ProAging Email Network Newsletter April 28, 2005

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ProAging Email Network Newsletter April 28, 2005

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in this issue
— Items Available for Donation
— Right at Home will be opening up an additional office in Prince George’s County
— Alzheimer’s Assn Seeking Members of Memory Walk Committee
— The New Nursing Home, Emphasis on Home
— New clues on aging
— SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR – CENTROL, Inc. Emergency Response Systems

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Items Available for Donation

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Please call Ellen Merritt at 301-775-5662 or ellenmariem@yahoo.com to make arrangements if you are a charity and can use any of these items and give a donation receipt to the family cleaning out their deceased relative’s home in northeast, DC:

walker
bath chair
potty chair
glucose meters
3 bags of adult diapers
stethoscope
several blood pressure monitors
crutches

Attic to Basement Estate Cleanouts Member of the Better Business Bureau


Right at Home will be opening up an additional office in Prince George’s County

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Right at Home is pleased to announce that Right at Home will be opening up an additional office in Prince George’s County as of May 2, 2005. Right at Home’s current office on Rockville Pike, in Rockville, serves Montgomery County. The new office, located at 1300 Mercantile Place, Suite 139-II will serve Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland. Right at Home will continue to provide companionship, personal care services and skilled nursing in both Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties.Warren@RightatHomeMD.net

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Alzheimer’s Assn Seeking Members of Memory Walk Committee

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The Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capital Area is looking for some new faces for the 2005 Memory Walk Committee. The 2004 Memory Walk was a huge success with more than 1,600 participants and 200+ teams! Last year’s event raised over $410,000 at the six National Capital Area Memory Walks. We need your help to have another successful walk. For more information about the Memory Walk, please visit http://www.alz- nca.org/Development/MEMWALK.ASP The Committee helps to organize the kick off party, recruit team members, and publicize the event. This a great way to get involved with a fun event but also is a wonderful networking opportunity.If you are interested, please call Cindy Elliot at 703- 359-4440 or email her at Cindy.Elliott@alz.org.

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The New Nursing Home, Emphasis on Home

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By WILLIAM L. HAMILTON
New York Times

TUPELO, Miss. – At the Cedars Health Center, a traditional 140-bed nursing home here, meals are delivered on trays, hospital style. Hallways floored with linoleum extend in every direction. The smell is sterile and sour. Cynthia Dunn, 82, lived there until she moved into a Green House, two streets away. Ms. Dunn’s new home, a carpeted ranch-style house that she shares with nine others, has a communal dining table and an open kitchen. Emergency call lights are disguised by decorative stencils. The two staff members who care for the residents answer beepers, not bells, to reduce the institutional cacophony. On a recent visit, the smell at the door was of corn bread baking.Ms. Dunn, who has her own bedroom and bath at the Green House, pulled herself up in her wheelchair without invitation and expressed her opinion on where she lived. “This is the most wonderful place I’ve been to yet,” she said. “The people, the food, everything.”

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New clues on aging

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BY SONDRA WOLFER
DAILY NEWS WRITER

Inez Vanable knows that her daily game of Scrabble is good for her M-E-M-O-R-Y. And she’s part of the reason the rest of the world knows it, too. Vanable, 77, is one of 650 older Bronxites enrolled in Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s long-term aging study. The work is yielding clues about the aging brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and how people can keep their minds sharper longer by engaging in mentally challenging activities, such as playing bridge or the piano. The physical health and mental sharpness of Vanable, a retired elementary schoolteacher, are tested annually, and she participates in a weekly memoir-writing workshop.Read on…


SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR – CENTROL, Inc. Emergency Response Systems

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People in their private homes who spend time alone often need a Personal Emergency Response System so help arrives at the touch of a wearable tiny button. Professionals often recommend LIFELINE because that is what they associate with PERS systems. NOW you can recommend a better PERS service! Our service is more personable and less expensive. We have been in business 11 years and enjoy an excellent reputation across the country. We also have systems that work with pullcords and panic buttons in a facility setting. CENTROL has been part of PROAGING Networking since “day one” and we hope you will recommend our product to your clients. Referred clients who mention PROAGING will receive a 10% discount when they sign up.CALL Pat France, CENTROL Emergency Response Systems toll free 877-792-4494 or send email to centrol@abs.net. THANKS!

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