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2010-12-13 00:00:40

AtGuardianAngel, Inc. (AGA) announced today that it has formally launched its Digital Media division. AGA Digital Media is focused on becoming the leading source of online information for Aging in Place, described as elderly persons remaining in their own homes for as long as possible, with assistance. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 11, 2010 AtGuardianAngel, Inc. (AGA) announced today that it has formally launched its Digital Media division. AGA Digital Media is focused on becoming the...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) announces that newly signed All-Pro Linebacker for the New York Giants, Keith Bulluck, will be honored with the Nicholas Scoppetta Child Welfare Award at the NYFC 2010 Fall Gala for his work with youth in foster care. The NYFC Fall Gala benefiting youth in foster care in New York City will take place on September 21st at Cipriani 42. Past honorees include Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Geoffrey...

2010-07-14 08:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, on the 45th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act: "The 45(th) anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) is an important landmark in our country's commitment to meeting the needs of older adults. "The OAA funds programs that provide older Americans with the essential supportive services they need to age...

2010-05-05 09:45:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading senior living organization is calling upon the producers of NBC's Saturday Night Live to use comedian Betty White's upcoming appearance to combat hurtful stereotypes about the elderly. The Assisted Living Federation of America (www.alfa.org), the nation's leading association for assisted living providers, asked SNL producer Lorne Michaels to fight ageism and negative stereotypical portrayals of the very old in next Saturday's show...

2010-03-05 10:26:46

The population of the UK is ageing. Sixteen percent of the UK population is 65 or older, and for the first time, there are more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 18. This raises a lot of questions on issues such as pension provision, health care and wellbeing. Ensuring that elderly people have access to medical and social support; the use of new technologies to make it easier for them to live independent lives; and helping the elderly to stay active within society....

2009-10-14 09:20:00

Events throughout the country; New national website to launch WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) is proud to announce Aging in Place Week 2009, a nationwide celebration of America's seniors. To commemorate this event, groups of service providers across the country are planning educational and entertaining events from October 12 to 18 to help seniors age comfortably and healthfully in their homes. NAIPC will celebrate Aging in...

2009-10-01 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think robots exist just in the movies? Think again. Cyberdyne, the Center of Aging Services Technology's (CAST) newest member, will showcase how its Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) can improve older people's quality of care and life at the American Association' of Homes and Services for the Aging's (AAHSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. HAL is a wearable robotic suit that is designed to multiply a person's strength by reading...

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2009-08-26 01:50:00

Canadian researchers say visiting grandma may help keep toddlers from forming negative age stereotypes about the elderly. The study, published in Educational Gerontology, suggests toddlers lacking contact with older people may attach negative cultural images -- such as being absent-minded or hard-of-hearing -- to the elderly. We've been able to show really early on that kids, when they're just starting to talk, have established beliefs about older people, Sheree Kwong See of the University of...

2009-08-20 14:25:00

It's easy to list the negative stereotypes attributed to the elderly: they are considered forgetful, hard-of-hearing, absent-minded and confused.What's unsettling is that those stereotypes can be present in children as young as two or three.Research conducted by the University of Alberta's Sheree Kwong See, a psychology researcher, has identified that those stereotypes exist in some children at that age, which could adversely affect them when they are older."We've been able to show really...

2009-07-19 11:21:40

The British government's official voice for older people, Joan Bakewell, alleges the BBC routinely cuts ties with female news presenters after they turn 50. The Sunday Times of London reported the ageism czar for the British government met with BBC director-general Mark Thompson this weekend to discuss the broadcaster's lack of older female TV news stars. It's like they have all somehow died off, Bakewell, 76, said. Television has this enormous influence and the lack of women over a certain...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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