I should have done this long ago but I kept hoping that things would work out; praying that I wouldn’t have to humble myself with an apology. However, it has reached a point where the inevitable is, well, inevitable.
Congress is slowly starving senior services programs. In the 2012 budget it passed as it was leaving town last weekend, Congress froze or cut spending for a broad range of government programs aimed at seniors and their caregivers–everything from Meals on Wheels to long-term care ombudsman training to information and referral services. Most of these cuts were not […]
President Barak Obama turns 50 today. In 2009 the New York Times reported that President Obama’s hair started turning gray just 44 days into office. I’d like to thank the president for every gray hair he’s earned on the job. Below First Lady Michelle Obama invites you to sign a birthday e-card for the president. […]
— Alzheimer’s revised guidelines impact: Cases of Alzheimer’s could double. [SecondAct] — Are there hidden benefits to the new Alzheimer’s disease guidelines? [TheMythofAlzheimer’s] — Is sitting a lethal activity? [EngAGE Blog] — LeadingAge attends an Obama Town Hall meeting and reports on the future of Medicare and Social Security. [Future of Aging Blog] — Prescription […]
This morning NPR reported Obama is still working on tonight’s big speech to reframe the health care debate. Others report that the president will offer a stark choice between true reform and the status quo. Could be a pivotal moment in this debate.
As the news bulletin indicates below, older adults have been hard hit by the current economic crisis. Food banks are down, Congregated Meal sites and Meals on Wheels, nutrition programs—open to all Americans 60 years and older— are in high demand. For the past twenty years or more, the demand for Older American Act (OAA) […]