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If you have a disability and want to work, the Ticket to Work program may be right for you
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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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How are Professionals Looking at Seniors?
Below is a link to a video recap from a session presented during the 2015 Aging in America Conference of the American Society on Aging. This event explored the lives of older adults who have disabilities either through health issues or from aging and how are they adapting to the community they live in. Can they navigate independently and what else needs to be done to help them. Normally videos like this have a pay per view model or you have to join the associaitno to view them. In this case Walmart has underwritten this resource and made it available to the general public.
2015 Aging in America Conference Video - Click Here

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Obama Administration are launching ConnectHome, a pilot initiative that will accelerate broadband adoption by children and families living in HUD-assisted housing across the nation.

So how is the Digital Divide Doing?
Seniors and older adults are making progress in computer usage and computer ownership when looking at US Census data. The United States Census Bureau has created an infographic that reviews computer and Internet usage in the U.S. from 1984 through 2012. Facts show that age and income level do affect computer and Internet usage.
US Census Computer Use Infographic - Click Here
Review other US Census Reports - Click Here

The Tiny House Movement
Can't help but think a little bit about downsizing for seniors and older adults when one looks at the Tiny House Movement. However senior and older adults, don't need to go quite this small. Also check out the downsizing resources from The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM).
Website: American Tiny House Association
Website: NASMM

Resources for Dealing with Alzheimer's
As we approach September, the topic of Alzheimer's becomes very prominent with the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's events. If you are dealing with Alzheimer's be sure to visit the Alzheimer's Association website to explore their resources and programs that help families.

Federal Government's Alzheimer's Website is the government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias.

Recent Movies Dealing with Alzheimer's
There are some recent movies dealing with Alzheimer's that are very educational.
Still Alive - Click Here
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me - Click Here

The Documentary Alive Inside
Learn more about the documentary "Alive Inside," that documents the healing power and connection that music can make with memory loss.
The Value of Government Employees
The value of government employees is not a phrase we often hear lately, however the story of Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, who while at the FDA in the 1960's resisted lobbying to fast track approval of a drug called Thalidomide offers a great lesson in how government and its employees can protect citizens when they are not controlled by inappropriate influences. Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey passed away on August 7, 2015.
Read Story on Newser - Click Here

What a World we live in today!
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a stunning view of the moon as it moved in front of the Earth. The series of images shows the fully illuminated "dark side" of the moon that is never visible from Earth. Wow! - Click Here. Also check out the post about them growing fesh vegetables on the space station - Click Here

Looking for Information on Disability Programs?
Finding reliable disability related information and resources can be difficult. has developed a series of 14 guides about topics such as disability benefits, housing assistance, job training programs, and financial help for families with low incomes.

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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Having difficulty affording a computer and having Internet access?
Check out this resource ...

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. 

The group collaborates with libraries and nonprofits to advertise free computer and Internet courses at over 8,000 training sites across the country. Call 1-855-387-9166 or visit the website to find closest classes.

The group also offers refurbished computers for sale. Some restrictions apply but check it out.
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August 25, 2015
Senior Lifestyle Expo - Chicago, Illinois
The Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging will host the 20th Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace on August 25 and 26, 2015 from 9AM to 2PM. The expo will feature over information booths, an entertainment stage, health and wellness info, interactive activities and educational seminars.
August 29, 2015
Amazing Aging Expo 2015 - Denver, Colorado
This is Denver Metro's premier resource event for seniors with 100+ exhibitors, as well as notable speakers. Free Event, Free Parking!

September 2015
Find a Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a major fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.
Find a Walk - Learn More

Sep 17, 2015
Seniors in September - Denver, Colorado
This event shines a light on services for older adults in the community. Find resources, life matters workshops for the mind, body and soul, and enjoy a free catered lunch. Keynote speaker is Mayor Michael B. Hancock - Learn More

Sep 18 - 20, 2015
Abilities Expo - Boston, MA
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!).

Ongoing Events

National Center for Creative Aging 
This is a Directory of Creative Aging Programs that features art programs serving older people and includes intergenerational activities in urban, suburban, and rural areas hosted in community centers, senior centers, assisted living, adult day care, arts institutions, and libraries.
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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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