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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is Dec. 3-7

As Baby Boomers enter the over 65 age bracket at an alarming rate (10,000 each day), the concern for older drivers’ safety and independence is greater now than at any time in our history. Adults 65 and older make up more than 16% of all licensed drivers nationwide.

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Tufts, Kidney Foundation Explore Alternative Treatments, Options

The National Kidney Foundation is collaborating with Tufts University on a three-year project to help older patients with advanced stages of kidney disease and their family care partners make decisions that best reflect their goals and preferences for care.

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Foundation Continues Matching Seniors And Adoptable Pets

To help the Pets for the Elderly Foundation meet its mark by the end of this year, PFE is launching a new branding campaign, complete with a refreshed logo, website and expanded social media channels, to help increase awareness and engagement among potential adopters, donors and participating shelters.

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They’re Blanketing Needy Kids with Knots of Love

Need a good project to engage your senior clients. Consider this one from retired nurse Cathie Athans. Every week Athans finds herself surrounded by friends and fleece. She and more than a dozen other residents at The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens in Fresno, CA are on a mission to knot fleece blankets that will later end up in the hands of children in need.

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SC Seniors Community Completes Intergenerational Art Project

When Rolling Green Village decided to create a work of art on an ugly cement wall, the first thing they searched for was an artist who could catch the vision and be inspired. This vision led straight to St. Joseph Catholic High School visual arts teacher Deborah Pickard, who helped to design the mural.

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Initiative Makes High-Speed Internet Available to HUD-Assisted Seniors

Public housing and HUD-assisted seniors living in designated areas served by Comcast are now eligible to apply for “Internet Essentials,” the company’s high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families, thanks to Comcast and HUD’s ConnectHome initiative.

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Unique Respite Rehab Program Launched in Naperville, Illinois

The Springs at Monarch Landing, a Life Plan Community located on a scenic campus in Naperville, IL, has launched its Respite Rehab Program. The unique initiative is designed to help patients not quite ready to go home from a hospital stay, while not meeting insurance qualifications for skilled care.

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College Student’s Stay at Retirement Center Extended

The intergenerational program at the Deerfield Retirement Community has already led to other senior living communities in Iowa establishing similar types of live-in partnerships with college students.

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Unique Geriatric LTC Program Graduates Its First Class

The first in the nation geriatric education program for long term care (LTC) nursing staff recently graduated its first class. The purpose of the program, based in Tulsa, OK, is to provide geriatric training to LTC non-clinical staff, certified nurse aides (CNAs), certified medication aides (CMAs), and nurses (LPNs and RNs) using the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program model.

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Friendship Village Preps for 8th Annual Silver Games

On Sept. 10-11 and 14-16, approximately 350 participants, age 62 and over, will be competing in more than 32 events including quarterback toss, seated floor hockey, soccer penalty kicks, Sudoku, and more.

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