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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2014 06:40)

Seniors Most Vulnerable to Fraud and Financial Crimes

Report serious incidences to local law enforcement and file complaints with your state's Attorney General's Office.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The stories are heartbreaking. Grandmothers and grandfathers who are abused, neglected and financially exploited.

Sunday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Salem-News.com (May-10-2014 15:09)

The War on the Elderly and Disabled - 18 USCA 4 Report

If you need more convincing as to our own holocaust check out the Alice Gore case. After she was railroaded into one of the nursing home 'death camps' the miscreants mined her teeth for their gold filings! Across America this outrage continues!

(CHICAGO) - War on elderly The evening news reports the kidnapping of several hundred children by terrorists, and the anguished statements of our political leaders; however, these same pols are silent as hundreds of elderly and disabled people are kidnapped and herded into abusive guardianships to be ravaged, stripped of their liberty, stripped of their money, and denied all rights of American citizenship.

The hypocrisy is amazing!

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2014 09:58)

Unlicensed Contractor Will Go to Prison: Jeffrey Woodhouse Targeted Elderly Customers Door-to-Door

Last week, Linn County Circuit Court Judge Carol R. Bispham sentenced Jeffrey Woodhouse to a new 13 months in prison for theft and working as an unlicensed contractor in the Sweet Home case.

(SALEM) - Jeffrey Woodhouse A construction con man will do prison time for stealing money from an elderly Sweet Home couple who took out a home loan to make a down payment on property improvements.

The couple paid Jeffrey Woodhouse $4,400 to replace siding and paint trim - work he never even started. In fact, the day after the scam, Woodhouse entered prison on similar charges involving other victims.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-05-2014 17:17)

Older Women and Younger Men: an Appreciation

Wellsprings, my new novel, is in part an ode to the joys of older women, demonstrating that age is no barrier to love.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Woman sillouhette An older woman can satisfy a younger man in very special ways. Her accumulated wisdom and emotional steadiness are needed qualities for him.

Her personality has fully blossomed, in contrast to the tightly wrapped bud of youth full of inhibitions and uncertainties. In addition, an older woman has developed a seasoned sensuousness, a lush appeal. Fading roses smell the sweetest -- petals open soft and fragrant, exposing inner delicacies, gradually yielding to time and gravity.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2014 01:21)

Caregiver Confessions...Conundrum Uncovered

I'm told that my blood pressure is somewhat on the rise for the first time ever. My wife is rather confused on what she does want and need, and does not clearly convey needed information.

(SALEM) - Hand on cane One might assume that after serving 33 years as a Gerontologist that I would be fully prepared for taking on the tasks of being caregiver to my spouse. Well, guess again. Life is chock full of unpredictabilities, I have discovered.

There is no clear-cut day when it first began, but rather a zigzag pattern of seemingly innocent pitfalls she encountered. They reflected errors in judgment.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2014 01:05)

Deadline Approaching for Property Tax Deferral for Disabled, Senior Citizens

Deferral allows eligible seniors and people with disabilities to have the state pay property taxes on their behalf until they move, sell their home, or die.

(SALEM) - taxes Both current participants that need to recertify their eligibility this year and new applicants for the programs have until April 15 to file the necessary paperwork, according to program manager Bronson Rueda.

"Eligible Oregonians who want their property taxes paid in November must meet the April 15 filing deadline," Rueda said. "If we don't get their forms by April 15, we can't pay their property taxes this year."

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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2014 23:58)

Being Green

... that young lady is right; we didn’t have the "green thing" back in our day."

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Steetcar in San Diego Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.”

The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.”

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Salem-News.com (Jan-05-2014 10:06)

Senior Home Residents Often Shortchanged

Are our public policy makers in hibernation? It's past time to wake up!

(SALEM) - Shortchanged There's a major difference between living in a senior retirement home and a nursing center facility. That first category lacks healthcare supervision. In essence, it's like a hotel for the elderly.

Yes, you do get three square meals as part of your rent ticket. But the emphasis is on creating tasty dishes....and not necessarily healthy ones. In fact, for many seniors, mealtime is their primary social outlet. People form clusters for chitchat to have a sense of constancy. That's to counterbalance the sense of loss these older folks get daily from conditions they cannot control.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-26-2013 18:23)

Privatizing the Sunshine State... The New Economy In Florida

The Republican platform promises to do better. I don’t think they have done so bad. Everybody’s broke but them. - Will Rodgers

(DAYTONA BEACH) - Florida Here in Florida we're fortunate to lead the nation and the world's governments into a new era, where individual initiative will triumph over the last vestiges of deadening socialism, a renaissance that will strike at the very core of our sick public institutions.

Beginning at the State level, the successful innovation the Governor is introducing could eventually extend to the nation's capital and even the Presidency itself. Introducing the world's first corporate government!

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Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2013 15:12)

Aging & Eating in Good Taste

Many retirement homes make extra efforts to serve up yummy treats. For those with disabilities and less energy, mealtime is often an important time to socialize.

(SALEM) - Healthy eating at an older age All of us have eaten countless meals in order to survive to becoming senior citizens. The lure of delicious food has satisfied our taste buds over the years. However, we must adjust to changing times.

Just as our vision often gets dimmer and our capacity for hearing decreases with age, our tongues also get older with wear and tear. It is normal to retreat to the memories of an earlier era. The reality is that we older folks simply do not register taste as we used to. Our taste buds are not quite as sharp.

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