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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing home move avoided at the last minute Ten residents at St. Mary Healthcare Center were nearly displaced. Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1tJQfmD 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.
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.
During a campaign stop in Nashua, Congresswoman Annie Kuster again pledged to fight against privatization and cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:09 am
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