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2012-02-18 08:00:00

San Francisco's senior home care, Institute on Aging, is thankful for its successful 29th Annual Dinner à la Heart Fundraiser. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2012 Friends and supporters of San Francisco senior resource, Institute on Aging (IOA) gathered on Feb. 7 for the 29th Annual Dinner à la Heart Fundraiser. The event simultaneously occurred at more than 50 of the Bay Area´s most popular restaurants. Thanks to its sponsors, patrons and participating...

2011-11-29 08:00:00

Bay Area non-profit Institute on Aging presents the 25th Annual Cable Car Caroling to be held on Sunday, December 4. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Bring joy and cheers to seniors this holiday season by singing Christmas carols. Bay Area senior resource provider a non-profit organization, Institute on Aging will be holding their 25th Annual Cable Car Caroling on Sunday, December 4. The annual fundraiser will start at The Event Center at St. Maryâs Cathedral at...

2011-08-29 07:00:00

Research grant in coordination with the University of Virginia and Vinson Hall senior independent living facility will investigate the use of a non-intrusive system to gather information regarding an individualâs daily activities. Results from this study will enable further research regarding use of the system to assess seniorsâ risk of falls and injury. Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 AFrame Digital announced today the award of a follow-on grant from the...

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2011-02-23 13:31:34

Japan's top telecoms company is developing a wristwatch-like device to monitor the well-being of the elderly, which is part of a growing effort to improve care of the old in a nation whose population is aging faster than any other place in the world. The device measures the pace and directions of hand movements to discern what wearers are doing. In a demonstration at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.'s (NTT) research facility, the test subject's movements were collected as data that...

2009-01-05 18:26:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, will visit Institute on Aging's Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center on JANUARY 13, 2009 to celebrate the stories of the center's participants as part of its Memory Loss Initiative. StoryCorps is a national independent nonprofit project in partnership with NPR and the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps was...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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