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Help offered for older people with depression

Over 2 million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression. The holiday season can be particularly difficult for those dealing with such issues. [Full Text]

Senior companions enjoy picnic at Hot Springs Village

Almost 100 senior companion volunteers and their guests from across 10 counties enjoyed a breezy, sunny day at Lake Balboa in Hot Springs Village during a picnic held in October. [Full Text]

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December 2015 - Volume 4 - Number 6

Health department eliminating personal care programs
Story and photos by Deborah Horn Special to Arkansas Aging

Over the next few months, the Arkansas Department of Health will stop providing Personal Care, Elder Choices, Home Health Care and Hospice, shifting those programs from the ADH’s In-Home Services Office to the private sector, according to an Aug. 10 press release. [Full Text]

Many changes with Alzheimer’s
By Priscilla Pittman Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services

Care-partners are learning to deal with the many changes faced with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Letting go of some responsibilities or adding more responsibilities, both partners are taxed with change. Education can enable caregivers to cope and balance quality of life for both. [Full Text]

Veterans Day celebration is held in Pine Bluff

Trinity Village Community in Pine Bluff held their annual Veterans Day celebration, “Honoring and Remembering,” Nov. 11 in the Great Hall. More than 100 people were in attendance, including 23 veterans currently living at Trinity Village Lodge, Apartment, Assisted Living and Medical Center. Taps was played for the three veterans who had been honored in 2014. [Full Text]

Ticket to Work: Support for people with disabilities Who Want to Work
By jeanni brosius White River Area Agency on Aging Ticket to Work coordinator

Becoming disabled is a life-changing event, but finding the right job for a person with a disability can also change a life. For people who receive Social Security disability and want to work, Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program may be a perfect fit. [Full Text]

Computer classes set for January

SeniorNet of Little Rock will offer the following computer classes for seniors in January. [Full Text]