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Three inducted into Senior Hall of Fame

Pine Bluff residents, Barbara E. Rhinehart and Bob Abbott, and Paragould resident Kay Greenway were inducted into the Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame for 2015 in a ceremony held at the Capitol. [Full Text]

Searcy resident serves as ‘Voice’

The popular reality television competition, The Voice, has as its goal to find new singing talent with the winner receiving monetary prizes, recording contracts and instant fame. [Full Text]

Successful Seniors 5K

Since the first Sprint for Seniors 5K inaugural race was held at 8 a.m. June 23, 2012, it has become an annual fund raising event for the White River Area Agency on Aging. [Full Text]

Seniors on the move

Every year, millions of adults, age 65 and older, experience a fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as bone fractures, head injuries, and can increase the risk of early death. [Full Text]

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June 2015 - Volume 4 - Number 1

This billboard in downtown Little Rock called attention to a shameful problem that is largely ignored.

Senior hunger, the problem that won’t go away
By Deborah Horn Special to Arkansas Aging

Recent statistics show Arkansas leads the nation in senior hunger. So with this in mind, the National Commission on Hunger (NCH), held a day-long Public Hearing Tuesday, May 19 at the Statehouse Convention Center at 101 E. Markham St. in downtown Little Rock. [Full Text]

Good enough for kids of all ages
Rick Kron Food editor

The other day I was waiting in a doctor’s office –a required pastime of mine lately – and this wait got so long that I finally had to look at those donated outdated magazines on the waiting room table. I picked up an April 2008 copy of Parents magazine because I don’t golf and it was about the most recent periodical in the pile. [Full Text]

Passing the torch

Mary Warren, of Hughes, began working for the Agency on Aging Oct. 19, 1988, at the age of 35. Warren was always one of the aides you could depend on to be at work, be on time, and do what she was supposed to do. I remember her well as I once supervised her when I first hired in as the St Francis County Supervisor covering the Hughes area. [Full Text]

Saluting nurses, your dedicated caregivers

National Nurses Week was May 6th –May 12th. On May 6, there was a nursing in-service meeting held at the main office in Pine Bluff. Betty Bradshaw, president and CEO of the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas welcomed them and introduced Douglas Brown, the agency’s chief operating officer. [Full Text]

Agency named non-profit of the year

The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award at the Chamber’s annual business EXPO breakfast, May 7, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. [Full Text]

Consumer Alert: Your identity is stolen, now what?

Identity thieves can hit at any time, wrecking your financial integrity. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, nearly 2,500 Arkansans filed ID theft complaints in 2014, ranking the Natural State 15th in victims of identity theft. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a consumer alert to educate consumers on the steps they should take to restore their credit if their identity is stolen. [Full Text]

Cancer survivorship seminar July 11 at UAMS

Cancer survivors and their care partners are invited to attend the first-ever “I Am a Survivor: Cancer Survivorship Seminar” from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). [Full Text]

SeniorNet classes set for July

SeniorNet of Little Rock will offer the following classes in July. n 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6-20, Fundamentals for Beginners, taught by Bill Singley; [Full Text]