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Some of the articles and news topics we found interesting ... 

  • Learn more about a new documentary, "Cyber-Seniors - Connecting Generations"
    (They have posted a Trailer on the Documentary on their website!)  
  • Where are E.H.R.'s "electronic health records" headed?
  • AARP is doing a great job with their Webletters.
  • Ran across another news website called MyWay (with no banners and no popups).
  • Let's talk seniors and government activism - Learn more about how AARP works to protect seniors - Let's talk Legislative Bill Tracking.
  • And did you know that Pope Francis has a twitter account?
  • And find quick links to some of our favorite newsletters and an article that raises the question, "Is Federal government helping or hurting the movement to help raise citizens out of poverty?
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3-1-1 compared to 2-1-1 - What is the Difference?
3-1-1 and 2-1-1 are special local numbers that take a 'local caller' to a call center for that community. Note that the call center you reach depends on the area code you are dialing from. In general 3-1-1 numbers take you to a call center for local city and government services while the 2-1-1 number take you to a local call center for health and human services organizations - LEARN MORE


Find ideas on making exercise a regular habit, check out "Fitting Exercise and Physical Activity into Your Day," a Tip Sheet from Go4Life®. This is the exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
Website: Go4Life

Road Scholar
Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 6,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references call us at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

The National Council of Aging created this website to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. You take 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential.


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May 2014 - Cyber-Seniors-Connecting Generations - Find Screening
May 2014 - Stryker Joint Pain Seminars
May 6 - May 12 - Shield HealthCare Salutes Nurses!
May 30 - Centenarian Celebration Colorado
May 31 - Salute to Seniors - Colorado
May 31 - Sunset Celebration Weekend - California
June 2014 - Cyber-Seniors-Connecting Generations - Find Screening
June 2014 - Stryker Joint Pain Seminars
June 7 - Boomer & Beyond Expo - Colorado
June 17-19 - Colorado Capital Conference - Washington, D.C.
June 25 - Active Senior Expo - Silver Star Expositions
June 27-29 - Abilities Expo - Chicago
July 25, 26 & 27 - Sydney Retirement Lifestyle Expo - Australia
August 26-27 - Senior Lifestyle Expo - Chicago

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May 2014
Cyber-Seniors - Connecting Generations - Find a Screening!
This is a humorous and heartwarming documentary that covers the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors. The documentary features a "spirited and engaging cast." Cyber-Seniors will put a smile on your face and make you laugh out loud (or LOL, as they say) as these special Senior Citizens encounter cyber obstacles and triumphs. Visit the website and find a showing near you. You can also view the trailer online and request a screening!
View Screening Calendar - Click Here

May 6 - May 12, 2014
Shield HealthCare Salutes Nurses!
Nurses are the health care professional with whom many patients have the most direct contact. They are also leaders and patient advocates in boardrooms, in classrooms, throughout communities and in the halls of government. This week, Shield HealthCare is privileged to celebrate the many contributions of our nation's nurses, and to honor them as leaders who improve the quality of health care.
Learn More - Click Here

June 27 - 29, 2014
Abilities Expo - Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities
Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Address: 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!). For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has also provided an excellent forum for companies with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this Community.
Learn More - Abilities Expo
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