as part of a cruel and shocking prank aimed at workers on the next shift, the state attorney general said Tuesday.

Around The Region (8/4/10)
Modesto ACTIVITY DIRECTOR CLASS WHEN: Starts Aug. 12, 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Doctors Medical C

Annual Senior Adult Event scheduled at Eastfield College
The 14th Annual Senior Fest will be held at Eastfield College from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 7. The event will bring adults 50 and over from across the Metroplex together.

Home Instead Senior Care franchise sold
The Lancaster County franchise of Home Instead Senior Care has been sold by Jeff and Susan Wise to John H.

Hubbard and Sullivan ahead for Wayne Co. Circuit Court
Two former Wayne County commissioners appear headed for a showdown in November to take an open seat on the Wayne County Circuit Court bench after defeating a third candidate who did little campaigning.

Health care expert to discuss recently passed federal bill
A national health care expert will be at Rising Sun High School, west of Newark, on Thursday to take questions from seniors about the health care legislation passed by Congress earlier this year.

Swampscott Senior Center news and activities: Aug. 9-13, 2010
Swampscott Council on Aging Senior Center activities for Aug. 9-13 and other items of particular interest to seniors: ....

Book extract: The novel that inspired 'Aisha'
If you thought the Abhay-Sonam starrer is all urban, think again. The plot of the film dates back to the 19th century romance penned by Jane Austen. Here's an extract...

Franklin Hospital hosts dedication ceremony, open house this Friday
Things just got a lot better for senior citizens in the area especially for those who use walkers or wheelchairs. Senior Care staff members at the Franklin Hospital in Benton are proud of the facility they have created. But thats not enough for them. They want to share it with everyone. Thus, they have issued invitations for all to attend their open house at 1 p.m. Friday to join them in ...

Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces $817 Million Partnership with Merrill Gardens, LLC
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced today it will form an $817 million partnership with Merrill Gardens, LLC to own and operate a portfolio of 38 combination senior housing and care communities located primarily in desirable West Coast markets. Health Care REIT will own an 80% partnership interest and Merrill Gardens will own the remaining 20% interest and ...

Health Care REIT Q2 FFO Up; Revises FY10 FFO/Shr View
Health Care REIT Inc., a real estate investment trust, reported a rise in Funds From Operations for the second quarter, on higher rental income. On an adjusted basis, FFO per share topped Street estimates by a penny. Going forward, the company revised its earnings outlook for fiscal 2010, while expecting a significant increase in investments.

Senior Power: End Elder Abuse
If you want peace, work for justice. Joanna Kim-Selby, for checking the following Elder justice update. In July 2010, the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced the establishment of the Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.

Annual Senior Adult Event scheduled at Eastfield College
The 14th Annual Senior Fest will be held at Eastfield College from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 7. The event will bring adults 50 and over from across the Metroplex together.

Main Line Business News
Saunders House president Kevin M. Ross has become president and CEO of Saunders House and Bryn Mawr Terrace, which provide long-term care and rehabilitation services to older adults.

Local elder-care ombudsmen revolt, call for independent leader
Christina Jewett A group of local ombudsmen and other advocates for the elderly are calling for a fully independent statewide office for California's aging population, saying the current political appointee in charge has failed to protect their interests. Anticipating the call to overhaul his office, state Long-Term Care Ombudsman Joseph Rodrigues said he has been assured by the Schwarzenegger ...

Update: 6 charged with elder abuse facing jail time
Six Valley View Skilled Nursing Center former employees arrested Tuesday on suspicion of elder abuse could get no jail time, or could be sentenced to up to a year in jail, according to Mendocino County District Attorney Meredith Lintott, if found guilty of the charges against them.

Business update: Take Care Health Systems praises Senate declaration
Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deerfield-based Walgreens and the nation's largest and most comprehensive manager of convenient care clinics and work site health and wellness centers, praised the U.S. Senate for its declaration of Aug. 2 to 8 as "National Convenient Care Clinic Week."

Health care expert to discuss recently passed federal bill
A national health care expert will be at Rising Sun High School, west of Newark, on Thursday to take questions from seniors about the health care legislation passed by Congress earlier this year.

Ex-bank manager pleads guilty in fraud
A former San Jose bank manager is expected to spend six years in state prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $550,000, primarily from elderly clients, police said. John Tran, 37, entered guilty pleas Friday to theft from an elder, fraud and... Fraud - Prison - Embezzlement - San Jose California - United States

Health Care REIT Marginally Beats
Health Care REIT surpasses, but by a whisker.

700 pieces, 5 hours, 1 Elder God: Hands-on with Arkham Horror
Arkham Horror is a board game played with over 700 pieces. You can play with up to eight players, all of you working together to beat one of the Ancient Ones and playing against the board itself. You see, the monsters get a turn, and the card pulled during that phase controls how they move, where the gates to the Other World appear, and how close you are to the Great Old One waking. If that ...

Medicare gets lifeline from health care reform
The newly passed health care law will boost the financial strength of the nation's massive Medicare program, the government said Thursday.

Care worker warned for having two jobs
A CARE worker held down two jobs with different public sector bodies at the same time, a hearing was told.

Foundation for Senior Care elects new board officers
FALLBROOK At its regular meeting held Monday, June 28, the Foundation for Senior Care elected new officers to serve for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.Jack Rockwell will serve as president; Bob Franz, first vice president; Bob Halibozek, second vice president; Roger Shaver, treasurer; and Dr. Douglas Clements, secretary.The Foundations board of directors is comprised of a group of dedicated local ...

Signs of elder abuse
From the editor: Many of you have expressed concerns about some of the harsh anonymous comments from readers. To remedy that, we are introducing new features. You can create your own blog, publish your news and share your photos with the community.

GeckoSystems' Elder Care Robot Trial Caregiver "Looks In" on Mother While Shopping
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that one of their care giver participants has "looked in" on her mother while shopping. Her testimonial characterizes some of the benefits she is realizing from the CareBotT and its remote monitoring and telepresence capabilities.

Annual Senior Adult Event scheduled at Eastfield College
The 14th Annual Senior Fest will be held at Eastfield College from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 7. The event will bring adults 50 and over from across the Metroplex together.






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