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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)

McGlaughlin Selected as Fellow in National Aging-Services Leadership Program

Posted on August 26, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) has selected Carrie McGlaughlin, Information Systems Director at Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), for its Leadership AAHSA Fellowship program. Of the 32 individuals selected nationally, McGlaughlin was among four Ohioans chosen. The Leadership AAHSA program is designed to augment the ranks of emerging leaders across the continuum of care and services for the aging and address the shortage of potential leaders nationwide. The Leadership AAHSA class will convene this fall.

Ruckman Named OPRS Compensation/Benefits Manager

Posted on August 26, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Dublin resident Kimberley A. Ruckman has been named Manager of Compensation and Benefits for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). In her new role, Ruckman will be responsible for the administration of the compensation program and the health, retirement and wellness benefit programs for OPRS’ 3,000 employees.

A.M. McGregor Enters into Strategic Partnership with Senior Independence

Posted on August 25, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

The A.M. McGregor Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Ohio-based Senior Independence to develop home and community based services for older adults in the Cuyahoga county area.

2010 National Awards Honor Senior Independence Best of Mature Market Media

Posted on August 6, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

The 19th annual National Mature Media Awards were held recently to honor the best in advertising, marketing and educational materials produced for older adults.

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