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Age Segregation Spurs Ugly Family Divide

Learning is either a two-way street or a dead-end run. We can drive that engine!

(SALEM) - Age discrimination Why are we perpetrating putting the generations into tiny little compartments? We seem to be shortsighted in the long run, making a mockery of family connections.

I grant you that this writer is from the 1950's generation of Ozzie and Harriet in which grandparents and grandchildren live in the same area. My own childhood was spent in Brooklyn during and after WW II. Living with grandparents and a single aunt as well as a teen uncle made life mighty interesting.

Read Full Article (Jul-29-2013 19:26)

The Petition for `Mandatory Euthanasia` for Senior Citizens Under Obama Care! (SATIRE)

“... mention the key words ‘Will you help Obama’ and people sign just about anything” - Mark Dice

(SAN DIEGO) - Mark Dice on Obamacare Asking people to save Obama Care’s "Mandatory Euthanasia" for Senior Citizens, San Diego political prankster Mark Dice easily gathered signatures for his fake petition.

This, even while stating he wanted to put senior citizens “to sleep” in order to save healthcare costs.

Read Full Article (Jul-11-2013 12:43)

ELDER PREP 101: Aging`s Tribulations

To recast that old cliche: An ounce of prevention is worth more than a ton of loot! What a hoot!!

(SALEM) - Aging three generations Inevitably, all of us age by increments. Over the past year a relative began to notice changes in her level of energy and perception.

She twice fell out of bed and once left her extra car key in the auto's trunk keyhole. These clues were indeed an alert to take action.

Read Full Article (Jun-12-2013 15:17)

Aging Behind Bars (Infographic)

Between 1981 and 2010, the number of state and federal prisoners age 55 and over increased from 8,853 to 124,900.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Aging prisoners The elderly population in prison is rising at staggering rate.

The consequence of mass incarceration and strict sentencing policies at the federal and state level, older prisoners require more expensive care at a time when their danger to society at large is waning. Most are likely to die in prison, as programs designed to release such prisoners on compassionate grounds are rarely invoked...

Read Full Article (Jun-01-2013 19:28)

Santa Clara County Judge Socrates Manoukian Influences Authorities to Harass those who Report Evidence of Abuse

Judge Manoukian found to be involved in sabotaging cases involving senior citizens and the disabled.

(SANTA CLARA, CA) - Judge Peter Socrates Manoukian FACT: Some Judges can and will commit crimes, the problem is exposing them and getting them prosecuted. When someone exposes a judge the first thing they do is attack the person who reports them.

Police often side with the judge because they can’t be objective due to working under that judge. This allows unethical judges to commit crimes, abuse victims and stay immune to prosecution.

Read Full Article (Mar-28-2013 13:42)

Rochdale and Beyond: My Immersion in Social Work

How I began my love affair with senior citizens some forty years ago.

(SALEM) - Social work How did a professional editor get to enter a second career and turn to social work?

It's an ideal question to ask, and to answer, during March which happens to be National Social Work Month. Here I shall unfold my personal story for all to explore.

Read Full Article (Mar-21-2013 10:59)

Cellphone Contracts Ignore Elder Consumers

Let's boost legislation to revamp the system.

(SALEM) - Senior on cell phone The term "disconnect" does not seem to be in the vocabulary of those who author contracts for the cellphone firms that pretty much control the communications channels of America.

That lack of capacity to terminate a 2-year ironclad contract for a disabled consumer is nothing short of a travesty. Consumers are given two choices: either stay trapped in that contract or else die off.

Read Full Article (Jan-30-2013 01:06)

Nursing Homes Not Conducive to Independent Mindset

"Give me liberty...or give me death!" - Patrick Henry

(SALEM) - Nursing home While I have no say-so on what other people decide to do in their Golden Age years, I've decided that the option of a nursing home environment is not suitable for my personal values.

Read Full Article (Aug-17-2012 23:48)

Typical Continental Breakfast Fare Unfairly Ignores Basic Health Needs

Sweet stuff leaves a bitter impression. We Baby Boomers listen to a different drummer.

(LINCOLN CITY, OR) - Continental breakfast Recently my wife and I had to escape a horrible heatwave. It wasn't a bit pleasant.

As retirees, we were free to take off midweek and headed to Lincoln City and vicinity.

Read Full Article (Jul-02-2012 13:12)

Salem Ranked #10 City in US for Retired Singles

Salem's placement is a real statement, since retired singles are interested in living where the weather is nice all year round.

(NEW YORK CITY) - Retired singles Salem, OR – named #10 city in the U.S. for retired singles looking for love!

Accounting for over 76 million people in the U.S., Baby Boomers constitute the nation's fastest growing population. And now, more than ever before, a large portion of this demographic remains single2, with more and more reaching that golden age of retirement each day.

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