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Op-Ed: The quiet epidemic of elder abuse by caregivers

When we think of abuse we think of child abuse and domestic abuse usually abuse of women. There is another abuse that is not thought of or talked about very often. That is the abuse of the elderly.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 20 comments

Suicide rate among seniors increasing

Retirement is often referred to as the Golden Years—the years spent enjoying the new found life of leisure. There is, however, a growing trend among the middle aged and early seniors—suicide.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt

Senior citizen accused of running hooker ring from old age home

Englewood - A 75-year-old man is being accused of running a prostitution ring from an old age home. He is also accused of promoting crack cocaine use.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Video: A look at the elderly video game players

While the general demographic of video gamers are generally from children to young adults, the elderly are a demographic that is often overlooked. BBC News, in a segment, follows one such gamer.
In the Media by Can Tran

Upscale retirement life takes place at Living Life on the Avenue Special

Toronto - Luxury is not a word generally thought of when thinking about retirement homes. At Toronto's Living Life on the Avenue the atmosphere is that of a boutique hotel with an amazing staff.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Big rise in adults online, half of seniors now use Internet

Pew Research Center's latest report on Internet use shows that in the last 8 months the number of seniors going online have started to grow significantly; half of seniors now use the Internet.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 10 comments

Study: Old people smell better than youngsters

Philadelphia - Do old people smell worse than young people? Not according to some recent scientific research into body odor which suggests that those over 75 have a 'more pleasant' aroma.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: Senior citizens stage flash mob dance at Dulles mall

Ashburn - A group of senior citizens recently staged a surprise flash mob at a Virginia shopping mall. The group of 25 pensioners staged an impromptu synchronized dance that attracted a crowd at the Dulles Town Center mall on Friday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Video: Senior citizens stage Christmas flash mob at Target

Lawrence - A senior citizen flash mob, that could warm the heart of even the Grinch, was staged at a Target by residents of a retirement home. The video has become become a viral hit as web users rock with the old folks to the Glee cast singing "Last Christmas."
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 8 comments

GPS shoes become latest tool to track seniors with Alzheimer's

A newly marketed shoe with a built-in global positioning system has become the latest tool available to quickly track seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia sufferers who wander away from their homes and loved ones.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments
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My sister-in-law sent me several good senior citizen jokes. Thought I would share three of them. Hospital regulations...
Oct 26, 2011 in  Give A Smile A Day by Cynthia Trowbridge - 2 comments


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