Uber, but for Grandma –Rideshare startups tackle the senior-transport crisis, and test problem-solving the limits of tech.

Via Politico By TANYA SNYDER After experiencing two seizures while behind the wheel—first plowing her car into the side of a drugstore and then, less than a year later, into a stone wall—Connie Godby gave up driving for good late last year. Even when she can control her seizures, vestiges of a brain tumor she suffered more than a decade ago, the arthritis curling her left … Continue reading Uber, but for Grandma –Rideshare startups tackle the senior-transport crisis, and test problem-solving the limits of tech.

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Flu Season When You Are Age 65 or Over

By Emilee Evans, Legal Intern According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the peak of flu season occurs between November and March. In consideration of the upcoming season, the first step to preventing the flu would be to get your flu shot. Other common preventative methods include practicing good health habits such as: regularly washing your hands (especially after coughing, sneezing, or touching things … Continue reading Flu Season When You Are Age 65 or Over

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Guest Post: Domestic Violence and Older Adults

By Emily Miller and Alison Hirschel, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative Domestic violence is a broad term. At its core, it is the intentional infliction of harm to another (family member, spouse, loved one) without regard for that person’s rights or safety. This can manifest in many ways, including: physical (abuse or neglect), economic, emotional, sexual, verbal or psychological threats or actions. These threats or actions are intended to exert power and control over the victim. Domestic … Continue reading Guest Post: Domestic Violence and Older Adults

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Social Security Online Puts You in Control

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Taking control of your future is the first step in planning a long and happy retirement. Social Security is making it faster and easier to do this with my Social Security. With your own personal my Social Security account, you’ll get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement that has your earnings record and an estimate of … Continue reading Social Security Online Puts You in Control

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My Experience as a Meals on Wheels Volunteer Driver

By Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant When I became aware that a co-worker, here at ELM, was trying to organize a team to commit to a Meals on Wheels delivery shifts I decided to jump on board. I said, “Sign me up!” I didn’t have any idea what to expect, but I welcomed the chance to be able to give back to seniors in my … Continue reading My Experience as a Meals on Wheels Volunteer Driver

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Personal Protection Orders

By Julia Miller, Legal Intern The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time to shed light on what domestic violence is, who it affects, and provide resources to help victims of domestic violence get out of an abusive situation. Personal Protection Orders (PPOs) are orders, signed by a judge that prohibit abusers from doing any number of things that could harm or frighten their victims. These orders … Continue reading Personal Protection Orders

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Middle-Age-America-Prognosis: Retire Later, Die Sooner

Via Las Vegas Review-Journal By Ben Steverman Bloomberg October 23, 2017 The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer. But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach. Data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than … Continue reading Middle-Age-America-Prognosis: Retire Later, Die Sooner