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Guide to Retirement Living – Maryland Edition Deadline

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Don’t miss advertising in the upcoming Summer 2006 edition. Deadlines are fast approaching.For additional information, contact Barbara Snyder at 410-581-6873 or 1-800-394-9990 ext. 1503 or bsnyder@gwpi.net

Don’t miss advertising in the upcoming Summer 2006 edition. Deadlines are fast approaching.For additional information, contact Barbara Snyder at 410-581-6873 or 1-800-394-9990 ext. 1503 or bsnyder@gwpi.netRead on…

Don’t miss advertising in the upcoming Summer 2006 edition. Deadlines are fast approaching.For additional information, contact Barbara Snyder at 410-581-6873 or 1-800-394-9990 ext. 1503 or bsnyder@gwpi.net


American Association of Retirement Communities Seeking Host Location for Headquarters

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The American Association of Retirement Communities, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking a host institution or agency for the location of its national headquarters. The AARC has been located at Jacksonville State University since the summer of 2000. Interested parties should contact the AARC by telephone or email for the RFP documents.American Association of Retirement Communities c/o Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
(256) 782-5700 AARC@jsu.edu
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The American Association of Retirement Communities, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking a host institution or agency for the location of its national headquarters. The AARC has been located at Jacksonville State University since the summer of 2000. Interested parties should contact the AARC by telephone or email for the RFP documents.American Association of Retirement Communities c/o Jacksonville State University700 Pelham Road North Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602(256) 782-5700 AARC@jsu.edu

The American Association of Retirement Communities, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking a host institution or agency for the location of its national headquarters. The AARC has been located at Jacksonville State University since the summer of 2000. Interested parties should contact the AARC by telephone or email for the RFP documents.American Association of Retirement Communities c/o Jacksonville State University700 Pelham Road North Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602(256) 782-5700 AARC@jsu.edu


Motorized Wheelchair to Donate

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ProAging Members:

ProAging Members:I have a client who has a very nice motorized wheelchair with a leather seat that she would like to donate to a charity. It belonged to her husband who passed away after only 3 weeks of using the chair. Do you know of an organization that would pick up the chair and give her a receipt for tax purposes?

ProAging Members:I have a client who has a very nice motorized wheelchair with a leather seat that she would like to donate to a charity. It belonged to her husband who passed away after only 3 weeks of using the chair. Do you know of an organization that would pick up the chair and give her a receipt for tax purposes?Thanks,

Mandy Gosier, Service Representative
Help Unlimited, Inc.
500 Pershing Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel. 301-589-7438, Fax 301-585-3792
mgosier@earthlink.net


People on the Move – LEHMANN JOINS HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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(Annapolis, MD, January 23, 2006) “” Hospice of the Chesapeake, Anne Arundel County’s largest and most comprehensive provider of hospice and bereavement services, announces a recent addition to its Board of Directors: Tricia P. Lehmann.
Ms. Lehmann, a Severna Park resident, is Account Manager for major accounts for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where she has been employed for 30 years. Ms. Lehmann is a recognized community leader, having chaired the board of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. She has also been a member of the board of 21st Century Education, and Leadership Anne Arundel, where she graduated in the 1997 Leadership Anne Arundel class. She is a past member of the BB&T advisory board.

(Annapolis, MD, January 23, 2006) “” Hospice of the Chesapeake, Anne Arundel County’s largest and most comprehensive provider of hospice and bereavement services, announces a recent addition to its Board of Directors: Tricia P. Lehmann.Ms. Lehmann, a Severna Park resident, is Account Manager for major accounts for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where she has been employed for 30 years. Ms. Lehmann is a recognized community leader, having chaired the board of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. She has also been a member of the board of 21st Century Education, and Leadership Anne Arundel, where she graduated in the 1997 Leadership Anne Arundel class. She is a past member of the BB&T advisory board.

(Annapolis, MD, January 23, 2006) “” Hospice of the Chesapeake, Anne Arundel County’s largest and most comprehensive provider of hospice and bereavement services, announces a recent addition to its Board of Directors: Tricia P. Lehmann.Ms. Lehmann, a Severna Park resident, is Account Manager for major accounts for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where she has been employed for 30 years. Ms. Lehmann is a recognized community leader, having chaired the board of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. She has also been a member of the board of 21st Century Education, and Leadership Anne Arundel, where she graduated in the 1997 Leadership Anne Arundel class. She is a past member of the BB&T advisory board.


PROGRAM IN SENIOR HOUSING CREATES CRITERIA FOR UNIVERSITY RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

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Fairfax, VA (01/20/2006) —The George Mason University Program in Senior Housing Administration has created criteria to assist consumers seeking retirement housing integrated into their alma mater or other university or college. It is believed that more than 100 such communities are under consideration or already in existence nationally, making them among the fastest growing segment of the rapidly growing senior housing industry. Their growth is expected to continue as college educated baby boomers approach their retirement years.

Fairfax, VA (01/20/2006) —The George Mason University Program in Senior Housing Administration has created criteria to assist consumers seeking retirement housing integrated into their alma mater or other university or college. It is believed that more than 100 such communities are under consideration or already in existence nationally, making them among the fastest growing segment of the rapidly growing senior housing industry. Their growth is expected to continue as college educated baby boomers approach their retirement years.”University Based Retirement Communities”, or “UBRC’s”, represent an entirely new form of housing option for seniors, according to Andrew Carle, director of the Mason program, and a national expert on such communities. Carle created the criteria and UBRC acronym to address what he calls “a broad disparity among current models” in terms of connection to their host academic institutions.

Fairfax, VA (01/20/2006) —The George Mason University Program in Senior Housing Administration has created criteria to assist consumers seeking retirement housing integrated into their alma mater or other university or college. It is believed that more than 100 such communities are under consideration or already in existence nationally, making them among the fastest growing segment of the rapidly growing senior housing industry. Their growth is expected to continue as college educated baby boomers approach their retirement years.”University Based Retirement Communities”, or “UBRC’s”, represent an entirely new form of housing option for seniors, according to Andrew Carle, director of the Mason program, and a national expert on such communities. Carle created the criteria and UBRC acronym to address what he calls “a broad disparity among current models” in terms of connection to their host academic institutions.”Current retirees and boomers coming down the pike are the most educated demographic in the history of the world”, states Carle. “But what they feel they will be getting when they move into a university retirement community may or may not be what the community actually has to offer.”

Criteria for a community to be defined as a UBRC include:

– A location within an accessible distance (preferably one mile or less) of core campus facilities, such as theaters, sports complexes, and classrooms. “We’ve seen communities list themselves as university related in their brochures, but that’s hard to back up when they’re located several miles from campus”, says Carle.

– Formalized programming that ensures integration between community residents and university students, faculty and staff. “This can’t be a ‘decide as you go’ arrangement,” says Carle. “There should be written letters of agreement between the community and academic units detailing the ability of residents to audit classes, attend events, and use campus services.” In addition university involvement should be “inbound” to the community, in the form of student internships, paid and volunteer work opportunities, and potential research related to senior housing environments. “What makes this a new form of housing is that it is literally intergenerational as opposed to just retirees,” says Carle. In order to meet the dual programming criteria, Carle suggests a coordinating entity, such as an academic department, that maintains an advisory board of representatives from both the university and housing provider. This in turn could include someone such as a “Dean of Residents” to both monitor and manage program content and quality.

– A requirement that such communities include the full continuum of senior housing services, including independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing and dementia care as needed. “Many of these are set up only as independent living, but who’s going to tell the retired university president they have to move when they begin to need extended levels of care?” warns Carle.

– A documented financial relationship between the university and the senior housing provider. “That doesn’t mean the school has to own the community,” says Carle. “To the contrary, there have been some financial disasters when this has taken place, and universities probably don’t want to take on the risk scenarios involved in providing long term care.” Still, he argues, arrangements such as a long term land lease, and sharing of common needs such as landscaping, parking, and purchasing contracts ensures that both parties “have a stake” in the success of the community.

– Finally, communities should be able to document that at least 10% of residents have some connection to the university, either as alumni, retired faculty or staff, or family of the same, in order to be called a UBRC. “This is usually more of a challenge for urban schools — whereas with rural schools it may be the main sales feature and reach 50% or more.” says Carle, who adds that such a resident presence is important in order to bring the “culture and feel” of the host institution into the community.

According to Carle, all five criteria are designed with a single purpose in mind, to provide retiree’s assurances of receiving the active and intellectually stimulating quality of life they desire. “Most of these communities start out well intended, but you don’t want to end up with a ‘stranger on campus’ scenario five years down the road.”

Using the criteria for a UBRC, the Mason program hopes communities will strive to achieve such status, while others can continue to describe themselves as “linked” or “affiliated”. The University also hopes to start a national association of such communities to help foster their development and growth. Among current communities, Carle lists The Village at Penn State, Classic Residence by Hyatt – Palo Alto (Stanford), Oak Hammock at University of Florida, and Lasell Village at Lasell College as among those closest to meeting the UBRC definition.Read on…


Comprehensive Calendar of Events for Seniors, Families and Professionals

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Events just like the one below can be found at www.proaging.com. Your organization can post events for FREE at www.proaging.com.BRIGHTON GARDENS OF ARLINGTON HOSTS KICK-OFF PARTY TO COMMERATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND.
· CONGRESSMAN JIM MORAN TO SPEAK ON THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND’S EFFORTS TO BRING CURRENT EVENTS TO SENIORS AND THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.

Events just like the one below can be found at www.proaging.com. Your organization can post events for FREE at www.proaging.com.BRIGHTON GARDENS OF ARLINGTON HOSTS KICK-OFF PARTY TO COMMERATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND.· CONGRESSMAN JIM MORAN TO SPEAK ON THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND’S EFFORTS TO BRING CURRENT EVENTS TO SENIORS AND THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.WHAT: The President of the Potomac Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will be demonstrating their NFB-Newsline service. This is a free telephone service for people that want to hear the news via the telephone. Light refreshments will be served.
WHO: o Congressman Jim Moran o Larry Povenelli, President of the Potomac Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind o Local Healthcare professionals o Arlington Seniors
WHEN: January, 30th at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Brighton Gardens of Arlington-3821 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Va 22203.
Phone: 703-294-6875

Events just like the one below can be found at www.proaging.com. Your organization can post events for FREE at www.proaging.com.BRIGHTON GARDENS OF ARLINGTON HOSTS KICK-OFF PARTY TO COMMERATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND.· CONGRESSMAN JIM MORAN TO SPEAK ON THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND’S EFFORTS TO BRING CURRENT EVENTS TO SENIORS AND THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.WHAT: The President of the Potomac Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will be demonstrating their NFB-Newsline service. This is a free telephone service for people that want to hear the news via the telephone. Light refreshments will be served.WHO: o Congressman Jim Moran o Larry Povenelli, President of the Potomac Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind o Local Healthcare professionals o Arlington SeniorsWHEN: January, 30th at 10 a.m.WHERE: Brighton Gardens of Arlington-3821 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Va 22203.Phone: 703-294-6875RSVP: Please RSVP by 1/23/05 to 703-294-6875 (RSVP with the concierge)

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Cutting calories slows aging of heart

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Sticking to a low-calorie diet over the long term slows the decline in heart function that normally occurs with aging, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “This paper is important because it is the first study in humans that strongly suggests that calorie restriction may delay primary aging,” Dr Luigi Fontana said in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. Calorie restriction has previously been shown to slow aging and increase lifespan in small mammals.Read on…

Sticking to a low-calorie diet over the long term slows the decline in heart function that normally occurs with aging, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “This paper is important because it is the first study in humans that strongly suggests that calorie restriction may delay primary aging,” Dr Luigi Fontana said in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. Calorie restriction has previously been shown to slow aging and increase lifespan in small mammals.

Sticking to a low-calorie diet over the long term slows the decline in heart function that normally occurs with aging, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “This paper is important because it is the first study in humans that strongly suggests that calorie restriction may delay primary aging,” Dr Luigi Fontana said in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. Calorie restriction has previously been shown to slow aging and increase lifespan in small mammals.


Coping skills improve caregivers’ well being

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A program that has been useful in improving the well being of caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients similarly benefit caregivers of cancer patients receiving end-of-life care, new study findings show. “A short-term intervention provided to caregivers of hospice patients with advanced cancer can improve their quality of life and decrease their sense of burden,” study author Dr. Susan C. McMillan, of the University of South Florida in Tampa, told Reuters Health.Read on…

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A program that has been useful in improving the well being of caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients similarly benefit caregivers of cancer patients receiving end-of-life care, new study findings show. “A short-term intervention provided to caregivers of hospice patients with advanced cancer can improve their quality of life and decrease their sense of burden,” study author Dr. Susan C. McMillan, of the University of South Florida in Tampa, told Reuters Health.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A program that has been useful in improving the well being of caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients similarly benefit caregivers of cancer patients receiving end-of-life care, new study findings show. “A short-term intervention provided to caregivers of hospice patients with advanced cancer can improve their quality of life and decrease their sense of burden,” study author Dr. Susan C. McMillan, of the University of South Florida in Tampa, told Reuters Health.


Ehrlich Asked to Provide More Money for Senior Drug Program

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Democratic lawmakers, advocates for senior citizens and a gubernatorial rival appealed to Governor Robert Ehrlich Tuesday to provide more state funds to help elderly Marylanders enroll in the new federal prescription drug program and temporarily pay for prescriptions until all the kinks are worked out of the program.Read on…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Democratic lawmakers, advocates for senior citizens and a gubernatorial rival appealed to Governor Robert Ehrlich Tuesday to provide more state funds to help elderly Marylanders enroll in the new federal prescription drug program and temporarily pay for prescriptions until all the kinks are worked out of the program.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Democratic lawmakers, advocates for senior citizens and a gubernatorial rival appealed to Governor Robert Ehrlich Tuesday to provide more state funds to help elderly Marylanders enroll in the new federal prescription drug program and temporarily pay for prescriptions until all the kinks are worked out of the program.


Boy With Rare Aging Disease Dies

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STILLWATER, Okla. — A Stillwater boy who was one of an estimated seven people in the nation with a rare aging disease died at age 3. Zachary Moore died Monday night at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa of respiratory complications, his father, Keith Moore, said Tuesday. “The main thing that everyone needs to know is it’s truly not a day to be sad, even though it’s tough and we’ll miss him,” he said. “He’s in heaven now.Read on…

STILLWATER, Okla. — A Stillwater boy who was one of an estimated seven people in the nation with a rare aging disease died at age 3. Zachary Moore died Monday night at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa of respiratory complications, his father, Keith Moore, said Tuesday. “The main thing that everyone needs to know is it’s truly not a day to be sad, even though it’s tough and we’ll miss him,” he said. “He’s in heaven now.

STILLWATER, Okla. — A Stillwater boy who was one of an estimated seven people in the nation with a rare aging disease died at age 3. Zachary Moore died Monday night at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa of respiratory complications, his father, Keith Moore, said Tuesday. “The main thing that everyone needs to know is it’s truly not a day to be sad, even though it’s tough and we’ll miss him,” he said. “He’s in heaven now.


SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR – THE PIANO MAN

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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 ThePianoManDC@earthlink.net or call (202) 966-8000.

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 ThePianoManDC@earthlink.net or call (202) 966-8000.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 ThePianoManDC@earthlink.net or call (202) 966-8000.

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