The honor is especially notable inasmuch as the agency is battling budget cuts and is increasing its dependence on volunteers.
The Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont has implemented an innovative new dining program that is bringing fresh, locally produced food to area seniors.
The Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling Wednesday (March 4) in favor of Diana Levine in Wyeth v. Levine is "a landmark decision that restores basic rights that had protected consumers and patients for over a century before being dismembered by a merciless Bush administration," says attorney Christopher Seeger.
One in four baby boom generation households (26%) expects to move from their current home in the future, with the majority looking for a single-level home that is more comfortable or convenient, according to a new survey prepared for AARP.
(Deadline: Dec. 16) The Ellison Medical Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) invite proposals for the Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research program from outstanding mid-career scientists who propose novel directions of high importance to biological gerontology.
The Worldwide Web grows increasingly "seniors-friendly" with new websites for the 50-plus crowd popping up virtually every day. Here's a few from the latest crop.
Regardless of whether they are enrolled in traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage, most seniors oppose cutting the Medicare Advantage program to fund the Medicare physician payment fix and believe cuts to Medicare Advantage will have a negative effect on seniors, a new survey finds.
A New York teenager discovers how to save trees and help nursing home residents at the same time. And for doing so, he recieves a Presidential Environmental Youth Award.
Lawmakers in Hawaii have overridden Gov. Linda Lingle's veto of a bill that will allow the state to enroll in I-SaveRx, a program that enables residents to purchase lower-cost prescription drugs from other countries.
While Older Americans Month may conjure up images of healthy older adults playing tennis, gazing at the horizon from a cruise ship or sitting happily with their grandchildren, many older Americans in this country do not fit that stereotype.
President Bush has signed into law legislation aimed at helping prevent falls among senior citizens. The Safety of Seniors Act of 2007 (S 845) authorizes new programs to help prevent falls among older adults through public education, research and demonstration projects.
EPA Region 1 (the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.) is accepting proposals for the Healthy Communities Grant Program.
MedPAC will soon send recommendations to Congress regarding Medicare reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities and primary care.
Vermont officials are taking steps to ensure that senior voters and soon-to-be retiring baby boomers will be able to cast their votes during upcoming political jousts with a new voting system that will bring the ballot to them
Many Senate Republicans are as anxious as Democrats to get a second stimulus package passed that includes funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Researchers at Cornell have developed a website called ART -- an acronym for Aging Research Translator -- which they designed with community-based practitioners in mind.
The Dept. of Health & Human Services is making available $40 million to help eligible low-income households meet home energy costs. The funds, from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program emergency contingency fund, will provide 11 states with heating assistance for the winter months.
The nation's governors will discuss the future of long-term care and the challenges and opportunities facing states during the upcoming National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, which convenes later this week.
"Filling Life with Love" will be the National Center for Assisted Living's theme for the group's 2008 National Assisted Living Week.