Posts Tagged ‘ Special Topics ’

Protect your family from fire

Oct 9th, 2011 | By
Protect your family from fire

National Fire Prevention Week 2011 will be observed from October 9-15.  This year’s theme is: Protect Your Family from Fire, and according to FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy, the 2011 campaign is all about keeping ourselves, our families, and our communities safer from fire.  “Annual observances like National Fire Prevention Week are excellent opportunities to focus
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The impact of Long Term Care cuts to seniors.

Oct 4th, 2011 | By

Editor’s note: In the hard copy version of the Senior Scene and the online version, we ran an article from Ingrid McDonald, Washington’s Advocacy Director for AARP.  This is a follow up with additional information about the effect of the proposed cuts and AARP’s response and suggestions. Urgent Advisory: The 2011 Special Session and Risk
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VA study finds nasal spray improves memory in some

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

Researchers at VA Puget Sound Health Care System have recently received widespread national coverage about their current Alzheimer’s research.  Dr. Suzanne Craft, a UW professor and Veteran’s Administration researcher with the study is cautiously optimistic about their findings.  The study has concentrated on research of a direct delivery system that provides insulin to the brain
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Washington’s Long-Term Care System standing is at risk

Sep 26th, 2011 | By
Washington’s Long-Term Care System standing is at risk

Ingrid McDonald AARP Advocacy Director When it comes to long-term care, Washington state ranks second in the nation according to a recently released report issued by AARP in conjunction with the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation. The report, “Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical
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