ProAging Info Network – Monday, January 10, 2006

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People on the Move – Stafford caregiver honored

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Margaret Gibson has spent the past two years caring for her mother’s every need. Since her mother had a series of strokes, she cannot be left alone. Gibson balances a full-time job with the Army and duties as a pastor with being the primary caregiver for her mom, Martha Gibson, which means virtually all her free time is spent doing that. For that, the Stafford County resident was awarded one of seven Governor’s Volunteer Caregiver Recognition Awards yesterday in Richmond.Read on…

Margaret Gibson has spent the past two years caring for her mother’s every need. Since her mother had a series of strokes, she cannot be left alone. Gibson balances a full-time job with the Army and duties as a pastor with being the primary caregiver for her mom, Martha Gibson, which means virtually all her free time is spent doing that. For that, the Stafford County resident was awarded one of seven Governor’s Volunteer Caregiver Recognition Awards yesterday in Richmond.


Gadgets can be a big help as people get older

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WASHINGTON – One day, people with Alzheimer’s disease could have telephones that show them a picture of the caller and remind them who it is and when they last talked. They might walk across a floor with sensors that check their gait and sound an alarm if they fall. Others might relax on a bed that monitors their pulse and breathing. New technologies for seniors, supplementing conveniences such as The Clapper and emergency warnings such as Life Alert, are meant to help “seniors and their families live happy and healthy in their own home,” said Eric Dishman, chairman of the Center for Aging Services Technologies, or CAST, and general manager and global director of Intel Health Research and Innovation Group.Read on…

WASHINGTON – One day, people with Alzheimer’s disease could have telephones that show them a picture of the caller and remind them who it is and when they last talked. They might walk across a floor with sensors that check their gait and sound an alarm if they fall. Others might relax on a bed that monitors their pulse and breathing. New technologies for seniors, supplementing conveniences such as The Clapper and emergency warnings such as Life Alert, are meant to help “seniors and their families live happy and healthy in their own home,” said Eric Dishman, chairman of the Center for Aging Services Technologies, or CAST, and general manager and global director of Intel Health Research and Innovation Group.


Don’t Miss This Weeks ProAging/IAC Meeting!

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Kick off the year on the right foot at the first ProAging/IAC meeting. These meetings are great for networking with influential senior-serving professionals, so bring plenty of business cards and brochures. This meeting will feature a panel of experts speaking on a critical issue to the seniors we serve – TRANSPORTATION.PROAGING/IAC MEETING
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
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Contact: Steve Gurney
Phone Number: 703-992-1118
Email Address: sgurney@gwpi.net
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Kick off the year on the right foot at the first ProAging/IAC meeting. These meetings are great for networking with influential senior-serving professionals, so bring plenty of business cards and brochures. This meeting will feature a panel of experts speaking on a critical issue to the seniors we serve – TRANSPORTATION.Date: 1/12/2006Time: 2-4 p.m.Location: Fairfax County Govt Center – Conference Rooms 4&512000 Government Center PkwyFairfax, VA 22035Contact: Steve GurneyPhone Number: 703-992-1118Email Address: sgurney@gwpi.net


Commonwealth Council on Aging Best Practices Award Program

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Purpose: The Commonwealth Council on Aging (CCOA) * wishes to recognize and promote model aging programs throughout the Commonwealth. These programs may be sponsored by local governments, municipalities, community organizations, aging services providers, universities, faith organizations, and public private partnerships. Programs will be judged for their innovation, cost-effectiveness, ability to be replicated, and their impact on the quality of life of older Virginians, their families, and their caregivers. The CCOA will disseminate information on these programs throughout the Commonwealth. One program will be recognized in each of the following categories: Community Partnerships, Education, Healthy Aging (Physical/Mental/Nutrition/Wellness), Housing, Long- Term Care, Senior Safety, and Transportation.

Purpose: The Commonwealth Council on Aging (CCOA) * wishes to recognize and promote model aging programs throughout the Commonwealth. These programs may be sponsored by local governments, municipalities, community organizations, aging services providers, universities, faith organizations, and public private partnerships. Programs will be judged for their innovation, cost-effectiveness, ability to be replicated, and their impact on the quality of life of older Virginians, their families, and their caregivers. The CCOA will disseminate information on these programs throughout the Commonwealth. One program will be recognized in each of the following categories: Community Partnerships, Education, Healthy Aging (Physical/Mental/Nutrition/Wellness), Housing, Long- Term Care, Senior Safety, and Transportation.Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, each program must meet the following requirements:
1) be targeted to persons age 55 or better, their families, and/or their caregivers;
2) be in active operation at the time of the award and have been in continuous operation for the 12 months preceding June 1, 2005;
3) be able to be replicated;
4) be able to share general information with the CCOA and the general public about clients served and the costs associated with the operation of the program.Please direct any questions to Helen Cockrell, phone: 540-635-7141


Senior Expo/Baby Boomer Expo

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It’s not too early to purchase your booth for the Senior Expo/Baby Boomer Expo to be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on Wed., October 11 and Thursday, October 12. Visit the website, www.seniorexpoonline.com to purchase a booth or call 410-887-2002.Read on…

It’s not too early to purchase your booth for the Senior Expo/Baby Boomer Expo to be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on Wed., October 11 and Thursday, October 12. Visit the website, www.seniorexpoonline.com to purchase a booth or call 410-887-2002.


New Retirement Editor Advocates Retiring the Word “Retire.”

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Renowned retirement expert and author, Jan Cullinane, has joined the editorial staff of 50plus Online Magazine (www.50plusMag.com) as “Retirement Editor.” Jan is co-author (along with Cathy Fitzgerald) of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life. Jan’s articles for 50plus Online Magazine (www.50plusMag.com) will reflect the fact that times have changed and how we view retirement needs to change as well. “If you ask me,” Jan has said, “the word ‘retirement’ should be retired.”Read on…

Renowned retirement expert and author, Jan Cullinane, has joined the editorial staff of 50plus Online Magazine (www.50plusMag.com) as “Retirement Editor.” Jan is co-author (along with Cathy Fitzgerald) of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life. Jan’s articles for 50plus Online Magazine (www.50plusMag.com) will reflect the fact that times have changed and how we view retirement needs to change as well. “If you ask me,” Jan has said, “the word ‘retirement’ should be retired.”


Housing’s Hot Spot: 55 and Over

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There’s just one drawback: You can’t buy a home there unless one member of your household is 55 or older. And no residents under 19 are allowed. But don’t think that will slow sales for a minute. With 77 million baby boomers–more than a quarter of the U.S. population–nearing retirement, and many of them looking toward 20 or more years of expected leisure, so-called active-adult communities are the hottest sector of the housing market.Read on…

There’s just one drawback: You can’t buy a home there unless one member of your household is 55 or older. And no residents under 19 are allowed. But don’t think that will slow sales for a minute. With 77 million baby boomers–more than a quarter of the U.S. population–nearing retirement, and many of them looking toward 20 or more years of expected leisure, so-called active-adult communities are the hottest sector of the housing market.


Builders changing tactics

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Developers realize about 76 million baby boomers are headed for retirement, and they’re getting ready for the wave of boomers starting to retire by designing communities geared for them.Read on…

Developers realize about 76 million baby boomers are headed for retirement, and they’re getting ready for the wave of boomers starting to retire by designing communities geared for them.


Smart Home Care

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Smart socks are just one example of the growing push to make high-tech home medical devices a part of our everyday lives. “Health care is coming home again,” says William Herman, director of the physical- sciences division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “This is one of the most-if not the most- rapidly growing segments of medical technology. It’s driven by an aging baby boomer population, pressures to control health spending and the availability of new technology to implement decentralized care.”Read on…

Smart socks are just one example of the growing push to make high-tech home medical devices a part of our everyday lives. “Health care is coming home again,” says William Herman, director of the physical- sciences division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “This is one of the most-if not the most- rapidly growing segments of medical technology. It’s driven by an aging baby boomer population, pressures to control health spending and the availability of new technology to implement decentralized care.”


Depression frequent and highly persistent in 85-plus

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Amongst the oldest old (85-plus), depression is frequent and highly persistent, according to a new study from The Netherlands. Despite its negative consequences, little is known about the natural history of depression in the oldest old. This study, published in the January 2006 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, examined the incidence, course and predictors of depression in the general population of people aged over 85.Read on…

Amongst the oldest old (85-plus), depression is frequent and highly persistent, according to a new study from The Netherlands. Despite its negative consequences, little is known about the natural history of depression in the oldest old. This study, published in the January 2006 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, examined the incidence, course and predictors of depression in the general population of people aged over 85.


Need for Long Term Care Insurance Revealed by Population Demographics

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Consider this picture of our aging population: In 2006, 36 million people are over 65 years of age. In 25 years, that number will double to an estimated 71.4 million. While the number of people over age 85 is more than 4 million today, it will become 9.6 million by 2030. With such fast-growing numbers, the health-care industry and governments at all levels will be struggling with questions of how to pay for the care and life assistance that will be needed by many older AmericansRead on…

Consider this picture of our aging population: In 2006, 36 million people are over 65 years of age. In 25 years, that number will double to an estimated 71.4 million. While the number of people over age 85 is more than 4 million today, it will become 9.6 million by 2030. With such fast-growing numbers, the health-care industry and governments at all levels will be struggling with questions of how to pay for the care and life assistance that will be needed by many older Americans


New Baby!

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Guide to Retirement Living and www.proaging.com publisher, Steve Gurney is please to announce the birth of a new baby girl, Ashley Dot Gurney last Thursday 1/5.Ashley was born 8 lbs. 6 oz. and 20.5 inches. Mom and big brother, Asa are doing well!

Guide to Retirement Living and www.proaging.com publisher, Steve Gurney is please to announce the birth of a new baby girl, Ashley Dot Gurney last Thursday 1/5.Ashley was born 8 lbs. 6 oz. and 20.5 inches. Mom and big brother, Asa are doing well!Read on…

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