Posts Tagged 'O’Folks (off their rocker)'

Betty White rocks

You are welcome but this is not her show’s site. Is Betty White’s new show an April Fool’s Day prank? Judging by the European version, it wouldn’t be very complimentary but ageist.

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Bethel the Kodiak bear one of the oldest

I’m not sure what human decade she is. I noticed in the video that she has teeth. Too bad she only gets salmon once a year, but the Kuskokwim River is rather far away (and at the opposite time of year).

Bethel the Kodiak brown bear, celebrating birthday in Australia

Bethel the Kodiak brown bear, celebrating birthday in Australia

Not grizzly at all… Bethel the kodiak bear lounges in her enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. (ABC news)

Australia’s oldest bear has celebrated its 32nd birthday.

Bethel the kodiak [sic] bear also has the distinction of being one of the oldest of its species in the world.

It’s become a birthday ritual that never fails to delight the grand old dame of Taronga Zoo.

“She was bashing at the door as soon as she could smell that salmon coming in,” said zookeeper Deb Olsen.

“She knows that it’s a special day when she sees the big salmon there.”

I noticed while reading up on Bethel’s birthday bash that the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) has a tag or category for news feeds called aged-care. Click on the ink below to add it to your news reader.

  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/tag/aged-care/rss.xml

  • Supercentenarians January 2009

    Ms Baines is featured in the LATimes article, Gertrude Baines may be 114, but she’s not counting

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local January 11, 2009 Oldest on Earth
    1. Gertrude Baines, 114, Los Angeles; born April 6, 1894
    2. Beatrice Farve, 113, Georgia; April 30, 1895
    3. Kama Chinen, 113, Japan; May 10, 1895
    4. Mary Josephine Ray, 113, New Hampshire; May 17, 1895
    5. Olivia Patricia Thomas, 113, New York; June 29, 1895
    6. Neva Morris, 113, Iowa; Aug. 3, 1895
    7. Chiyo Shiraishi, 113, Japan; Aug. 6, 1895
    8. Tomoji Tanabe, 113, Japan; Sept. 18, 1895 9. Maggie Renfro, 113, Louisiana; Nov. 14, 1895 10. Yoshino Ide, 113, Japan; Jan. 1, 1896
    Source: Inglewood-based Gerontology Research Group


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    Todd Palin’s grandmother

    A good article to read, especially this time of this year.
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    Yup’ik ties give Palins unique Alaska connection
    NATIVE: Grandmother on Todd’s side calls the governor a ‘special gal.’ By TOM KIZZIA

    Lena Andree, Todd Palin's grandmother, Sarah Palin's in-law

    Lena Andree, Todd Palin's grandmother, Sarah Palin's in-law

    Published: October 19th, 2008 11:20 PM
    Last Modified: October 19th, 2008 10:04 AM

    HOMER — Like many Alaska Natives of her generation, Lena Andree, Todd Palin’s 87-year-old Yup’ik grandmother, grew up living between two worlds. [read more]
    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/561419.html

    For more on Todd Palin, Sarah Palin, and rural Alaska, Todd Palin, Sarah Palin’s husband, and rural Alaska living


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    Alaska Elders as refugees [internally displaced persons]

    I was wondering if anyone else * noticed the impact of the negative conditions in rural Alaska affecting older people? especially if this means older people have to move to Anchorage or Fairbanks. This topic came up recently among the groups that need to be (or should be) prepared to assist those folks, despite Gov. Palin’s and the Republican’s inaction.

    If you know of someone else that can give a feel or better yet, actual numbers or examples, please ask them. Post your results in comments below or e-mail me.


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    Sarah Palin, the elderly, the disabled, older Americans and rural Alaska


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    O’Folks (off their rocker)

    Old age isn't a disease.

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