September 2013

posted 09.26.2013
By Betsy Gornet Enes Cerini loves spending time with her husband of 63 years and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The 91-year-old South San Francisco resident is also an ovarian cancer survivor, managing health complications associated with chemotherapy, deep vein thrombosis…
posted 09.24.2013
Last week we asked what you were doing to help raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease for World Alzheimer's Month. Many of those who responded had plans in addition to going purple, joining a Walk to End Alzheimer's and sharing and reading stories that inspire. Here are a few of the responses we…
posted 09.20.2013
In a milestone win for a long-fought advocacy battle, on Sept. 17 the Obama Administration announced it was extending a guaranteed minimum wage of $7.25 and overtime pay of time-and-a-half to homecare workers. Live-in domestic workers are exempt from the overtime pay regulation, but must be paid…
posted 09.18.2013
Beth Kallmyer is the vice president of constituent services for the National Alzheimer's Association in Chicago, Ill., and oversees the Association’s many services for people with Alzheimer’s, their families and caregivers. Kallmyer has worked in nonprofits for 20 years and has been with the…
posted 09.18.2013
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day September 18, 2013 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, which highlights the complex issues related to HIV prevention, care and treatment for aging populations in the United States. It was created by the AIDS Institute, a national nonprofit and…
posted 09.16.2013
By Rita Mary Dichele In 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was enacted to improve quality of life for our country’s elder population. In 1973, Area Agencies on Aging were created by OAA funding to provide such services as congregate meal sites, recreational programming, volunteer opportunities, …