senior citizens

Jefferson Exchange | June 2, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Designing Innovative Programs For Seniors & Disabled

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Bob Weir explains the Aging and People With Disabilities Innovations Fund.

The simple existence of the Baby Boom Generation means we will have more senior citizens over the next few decades. 

And it will take some innovative programs to deliver services to all the seniors and people with disabilities who will need them. 

The Oregon Department of Human Services is trying to spur some of that innovation by funding pilot projects. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Keeping Gray Matter Sharp In Golden Years

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Jeanne Stallman explains the structure and offerings of OLLI at Southern Oregon University.

"School is out completely!"  Alice Cooper sang that more than four decades ago, and a few people took the words seriously. 

But whether we seek education or not, we're still learning things as we live, and the process helps keep aging brains supple. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 17, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Getting Busy AFTER Retirement

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Indra Nicholas and Cathyann Wright boost volunteer opportunities for seniors and everybody else.

Some people think of retirement as a set of sunny years playing lots of golf. 

Some other people might find that concept of retirement to be something straight out of hell. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 5, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Helping Seniors Stay Secure

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Roberto D'Amico, Colleen Nelson and Joanne McCarley discuss senior financial abuse and spotting the signs of it.

It behooves us to think ahead to the days when we are not as sharp mentally as we once were.

When you think about it, how will we know we are not being taken advantage of? 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:57 am
Thu January 16, 2014

ICE A Cell Phone For Winter

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We get the details of the ICE a Cell Phone Safety Campaign from Michael Jameson.

Mild as it's been so far, there's a lot of winter ahead of us. 

We can expect snow and rain and ice and ICE. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 14, 2013
10:57 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Prep For The Later Years: Vital Aging

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Don Bruland and Geneva Craig air their thoughts on vitality in later life.

Even people born close to the end of the Baby Boom are receiving offers of membership in AARP. 

The organization will likely swell in members in the coming years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
10:43 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Elder Abuse-The Financial Kind

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Workers from Adult Protective Services in Oregon describe features and occurrence of elder financial abuse.

The term "elder abuse" is one of those that can raise hackles the moment you hear it. 

Yes, there are examples of physical and emotional abuse.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 17, 2013
1:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meet The Authors: "How To Age In Place"

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The authors talk about "How to Age in Place".

Call it a senior center or an "old folks' home," few people want to go there to live out the remaining days of their lives, no matter how comfortable.

Many seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes, a process called aging in place.

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