Tag Archives: seniors

Seniors and Depression

Many seniors experience depression as they age. While the causes or depression may be varied, it is important to identify depression and treat it. There is no reason a senior should suffer through depression. There are ways to help. Causes … Continue reading

Exercise for Seniors – Swimming

If you want an excellent way to get great cardiovascular exercise that is also low impact, swimming is an excellent option. It is full body workout. Swimming uses your core muscles, your arms, legs, and glutes, and gives you a … Continue reading

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How the Healthcare Bill Will Affect Seniors

The new healthcare bill is complicated and can be confusing. There are a number of ways that seniors will be affected by the new healthcare bill. Here are some specifics to help you figure it all out. Medicare Advantage Plans … Continue reading

Seniors and Downsizing

A lively discussion regarding seniors and downsizing was featured in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Load program on “Downsizing as a Senior,” broadcasted in December 2010. A central part of the program and discussion was a resident at Portland retirement … Continue reading

Innovative housing for elders with special needs

Published by the Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section Newsletter The demand for housing and care designed to the meet the needs of people with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s Disease, continues to grow. When a facility advertises dementia care, it … Continue reading

Encore in the News

Senior News from the NCOA

  • Why not the Older Americans Act? In the Huffington Post, NCOA board member Bob Blancato points out the small glimmers of bipartisanship during the 113th Congress and rightly asks: “Why Not the Older Americans Act?” It’s time to urge your Senators and Representatives to finally reauthorize the OAA, before time runs out this year!
  • Deadline Friday: Falls Free® Photo Contest Send us photos of older adults participating in evidence-based falls prevention programs—and you could win an Amazon gift card! Winning photos will be used to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on Sept. 23.
  • Is a reverse mortgage the best choice? If you know older adults who are considering a reverse mortgage, they must get counseling from a government-approved agency to see if it's the right option for them. Our Reverse Mortgage Counseling Services Network is one of nine national counseling groups approved by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. Please spread the word by sharing our toll-free number: 855-899-3778.
  • NISC welcomes new leadership The Executive Committee of our National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has welcomed Sue Getman, executive director at Wilmington Senior Center, as the new NISC Chair. Other new leaders include Lynn Fields Harris, Nicole Gorman, and Elizabeth Biggers Barnat.
  • Educate Congress in August August is around the corner and that means members of Congress will be in their home districts. Introduce them to the seniors you serve and programs you offer! Since federal funding decisions for next year are still on hold, this is a great chance to educate legislators about investments they can make in key programs.