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36 min ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Think Sacramento is all about state workers? Health care sector is surging

Sacramento has long been known as a state worker town. These days, it's just as accurate to call it a health worker town.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, University of the Pacific, Family, UC Davis

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

94-year-old jailhouse lawyer reflects on life of crime

Often, if the mood strikes, Thomas "Jeepers" Jefferson leaves his assisted living center on West Side and hops on a bus, wearing a flashy but impeccable suit, and walks into the only place that gives the 94-year-old some peace of mind. "When I come in, I feel like I am at home," Jefferson said of the nearly century-old structure that for most Chicagoans epitomizes the depths of human suffering and depravity.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, North Chicago, IL, Family

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan's then 114-year-old Misao Okawa, right, and her then 90-year-old son Hiroshi Okawa pose with the Guinness World Records certificate of the world's oldest woman at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan, when she received the official certificate from the Guinness World Records. The number of people who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820 in Japan, one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Family

Daily Kos

Scott Walker Defends Voter ID Decision; Now Wants to Drug Test Anyone on Public Aid

Governor Scott Walker is out there with the hard sell on the 7th Circuit Courts decision to enable the GOP Voter ID Law for the mid term elections in less than 7 weeks. "The simple reality is that people, regardless of race, age or status, will have no problems getting access to a photo ID in this state," Walker said during an appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Family

New Scientist

Brains can power up to get around Alzheimer's plaques

It's one of the biggest mysteries of Alzheimer's. The disease is associated with the formation of protein plaques in the brain, but why is it that some people with plaques seem not to have the disease? Research suggests that some people's brains are able to reorganise during the early stages of Alzheimer's, delaying the appearance of initial symptoms.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Dementia, Family

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.


Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Family, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Las Vegas Sun

Odometer can't measure volunteer driver's impact

Driven to serve others, Paul Stanley is a volunteer who brings senior citizens to various appointments as part of Helping Hands of Vegas Valley. His destinations weren't glitzy casinos or posh resorts.


Related Topix: Family, Las Vegas, NV

Deseret News

Letter: Elderly care

Zach Klein followed 19 patients ages 69 to 101 who were given an experimental treatment three times a day for a year at a nursing home in Israel. Seventeen patients achieved a healthy weight, gaining or losing pounds as needed.


Related Topix: Family

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Journal and Courier

Nursing home move avoided at the last minute

Nursing home move avoided at the last minute Ten residents at St. Mary Healthcare Center were nearly displaced. Check out this story on Trilogy Health Services' misstep nearly displaced 10 senior citizens living at St. Mary Healthcare Center, causing 11 frantic days for the residents' families and caretakers.


Related Topix: Family, Healthcare Law, Law, Indiana

Dave Molter breath to wife: 60-year love story ends with final breath

Dave Molter' s breath to his wife is the ending to a 60-year-long love story that has many believe that true love does exist in reality. Dave Molter gave his last breath trying to help his wife as she was trying to breathe.


Related Topix: Family, Lake Wylie, SC

Kuster pledges to fight for seniors in re-election bid

During a campaign stop in Nashua, Congresswoman Annie Kuster again pledged to fight against privatization and cuts to Social Security and Medicare.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicare, Health, New Hampshire, Family

The Baltimore Sun

Arundel police arrest suspect in scams against elder residents

Anne Arundel County police have arrested a Severn man and charged him with theft in connection with cases in which a man allegedly scammed senior citizens out of hundreds of dollars. Police said that dating back to September 2013, detectives have investigated nine cases in which a man approached elderly citizens in public areas - typically near handicap parking spaces in shopping centers in Glen Burnie and Annapolis - and told them he locked himself out of his vehicle, leaving his wallet inside.


Related Topix: Anne Arundel County, MD, Severn, MD, Family

Thetelegraphand Argus

VIDEO: Bradford senior citizens' festival celebrates being old and bold

The week-long BOLD Festival was devised by Bradford-based Freedom Studios as a way of showing you're never too old to get creative, as well as change perception about older generations. The week started with "Pensioner Warehouse" an installation in the window of Forster's Bistro in City Park.


Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Family, Photography, Arts

Using FMLA to attend to the needs of an elderly parent

Many American workers need to use the Family and Medical Leave Act to attend to the needs of their elderly parents. Many American workers need to use the Family and Medical Leave Act to attend to the needs of their elderly parents.


Related Topix: Family

Fri Sep 12, 2014

9th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites all Essex County senior citizens to attend the Ninth Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day. This free event, which is sponsored by Aetna and the AAA-North Jersey, will be held as follows: Place: Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ "We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great deal of valuable information that will benefit seniors.


Related Topix: Essex County, NJ, Family, West Orange, NJ, Orange, NJ, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition


Police Search for Missing Elderly Woman in Waco

Police are currently searching for a missing elderly woman in Waco. Sergeant Patrick Swanton from the Waco Police Department said on Friday afternoon that they are looking for a missing elderly female that went missing from her home in the 1800 block of Hicks Street.


Related Topix: Family


Local fundraiser helps provide additional meals for senior citizens

Wichita County officials are taking matters into their own hands by raising money for all senior citizen centers in the county with a dove hunt fundraiser. "The senior citizen centers of Wichita County, Electra, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, as well as Wichita Falls are all running in the red," Land Manager James Burden said.


Related Topix: Family, Wichita County, TX, Electra, TX, Burkburnett, TX, Iowa Park, TX, Wichita Falls, TX

Cambridge Evening News

Blog : Who will run our services for the elderly?

One of the biggest decisions facing the people of Cambridgeshire is being made this month - who will run our services for the elderly? It has huge implications for all of us; if we get it right we could see a first-class joined up care service for the over 65s, much improved from what we have now, but if we get it wrong we let down some of the most vulnerable people in our society. This is why I have been calling for the new combined acute, community and mental health services for the elderly to be run by the NHS rather than a private company.


Related Topix: Family

Romford Recorder

Family of care home patient who died from brain haemorrhage await coroner's verdict

The family of an elderly dementia patient who suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage following a series of falls will face a wait to hear the coroner's verdict on her death. Evidence was given at an inquest today into the death of Betty Eunice Kyle, a resident at the Fountains Care Centre in Rainham, who died last June aged 84. After hearing from witnesses, Nadia Persaud, senior coroner for the eastern district of London, adjourned the inquest until next Thursday September 18 to consider her verdict.


Related Topix: Family, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Deseret News

Why your grandparents are getting bullied

This story is part of the Deseret News National Edition , which focuses on the issues that resonate with American families. There have been situations that have garnered national attention, like the bullying of a 68-year-old woman on a bus in Greece, New York .


Related Topix: Greece, NY, Family, Health, AARP