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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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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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Elder Ceremony – Songkran (Thailand)

In Thailand they have an annual ceremony to honor elders. Steve, an Alaskan currently working in Thailand, shares this ceremony with readers.

Offering water to elders click image to read more about Songkran – Elder Ceremony in Thailand. Here the elders are offered scented water to ritually wash themselves and bless the younger ones.

See related post on other days of celebrating older people, Grandparents’ Days or Respect for the Aged Day


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Elder Abuse hot lines are very cold (USA)

THE ELDER Justice Act http://www.projo.com/news/content/ELDER_ABUSE_HOTLINE_12-16-07_AP81P46_v87.1bd52f8.html

Response to Elder Abuse Varies Widely Across U.S.
Dec 17, 2007 — Providence Journal, (RI), article tells how the nation’s safety net for seniors is not nearly as good as it is for children, and even though most states have mandatory reporting laws for elder abuse, fewer than half of them have statewide, 24-hour-a-day hot lines to record complaints and offer immediate response.

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Accessible jails

Good news. See previous
Nonagenarian: prison care
A say in one’s or other’s life?

Source: Reuters TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Faced with a prison population ageing as rapidly as the rest of the country, Japan is to build new jails with disabled access, including elevators, slopes for wheelchairs and grab-bars in toilets and baths.

The three new penal facilities will offer healthy meals and may also have specialists in nursing and rehabilitation on staff […]

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/T173848.htm


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O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

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    Maxine Bounous, one of the first American ski instructors, dies at age 94  Salt Lake Tribune
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    Reginald Moore, who first alerted officials about Sugar Land 95 gravesite, dies at 60  KPRC Click2Houston
  • West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95 - CNN International
    West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95  CNN International
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