Big grant will improve stroke care

The Arkansas Department of Health has been awarded $1,050,000 over a three-year period from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant, conditional on an annual performance reviews, will be used to: [Full Text]

Tactics to ward off depression

Remember Tom Hanks in the movie “Castaway”? He was marooned on a deserted island talk- ing to his companion volleyball, “Wilson”? That’s what loneliness can do to a person. [Full Text]

Free fitness classes offered

The city of North Little Rock’s Fit 2 Live initiative is sponsoring fitness classes that are free and open to the public. [Full Text]

Registry helps consumers avoid unwanted calls

Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed lawsuits against five companies accused of violating state and federal law with their aggressive telemarketing practices. [Full Text]

AAANWA seeking volunteers

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas is seeking volunteers for two programs offered to senior adults at local senior centers in their nine county service region. [Full Text]

Celebrate Grandparents Day on Sept. 9

Joyce Allston said, “Grand- parents, like heroes, are as nec- essary to a child’s growth as vita- mins.” [Full Text]

Tailgatin’ season – always a winner

Just like the past few seasons, the Razorbacks will have a good year, but will keep us on the each of our seats more than we’d like. [Full Text]

A publication for older Arkansans, subscribe today!

September 2012 - Volume 1 - Number 5

Seniors from all over the state assembled at the state Capitol to discuss and debate issues of particular importance to them.

Making their voices heard

Before 91 Silver Haired Legislators started con- sideration of about 20 bills and resolutions in the House Chambers at the state Capitol, Gov. Mike Beebe challenged them to move beyond the poli- tics of division that have paralyzed lawmakers in Washington. [Full Text]

Loving her inner senior

Recently, we had our Sunday School Class over for a dinner party and a view- ing of the movie, “Courageous”. Being into healthy eating, I slow-roasted a turkey, then added barbeque sauce and simmered it in the crock pot. It was to be one of those fine Baptist potluck events. For almost 21 years, I have been married to my husband, Gid, who is a bit of a perfectionist planner. He worried that we would not have enough side dishes, and even though I had never seen this happen, just to appease him, I popped open a few cans of Great Value Italian green beans and threw in some new potatoes just in case. [Full Text]

Seniors tackle the issues

Seniors from all over the state converged on the Capitol last week for the biennial Silver Haired Legislature, a forum for seniors representing the state’s eight Area Agencies on Aging. [Full Text]

Seek help for older people with mental health concerns

When older family members or friends have mental health con- cerns like anxiety and depression, it is important to encourage them to seek help, according to CareLink Outreach Manager Debbie Gillespie. [Full Text]

AAANWA hosts training in chronic disease self-management

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas hosted a Master Trainer session of the Stanford University model Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) from August 6-10 in Harrison. [Full Text]

Senior Citizens-Students Day at the Fair Sept. 27

Senior Citizens - Students Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Southeast Arkansas Livestock Fair and Rodeo at Hestand Stadium in Pine Bluff. [Full Text]

Shop and compare Part-D plans now

Drug costs change every year. Between Oct. 15 and Dec 7 it is important to check your Part-D drug plan to make sure your drugs are still on your plan’s formulary. [Full Text]

Project Compassion gathers with friends

More than 150 gathered for the 2012 Friends of Project Compassion Dinner at the Fort Smith Senior Activity Center graciously hosted by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas. [Full Text]

Wildlife refuge worth the trip

Arkansas’ White River National Wildlife Refuge belongs to a nationwide network of federal lands – the National Wildlife Refuge System – dedicated to the protection of wildlife habitat and wildlife species. [Full Text]


UAMS to Host Free Lung Cancer Symposium Oct. 5

A free event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer insight into the latest advances in preventing, diagnosing and treating lung cancer. [Full Text]