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driver leaps from car to save elderly woman from oncoming train


saddle brook — dashcam video captured the dramatic rescue of an older woman who was nearly struck by a train while she was crossing railroad tracks wednesday, wabc 7 reported. jon mango was inside his car when he spotted the elderly woman walking with two canes making her halting way across the tracks when the crossing…






falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains


new york — elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from u.s. government researchers.the reason for the increase isn't clear, the report's authors said. but one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated tumbles, said one expert."many older adults are afraid their independence will be taken away if they admit to falling, and so they minimize it," said dr. lauren southerland, an ohio state university emergency physician who specializes in geriatric care.but what may seem like a mild initial fall may cause concussions or other problems that increase the chances of future falls — and more severe injuries, she said.whatever the cause, the






falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains


new york — elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from u.s. government researchers.the reason for the increase isn't clear, the report's authors said. but one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated tumbles, said one expert."many older adults are afraid their independence will be taken away if they admit to falling, and so they minimize it," said dr. lauren southerland, an ohio state university emergency physician who specializes in geriatric care.but what may seem like a mild initial fall may cause concussions or other problems that increase the chances of future falls — and more severe injuries, she said.whatever the cause, the






slowik: how federal budget cuts would impact the poor and elderly in chicago’s s


slowik: federal budget cuts would impact poor, elderly in south suburbsted slowik / daily southtownbrothers jerry kowalski, 75, left, and bern kowalski, 73, of tinley park, are shown thursday at the bremen township senior lunch program in oak forest. president donald trump on thursday unveiled a budget blueprint that proposes drastic cuts in programs that help poor and elderly residents.brothers jerry kowalski, 75, left, and bern kowalski, 73, of tinley park, are shown thursday at the bremen township senior lunch program in oak forest. president donald trump on thursday unveiled a budget blueprint that proposes drastic cuts in programs that help poor and elderly residents. (ted slowik / daily southtown)






caring for the elderly guide download


download download caring for the elderlyon december 14, 1990 the united nations general assembly voted to establish october 1 as the international day of older persons as recorded in resolution 45/106. the holiday was observed for the first time on october 1, 1991. as we known most people live longer and healthier lives as compared to the past generations. each year advancements in science and technology, better health care combining western medicine with holistic healing, greater awareness of how to care for ourselves physically and emotionally, are all part of the process that increases the life expectancy of humans. in general, the terms 'elderly' and 'aged' are taken here to mean people aged over 65 years of age. when circumstances make it necessary, children should care for their pa






elderly resident unaccounted for after dallas condo fire


dallas — authorities say an elderly resident of a dallas condominium complex is unaccounted for after a fire destroyed the four-story structure.dallas fire-rescue spokesman jason evans says firefighters saturday searched for the woman and also contacted her family and friends. dallas police also issued a critical missing person advisory for the woman, described as having dementia and last seen friday night.more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze that broke out around 11:30 p.m. friday in the 60-unit complex. evans says one person had minor medical issues, exacerbated by the fire and smoke, and was transported to a hospital but was expected to be ok.firefighters spent saturday dealing with hot spots. the cause of the fire is under investigation.american red cross officials were assisti






freed inmate hijacks car in jail parking lot, authorities say


a hesperia woman got out of jail wednesday afternoon, hopped into a car parked outside and drove away.problem was, it wasn’t her car.and the elderly woman sitting inside the vehicle? she didn’t know her.monique irene cadena, 24, had been arrested by victorville police at 10:30 a.m. wednesday on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, authorities said. she was taken to the west valley detention center in rancho cucamonga, where she was cited and released at 5:10 p.m., the san bernardino county sheriff’s department said in a statement.cadena asked several people in the jail visitors’ area if she could get a ride, authorities said. when she went outside, she noticed a white 2004 hyundai sonata sitting at a curb near the jail with its engine running.inside the vehicle






remains found after hermantown fire likely those of homeowner, 87


the remains of an elderly woman were found in the ruins of her hermantown home after it was destroyed by a fire thursday, according to media reports.the blaze started at 3 a.m. in the 5300 block of west arrowhead road in the st. louis county town. after it was extinguished, authorities spent several hours combing through the debris, where they found remains that they believe are those of the elderly homeowner.deputy chief shawn padden of the hermantown police department told wdio, the duluth abc television affiliate, that authorities believe the home was occupied because two vehicles were parked in the garage.“it was a very fire ... and so it took us a little bit longer to find what we were looking for,” padden told wdio. “but we did find what we believe is the occupant of the residence.”p






cops: woman charged with dui said she would have sobered up had she kept driving


a man who was s by police tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a bank in north riverside and then used elderly man as a "human shield" has died, authorities said.alfonso d. lopez, 41, of berwyn, was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m. tuesday at loyola university medical center, north riverside...a man who was s by police tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a bank in north riverside and then used elderly man as a "human shield" has died, authorities said.alfonso d. lopez, 41, of berwyn, was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m. tuesday at loyola university medical center, north riverside... (ted gregory)






within hour of jail release, california woman's first move is alleged carjacking


rancho cucamonga – what started as an arrest for reportedly being under the influence of drugs escalated to a carjacking and kidnapping case when a hesperia woman, recently released from custody, reportedly stole a car with an elderly woman inside, authorities said.monique cadena, 24, had reportedly been outside the west valley detention center wednesday evening trying to get a ride when she noticed a running vehicle parked near the visiting area of the jail, according to a san bernardino county sheriff’s department press release. there was an elderly female inside the 2004 white hyundai sonata. she was waiting for a family member, officials said.cadena reportedly got into the vehicle and drove off.“a witness in the parking area noticed the elderly female yelling for assistance and quickly






man jumps from car, saves elderly woman from oncoming train


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elderly woman charged with murder after dc slaying


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bt landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills


customers who only buy landline services from bt are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, ofcom.it said those customers, who are often elderly or vulnerable, were not getting value for money.bt has nearly 80% of the uk landline market, and ofcom is hoping other providers will also cut prices.the telecoms giant said it took its responsibilities "very seriously"."unlike other companies, [we] have many customers on special tariffs for socially excluded or vulnerable customers," bt said."recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a bt phone line."the planned price cut will effectively reverse cost rises seen in recent years, ofcom said.the regulator's chief executive, sharon white, told the b






cops: cocaine trafficker lived in public housing for elderly


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snohomish police make arrests in slaying of elderly woman


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snohomish police seek suspect in slaying of elderly woman


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man jumps from car, saves elderly woman from oncoming train


saddle brook, n.j. — an elderly woman trying to cross the tracks in front of an oncoming train was saved by a driver who sprinted from his car and pulled her out of the way, authorities said.jon mango was waiting at a saddle brook railroad crossing when he saw a woman with two canes trying to cross wednesday afternoon, police said. mango jumped out of his car and guided the woman away from the tracks.mango told wabc-tv (http://7ny.tv/2meskbx ) the woman seemed scared and was struggling."i'm watching and i see her going across and i'm like, 'this isn't feeling right,'" mango said.a dashcam video shows mango jump into action as the crossing lights began to flash and the nearby train sounded its horn."i saw the train was really coming. i sprinted onto the tracks, and i pulled her by the arm,"






death of elderly couple in glenwood springs officially ruled a murder-suicide –


the october death of an elderly couple in glenwood springs has officially been ruled a murder-suicide.garfield county coroner robert glassmire has ruled that 79-year-old joseph llewellyn fatally shot his wife — 73-year-old mary kent — before killing himself.“physical and medical evidence from the scene investigation and autopsies are clear and convincing that mr. llewellyn shot mrs. kent in the head and then shot himself in the head,” glassmire said.the shooting happened on oct. 18. llewellyn was pronounced dead at the scene and kent died on oct. 28 after being taken to denver for medical treatment.authorities say dna samples from the crime scene analyzed by state investigators confirmed there was no evidence of a third person at the home where the shooting happened who could have contribu






cold spell in taiwan linked to over 150 deaths in 5 days


taipei, taiwan — taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days.temperatures fell as low as 6.7 degrees celsius (44 degrees fahrenheit) on thursday evening along the coast north of the capital, taipei.taiwan's liberty times newspaper and united daily news said the deaths of 154 people since then were likely related to the cold. reports say below-normal temperatures around much of the island from thursday night through sunday may have triggered deadly heart attacks and strokes as well as the deaths of elderly people with the flu.temperatures in taipei average 16 c (60 f) in january, according to taiwan's central weather bureau. because of the relatively mild norms, most househol






bt landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills


customers who only buy landline services from bt are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, ofcom.it said those customers, who are often elderly or vulnerable, were not getting value for money.bt has nearly 80% of the uk landline market, and ofcom is hoping other providers will also cut prices.the telecoms giant said it took its responsibilities "very seriously"."unlike other companies, [we] have many customers on special tariffs for socially excluded or vulnerable customers," bt said."recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a bt phone line."the planned price cut will effectively reverse cost rises seen in recent years, ofcom said. bt customers, who pay £18.99 per month for a landline-on






bt landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills


customers who only buy landline services from bt are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, ofcom.it said those customers, who are often elderly or vulnerable, were not getting value for money.bt has nearly 80% of the uk landline market, and ofcom is hoping other providers will also cut prices.the telecoms giant said it took its responsibilities "very seriously"."unlike other companies, [we] have many customers on special tariffs for socially excluded or vulnerable customers," bt said."recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a bt phone line."the planned price cut will effectively reverse cost rises seen in recent years, ofcom said. bt customers, who pay £18.99 per month for a landline-on






bt landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills


customers who only buy landline services from bt are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, ofcom.it said those customers, who are often elderly or vulnerable, were not getting value for money.bt has nearly 80% of the uk landline market, and ofcom is hoping other providers will also cut prices.the telecoms giant said it took its responsibilities "very seriously"."unlike other companies, [we] have many customers on special tariffs for socially excluded or vulnerable customers," bt said."recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a bt phone line."the planned price cut will effectively reverse cost rises seen in recent years, ofcom said. bt customers, who pay £18.99 per month for a landline-on






bt landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills


customers who only buy landline services from bt are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, ofcom.it said those customers, who are often elderly or vulnerable, were not getting value for money.bt has nearly 80% of the uk landline market, and ofcom is hoping other providers will also cut prices.the telecoms giant said it took its responsibilities "very seriously"."unlike other companies, [we] have many customers on special tariffs for socially excluded or vulnerable customers," bt said."recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a bt phone line."the planned price cut will effectively reverse cost rises seen in recent years, ofcom said. bt customers, who pay £18.99 per month for a landline-on






editorial counterpoint: the case against the equal rights amendment


under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, the supreme court is able to create new constitutional rights for women. the effect of the equal rights amendment (for which a renewed campaign is taking place) presumably would be to encourage the justices to do so more aggressively than in the past.why is this necessary? the star tribune editorial board (“the era is back, and it’s still needed,” march 10) claims that women’s rights are “insecure.” but that is equally or more true for many other groups of americans — for example, the elderly, the poor and the mentally ill. does it follow that we should amend the constitution to guarantee “equal rights” for them? what about a right to “equal educational opportunities”? the supreme court has created such a right in cases involving rac






irs impostor scam robs elderly americans out of life savings


washington (ap) — it’s the top complaint to a u.s. senate hotline for seniors: fraudsters posing as irs agents, threatening arrests and demanding money.a treasury department official told lawmakers wednesday that more than 10,000 people have reported falling prey to the so-called “irs impersonation scam,” many of them elderly americans.phillip hatch, who is 81, told a senate panel via video that he received one of those calls at home in portland, maine. the caller told him there was a mistake on his tax returns and federal marshals were coming to arrest him unless he paid the money. hatch lost $8,000. he says he wishes he hasn’t been “so cooperative.”republican sen. susan collins of maine, chair of the committee, says the criminals target older people, who may be isolated and lonely.most r






marijuana industry angered by white house reversal


inside the professional dispensaries of illinois office in buffalo grove on a weekday earlier in january, joseph friedman assisted a man whose elderly mother was considering medical marijuana for the first time, explaining the different options and its effects.meanwhile, another customer buzzed... (ronnie wachter)






swamped humane society cuts off adoption requests for yorkies


after being flooded with requests, the san diego humane society has stopped accepting applications to adopt about 90 of the more than 120 yorkies rescued last month from the home of an elderly poway couple.more than 1,600 people have already submitted applications, according to humane society officials, who had originally planned to keep accepting the paperwork until noon urday.the agency will review the applications and forward the ones that are approved into a lottery system, said spokeswoman kelli schry. “adopters will be contacted individually to schedule appointments to complete the adoption,” she said.ninety-two of the dogs were taken jan. 20 from the couple’s home following neighbor complaints. the dogs were living among the feces and urine that covered the floors and walls of the f






cold spell in taiwan linked to over 150 deaths in 5 days


taipei, taiwan (ap) — taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days.temperatures fell as low as 6.7 degrees celsius (44 degrees fahrenheit) on thursday evening along the coast north of the capital, taipei.taiwan’s liberty times newspaper and united daily news said the deaths of 154 people since then were likely related to the cold. reports say below-normal temperatures around much of the island from thursday night through sunday may have triggered deadly heart attacks and strokes as well as the deaths of elderly people with the flu.temperatures in taipei average 16 c (60 f) in january, according to taiwan’s central weather bureau. because of the relatively mild norms, most hou






island kingdom of tonga mourns the death of its queen mother


nuku'alofa, tonga — the south pacific island kingdom of tonga is mourning the death of its queen mother, who dedicated her time to helping the elderly and those with disabilities.halaevalu mata'aho died sunday at the age of 90 in auckland, new zealand, after traveling there for health reasons. the cause of her death has not been released by her family.she was the mother of two kings: george tupou v, who died in 2012, and the current monarch, king tupou vi.her funeral procession will be held in tonga on feb. 28, when most people in the country of just over 100,000 are expected to turn out wearing black.mata'aho will be particularly missed by the alonga centre and the tonga red cross, with leaders at the two agencies saying she worked tirelessly.lavinia satini, the coordinator for the alonga






‘criminals don’t need plasma tvs’: new $91-million ‘luxury’ quebec jail slammed


each inmate has their own cell and are issued personal headphone sets on arrival so they can watch the flat screen television in the common area without disturbing their neighbours. the cafeteria is equipped with a state of the art dishwashing machine and the laundry can be done in cutting-edge washers and dryers.the new, $91-million jail inaugurated this week in sept-îles is being described as a “luxury” component of quebec’s correctional system, and that’s what is making carl vallée, head of the quebec chapter of the canadian taxpayers association, so angry.“it’s not just the price tag,” he said in an interview with the montreal gazette. “it’s the concept in quebec that we’re treating our criminals better than we’re treating our elderly. and that, i find, is indecent.“criminals don’t nee






head injuries, concussions from falls rising fast among seniors, study finds


elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from u.s. government researchers.the reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. but one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated tumbles, said one expert.“many older adults are afraid their independence will be taken away if they admit to falling, and so they minimize it,” said dr. lauren southerland, an ohio state university emergency physician who specializes in geriatric care.hidden health threats tripping up seniorsbut what may seem like a mild initial fall may cause concussions or other problems that increase the chances of future falls — and more severe injuries, she






car plows into mardi gras parade band in alabama; 12 students hurt


officials investigate an accident on highway 59 in gulf shores, alabama. around 10 a.m. this morning, an elderly man drove his suv into a group of gulf shores high school band members before the start of the gulf shores mardi gras parade. twelve band members were injured in the accident.(photo: gregg pachkowski/[email protected]) 186 connectlinkedinemailmoregulf shores, ala. —  a 73-year-old fairhope, ala., man accelerated just before his suv plowed into the gulf shores high school band during its annual mardi gras parade, injuring 12 students, with four in critical condition.the band members are between 12 and 17 years old. eight were taken to a south baldwin medical center, three patients to pensacola hospitals and one to usa medical center in mobile, ala.“every indication is that it did not






truck crashing through bus captured on era in new york


dramatic footage shows what happened when pick-up truck slammed into a stationary bus in syracuse, new york.authorities have released the dramatic footage, captured on the bus’ surveillance eras, and announced that the elderly driver who caused the crash is being investigated.






dentistry advocates aim to fill medicare gaps


grace garfinkel, a university of alabama-birmingham dental student, cleans teeth of an elderly resident at a dental clinic inside fair haven, a retirement community in birmingham, ala. (photo: phil galewitz, kaiser health news) 4 connect 2 linkedinemailmorebirmingham, ala. — carolyn thompson’s tight-lipped smile hides a health care problem the 81-year-old retired nurse can’t afford to correct and medicare won’t pay for.she needs dentures. her missing bottom teeth make chewing difficult, so she avoids hard fruits and foods that provide valuable nutrients. thompson hasn’t seen a dentist in years, even though there’s one where she lives, in the fair haven retirement community here.“when i was working i always took care of my teeth, but in the last couple of years — i don’t have the money to p






dentistry advocates aim to fill medicare gaps


grace garfinkel, a university of alabama-birmingham dental student, cleans teeth of an elderly resident at a dental clinic inside fair haven, a retirement community in birmingham, ala. (photo: phil galewitz, kaiser health news) 4 connect 2 linkedinemailmorebirmingham, ala. — carolyn thompson’s tight-lipped smile hides a health care problem the 81-year-old retired nurse can’t afford to correct and medicare won’t pay for.she needs dentures. her missing bottom teeth make chewing difficult, so she avoids hard fruits and foods that provide valuable nutrients. thompson hasn’t seen a dentist in years, even though there’s one where she lives, in the fair haven retirement community here.“when i was working i always took care of my teeth, but in the last couple of years — i don’t have the money to p






bankers ask for help saving seniors from financial scammers


albany, n.y. — advocates for the elderly say each year con artists and greedy family members cheat new york seniors out of $1.5 billion in assets but they worry the number of reported cases is only the tip of the financial abuse iceberg.the senate and assembly's joint committee on aging heard testimony tuesday from advocates, bankers and lawyers pushing for increased prevention of financial abuse of the elderly.ann marie cook, greater rochester president of aging adult advocacy group lifespan, said financial abuse is the most common form of abuse reported each year.the attorney general's elder abuse coordinator, gary brown, said only 1 of 44 cases of financial abuse is reported to authorities because seniors are unaware or embarrassed they fell for schemes.brown said scams can affect any s






twitter slams sage steele for #muslimban protest remarks


sage steele is under fire after she shared an unfavorable response to protests against donald trump’s muslim travel ban. the espn commentator was en route to houston for super bowl coverage before the demonstration caused her to miss her flight.“so this is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to lax, but still missed our flights,” she vented on instagram. “fortunately, a 7 hour wait for the next flight to houston won’t affect me that much, but my heart sank for the elderly and parents with small children who did their best to walk all that way but had no chance of making their flights.”read: donald trump’s immigration ban leads to protests at airports around the u.s.the nba countdown host later dismissed the cause of the protest to claim that demonstrators took pleasur






singapore’s homage, a service for in-home care for the elderly, raises $1.2m


homage, a singapore-based startup that connects caregivers with elderly people seeking assistance, has closed a $1.2 million seed round. the money comes from 500 startups’ southeast asia fund, golden gate ventures, and seedplus, a fund affiliated with jungle ventures.launched in may 2016, homage was founded by gillian tee, a singaporean who has spent time working in the u.s. where, among other things, she started rocketrip, a startup backed by y combinator that has raised nearly $20 million. tee said she decided to return home to southeast asia after 15 years overseas because she wanted to be closer to family and saw the potential for startups.“more information [about the tech scene] was flowing into the u.s.. i was very curious and spent a year deciding whether i would come back,” she tol






singapore’s homage, a service for in-home care for the elderly, raises $1.2m


homage, a singapore-based startup that connects caregivers with elderly people seeking assistance, has closed a $1.2 million seed round. the money comes from 500 startups’ southeast asia fund, golden gate ventures, and seedplus, a fund affiliated with jungle ventures.launched in may 2016, homage was founded by gillian tee, a singaporean who has spent time working in the u.s. where, among other things, she started rocketrip, a startup backed by y combinator that has raised nearly $20 million. tee said she decided to return home to southeast asia after 15 years overseas because she wanted to be closer to family and saw the potential for startups.“more information [about the tech scene] was flowing into the u.s.. i was very curious and spent a year deciding whether i would come back,” she tol






can robots be 'culturally sensitive'?


care for the elderly could be revolutionised through a £2.5m ground-breaking international study to build culturally aware robots. dr chris papadopulos will lead a team that will test and evaluate the robots.he tells the today programme that being culturally sensitive is essential to making "care more effective".






facebook atwitter over friendly fox sightings in southern minnesota


a friendly pet fox named notchi has gone missing from his lakeville home and is gallivanting across southern minnesota, despite multiple run-ins with humans, a social media paign and a $1,000 reward for his return.notchi, a tame, 8-month-old red fox, was rescued from a fur farm as a kit by mikayla raines, 21, who has a usda license to keep foxes. notchi has distinctive silver and white markings because foxes used for fur often are bred over generations for unique colors.foxes generally make poor pets, raines said, because they mark their territory and chew things up.“there’s just a special bond that i have with foxes that i can’t explain,” raines said. “you have to work hard to bond with a fox, but i like the challenge.”more than 50 people have spotted notchi traipsing from lonsdale to was