National Focus
September-October 2014  
The Prepared Senior eNews
Sept-Oct 2014  
Event Highlights

Interesting Websites

Good To Know


Senior Services Highlights

Bessie's Hope

Good to Know

United We Serve
This website is a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities across the country and around the world

Eat Right
Website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

The National Center on Senior Transportation
This offers information and free resources to help older adults and caregivers become more familiar with transportation resources.

Seniors Resource Guide

Seniors Resource Guide

Visit National
News & Events

Visit Seniors Resource Guide Google+

Visit Family Discharge Planner - Resources for Getting Better at Home

Applying for Medicaid is a Grueling Task
For the uninitiated, getting onto Medicaid is a grueling task - maybe even a full time job. Medicaid requests significant amounts of paperwork providing proof of age, citizenship and marital status ...

When You Become Your Loved One
I'm not talking about that interesting moment when you hear your mouth say those things that your mother used to say, those things that you SWORE your mouth would never say ...

Visit the Article Archive

For Professionals serving the senior industry ...

Visit Senior Business Connection Newsroom

Attention Businesses & Organizations ...
Send us your news & announcements

Submit your event

We have an interesting selection of news, events and resource links for you to review. We hope you enjoy this issue.
A new way to get news ... computer_people.jpg


You may have noticed on our website our new Google+ Badge on the Seniors Resource Guide home page - CLICK HERE. Take a look at this new approach for sharing news, events, articles and more. We like it because it tends to be short and easy to follow.
Check out our Google+ -


eNews Review


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

  • Learn more about The 90+ Study - CLICK HERE 
  • Learn more about Alzheimer's Disease Clinic and the research program at University of Colorado School of Medicine - Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado - CLICK HERE 
  • Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association and the work they do - CLICK HERE 
Find more News Snippets on Seniors Resource Guide National News & Events - CLICK HERE

Interesting Websites ...interesting_websites  


September 2014
Find a Screening of Alive Inside
The "Alive Inside" film explores the capacity of music to revitalize individuals in declining health. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the incredible experiences of people around the country who have been "revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music." The film documents how music "can triumph where prescription medication falls short." Note that your organization can request a screening.

September 7, 2014 - Sunday
National Grandparents Day
There are many possible sources for the Grandparents Day celebration that happens the Sunday after Labor Day. The website Time and Date has some background about the holiday. However another way to acknowledge the bond between older adults and kids is to recognize the many organizations that bring these two groups together in wonderful programs. Here is a list of a few of these organizations:

Event Highlightseventhighlight laptop-glasses-girl.jpg

Find details at Seniors Resource Guide National News & Events - CLICK HERE

Sept - Find a Screening of Alive Inside
Sept - Cyber-Seniors Film Screenings
Sept - Find a "Walk with a Doc" Event
Sept - Find a Death Café
Sept - Walk to End Alzheimer's Across the U.S.
Sept - Hunger Action Month
Sept 5-7 - Abilities Expo, Boston
Sept 6 - Amazing Aging Expo, Denver
Sept 7 - National Grandparents Day
Sept 8 - October 3 - Living Your Legacy: Seeds, Blossoms, Fruits
Sept 10 - Innovations in Aging Collaborative, CO
Sept 11 - National Day of Service and Remembrance
Sept 12,1 3 & 14 - Legacy Film Festival on Aging, CA
Sept 13 - Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo, CA
Sept 13-14 - Ideal-Living Expo. Whippany, NJ
Sept 18, 20 & 21 - USA Gathering of Elders, TX
Sept 20-21 - Ideal-Living Expo, McLean, VA
Sept 23 - Falls Prevention Awareness Day from NCOA
Sept 24 - Active Senior Expo Silver Star Expositions, IL
Sept 27 - My Health and Wellness Expo, CO
Sept 28 - Oct 4 - Conscious Elderhood, NM
Sept 30 - Positive Aging Forum - Design Challenge, CA
Oct 3-5 - 19th Anniversary BayfFest of Alabama, AL
Oct 3-4 - ElderSpirit Community Autumn Retreat, VA
Oct 6-18 - Huntsman World Senior Games, UT
Oct 10-11 - Memoirs: "Writing Meaningful Memoirs", UT
Oct 18-19 - Arizona's Ultimate Women's Expo, AZ
Oct 19-22 - LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, TN
Oct 24-Nov 2 - The 60th Annual Greater Gulf State Fair, AL
Oct 27-31 - Family History Retreat FamilySearch Library, UT
Oct 29 - Active Senior Expo Silver Star Expositions, IL 
Events that caught our attention.

September & October 2014
Walk to End Alzheimer's Across the U.S.
Locations around the U.S.
Join a Walk to End Alzheimer's in your area. The funds raised in 2014 will go to support education, counseling, and our 24 hour Helpline all offered at no cost to families across the state and to fund research to find a cure.
Find a Walk to End Alzheimer's - CLICK HERE

September 11, 2014
National Day of Service and Remembrance
With support from the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations, this event established the tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks - LEARN MORE

September 23, 2014 - Tuesday

Falls Prevention Awareness Day from NCOA
The 7th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 23, 2014 which is also the first day of Fall. This year's theme, Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults - LEARN MORE
Resources to stay safe from falls:
We often hear about a senior falling and breaking their hip but what does that really mean? Here are some links to understand what really breaks and how difficult this type of accident is to recover from. Spread the word and let's focus on fall prevention, strength training for seniors and be careful!
What is a Hip Fracture - CLICK HERE
More about what actually Breaks in a Hip Fracture - CLICK HERE
Now look at suggestions for avoiding Hip Fractures:
Fall Prevention Tips from the Mayo Clinic - CLICK HERE
Fall Prevention Tips from CDC - CLICK HERE
2014 Falls Free® Photo Contest Winners - CLICK HERE

October 6 - 18, 2014
Huntsman World Senior Games
Location: St George, Utah
Following the pattern of the Olympics, the Games kicks off with a grand Opening Ceremonies, which includes a Parade of Athletes, entertainment, fireworks and the traditional lighting of the Huntsman World Senior Games Cauldron. There is no charge for admission. Dress warm for cool evenings. Athletes should arrive at 6:30 pm for the Parade.

October 19 - 22, 2014
LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo - "Redefining Age"
Location: Downtown Nashville, TN
The 2014 Annual meeting of Leading Age will highlight how individuals are changing in regard to how they live and age. Plan to attend to learn about what is possible and the tremendous opportunities to re-educate everyone in regard to individual aging and service providers that provide care to those that are aging.
We hope you have found the Seniors Resource Guide "The Prepared Senior" eNews helpful. If you have questions, suggestions or topics you want to see in the future please contact us.

The Staff at Seniors Resource Guide,
Our Supporters & Advertisers
Email Us - Find Resources, news & events - Educational Questions to Ask - Compatible with web-enabled Mobile - Medicare Simplified - Networking Media Resources

Mailing Address:, LLC
P.O. Box 816, Littleton, Colorado 80160-0237 
Disclaimer: References to specific companies mentioned does not warranty, imply or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of said company. Consumers and professionals serving seniors are highly encouraged to check all references and interview all companies before engaging services. In regard to event listings always check and confirm with the event host that the date or time has not changed.

The Federal website provides a variety of information on staying safe such as identity theft, fraud, scams, recalls, credit reports, complaints, debt, etc. Learn more at