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Resource and checklist assists seniors and their families with making decisions on discharge planning.

Ticket to Work
If you have a disability and want to work, the Ticket to Work program may be right for you
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Care Management with LivHome
LivHome has an online resource that explains how a Geriatric Care Manager can help a senior and their family with assessment, management of care, oversight of caregivers and family support.

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Some of the interesting eNews we have found ...  

What is The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program?
The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is the cornerstone of Medicare's efforts to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) for more than 30 states. They offer information and assistance to providers, patients, and families regarding beneficiary complaints, discharge appeals, and Immediate Advocacy - Learn More

It's official - July 13, 2015 for WHCOA
The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has set July 13 for its all-day event in Washington, DC. There are several ways to get involved, including hosting a watch party, tweeting questions, submitting photos, sharing stories, and more - Learn More

Can You Smell Peanut Butter?
Interesting question but the reason it is being asked is that a University is researching the ability to not smell peanut butter as an indicator of Alzheimer's - Learn More

How is Your Eyesight?
The National Institute on aging has a resource page on aging and your eyes. The article has tips on common eye problems, eye diseases, low vision issues and more - Learn More 

Resources on Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
The National Institute on Aging maintains fact sheets on a wide variety of health related topics and one topic they cover is Alzhemier's. The fact sheets offer a quick review of signs, symptoms, support resources and an introduction to clinic trials.
- Learn More
More about Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's - Click Here

Can you try to be Cheerful under Stress?
And Research is showing that we should do our best to stay cheerful when under stress. This is good advice for all ages and sounds like something elders would be telling us.
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And just for Fun - Zoo Webcams
Our home computers can be a great educational tool and entertainment. Have you checked out Zoo Webcams lately? Here are two zoo's that have webcams installed. Look for the webcam links.
Smithsonian National Zoological - Click Here
Houston Zoo - Click Here


The National Air and Space Museum 
If you have not been to Washington D.C. lately, know that many of the museums have archived their collections online. The National Air and Space Museum holds in trust over 60,000 artifacts and over 20,000 of the items have digital records available online.
Link to Collections - Click Here

And More Awe and Wonder from NASA
It is sometimes easy to forget that there is a space station circling the Earth but NASA reminds us with the website they maintain. Find information on missions, photo galleries, upcoming events and more.
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Want to share something with the U.S. Government?
Seniors Resource Guide has links on how to contact your government officials - LEARN MORE
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Here are some interesting resources from organizations serving seniors ...

The article about peanut butter sniff test as a test for Alzheimer's was found on website. This website features articles highlighting research coming out of Universities. Aside from featuring current articles by topic, the articles can be searched by University. Interesting website!

Resources on Diabetes
Looking to learn more about Diabetes? Visit the American Diabetes Association website to learn more about how they fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. The site has a calendar that lists community events - Learn More

Learn More
Association websites for specific diseases are often great resources for learning more about specific conditions. Use the link below that goes to the Seniors Resource database of Associations for Specific Illnesses. Contact us to recommend an Association to add to the list.
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National Center for Creative Aging 

National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) has a Directory of Creative Aging Programs that features arts programs serving older people and includes intergenerational activities in urban, suburban, and rural communities in a variety of settings such as community centers, senior centers, assisted living, adult day care, arts institutions, and libraries.
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Unique Lives Presentation
Unique Lives & Experiences is a Women's Lecture Series, designed to motivate, challenge and enlighten anyone with an open mind and a strong desire to learn from the personal experiences of distinguished speakers - Learn More

July 4, 2015 - Saturday
A Capitol Fourth Concert - Washington, D.C.
Broadcast on PBS Channels & Online

Each Independence Day, the U.S. government's headquarters transforms to a proud and patriotic concert venue and they present, "A Capitol Fourth." This is a musical exhibition featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and celebrity performers. The concert is aired on PBS and always concludes with a thrilling rendition of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture and fireworks - Learn More

July 13, 2015 - Monday
White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA)
& the Live Streaming Event
The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) only happens once every TEN years and it sets Federal aging policy for the next decade. People of all ages are welcome to join the live viewing of the WHCOA. This event will have live streaming online through the White House Live Streaming Service. You can watch from your location or organize your own live streaming event
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July 31 - August 2, 2015
Abilities Expo - Houston, Texas
Abilities Expo is a resource where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!).
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Ongoing Events

Death Cafe Events
With a Death Cafe, the idea is to get people from all backgrounds together over tea, coffee and delicious cake, to simply talk about death, a normal aspect of life that is generally feared by our culture.
Website: Death Cafe

Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food.
Website: Edible Communities

Gluten Free Expos
The Gluten Free Expos are dedicated to educating the public about Celiac disease and promoting services and products that serve those with gluten-intolerance issues.
Website: Gluten Free Expo

Natural Grocers Events Calendar
Natural Grocers sponsors a variety of events on making healthy food choices. Visit their website to learn more and find store locations and events.
Website: Natural Grocers

Walk with a Doc Events
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle.
Website: Walk With A Doc

Training for Care Professionals and Family Caregivers
Medifecta offers DVDs, textbooks, work books and online content for both professional and family caregivers.
Website: Medifecta
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