ProAging Email Network Newsletter January 3, 2006

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Happy New Year from ProAging and Guide to Retirement Living!
in this issue
– Kick off the New Year at the N. Virginia ProAging/IAC Meeting!
– Research Emphasizes Technology to Aid Elderly
– 4-alarm fire displaces 60 seniors
– Check and Post Career Opportunities at
– Healthy Aging: The 60s — A New Beginning
– People on the Move – Central Parke at Victoria Falls
– Special needs of the aging – Commentary
– US: Baby Boomers Redefining America and Aging
– Scientist Ponders Eternal Youth

Dear steve,

2005 was a great year for the ProAging Email Network. We experienced nice growth and excellent subscriber feedback and comments. We look forward to serving you in 2006 with some exciting new features. As always we look forward to any comments, suggestions or feedback you can give us to better serve you.

Steve Gurney, [email protected] 1-800-394-9990 ext. 1118

Kick off the New Year at the N. Virginia ProAging/IAC Meeting!


Make sure you mark your calendar for the first ProAging Network/IAC Meeting of 2006

This meeting will provide you with all the fantastic networking opportunities – so bring business cards and brochures. In addition we will spotlight the critical issue of transportation for seniors in Northern Va and the Metro region. We will also be announcing an exciting project for 2006. The ProAging/IAC meetings will be supporting the Senior Express program – we will have some opportunities for your business to gain valuable exposure and help support this program!

Date: 1/12/2006
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Fairfax County Govt Center – Conference Rooms 4&5
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Description: Join other senior-serving professionals for an interesting speakers and a fantastic networking opportunity. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures.
Contact: Steve Gurney
Phone Number: 703-992-1118
Email Address: [email protected]

Mark Your Calendars for the 2006 ProAging/IAC Meetings:
3/30/2006 ProAging Network /IAC/North County Lunch – Social Work Month Celebration – MCLEAN

5/18/2006 ProAging Network /IAC Lunch - Fairfax

7/20/2006 PROAGING/IAC MEETING – Herndon

11/17/2006 ProAging/IAC Network Lunch – alexandria

Full event calendar for other regional events

Research Emphasizes Technology to Aid Elderly


“Intelligent” walkers and canes that issue an alert when they sense balance or motor problems are among the new kinds of technology for seniors being developed at the Oregon Roybal Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH) at Oregon Health & Science University, in PortlandRead on…

4-alarm fire displaces 60 seniors


A representative of the Maryland Department of Aging met with management of The Meadows of Reisterstown senior apartment community Dec. 27 to discuss the future of the 60 to 70 seniors displaced by a four-alarm fire the previous day.Read on…

Check and Post Career Opportunities at


Jobs just like the one below can be found daily at the ProAgi ng Career Center.Job Title: Care Manager
Provide care management and consulting services to clients in Montgomery County and DC. Work with a dynamic group of nurses, social workers, a psychologist and physicians. Must be a licensed RN or MSW with excellent computer and communications skills. Part time to start. Excellent pay and work environment.

Susan Johnson, RN
Care Management Associates, LLC
5622 Lamar Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
ProAging Career Center

Healthy Aging: The 60s — A New Beginning


Despite their best intentions, many Americans will reach retirement age flabby, out of shape and worried about their health. But by age 60, is it too late to turn things around?Read on…

People on the Move – Central Parke at Victoria Falls


Central Parke at Victoria Falls in Laurel, Maryland is a finalist for a Best of Seniors Housing Award by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Seniors Housing Council. Winners will be announced at the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida on January 11-14. Central Parke at Victoria Falls is the only community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in this category. Last year, the community won a Best of Seniors Housing Platinum Award for Best Community in the early development stages. The Platinum Award is the highest honor that a community can receive in a category! Central Parke at Victoria Falls was the only Active Adult community in the Mid- Atlantic region to receive this honor. Central Parke Communities also won a Silver Award for Best Direct Mail Piece/Campaign featuring all Central Parke Communities designed by Creating Results, LLC of Occoquan, Virginia. Central Parke Communities is continuing its tradition of award-winning Active Adult communities with these latest awards.

Special needs of the aging – Commentary


A mild tsunami of controversy erupted in the media just before New Year’s Eve as word came that 76- year-old stroke-victim Dick Clark’s pre-event publicity photographs were “doctored” to hide his poststroke condition. First, one has to assume every Hollywood, TV and other promotional and advertising photograph is fixed, enhanced or otherwise digitally improved. It’s difficult to imagine photographs of young starlets without some wrinkle removal. Yet some newspapers seemed to delight with a hint of derision that the once-ageless Dick Clark “may be unable to properly perform his annual year-end duties on Saturday night, New Year’s Eve.” Are we expecting Mr. Clark to run a marathon?Read on…

US: Baby Boomers Redefining America and Aging


The first baby boomers will turn 60 in 2006 and new health initiatives are rapidly being developed to satisfy their quest for information. Boomers, defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, represent the largest demographic group in the U.S. at over 77 million strong, or about 27 percent of the population, according to the US Census Bureau.Read on…

Scientist Ponders Eternal Youth


How’s this for an offer you can’t refuse: how would you like to live say, 400 or 500 years, or even more and all of them in perfect health? It’s both a Utopian and a nightmare scenario but there are those who say it is well within the realm of possibility.Read on…



THE PIANO MAN entertains at communities like yours in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Your piano or his portable. Residents sing along, play “Name That Tune” and make song requests — everything popular from 1905 to 2005. Available 7 days/week including holidays.E-mail [email protected] or call (202) 966-8000.

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