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2015 Star Awards Honor Best Senior Transportation Programs

On Tuesday, May 24, Toyota presented the 2015 STAR Awards for volunteer transportation service at the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) EXPO in Portland, OR.

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Community Solves its Lack of Homecare Health Services

Let’s face it: In many parts of rural America, finding homecare health providers can be a significant challenge. Oftentimes homecare providers located in urban areas will not provide services to patients living in what some might call “the hinterlands” because the transportation expenses associated with such service are prohibitive. Last April, several experienced health care providers in Port Townsend, WA chose to tackle the problem head-on.

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Life Long Learning Program Created by GreenField Residents

The Life Long Learning program includes on- and off-site visits and presentations that are often led by residents themselves.

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22-Year-Old Moves Into Senior Living Retirement Community

Thanks to a partnership between Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale, IA, and the Drake University music department, 22-year-old Haley Jenkins will be spending the spring semester as a resident of Deerfield in return for a little musical entertainment. “I’ll perform twice a month for residents and in return, I get to live here rent-free,” Jenkins says. “I’m officially the youngest senior living resident in Iowa.”

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GSA Successfully Launches ICAMP; Four More Academies Slated

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conducted its inaugural offering of the Immunization Champions, Advocates & Mentors Program (ICAMP) Academy in Rosemont, IL, in October, welcoming more than 50 immunization champions from a variety of healthcare settings. The organization plans to conduct four more ICAMP academies in 2016 -- in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Phoenix.

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‘Linkage Lab’ to Help Community-Based Organizations

The SCAN Foundation has launched the Linkage Lab Initiative to help community-based organizations that are seeking partnerships with the health care sector.

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Project Encourages Video Testimonials from Parkinson’s Patients

This year, the philanthropic organization plans to concentrate its efforts on bringing attention to Parkinson’s disease (PD). The charity is appealing to those battling PD to submit videos describing their journeys, triumphs and highs and lows.

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Older Americans Month: A Good Time to Honor Senior Corps

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) marks the impact that Senior Corps volunteers have in communities across the country during the fifth annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 18-22, during Older Americans Month.

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Playing in the Dirt Proves Healthy for Seniors

Growing numbers of seniors around the nation are discovering the rewarding relaxation experience of playing in the dirt. Well, they're not really playing in it so much -- they're adding gardening to their list of daily activities, thanks to the stress relief and health benefits it provides.

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Encore.org Concludes 2014 Conference in Record-Setting Fashion

The recently concluded Encore 2014 conference, in Tempe, AZ, attracted more than 350 participants -- Encore.org’s biggest conference yet, with provocative plenary sessions, structured conversations, panel discussions, and networking at meals and between sessions. Organizers tell us more than half of the attendees were first-time Encore.org participants.

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