Monday, June 28, 2010

79 year old Ontario man shoots intruder during break-in

A home invader was reportedly shot in self defense by his would-be elderly victim.
Police say that an intruder attempted to break in through a window of a Colton, Ontario home. The 79 year old homeowner is said to have noticed the home invasion attempt, grabbed his handgun, and fired in self defense, striking the intruder in the shoulder and ending the attack. A dead suspect, reportedly identified as 37 year old Fidel Escanuelas was found at the scene, and two suspected accomplices were taken into custody. No injures to the elderly resident were reported.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Barefoot Seniors More Likely To Fall

Senior citizens worried about falls should probably wear shoes around the house, the authors of a new study said.
Researchers found that 52 percent reported a fall when they were either barefoot, wearing just socks or wearing slippers.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Survey: Seniors Citizens Safer Drivers Than Teens

Hansen Sinclair - AHN News Reporter
Washington, DC, United States (AHN) - According to a survey released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, senior citizens are not causing more traffic accidents than younger drivers on the road.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Local invention can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

BOCA RATON- Five people hospitalized and one man dead falling victim to a silent killer inside a Boca Raton home: carbon monoxide.
The tragic incident happened when the elderly couple living at the home left their car running inside the garage. But this isn't the first time this has happened.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Tips to keep senior citizens cancer-free

Family members can help reduce an aging relative’s risk of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyle changes, according to experts at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Financial Assistance for Senior Citizens

If you are a senior citizen who is struggling financially, you may be surprised to learn that you can sell your life insurance policy or get a loan on your house that you will never have to repay. Reduce your expenses by contacting your utility suppliers and asking for a discount, applying for food stamps and asking your Medicaid office if you qualify to have your Medicare Part B premium paid for you.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2010 Guardian Blood Drive

Annual outdoor event where management cooks breakfast and lunch for the Guardian employees, who donate blood to the Red Cross. The turn out and food were great again this year and although we didn't get any rain it was very windy and our tents almost blew away!

Dating tips for senior citizens

Helium has several interesting articles on Seniors and dating. Click on the link below to explore.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Senior Citizens Safety Tips from the City of Detroit

As a senior citizen, chances of a becoming a victim of crime increases dramatically. You may have a lifetime of experiences, but being aware of your surroundings, staying alert of situations that may make you vulnerable,following your intuition, and watching out for con-games can make all the difference in staying safe.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Medication Compliance and Falls Linked

Older adults increase their chances of falling by not taking their medications as directed, according to an article in the latest edition of the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences (Volume 65A, Number 5). This new information comes from a recent study of Boston-area residents over age 70, which found that those who sometimes neglected their medications experienced a 50 percent increased rate of falls compared with those who did not. "Falls can now be added to the growing list of poor health outcomes associated with non-adherence to medication."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

With the weather getting warmer every day, there’s no doubt that summer is fast approaching. The summer can be a great time for relaxing with family and enjoying the nice weather. But it can also be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions.