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Brave Winter Elements Safely…

Posted on December 14, 2010 in Health and Wellness for All Communities

The winter elements can take a physical toll on everyone, but pose an even greater risk of health problems to older adults.

It is critically important limit your exposure to the elements to short periods, stay dry and always wear a hat, gloves or mittens, a coat, boots and a scarf that covers your mouth and nose.

Top 15 Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Posted on December 6, 2010 in Caregiving for All Communities - 1 Comment

Communicating with a loved one or friend who is affected by Dementia can sometimes be overwhelming and even frustrating. Here are some suggestions to overcome communications challenges...

Slutz Named Corporate Director of Human Resources for Senior Independence; To serve as Labor Relations Liaison for OPRS

Posted on November 17, 2010 in In The News for All Communities - 1 Comment

Scott Slutz has been promoted to a corporate human resources management position for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). He has been named Corporate Director of Human Resources for Senior Independence, a wholly owned subsidiary of OPRS and as the Corporate Labor Relations Liaison for OPRS. Prior to accepting his new responsibilities, Slutz served as Regional Human Resources Director for Park Vista of Youngstown; Rockynol in Akron; and Lake Vista of Cortland; all OPRS continuing care retirement communities. In his new role, Slutz will support Senior Independence in achieving organizational growth, corporate objectives and quality enhancement.

Howell Named OPRS Senior Human Resources Director

Posted on November 15, 2010 in In The News for All Communities - 1 Comment

Jennifer B. Howell has been named Senior Human Resources Director for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). Prior to accepting this executive human resources management position, Howell was the Human Resources Director at Westminster Thurber, an OPRS Community.

Practical Support for Caregivers: Icaregiver.org

Posted on November 8, 2010 in Caregiving for All Communities

Family caregivers provide 80 percent of care to our nation’s older adults. Although caregivers take on their role wholeheartedly, and often derive great spiritual blessings from this important work — they still need support. A terrific source of caregiver information can be found at www.icaregiver.org.

McGregor Becomes Third iPartner -- Assumes Local PACE Program

Posted on October 19, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

After signing on as an iPartner with Senior Independence in August, The McGregor Group, partnering with Senior Independence and University Hospitals, was chosen to manage the local PACE (Program for the All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Walking May Preserve Brain Size And Memory In Later Life

Posted on October 14, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

A new US study found that walking six to nine miles a week may preserve brain size and consequently stop memory deteriorating in later life.

Walking May Preserve Brain Size And Memory In Later Life (MedicalNewsToday.com)

The Retirement Age Debate

Posted on October 9, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Under current law, the normal retirement age -- the age at which full retirement benefits are payable -- is already scheduled to increase from 66 to 67 in two-month increments from 2017 to 2022.

The Retirement Age Debate (CBS Evening News)

Discussion Targets Ways to Make City Friendlier for Seniors

Posted on September 22, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

We know the Pittsburgh region is home to one of the oldest populations in America. But how age-friendly is it?

Discussion Targets Ways to Make City Friendlier for Seniors (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis is Crucial, Yet Accurate Test Elusive

Posted on September 15, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

It's painful to watch Peter Kenney take a memory test.

Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis is Crucial, Yet Accurate Test Elusive (USA Today)

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