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Handmaker Adult Day Program Health and Information Fair

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are hosting an exciting health and informational fair on September 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This free event will provide information from various agencies geared to our senior community. This event is open to the public. Healthy kosher refreshments will be provided. Also be sure to enter our door prize raffles.

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Could You Live on Less Than $700 Per Month?

Could You Live on Less Than $700 Per Month?

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over a third of seniors struggle to get just the basics: food, shelter, medicine. This holiday season, think about helping a senior in need through the NCOA. Read more and help a senior through the National Council on Aging, and give to our local Community Food Bank.

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Green Valley Heart Health Lectures

Green Valley Heart Health Lectures

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Green Valley Lecture Series 2013-2014 While you can’t change your family’s genetics, you can understand your medical conditions and the lifestyle choices that can put you at higher risk for heart disease. Join us to learn how to prevent and manage heart diseases and stroke at these free lectures presented by leading physicians and scientists […]

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Seniors Are Fastest Growing Social Media Users

Seniors Are Fastest Growing Social Media Users

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Latest research shows that 72% of U.S. adults who are online use social media Adult use of social networking sites like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram has grown quickly, from 8% in 2005 to 72% today, according to the Pew Research Center. The fastest growing population since 2008 are adults over 30, but the most rapidly […]

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New Transportation Option for Seniors in Tucson

New Transportation Option for Seniors in Tucson

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new nonprofit organization has been created to help meet the transportation issues of seniors and visually impaired adults in Tucson. ITN Greater Tucson uses a network of volunteers with private vehicles to provide “door-through-door, arm-through-arm service.” Service is available to the grocery store, doctors office, church, practically anywhere. The transport service is not free, […]

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Socializing key to ‘successful aging’

Socializing key to ‘successful aging’

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

No doubt one of the most pressing issues we face is how to provide care for the chronic diseases associated with aging. Support for nonprofits like Tucson OASIS, and for senior programs county-wide, is a start. The Mayor’s Task Force on Seniors is talking about the issues of transportation, a very complex issue especially as […]

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Old and Hungry in Southern Arizona

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

This article from a few days ago talks about the plight of isolated elderly people who no longer have the capacity to care for themselves – and how we are failing to provide the most basic support. This is an important issue. As a society, how do we see our responsibility to elders, fellow Americans […]

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After 32 It’s all Downhill

After 32 It’s all Downhill

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Best Selling Book Shows Us How to Age Successfully Bestselling author Chris Crowley was in town for several events and a talk this week. He wrote the book (books really, there is a version for men and another for women) Younger Next Year. Turns out he’s a great speaker – gruff, funny, and very informative. […]

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Tucson’s Senior Olympics Concludes

Tucson’s Senior Olympics Concludes

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all of Tucson’s Senior Olympians who ended 2 weeks of paddling, jumping, running, shooting, and much more yesterday. According to event organizer Mike Davis, turnout was good and as usual Pickleball, held at the Voyager Resort, was the most popular activity. Here are a few pictures, check out the remaining photos on Facebook. […]

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Nonprofits Shine When Caring About People is the Priority

Nonprofits Shine When Caring About People is the Priority

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent large scale study of nursing home care and standards of delivery points out that nonprofits can and do deliver significantly better services as compared to for-profit companies. It makes sense, given that for-profit enterprises continually watch the bottom line and cut personnel and service to in order to maximize profits, while nonprofits focus on standards […]

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