ProAging Info Network January 31, 2006

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ProAging Email Network Newsletter January 31, 2006

in this issue
– Scooter For Sale
– Events for Seniors and Professionals
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR – Chiaverini Senior Services, International (CSSI)
– MetLife Foundation and American Society on Aging Launch Brain Health Awareness Study;
– Neo-geriatrics hold Japan in grip of silver crime wave
– Geriatric doctor shortage causes alarm
– Md. hopes citizens add long-term care cost to retirement plans
– PBS To Air Documentary on Long-Term Care
– Nursing Home Advice

Dear steve,

Scooter For Sale


Wheelcare, Inc, “Superlight” (SL 2) three wheeled scooter. Original cost in 2002 was $1995.00 Contact Irene Sanchez (301) 864-6702.

Events for Seniors and Professionals


Events just like the one below can be found at Kircher M.D. will be speaking Sunday March 5, 2006 at the Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington Virginia 22204, at 2:00pm. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Hospice at Mercy Mei cal Center in Durango, Colorado as well as serving as Director of Integrative Medicine. She will be speaking on “How Near Death Experiences and Hospice are Changing American Values”. She speaks nationally about NDEs and leads workshops in Tai Chi for arthritis and diabetes. Cost $25.00 Call 540-554- 2098 for tickets and more information.

IONA Senior Services’ Coping with Early Memory Loss Support Group starts a new sesssion this Thursday, February 2, 2006, and runs for eight consecutive weeks. Emotional support and important information are provided. This is not a support group for caregivers. There is no fee. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please call IONA at (202) 895-9448.

You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and discussion by nationally known WAGECC Faculty member Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at The George Washington University. The book signing will take place at the Bethesda Barnes & Noble bookstore, located at the corner of Bethesda Ave and Woodmont in Bethesda, Maryland, at 7:30 PM on Thursday evening, February 9, 2006. The store can be reached at 301.986.1761. Dr. Cohen’s new book is titled “The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain.” Written for the public, the book focuses on the capacity for positive change with aging. It reviews the latest findings from behavioral and neuroscience research on the positive capacities of the aging brain and mind. Many engaging case examples are provided throughout the book.

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR – Chiaverini Senior Services, International (CSSI)


Chiaverini Senior Services, International (CSSI) proudly began our fourth year as we rang in 2006. We experienced an active 2005 that had us working with clients in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia (along with another international consulting client) for organizations providing Assisted Living, HUD Housing, Group Home Housing, Skilled Nursing, Community Based Service Programs and the full Continuum of Care (CCRC’s). Some of the service we provided these clients included the following:
-Due Diligence
-Strategic Planning
-Financial Feasibility and Reviews
-Market Feasibility
-Marketing Planning
-Owners Representation
-Full Management Services
-Management Support
-Operational Audits
-Retention and Recruitment Audits
-Mock Surveys
-Executive Search
-Interim Director Assignments
-HUD Applications and Project Monitoring
-Alzheimer’s Programming
-Satisfaction Surveys

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2006. We look forward to hearing from you!
Chiaverini Senior Services International, LLC
240.461.6624 Voice Contact
[email protected]

MetLife Foundation and American Society on Aging Launch Brain Health Awareness Study;


Americans may understand the concept of “use it or lose it” when it comes to keeping the brain healthy as they age, but do most people really know what they should do to keep their brain healthy? To test the level of awareness in the population most at risk, the American Society on Aging (ASA) will conduct a national telephone survey of individuals over 50, in order to determine how aware mature adults are of advances in protecting cognitive fitness through nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation, safety and support. Funded by MetLife Foundation, the poll, which is expected to take place in February, will capture the type of information older Americans find compelling and gauge their knowledge of popular advice — all leading to an increased use of reliable activities to help preserve brain health.Read on…

Neo-geriatrics hold Japan in grip of silver crime wave


For decades they have done battle with violent Yakuza gangsters and crafty Sokaiya racketeers, but police have seen the alarming new face of crime in Japan — and it’s wrinkled.Read on…

Geriatric doctor shortage causes alarm


There are just 6,700 physicians specializing in treating senior citizensORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – By the year 2030, 20 percent of the population will be 65 or older “” about 70 million Americans “” and the medical community is sounding the alarm. Because as more baby boomers become seniors, there are fewer doctors who specialize in senior health care.

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Md. hopes citizens add long-term care cost to retirement plans


Many baby boomers are just coming to grips with saving for retirement, and now they’re being nudged to think about another big expense – long-term care. Maryland is one of three states this year participating in a federal campaign to raise awareness of long-term care. The governor is expected to mail letters in the next month or so to Marylanders age 50 to 70, informing them how to get more information about their options.Read on…

PBS To Air Documentary on Long-Term Care


PBS’ “Independent Lens,” a weekly documentary program that features independent films, on Tuesday will begin to air “Almost Home,” a 90-minute documentary that chronicles one year at St. John’s on the Lake, a Milwaukee retirement community — offering independent living, assisted living and a nursing home — that has sought to shift from a medical model of care to a social model. The film profiles the director of St. John’s, as well as nursing assistants, residents and their family members. The program Web site will include an interview with filmmakers Lisa Gildehaus and Brad Lichtenstein, an interactive forum for viewers and links to related resources. Check local PBS listings for air times (Gildehaus/Lichtenstein, “Independent Lens,” PBS, 1/31).Read on…

Nursing Home Advice


“Be a squeaky wheel.” That’s Eric Carlson’s advice to nursing home residents and their family members. Carlson offers details in “20 Common Nursing Homes Problems — and How to Resolve Them,” a booklet he has written for the National Senior Citizens Law Center.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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