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Preventing and Confronting Senior Abuse and Exploitation

Picture this: An assisted living home in a small town houses 50 seniors. Many of these seniors lived very different lives in different socio-economic income brackets, but still find themselves living together in the same community with similar struggles. Seniors are a vulnerable population due to sickness, weakness, and decreases in cognitive function. Unfortunately the vulnerable in this world often bear the brunt of the

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The Top 50 Most Popular Actors Over 70 Years Old | SeniorCareHelper

Hollywood has always been considered a playground for the young. But make no mistake about it, there are actors who have been around for a while now that still command the attention of the big studios and the public alike. SeniorCareHelper has put together our definitive list of the Top 50 Most POPULAR actors who are also over 70 years of age. What was our

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Cohousing: The Changing Opportunities of Independent Living for Seniors

“While I had tried to save for retirement, I never understood the cost of aging.” This statement was made by Susan, a 60-year-old widow in Bellingham, Washington. She has an annual income of $11,000 (Western Washington University, 2017). When looking at the skyrocketing fees required for senior housing and care, what is someone like Susan supposed to do? The Joint Center for Housing Studies of

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Social, Active and Purposeful for Optimal Senior Health

There has been growing awareness of the importance of exercise, social community and purpose for mental and physical health. This is true for all people, but is particularly important for older adults to cope with the many changes, losses and trials that they have faced throughout life. Some communities are structured to help seniors with such types of established activities, while others still need to

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This Week in Music History – James Brown records “Live at the Apollo” | SCH Time Machine

The Legendary James Brown (born in Barnwell, SC), recorded the incredible “Live at the Apollo” album on October 24th, 1962. The album was released in May of 1963 and quickly became one of the more influential live performances of the era. The album was listed as no. 24 in Rolling Stones magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. James Brown –

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This Weeks Notable Most Birthdays – Over 50

From the full spectrum of popular culture we take a look at the most notable birthdays of the week…for the over 50 crowd of course! MONDAY – Tim Robbins – Born October 16, 1958 One of Tim’s classic scenes from “Shawshank Redemption” TUESDAY – Norm MacDonald – Born October 17, 1959 His best scene from the film “Dirty Work” WEDNESDAY – Jean-Claude Van Damme –

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Charles & Sara Rippey and the Napa Valley Fires | SCH Stories

With the terrible fire happening in Northern California, we thought we would take the time to pay tribute to an elderly couple that were just two of the 32 total victims. The story was originally printed in the LA Times. —– He was 100 and she was 98, and the two had been inseparable since they were children in grade school. This week, both died

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Hugh Hefner Rare Interview With Deep Purple 1968 | SCH TimeMachine

Our tribute to Hugh Hefner comes in the form of a rare interview and impromptu performance with Deep Purple. We thought it was quirky and interesting and a fitting look back at the controversial cultural icon. Hugh Hefner was an American magazine publisher, editor, businessman, and playboy. He was best known as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine, which he founded in 1953. He

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Top 10 Athletes of the 1960s

The seventh decade of the twentieth century produced some of the greatest stars in sports history, so finding 10 famous athletes of the 1960s is an easy task. The hard part is narrowing it down to just ten, but the names on the following list clearly show that the ‘60s was a decade to remember. 10. Rod Laver This Australian lefty won seventeen major tennis

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