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AgeNet - AgeNet, Inc. operates a comprehensive, national eldercare network to meet the specific needs of the fast growing aging population and their adult caregiving children. This eldercare network brings together suppliers of eldercare products and services with businesses such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care providers, health systems, and organizations or companies with employee assistance programs.
Airstar Arizona - Provides medical transportation in times of medical crisis, mental status changes, hospice situations, and family vacations.
Alzheimer's Assoc. - Desert Southwest Chapter - The Phoenix Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
American Geriatrics Society - (AGS) - The American Geriatrics Society is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.
Area Agency on Aging - Strives to secure, promote and provide essential services to enhance the quality of life in a diverse and changing society in Maricopa County. We meet this challenge through advocacy, coordination, building alliances, and promoting public awareness, guided by integrity, vision, and sustained commitment.
Arizona Arthritis Program - Arthritis and chronic joint symptoms affect nearly 70 million Americans, or about one of every three adults, making it one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States. As the population ages, this number will increase dramatically. The AZ Arthiritis Foundation is located at: 777 East Missouri Ave., Ste 119, Phoenix, AZ (602) 264-7679.
Arizona Center on Aging -
Established in 1980 as one of a network of Long Term Care Gerontology Centers originally authorized by Title IV-E of the Older Americans Act and funded by the Administration on Aging. These centers functioned as national resources for the education and training of health and social service personnel, the development and testing of model services, interdisciplinary research and the provision of information and technical assistance on long-term care issues.
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Family Caregiver Alliance - A public voice for caregivers. Their programs support and sustain the important work of families nationwide, caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling conditions.
- Foundation for Health in Aging - (FHA) - a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. We aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.
Institute of Gerontology - Strives to contribute to the enhanced quality of life for older people across the nation. Through our research on aging, teaching and community activities we seek to expand the institute as a premiere research and education unit. We have a multidisciplinary team of faculty whose research focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of aging and health. The mission of the IOG is to increase knowledge about aging, improve the practice of gerontology, and influence public policy.
- National Alzheimer's Association
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1. Retire the word retirement.
2. Realize it's a new concept.
3. Restructure your priorities.
4. Renew your zest for education.
5. Revitalize your energy.
6. Rekindle your taste for risk-taking.
7. Respond to new opportunities.
8. Recharge your system.
9. Revisit childhood dreams.
10. Remember, the wisdom to find your true passion is within you!
The following are facts and statistics on the post age 55 "Senior" population that you may find useful in considering advertising strategies on SeniorSite.com. Please feel free to copy and use this information as part of your media presentation package to potential advertisers.
- Based on a total of 49,525,000 weekly Web users, 13 % or 6,438,250 people are 50 years old and over, and the numbers are rising weekly! (Media Metrix)
- Seniors are the "Frequent Flyers" of the Health Care System.
- By the year 2025, an estimated 18.1 % of the population will be seniors.
- Expenditures on prescription-drug coverage is one of the fastest rising components of health care spending.
- Although seniors represent 15 % of the population, they account for almost 40 % of all prescriptions.
- Seniors are more likely than younger people to be multiple-drug users.
- Seniors reporting stress are more likely to report poor health and multiple drug use.
- Seniors without helpful family and friends are more likely to have stressful lives and to be multiple drug users.
- Most seniors are not heavy drinkers, but at the same time, 22 % of seniors report drinking four or more drinks per week, compared to 11 percent for the general population.
- It is estimated that 6 to 10 % of seniors have significant alcohol problems.
- Over 13 million US adults over the age of 50 have Internet access and this number is growing rapidly, according to a recent study conducted by Charles Schwab Inc. This figure represents 16.5 % of the total online population in the US. The study found that 70 % of US seniors who own a home computer surf the Web. Further, 40 % of all US adults over the age of 50 have a computer at home, up from 29 % in 1995. Of those seniors who access the Internet, 72 % do so to use e-mail, 59 % use it to research an issue of interest, 53 % to access news and current affairs information, 47 % to conduct travel research, and 43 % to get weather updates. In addition, 40 %of those surveyed said that using the Internet helped them to make better investment decisions. The findings are based on a random telephone survey of 600 adults age 50 and over and the error margin is 4 %.
I worked years for someone else so that I could retire.
I dreamed of sleeping late and sitting by the fire.
I dreamed of long vacations, enjoying stage and song.
But, let me set you straight on that concept, it is simply wrong.
I did junk my safety glasses and the work boots that cramped my toes.
But, the rest of it had a mind of it's own and this is how it goes.
My wife had been thinking of retirement and had plans of her own.
She had spent much time with the kids but, now they are grown and gone.
We sold our cattle and horses so we wouldn't have that chore.
I poured concrete over my alarm clock but, I still wake up at four.
I get my eyes checked on Monday. Ann gets hers checked the next day.
I go for a colon check on Wednesday and pass my wife going the other way.
I have a dental appointment on Thursday. Ann goes for a test on her heart.
Friday we go get prescriptions filled and browse a while at Wal-mart.
Saturdays we just stay home and try to get the paper work right.
We can't take any overnight trips 'cause we can't see to drive at night.
Restroom confusion keeps us out of church on Sunday and we really do hate that.
There's nothing wrong with the restrooms, we just can't remember where they're at.
We don't need to plan next week, just make sure we can drive.
And not forget where the hospitals and clinics are. We'll need them to survive.
So, don't build your castles too high, my friend, while strolling through the clover.
This is a typical week in retirement and on Monday we start all over!