Turning to hospice often the solution

Those faced with the challenge of taking care of a terminally-ill family member are faced with important decisions often at a time of despair and grief. [Full Text]

Thefts at nursing homes a problem

To the editor: Thank you for printing this article addressing a long, entrenched problem in nursing homes. (September issue, Arkansas Aging, “Duo Arrested in thefts from nursing home,” submitted by Atty. Gen. Justin McDaniel’s office). [Full Text]

Hospice care providers noted by county

Hospice Provider List, from the Arkansas Department of Health [Full Text]

Programs feature tips for family caregivers

The Central Arkansas Library System is offering three programs designed to help family caregivers. [Full Text]

Senior companions observe day of remembrance

The Senior Companions of the Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas observed a Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 11, by visiting with residents at eight area long-term care facilities. [Full Text]

EAAAA senior volunteers undergo training

Seven Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers were trained to provide Medicare education programs to consumers in Craighead, Poinsett, and Mississippi counties. [Full Text]

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October 2013 - Volume 2 - Number 6

Facing the problem of hunger

One out of every three seniors in Arkansas is going hungry or having trouble paying for food. Some studies have found that Arkansas has the most seniors in the country who are facing hunger. [Full Text]

Arkansas ranks highest for hungry seniors

Arkansas is No. 1 again! No, not in football. Not in basketball, baseball, or track. We’re now No. 1 in Senior Hunger! The latest study by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger found that Arkansas had moved from third in the nation to first in the nation for the rate of hunger among our seniors. The study found that 12.9 percent of those 60 and over in the state are “food insecure.” “Food insecure” is just a more palatable — politically correct — way of simply saying “hungry”. [Full Text]

DHS is fully prepared to help

Your golden years are supposed to be relaxing and financially secure. But some seniors, especially middle-class seniors, often face really tough economic hardships or need help deciding whether to remain in their homes or go into a facility. [Full Text]

Make an appointment for Medicare Drug Plan review

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Central Arkansas Medicare recipients can call CareLink Information and Assistance at 501-372-5300 or 800-482-6359 to make an appointment today for a free Medicare Drug Plan review during open enrollment or Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage through Dec. 7. [Full Text]

Food shortages for 10 million seniors

The hunger numbers in the U.S. are staggering. Close to 10 million seniors face the threat of hunger. That’s an 80 percent increase since 2001. Hunger issues add $130.5 billion to the nation’s health costs. Nearly every state has seen hunger issues among senior increase in just the last five years. [Full Text]

Food Bank appreciated

Across the nation, millions of senior citizens are living out their dreams of retirement. After years of hard work and dedication, they finally have more time to spend with their families. Regrettably though, one in six Americans over the age of 65, live in or near poverty, ultimately having to choose between food and medicine. [Full Text]

Food pantries across state offer help

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‘Tis the season for farmers markets

Arkansas is home to about 100 farmers’ markets or slightly more than 1,000 depending which website one believes and whether you count all the roadside produce stands. [Full Text]

Blood pressure monitor acquired

A new addition to the Senior Centers in Hot Springs, Russellville, Morrilton and Malvern will help seniors monitor their health and alert them to possible situations that need to be brought to the attention of their physicians. [Full Text]

Stress busting program in Jonesboro

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a stress-busting program for family caregivers. [Full Text]

Annual shopping event Nov. 21-23

CONWAY — Conway Regional Women’s Council volunteers are busy preparing for Conway’s annual pre-holidays extravaganza, Dazzle Daze, set for Nov. 21-23. Supporters expect the 12th annual Dazzle Daze to be bigger and better than ever. [Full Text]

Concert on Oct. 13 at Hot Springs Village

The Hot Springs Concert Band will be performing its annual Fall Concert at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. This benefit concert is sponsored in part by Orr Cadillac of Hot Springs. [Full Text]