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HOLIDAYS SERVE AS WAKE-UP CALL THAT LOCAL ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBERS NEED HELP

“10 Holiday Warning Signs” Your Senior Is In Trouble

By Stacey Hilton

November 16, 2012 (San Diego) -- The holiday season may be one of the few times local families get together and realize their elderly loved ones are in deep trouble and need immediate help. Adult children who don’t live nearby often come home to holiday heartbreak with deteriorating relatives they aren’t prepared to handle. So this holiday, the family might gather around the kitchen table – not only for turkey and treats, but also for a talk—a big talk—that maps out a plan to care for aging relatives.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S “RELAY FOR LIFE” AT BATES NUT FARM

 
June 10, 2012 (Valley Center) -- Bates Nut Farm hosts the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life of Valley Center” from 9:00 am June 16 – 9:00 am June 17. This overnight relay-style event raises funds to help the American Cancer society save lives. Over 15 teams have already been formed, and the members from each team will take turns walking the course over the 24 hour period. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities throughout the event, and the family-friendly environment provides a sense of community.

MEDICARE CONSUMER GUIDE

 

May 4, 2012 (Menlo Park, CA) --  To help the nearly 50 million Medicare beneficiaries, families and caregivers make informed decisions about  health coverage, and millions more learn about Medicare before they become eligible, Kaiser Family Foundation has updated its online consumer guide with key information about the Medicare program, the benefits it provides, and the choices available.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROVIDER NETWORK’S 8TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE COMMUNITY FORUM

 
A no cost community event with your elected officials to discuss the state of services to people with developmental disabilities in our community
 
April 20, 2012  (San Diego County) -- East County residents with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers and those who support people with developmental disabilities are encouraged to join the Developmental Disabilities Provider Network (DDPN) for its 8th Annual Legislative Community Forum on Friday, April 27 from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. at the Balboa Park Club, 2144 Pan America Road West, San Diego.

READER'S EDITORIAL: PROTECT IN-HOME CARE FOR THE DISABLED

 
By Pam K. Hoye 
 
Editor's note:  Pam is a friend of mine who is confined to a wheelchair with a degenerative medical condition. She has long been an inspiration to me--a talented writer who uses a pen held in her mouth to compose her works, including this impassioned plea below for the public to sign a petition asking the Legislature to let disabled people like Pam keep their in-home caregivers.
 

February 24, 2012 (San Diego) -- This petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Keep-IHSS-out-of-Managed-Care/ is calling for an IHSS "carve-out", to keep the present IHSS program (which enables me to hire my own caregivers/assistants) as an option apart from total inclusion within  a new managed care mandate.

FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS

 

 

October 6, 2011 (San Diego and East County) -- Sharp Healthcare announces a series of flu clinics in San Diego and East County.  A $2 donation is suggested.  Scroll down for details on locations. No appointments are necessary. These  flu vaccination clinics are for seniors aged 60 and over, adults with chronic illness and family caregivers of older adults. Call 619-740-4214 for details.

 
 
 
 

 

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