AARP giving Arkansans a say on Medicare, Social Security

America needs a meaningful conversation about Social Security and Medicare, but it can’t happen without the voice of older Americans — the regular folks in Arkansas and throughout the nation who earned these benefits through years of hard work and who know the value of these programs better than anyone. [Full Text]

They don’t call it hunger anymore

In this time of “political correctness,” you might be interested to know that Arkansas’ seniors are no longer “hungry.” Perhaps it conjures up images that are just too difficult to deal with to think that seniors in Arkansas are hungry. So, the government has chosen not to use that term. [Full Text]

Outstanding Senior Temple Grandin speaks Aug. 13

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, overcame social disdain and uncooperative educators to become one of the nation’s leading experts in the treatment of livestock as well as an outspoken activist in the field of autism. [Full Text]

Don’t let ‘phishing’ scams hook you

With the recent possible theft of millions of email addresses from a Dallas-based advertising company, several large companies behind brands such as Chase, Best Buy and Verizon worry that hackers may target their customers to obtain account log-in information. [Full Text]

Listening to the world

Tucked away in beautiful Flippin, in picturesque Northwest Arkansas is Fallen Ash Senior Complex. Located miles away from any metropolitan area, Fallen Ash has one resident who “listens to the world” through his shortwave radio. [Full Text]

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August 2012 - Volume 1 - Number 4

Sonny Burgess performs with his band, The Legendary Pacers, at the Jacksonville Senior Center. The octagenarian Rockabilly Hall of Famer and his band perform in several states including Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. He will perform in Sweden in the fall.

Never too old to rock

Newport’s Albert “Sonny” Burgess has been singing and performing for more than 60 years and doesn’t plan on retiring. Sonny said he and his band, the Legendary Pacers, will keep on playing until they can’t play any more. The 81-year-old hopes that’s a ways off yet, but just in case “catch one of our shows as soon as you can,” he said in a recent interview after returning from his weekly radio show in Newport. Sonny is one of the few remaining rockabilly artists from a stable of Sun Record performers that included Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash. [Full Text]

Agency volunteers preparing for Aug. 22-23 session in LR

The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging, will hold the 18th Biennial Silver Haired Legislative Session Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 22-23. [Full Text]

West Central Arkansas Silver Haired Legislators receive training

The delegates for the 2012 Silver Haired Legislature received training June 5 and 6 in Hot Springs Village at the McAuley Senior Adult Senior according to Tim Herr, Executive Director for the West Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging. [Full Text]

Winners of golf tournament named

One hundred twenty-four golfers participated in the recent Bill Garman Memorial Golf Tournament that benefited the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas. The tournament was held on Monday, July 23, 2012 at Harbor Oaks Golf Club. [Full Text]

Celebrate with a picnic, when heat wave breaks

Whenever this wicked heat wave breaks everyone needs to celebrate with a picnic to celebrate. Just throw a blanket on the ground and break out the classics—fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and green beans for starters. Of course, if a grill is nearby, add hamburgers and hot dogs to the mix. [Full Text]

First Arkansas Rice Recipe contest winner from White County

Geneva Woodall was the first place winner in the First Arkansas Rice Recipe Contest held on Aug. 3 at the Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart. Geneva’s recipe, Instant Rice Pudding, has been a family favorite for over 50 years. She did include some modifications for those that need a healthier dish to serve! [Full Text]

Letter to the Editor - Working with seniors has rewards all its own

To the editor: From the time I was a young child, I have loved older people….I still do and find it makes it easier being an older people….I opened my real estate practice in 1973 and January 18th, 2013 marks 40 years in this strange but wonderful business. I have seen good markets and not-so-good but find I have loved my work in good times and bad and feel I have been blessed to have found work I love. I truly enjoy being of service to people and have found a new avenue in which to serve. [Full Text]

Cornbread Festival cooks up new logo, website

The Arkansas Cornbread Festival cooked up a new logo and website for the second annual event taking place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on South Main Street between 13th and 16th Streets in downtown Little Rock on Sat., Nov. 3. [Full Text]


Survey: 8 in 10 caregivers have Internet

Thirty percent of U.S. adults help a loved one with personal needs or household chores, managing finances, arranging for outside services, or visiting regularly to see how they are doing. Most are caring for an adult, such as a parent or spouse, but a small group cares for a child living with a disability or long-term health issue. [Full Text]

Prostate cancer support group meets monthly

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation holds a peer network meeting once a month in Little Rock to discuss a wide range of prostate cancer issues. [Full Text]

Village receives 5-star rating

Presbyterian Village, a nonprofit, continuous-care facility recently received Little Rock’s only Five Star Overall Rating for healthcare by, the official U.S. government site for Medicare. [Full Text]