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May Is Older Americans Month

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Background and suggestions for celebrating Older Americans Month (originally Senior Citizens Month when it was established in 1963), “a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country.” Features history, a list of past themes, and materials and downloads (from 2003 to the present). From the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services….

The theme for Older Americans Month 2007 is “Older Americans: Making Choices for a Healthier Future.”

I think Bethel will celebrate by not building the assisted living home again, by not passing reduced cab fares for elders, by rooting for a 20% sales tax increase for a municipal swimming pool, and mostly by not taking time out to visit the “inmates” as they call themselves “back there”, at the senior center.

I guess the AOA logo is appropriate, then, head ’em off into the sunset.
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Typewriter repairer 1930 to 20??

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When he started in 1930, Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight was a fresh memory, Herbert Hoover was president, and the Empire State Building was under construction… Whitlock says that he has repaired around 300,000 typewriters in his career. The avocado IBM was job No. 300,001. “If you put the typewriters I’ve repaired end to end, it would take days to drive past them,” he boasts….

A 1910 Oliver is the oldest machine that Whitlock keeps in his shop today. Despite its ears, it is fairly conventional compared with other early typewriter designs. There was the Hammonia, Germany’s first writing machine, which looked like a bread-slicer. The Blickensderfer No. 5, which had keys that stuck out in all directions, making it look, in Whitlock’s words, “sort of like a centipede.” And, best of all, the Williams, which had a “grasshopper” type-action in which a jointed typebar kicked up, over, and down onto the platen roller.

Today, despite his former objections, Whitlock works mostly on electric and electronic typewriters (electrics are mechanical but run by a motor; electronics have computer chips). That’s all people bring. There isn’t any point in keeping manuals other than for decoration and company. […]

continue reading at the Christian Science Monitor

Typist sells tradition
January 23, 2007
Lea Yu, Staff Reporter

Whitlock’s Typewriter Shop is at 272 York St. After 77 years in business, Whitlock continues to reconcile tradition with technology, catering to a new clientele of Yale and New Haven button pushers…

“William Manchester wrote all his books on typewriters and would not let anyone else touch his typewriter,” Frost said. “When Manson moved his shop, Manchester wrote a note comparing him to Leonardo [da Vinci].” … Frost, who majored in computer science at Yale, now repairs computers instead of typewriters and instructs individual offices on computer troubleshooting. He said much of his success comes from applying the valuable work ethic he acquired while watching Whitlock manage his business.

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Call for presentations AIAN Long Term Care conference

The 3rd Annual AIAN Long Term Care conference will be in Albuquerque, September 5-7, 2007. We’re still looking for presenters for IHS and Tribal Long Term Care programs. We are hoping once again to have travel stipends available for presenters through a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation.

Please take a minute and send in an abstract before April 30th [deadline] – we hope to select the presenters shortly after that deadline and offer invitations. This will give both Tribal and federal programs plenty of time to make their arrangements for travel.

Visit the conference website at http://www.aianlongtermcare.org. In addition to promising practices and model programs in LTC, we will have intensive daylong workshops on the PACE and Green House models of long term care.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards, Bruce Bruce Finke, MD Acting Chief Medical Officer Nashville Area Indian Health Service IHS Elder Health Consultant, ELDERCARE@LISTSERV.IHS.GOV
413-584-0790
615-727-2044 (cell)


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If I’m going to the North Pole, why the hell do I need a senior center?

Tolstoy’s Bicyclists

…Barbara Hillary is seventy-five, and a resident of Arverne, Queens. On April 20th, she will disembark from the Borneo ice camp, towing a fifty-pound sled and the wish to become the first African-American woman on record to set foot on the top of the world.

Hillary was a nurse for fifty-five years. “I always had dreams of travel,” she said. “But much of travel, as I saw it, was so sheeplike, so John Doe.” In 1992, she decided to take her first trip abroad, alone. (Hillary has never married, and, along with “one, Mind your own business; two, Maintain a sense of humor; and three, Tell an individual to go to hell when it’s needed,” she credits her air of youthfulness to remaining single.)

Hillary’s preparedness does not extend to the financial demands (equally rigorous) of her expedition…. Mayor Bloomberg referred me to the Department for the Aging, which sent a form letter of things I could do in the senior center,” she said. “Mister, don’t you get it? If I’m going to the North Pole, why the hell do I need a senior center?”

True North by Lauren Collins, March 26, 2007, New Yorker Magazine

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Funding for start-up day programs

Brookdale Foundation Group Issues RFP for Start-Up Dementia Day Programs
Deadline: July 6, 2007
The Brookdale Foundation Group

has issued a Request For Proposals for start-up social model group respite programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers.

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Alaska Aging Advocacy Network teleconference

Subject: Priority Legislative Advocacy Teleconference

Dear Alaska Aging Advocacy Network,

ACoA will be holding a legislative teleconference tomorrow, Thursday April 5, from 9:30am-11:00am. We will be discussing very important issues that are currently moving through the Legislature. Specifically, we will focus on:

SB 4, related to Senior Care
HB 198 related to Senior Benefits

We will also discuss the Longevity Bonus.

We really want to hear from you regarding current legislation. We are looking for your input. If you are interested in participating, please contact your local senior center to see if they are participating as a host site. If so, you will need to go to that senior center for the call in. In Juneau, the meeting is held at the ACoA office at 150 3rd Street. You may call our office for further information at 907-465-3250.

A complete list of our watch list can be found at:
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/acoa/legislative/legWatchList.pdf

Sincerely,

Jeannette Lacey
UAA MSW Intern
Alaska Commission on Aging

Free audio books update

re: Audio versions of books in public domain, free, from Boing-Boing, http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/02/librivox_releases_70.html

Cory Doctorow: Hugh from Librivox (a project that enlists volunteers to create free audiobooks of public domain texts) sez, “We just had an extraordinary month. We published 70 texts (as part of a March madness campaign to finish as many books as we could). Our effort makes us, I suspect, the biggest maker of audio books in the world (at least in March). Among the titles now available for all the world to hear for free:”

* Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Einstein, Albert
* Sense and Sensibility by Austen, Jane
*Moby Dick, or the Whale – Herman Melville
*Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
*The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
* Candide – Voltaire
* The Sayings of Confucius – Confucius

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(Thanks, Hugh

See also:
Darwin’s “Origin of Species”: free audiobook
Audio of UN Declaration of Human Rights in 21 languages
Public domain books read aloud podcast
Collaborative audio-play of Wilde’s “Importance of Being Earnest”

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