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Seniors Health Watch – August 24, 2012

John Dingell, who helped pass Medicare, warns against returning to days of seniors without health care (mlive.com)

‘Mediscare’ Tactics (buffalonews.com)

Ryan Health Care Plan Gives Seniors Less Than Congress (bloomberg.com)

Affordable Care Act Great for Seniors (medicaresupplementshop.com)

Wizzcare launches India’s First Comprehensive Senior Home Health Care … – Equity Bulls (indiahealthcarenews.wordpress.com)

Owens works senior vote in Massena (northcountrypublicradio.org)

Economic Scene: Rationing Health Care More Fairly (nytimes.com)

Ryan in Fla. makes emotional pitch for Medicare (cbsnews.com)

NY21: Owens works senior vote in Massena (northcountrypublicradio.org)

Fact-Checking the Obama Campaign’s Defense of its $716 Billion Cut to Medicare (forbes.com)

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Seniors Snowbirds – August 6, 2012

Motor home explosion at Snowbird (abc4.com)

Senior Concierge in Delaware – Monitoring and Securing the Snowbirds’ Second Nests (orangecountycaliforniaconcierge.wordpress.com)

Celebrated Snowbird commander to fly vintage jet (cbc.ca)

Giving Snowbirds a Superior How to Rent Experience is the Driving Force Behind The Snowbird Company’s New Brand (prweb.com)

Snowbirds: Northern Exposure. (tropicanaforum.com)

Snowbirds Invited to Flock to The Snowbird Company’s First Annual Snowbird Fest on February 27, 2012 (prweb.com)

Man burned after RV catches fire at Snowbird (murray.fox13now.com)

Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach Welcomes Snowbirds (prweb.com)

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Recreation for Seniors

As Computers Evolve, Tutoring Seniors Must Also Evolve – But How? (lockergnome.com)

Play and Recreation Time with the Grandkids (personal-concierge.org)
Police warn seniors of Bank Investigator scam (insidehalton.com)
The Perks of Growing Older (everydayhealth.com)

Seniorfest provides fun and games for the “young at heart” (fox6now.com)

SPAR has summer senior programs (ktbs.com)

Rescue Alert of California™ is Helping Seniors Through Social Media (prweb.com)

Elder care activity therapist keeps seniors active and healthy (pattidudek.typepad.com)

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Seniors Health

With Alzheimer’s, hospital stays can be risky (timesleader.com)

The Prison Health Care Plan For Senior Citizens (agentgearusa.com)

Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors (ihafs.org)

The Enigma of Early-Onset Dementia (everydayhealth.com)

Care for some seniors outdated, doctor says (thesudburystar.com)

MindStart Products Keep People with Dementia Active (prweb.com)

Review launched into choking death of dementia patient at Rockyview Hospital (calgaryherald.com)

Dementia and the Struggle to Stay Healthy (everydayhealth.com)

Handle agressors with dementia differently: Alzheimer’s Society (saultstar.com)

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Elder Abuse

Presidential Proclamation — World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2012   (pattidudek.typepad.com)

Press Release by The White House – 6/14/12

Every American deserves the chance to live out the full measure of their days in health and security.  Yet, every year, millions of older Americans are denied that most basic opportunity due to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we call attention to this global public health issue, and we rededicate ourselves to providing our elders the care and protection they deserve.  More  >

Elder abuse target of UN campaign (examiner.com)

Man Who Has Pension Cut after Conviction Claims ‘Elder Abuse’ (jdjournal.com)

Spotting, Stopping & Understanding Elder Abuse (praisecharlotte.com)

Q/. What is Elder abuse (ffeirio.wordpress.com)

Court Hears Mickey Rooney Elder Abuse Case (lawprofessors.typepad.com)

Elder abuse case in Lincoln County exposes pattern of abuse, manipulation (bangordailynews.com)

Attorney Dedicated to Stopping Elder Abuse Wins ‘Genius Grant’ (lawprofessors.typepad.com)

Take a Stand Against Elder Abuse | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net)

Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse (rickmorey.wordpress.com)

New York Study Finds Elder Abuse More Common Than Originally Thought (lawprofessors.typepad.com)

Defrauding Elders Grows: Mortgage Fraud and Financial Elder Abuse (defendyourhomefightforeclosure.wordpress.com)

Elder Financial Protection Network’s 8th Annual Call to Action- Actor Mickey Rooney to Discuss Crisis Called “Crime of the 21st Century” (prweb.com)

Man acquitted of assaulting retired priest in CA (cnsnews.com)

Abuse of elders high in India, says survey (thehindu.com)

Illinois protectys its senior citizens (courierpress.com)

Victim Acquitted in Priest Assault   (drudge.com)

Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse (blogs.lawyers.com)

Elder Abuse (carolynhennecy.com)

Elder abuse affects Latinos disproportionately (eurekalert.org)

Hispanic Elders Have Low Percentage of Reported Elder Abuse (newamericamedia.org)

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Living in a Retirement Community

How To Choose A Retirement Community  (answers.com)

Choosing a retirement community is a  very important decision and not one to take lightly. There are many factors that  you should take into account, some more important than others. Of course, each  factor’s importance varies from person to person. This article aims to provide  you with a guide on how to select a retirement community.  Read more  >

How To Find A Retirement Home | MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com  (medicaresupplementalinsurance.com)

If you’re starting to think about your living arrangements as you age, you may be confused by the different opportunities afforded by nursing homes and retirement homes.  While both are similar in the fact that they provide housing for senior citizens, this is where their similarities end.  Nursing homes offer round-the-clock medical care and, in some cases, serve as a facility for temporary rehabilitation, while retirement homes (often called retirement communities), offer limited or no medical care, and are designed for seniors who wish to enjoy their retirement years in the company of others at a similar stage of life, without having to worry about maintaining their home independently.  If a retirement community sounds like what you’ve been looking for, read on  >

You Can Negotiate The Cost Of Retirement Living  (newyork.cbslocal.com)

We Tri-Staters love a good deal and we hate getting ripped off.  You haggle when you buy your car. You haggle and drive a hard bargain when you buy a new house.  Why wouldn’t you haggle when you’re buying retirement housing for yourself or your parents?  WCBS 880′s Pat Farnack asked Irvin Schorsch of Pennsylvania Capital Management about it.   LISTEN: Farnack with Schorsch (The Full Interview)

Summertime and Gardening Go Together Says Retirement Community   (prweb.com)

Mr. Kelly Burgess, a resident in the assisted living unit at Lake Prince Woods continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is an avid gardener and thinks summertime and gardening just belong together.  Despite the lack of space to plant, grow and crop his vegetables and fruits, Burgess says, “If I have a space to dig, I will plant something.”

Mr. Burgess grew up on a farm which accounts for his passion for gardening, something he has been doing all his life.  Gardening can enrich the life of the senior gardener in many ways such as physically and spiritually.  Seniors can continue to enjoy gardening with a little assistance and some creativity.  Burgess has used his creativity in planting many varieties of fruits and vegetables in his small plot of land behind his assisted living suite at the retirement community he calls home.  More  >

The World’s Most Luxurious Retirement Communities   (travelwyse.wordpress.com)

For many, the thinking about retirement summons a mixture of emotions. On the one hand, the idea of stopping the daily grind, travelling, visiting family and getting to set your own schedule is one of great joy. On the other hand, the thought of winding up in some sub-standard, depressing nursing home is enough to make anyone dread getting older.  Fortunately, there are now so many luxury retirement communities that offer seniors the best possible quality of life, allowing people to reward themselves for a life of hard work and accomplishments. These luxury retirement communities do cost a pretty penny, but with the proper planning, you could call one of them home some day.  Here’s a list of some of the most luxurious retirement communities  >