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Plan to Donate Blood During ‘Trauma Awareness Month’

Trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions -- many of them seniors -- in the United States every year. May is “Trauma Awareness Month” and the American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.

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Free Alzheimer’s Caregiving Seminar Set for Ann Arbor Area

If you’re going to be in the Ann Arbor, MI area in mid-May and you’re interested in the latest caregiving techniques for Alzheimer’s patients, you should consider attending a freebie two-day event in nearby Chelsea. Michigan, like the rest of the country, is expected to experience a marked increase in the number of new Alzheimer’s cases. State health officials anticipate an increase of 5.6% within the next three years and 22 percent by 2025. This makes the need for good information for caregivers particularly urgent right now.

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Universal Design Expo Slated for May 13 in Suburban DC

If you’re in the business of creating living spaces featuring universal design, you may want to check out an opportunity in suburban Washington, DC that will allow you to exhibit your work for free.

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Experts to Brief Congress on Legal Aid Disaster Response

Low-income families are especially vulnerable to the far-reaching impact of natural disasters. Victims need experts who understand the legal issues involved and who can help them secure temporary housing, file insurance claims, replace important legal documents, negotiate with landlords to make necessary repairs, and more. Legal aid is essential in helping victims get back on their feet following a disaster.

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‘Elder Boom’ Forces Rethinking of U.S. Healthcare Policies

Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act are three pillars upon which many of us rely for healthcare for ourselves and our families, and even these programs at their current levels are not strong enough for the coming aging of our country, a.k.a. the “Elder Boom.” Even as Congress threatens to cut these vital lifelines, policy experts and advocates around the country are organizing around innovative policy options to make the nation’s healthcare system stronger, not weaker.

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Workshop to Examine Pain Management, Rx Opioid-Related Harms

The workshop will feature discussions on actions that -- based on available data -- the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others can take to address the opioid epidemic while taking into account the needs of patients. This includes FDA actions as part of development, review, and approval of pain medicines. There also will be a public comment session.

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CMS to Host ‘Medicare Open Enrollment Boot Camp’

This webinar is for all CMS partners and stakeholders who help people with Medicare make health care choices.

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Need to Know More about Social Security Benefits? Try This

Social Security benefits are an important source of retirement income. Advising clients on when and how to claim Social Security Benefits can make a real difference in the financial security of the majority of retirees.

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Successful Aging Innovators Workshop Set for Philly

Masterpiece Living (MPL) is opening its Academy doors for an exclusive training opportunity. Professionals who believe in helping individuals age successfully in order to reach their full potential, regardless of age, are encouraged to sign up now for Masterpiece Living's Successful Aging Innovators Workshop.

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Disabilities Employment Advisory Panel to Meet

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities will be open to the public and take place by webinar on Aug. 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The Committee will meet to confirm consensus on the Final Report. Members...

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