Archive for September, 2005

The Scout Report — AARP

AARP [pdf]
http://www.aarp.org/

The American Association of Retired Persons has been advocating on behalf of adults over the age of 50 for decades, and their website provides a host of important information about their efforts and public outreach programs. From their homepage, visitors can access sections that include “Issues and Elections”, “Health”, and “Learning and Technology”.

After taking a look at a few (or all) of these areas, visitors would do well to continue scrolling down the site’s homepage to the policy and research area. Here they can read and download reports on the future of Social Security and Medicaid. The publications area also contains important content, including advice on financial planning and access to their in-house magazine. Keeping in touch with the times, the AARP website also has an issues blog that helps keep concerned visitors up to date with issues of interest to older persons. [KMG]

From the great science resource— The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/

Rising Gas Prices Strain Home Care Agencies

Sep 19, 2005 — MSNBC article reports that because of rising gas costs and Medicare reimbursement issues fewer people may be willing to do home care or drive to far-away patients, resulting in reduced access to home health services in some rural areas. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9395670/

This is disturbing news as the availability of home care is scant, especially in rural areas where population density is low.

To subscribe to the RAC Health Listserv – click here to go to subscription form. The Rural Assistance Center has a valuable e-mail newsletter. See the RAC web site at http://www.raconline.org or call 1-800-270-1898


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Tobacco Articles: Listing Aging and or Elderly

http://www.tobacco.org/articles/category/aging/

This is a tobacco news site which aggregates news items from around the world. The search engine is pretty good. Unfortunately, they seem to want to make it a subscription site–

The tobacco news service will be moving to a paid subscription plan by the end of the year. [Click for More Info]. In preparation, please answer:

How much would you be willing to pay per month for Tobacco.org news delivery services?

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Tobacco.org is a free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.

It began in 1988 with Gene Borio’s news-posting service on Compuserve (where Borio was a forum leader), Prodigy, and later AOL. A BBS (Electronic Bulletim Board Service) began in 1993, and the website began in 1996. Since 2000 it has been run by Gene Borio and Michael Tacelosky.


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Alaska Commission on Aging (ACOA)

http://www.alaskaaging.org/

The mission of the Alaska Commission on Aging (ACOA) is to ensure dignity and independence for Alaska’s seniors and to assist them, through programs and services funded by the Commission, to lead useful and meaningful lives.

The Commission is charged with planning, advocacy, grant making and administration, and interagency coordination on senior citizen issues. Grants for local delivery of senior services are funded through the Older Americans Act, the State of Alaska, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Social Security Online

Social Security Online–is the official website for the Social Security Administration of the US government. The address is — http://www.ssa.gov

Be careful typing this in your browser (better to copy and paste, maybe). Some look alike sites, socialsecurity.com, are not the Social Security Administration.


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