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Food Drive Expected To Provide 35K Meals To Hungry Area

More than 14 tons of food will nourish the bodies and minds of hungry New Mexicans this fall. That's the goal set by Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino during its annual Coins for Cans food drive benefiting The Food Depot, according to Christine Gabaldon, director of marketing. And that's the equivalent of providing 35,000 meals for those in need.

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The Storm After the Storm: Dealing With Scam Contractors

Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets. While most contractors are legitimate businesspeople helping neighbors rebuild, there are unscrupulous ones whose practices inflict financial and emotional pain on people already suffering from storm damage.

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Special Art Program Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Patients

For more than a decade, Oxford, OH-based Scripps Gerontology Center's “Opening Minds through Art” (OMA) program has offered people with Alzheimer's and dementia opportunities to create art. And in Springfield, IL, the Springfield Art Association has now taught OMA classes over a fall and spring session.

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Strengthening Your Agency with the 21st Century CURES Act

It’s no secret that many homecare agencies are preparing for significant changes in advance of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirement of the 21st Century CURES Act going into effect for Personal Care Services (PCS) on Jan. 1, 2019. EVV verifies that homecare services are actually being performed, and the CURES Act requires that six data elements be collected...

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Why Hiring Older Workers is Good for Business

Starting a new career after 60 is not for everyone. But it can be rewarding for those with energy and commitment levels that are high, and who are willing to learn new skills and keep up with the constantly evolving technology.

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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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