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  • Elderly Man Called 911 for Food Because He Couldn't Move

    05/14/2015 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | 5/13/15 | SYDNEY LUPKIN
    An elderly man who'd just returned home after months in the hospital said he was hungry, had no food and no one to turn to for help. So he dialed 911. "I can't do anything. I can't go anywhere. I can't get out of my damn chair." Clarence Blackmon, 81, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, told the 911 operator, according to ABC station WTVD in Durham. "I said, 'I'm not broken, I'm not bleeding, and I'm not in crisis. I just want somebody to help me buy some food,'" he told ABC News.
  • Elderly Couple Honk At Off Duty Police Officer: Cop Breaks Manís Nose, Smashes Teeth Out With Gun

    05/13/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) Ė St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks. FOX 2ís Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel theyíre lucky to be alive.
  • Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

    05/12/2015 3:03:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    USA Today | May 12, 2015 | Josh Peter
    Happy 90th birthday to the great Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer player, coach, and manager, wit and occasional philosopher. Unfortunately, since USA Today is Gannett, link only. Doesn't mean I can't comment.
  • B.B. King Daughter Claims Elder Abuse Police Called in Dispute Over Care

    05/01/2015 6:49:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 5/1/15 | TMZ
    B.B. King Daughter Claims Elder Abuse Police Called in Dispute Over Care Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B....
  • 52% of Dutch euthanasia doctors say they would kill patient with dementia

    04/29/2015 8:44:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/28/15 | Jeanne Smits
    April 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- More than half of all Dutch physicians specialized in euthanasia would consider approving euthanasia for a demented patient, according to a survey carried out last year and made public last week at an academic symposium held at the VUmc Free University in Amsterdam.‚ÄúSCEN‚ÄĚ doctors ‚Äď as they are known ‚Äď form the Support Consultation Euthanasia Network Netherlands whose members can be called upon by family doctors who face a euthanasia request and who need help with the procedure, specialized and independent advice as to whether their patient should ‚Äúbenefit‚ÄĚ according to the requirements for ‚Äúcareful‚ÄĚ...
  • Nun, 86, is gang-raped and murdered when robbers break in South Africa

    04/21/2015 7:20:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 April 2015 | HELEN MOSS
    An 86-year-old nun was reportedly gang-raped before being murdered in her bedroom at a South African missionary. Gertrud Tiefenbacher's hands had been tied with a typewriter cord and a towel placed over a face, say local police. Her body was found by other nuns at the Sacred Heart Missionary in Ixopo, a small town 85 miles south-west of Durban. Police in KwaZulu-Natal are waiting for the results of forensic tests to confirm that Sister Gertrud was sexually assaulted. They say she was suffocated but they are unsure how many men attacked her. A small sum of money - thought to...
  • Iím running again in 2016, my friends, says ... JOHN McCAIN!

    04/07/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yes, the entire conservative wing of the Republican Party just made a huge eyeroll. Mr. Maverick made his long-awaited announcement official last night; he¬ís going to run for re-election next year (via NBC News):Click above link for the video ‚ÄúI have decided to run for re-election,‚ÄĚ the Arizona senator told NBC News in an exclusive interview revealing his plans to pursue a sixth term on Capitol Hill. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm ready. I am more than ready. In some ways, I am eager.‚ÄĚMcCain is currently 78 years old but will be 80 by Election Day in 2016. He defended his vitality, saying...
  • Social Security IG says 6.5 million people claim to be 112 or older

    03/10/2015 7:19:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/10/2015 | Rick Moran
    The inspector general for the Social Security Administration has found that 6.5 million active Social Security cards belong to people claiming to be 112 years old or older. Worldwide, the number of people currently living to be 112 stands at 35. Clearly, most of those people are dead, and relatives never bothered to tell Social Security about it. But a significant number of those claiming to be 112 years old are thought to be stealing the identity of dead people. From Washington Post: "The Social Security Administrationís inspector general said in a report on Monday that the questionable identification numbers...
  • Maggie Smith to leave ĎDownton Abbeyí after Season 6

    03/02/2015 3:48:25 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-2-15 | David Hinckley
    "Downton Abbey" is losing its Dowager Countess. Maggie Smith, who plays the sharp-tongued Violet on the beloved PBS drama, told the Times of London Sunday that the upcoming sixth season will be her last. Perhaps more alarming to fans, if thatís possible, was Smithís broad hint that this could also be the finale for the show itself. "They say this is the last one, and I can't see how it could go on," Smith told the Times. ďI mean, I certainly can't keep going ... To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."
  • Obamaís Corporate Tax Raid Would Sack the Elderly

    02/02/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/02/2015 | Peter Morici
    Posturing as champion of needed public investments and fairness, President Obama wants new taxes on the overseas earnings of American businesses. ... The United States is virtually alone by taxing the overseas profits of its multinationals when those are repatriated. ... Now the president wants an immediate 14 percent tax levy on those assets to raise about $500 billion and to impose a 19 percent tax on future earnings to finance infrastructure investments. Much of the $2.1 trillion in non-repatriated corporate overseas profits is not parked in foreign bank accounts. Rather, it is already invested by firms like GE and...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabiaís new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:33:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didnít seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged Abdullahís death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the oil...
  • Started the Process of Nursing Home Placement for my mother

    01/14/2015 2:21:50 PM PST · by hondact200 · 62 replies
    January 13, 2015 | hondact200
    Today, the painful decision has been made to start the process for Nursing Home Placement of my mother who is the last stage (stage 7) of Alzheimers Disease. I have to have multiple surgeries and I can no longer take care of her by myself. Pray for the situation as my mother will decline rapidly once she goes into the nursing home. She has six children and I am the only one whom has been involved the last 4 years. Have not been given a date but placement will come soon.
  • For Advent: Inspiring Examples of Aged Faith

    12/15/2014 6:58:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | September 7th, 2010 | Fr. Kyle Schnippel
    Inspiring Examples of Aged Faith September 7th, 2010 by Fr. Kyle Schnippel   Last week, I had the opportunity to con-celebrate Mass with two priests who, together, have 120 years of priestly experience.  Only bringing 6 years to the Altar myself, I was somewhat in awe of the two aged servants who have toiled long in the vineyard of the Lord.As I reflect back on this Mass, and as I have continued to grow in friendship with these two men (who are both old enough to be my grandfather!), I continue to marvel at the great gift of the...
  • Feds Creating Robots for Old People

    12/13/2014 12:04:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily.A nearly $800,000 project from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pairing the University of Pennsylvania with a robot company to create the machines, which will be able to deliver glasses of water to senior citizens.The government said that the project is necessary due to a demographic crisis in America where soon there will not be enough young people to take care of their elders.ďThis Partnership For Innovation project develops and tests the use of service robots to monitor and...
  • Why Elders Smile

    12/08/2014 2:18:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12-7-14 | David Brooks
    A few months ago, Ezekiel Emanuel had an essay in The Atlantic saying that, all things considered, heíd prefer to die around age 75. He argued that heíd rather clock out with all his powers intact than endure a sad, feeble decline. The problem is that if Zeke dies at 75, heíll likely be missing his happiest years. When researchers ask people to assess their own well-being, people in their 20s rate themselves highly. Then thereís a decline as people get sadder in middle age, bottoming out around age 50. But then happiness levels shoot up, so that old people...
  • The unlikely friendship between a cop and a 73-year-old widow

    12/04/2014 9:09:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-4-14 | Alexandra Klausner
    When an off-duty officer from Texas visited an older woman during a well-being check, she never imagined they'd for a lasting friendship and that he'd be helping her shop for Thanksgiving groceries six-months later Officer John Holder of the DeSoto Police Department helped 73-year-old Dorothy Shepard brave the Thanksgiving shopping crowds at a Walmart store in DeSoto and a shopper managed to snap a heartwarming photo of the unlikely pair. The police department posted the photo on their Facebook page and over 700 people liked the photo and just days later they were interviewed by WFAA-8.
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the partyís ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nationís most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • Elderly man attacked with his own oxygen supply then carjacked by protesters in Ferguson

    11/26/2014 4:19:08 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | November 26, 2014 | David McCormack
    An elderly man was run over after two people stole his car in Ferguson during Monday nightís disturbances. The aftermath of the incident was captured by a St. Louis news crew and shows the chaotic scene in the parking lot of Faraci Pizza. The victim is shown lying face down on the pavement with his oxygen tank beside him.
  • Meet America's oldest-living veteran: 108-year-old whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking Richard Overton

    11/12/2014 3:12:55 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Novemeber 11 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Richard Overton, America's oldest living veteran, participated in the Veterans Day parade in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, posing for selfies from the passenger seat of a slow-moving car along the parade route. Chances are, the 108-year-old World War II veteran began the day like any other: on the porch, smoking a cigar, sipping a cup of coffee stiffened with whiskey.
  • Guardianship of Elderly Parents; Have you had to do this. Experiences & advise welcome.

    11/12/2014 11:32:47 AM PST · by zlala · 79 replies
    Self | November 12, 2014 | zlala
    Looking for suggestions and/or advice dealing with parents with dementia and making mostly bad decisions.
  • Just taking breaks from being sedentary may benefit older adults

    11/07/2014 8:58:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | Roxanne Nelson
    (Reuters Health) - Older adults could greatly benefit from breaking up their sedentary time throughout the day, even if it's just shifting from sitting to a standing position, according to a new study. "As a general finding, older adults should make nine interruptions for every hour spent in sedentary behavior," said LuŪs B. Sardinha of the Exercise and Health Laboratory at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. "In fact, just the act of standing-up can be a path to achieve an improved physical function in older ages," said Sardinha, who led the study. Past studies have also suggested that being...
  • John Warner(R) stars in Mark Warner(D) ad

    10/16/2014 4:23:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Racheal Weiner
    Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) is bringing in some heavy artillery in favor of his campaign. Former U.S. senator John W. Warner, a five-term Republican who retired in 2009, is appearing on television in support of his Democratic successor. ďIn Congress to get things done you gotta have the guts to cross the aisle and reach bipartisan agreement,Ē John Warner tells the camera. ďThatís what I did, thatís what Mark Warner does today. While we come from different parties, we both believe in putting Virginia first. I know Mark Warner. Heís decisive, experienced and has courage.Ē The end of the...
  • Hospice worker who 'fondled and sodomized' nursing home patients escapes jail.....

    FULL TITLE: Hospice worker who 'fondled and sodomized' nursing home patients escapes jail because his victims died or had dementia and couldn't testify A hospice worker accused of fondling and sodomizing elderly patients had rape, sodomy and sexual assault charges against him dropped because the victims had died or succumbed to Alzheimer's and couldn't testify. Walter Javier Martinez, 45, had been facing felony charges in connection with numerous episodes of sexual abuse while working at three St Louis-area nursing homes as an employee of Odyssey Hospice. The charges were replaced with four misdemeanor counts of elder abuse, to which Martinez...
  • Dr. Emanuel's Death Wish

    10/07/2014 6:25:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE ELDERLY are such a pain, aren't they? Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel thinks so. Half of those older than 80 have "functional limitations," the prominent health policy analyst and key ObamaCare architect writes in the October issue of The Atlantic. One in three Americans 85 and up has Alzheimer's. Old people are more likely to be disabled, or at least "faltering and declining." They lose their creative mojo. They don't "contribute to work, society, the world." Instead of being regarded as "vibrant and engaged," they grow "feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic."Especially disagreeable are old parents, who can be so irritating: "They set expectations,...
  • 100-Year-Old Raped During Home Break-In, Wichita Police Report (Kansas)

    10/04/2014 7:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Police are looking for the suspect who raped an elderly woman during a home break-in earlier this week. It happened in the 800 block of South Crestway. The woman told police that her home was broken into while she was sleeping sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the woman walked to a neighbor's home at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, saying two people were inside her home. Officers responded, but no one else was inside....
  • People Shouldnít Want to Live Past Age 75 [satire]

    09/29/2014 9:26:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act, says people should want to die at age 75. ďLetís face it, the vast majority of those over age 75 have nothing positive to contribute to society,Ē Emanuel wrote in an essay for Atlantic. ďIn both physical and mental terms theyíre pretty accurately described as Ďdecepit.í Their bodies and minds are just rotting in their shells.Ē ďIt would be best if they could be persuaded to exit peacefully at their own handóperhaps with the aid of a physician-prescribed suicide drug,Ē Emanuel suggested. ďHeaven knows this would be...
  • Elderly husband and wife plan first ďcoupleĒ euthanasia, despite not being terminally ill

    09/27/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 96 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | September 27, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    >Details: An elderly husband and wife have announced their plans to die in the world‚Äôs first ‚Äėcouple‚Äô euthanasia ‚Äď despite neither of them being terminally ill.Instead the pair fear loneliness if the other one dies first from natural causes.Identified only by their first names, Francis, 89, and Anne, 86, they have the support of their three adult children who say they would be unable to care for either parent if they became widowed.The children have even gone so far as to find a practitioner willing to carry out the double killings on the grounds that the couple‚Äôs mental anguish constituted...
  • Marriage of 96 and 95-year-old in Virginia may be illegal, judge says

    09/09/2014 12:14:22 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 39 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 9, 2014 | Reuters
    Reuters) - The secret marriage this year of a 96-year-old Virginia woman and a 95-year-old man has drawn the scrutiny of a judge, who has ruled the marriage may be illegal, a lawyer said on Tuesday. Judge James Clark of the Alexandria Circuit Court ruled this month that the marriage between Eddie Harrison and Edith Hill may not be legally binding and ordered Hill's attorney, Jessica Niesen, to investigate it. The legality of the marriage surfaced during a custodial dispute over who should care for Hill, who was ruled legally incapacitated in 2011. Hill's granddaughter, Rebecca Wright, and daughter Patricia...
  • You Want A Higher Minimum Wage? Why Do You Hate The Elderly So Much?

    09/06/2014 5:23:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2014 | Andrew Solomon
    Those who have left the workforce long ago or are now on fixed incomes are in for a rude awakening if the union goons and agitators of the Democratic Party get their way. A catastrophic rise of a new minimum wage to $15/hr would certainly make their standard of living deteriorate on an order of magnitude not seen since Jimmy Carter's 9th inning as Wimp In Chief. Consider. As businesses attempt to survive the new artificial input costs of labor imposed on them, they can 1) reduce the amount of labor; 2) invest in new IT and/or machinery in hopes...
  • Woman beheaded: 'Muslim convert' known as Fat Nick suspected of slaughtering...

    09/05/2014 6:37:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 9/5/2014 | BEN MORGAN, MATT WATTS, ANNA DUBUIS AND JUSTIN DAVENPORT
    Details have begun to emerge about the man arrested for the murder of a great grandmother beheaded in her back garden. He was named locally as Nicholas Salvadore, a 25-year-old would-be cage fighter who is believed to be a Muslim convert, who had been living a few doors from 82-year-old Palmira Silva. Salvadore was under arrest and under armed guard in hospital today after the events in a street in north London yesterday. Detectives say they have ruled out terrorism as a motive. Italian-born Mrs Silva, who owned a local cafť in Edmonton with her son Tony for more than...
  • Letís Privatize Medicare

    08/23/2014 5:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Ryan proposed a private health insurance alternative to Medicare for future retirees, liberal critics pounced. It¬ís another scheme to undermine health care for the elderly by ¬ďprivatizing¬Ē and ¬ďvoucher-izing¬Ē the program, they said.Yet, almost one third of seniors are already in private health insurance plans. They are called Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, plans. And you would be hard pressed to find any Democratic office holder who wants to abolish them. The reason? Seniors choose to be in these plans because they like them better than traditional Medicare.Not only do seniors like them, but they appear to provide...
  • Married Nearly 62 Years, Couple Dies 4 Hours Apart

    08/04/2014 7:57:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2014 5:16 PM
    After nearly 62 years of marriage, little separated Don and Maxine Simpson ó not even death. The Bakersfield couple died just four hours apart in July, spending their last moments side by side. He was 90 and she was 87. Granddaughter Melissa Sloan tells The Bakersfield Californian that her grandmother died first, and when her body was taken away, Don Simpsonís soul left with her.
  • She's Simply Happy to Be 100

    07/23/2014 5:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 | Ming Xuan
    Her hearing isn't great, and her legs are weakening too. She doesn't have much appetite either, often finishing only a small portion of her meals. But you will never hear Madam Chua Sua Teh complaining about her age. Indeed, the 100-year-old woman can still play a mean game of Wii bowling. Despite the usual effects of ageing, Madam Chua is simply happy that she has hit the 100-year mark this year. She told The New Paper last Thursday in Teochew: "I don't worry myself with thoughts about death or illness, I simply live one day at a time, and make...
  • Woman, 105, Makes History at Petco Park, San Diego Padres First Pitch

    07/21/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 | R. Stickney
    San Diego Padres and Petco Park welcomed Agnes McKee to celebrate her 105th birthday in a very special wayAgnes McKee's birthday celebration wasn't just a first for her. It was also a first for Major League Baseball. At 105, McKee threw out the first pitch before Sundayís San Diego Padres game and became the oldest person ever to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. ďI havenít thrown a ball in years,Ē she said before the game. ďI do Wii Bowling which we do like this,Ē she said gesturing. ďSo itís the same thing.Ē ďOther than that, nothing on this scale...
  • 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 7:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014
    No, the United States isnít trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nationís military draft and warning that failure to do so is ďpunishable by a fine and imprisonment.Ē The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week. Chuck Huey, 73, of Kingston, said he got a notice addressed to his late grandfather Bert Huey, a World War I veteran who was born...
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread ďthe talkĒ Ė- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys Ė- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. ďJust like with some (older) people, itís not if you should stop driving, but when,Ē said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia sells nursing homes for $145 million

    07/03/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 27 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/3/14 | Lou Baldwin
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced July 1 that it is selling six nursing homes and one assisted living facility operated by archdiocesan Catholic Health Care Services to a Flushing, New York, health care management company for $145 million. The company, Center Management Group, owns and operates 15 nursing homes in New York and New Jersey. Under the agreement, the company has pledged to maintain the Catholic character of the nursing homes. The date for the sale has not been set. The $145 million sale price for the nursing homes will be decreased by certain obligations under the terms of the...
  • Father of the Bride Celebrates 100th Birthday Walking 70-Year-Old Daughter Down the Aisle

    06/27/2014 2:57:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Ian Hughes
    William Nunn had to steady himself on a walking frame as he gave Jean away for a second time - she met Mike Garnham on a sailing holidayA proud father celebrated his 100th birthday by walking his 70-year-old daughter down the aisle. William Nunn had to steady himself on a walking frame as he gave Jean away for the second time. She first wed in 1976, but her husband died and she has found love again with widower Mike Garnham, 67. The couple, who met on a sailing holiday, married in a register office watched by 16 friends and family.
  • Senator: More than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA misconduct

    06/24/2014 9:39:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON ó Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of misconduct by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. ďToo many men and women who bravely fought for our freedom are losing their lives, not at the hands of terrorists or enemy combatants, but from friendly fire in the form of medical malpractice and neglect by the Department of Veterans Affairs,Ē Coburn said in a letter addressed to taxpayers, which was attached to the report. In a press release, Coburn said the...
  • The Sad Fate of Casey Kasem: Death by Dehydration

    06/13/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/12/14 | Bobby Schindler
    A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge reversed his own ruling, permitting Casey Kasem¬ís daughter, Kerri Kasem, to remove her father¬ís food and hydration (via feeding tube), which will result in his death by starvation and dehydration. Kasem¬ís wife of 33 years, Jean Kasem, is fighting for the life of her husband, with her attorney, Steve Haney, calling the judge¬ís decision, ‚Äúthe functional equivalent of a death sentence.‚ÄĚGrowing up in the 70¬ís, I was introduced to Casey Kasem‚Äôs easy to recognize voice as each week he counted down ‚ÄúAmerican Top 40‚Ä≥ hits for almost four decades on a radio show heard...
  • Radio star Casey Kasem taken off life support

    06/12/2014 11:28:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/12/2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Radio personality Casey Kasem has been taken off life support after a judge ruled Wednesday that daughter Kerri Kasem could start withholding medication, food and fluids. Mr. Kasem, 82, is suffering from Parkinsonís disease, sepsis and dementia, the Detroit Free Press reported. ďTransitioning our fatherís treatment to comfort-oriented care was one of the hardest decisions weíve ever had to make,Ē Kerri wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday. ďFor people who do not understand the natural dying process: Giving food and water to a dying body creates pain and further suffering,Ē she wrote in a later post. ďThe body does not...
  • U.S. radio star Casey Kasem remains in critical condition

    06/08/2014 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Casey Kasem, host of the "American Top 40" countdown for four decades, remained in critical condition at a Washington state hospital on Sunday and was being treated for an infected bedsore, a hospital spokesman said. Kasem, who was also the voice of Shaggy in the "Scooby-Doo" cartoons and one of the most recognisable voices on American radio, was admitted to St Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor last week. The 82-year-old former DJ has been alert throughout his hospitalisation, receiving wound care, intravenous antibiotic therapy, blood pressure support medication and treatment for his pain, hospital spokesman Scott...
  • May cable news ratings spare no one

    06/01/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2014 | Hadas Gold
    Make no mistake, Fox News is still the ratings king. But the recent May numbers show that while all the cable channels had a decline in ratings (which is normal for May), Fox News was far from spared, with some of its lowest ratings in 12 years. While Fox dominates with the top 14 shows in overall viewers, the total day average for Fox News in the key advertising demographic of the 25- to 54-year-old category was 177,000 viewers, only the second time Fox has gone below a 200,000 average since 2001. Another key factor coming from May ratings is...
  • Maya Angelou dead at 86

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ó Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning.
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/18/2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that itís not improving care. Itís skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for ďobservation careĒ and likely shortening their lives. President Obamaís Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a monthís time. HHS claims that this drop in ďreadmissions,Ē from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nationwide,...
  • 1,700 people on waiting list for new affordable senior housing shows the need for more

    05/20/2014 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | Maria Wiering
    Naomi Phillips, 85, sat in the shade outside Village Crossroads II watching the communityís formal dedication May 19. She moved to the new Catholic Charities affordable senior housing community in March after living most of her adult life in Latrobe Homes, subsidized city housing in East Baltimore. Village Crossroads, she said, is ďreal niceĒ and reminds her of her childhood home in North Carolina. ďI love it because I was born in the country,Ē she said. ďThereís nice country air and peace and quiet.Ē The 180-unit community includes two buildings, Village Crossroads I and II, near the intersection of Belair...
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/20/2014 5:30:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-19-14 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that itís not improving care. Itís skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for ďobservation careĒ and likely shortening their lives. President Obamaís Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a monthís time. HHS claims that this drop in ďreadmissions,Ē from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nonsense....
  • A Fatal Wait: Veterans Languish and Die on a VA Hospital's Secret List

    04/23/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    CNN AC360 ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources. For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting...
  • Doris Day on Turning 90: 'I've Had an Amazing Life!'

    04/03/2014 10:47:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 3, 2014 | LESLEY MESSER
    Believe it or not, Doris Day is now 90 years old. Looking back on nine decades, all she can do is appreciate all she has. "All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even though I did all these things, I still ended up in Hollywood," she told Closer magazine. "It was a great trip. I've had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I'm happy!" Day, who lives a quiet life in California, told the magazine that aside from "little aches and pains," she has been "blessed with good...
  • Fred Phelps, founder of 'rabid' Westboro Baptist Church, said near death

    03/16/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/16/2014 | Mark Sappenfield
    Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Kansas church held in disgust worldwide for its antigay protests of prominent funerals, is in hospice care and "on the edge of death," according to one of his estranged sons. Nate Phelps posted the information on Facebook Saturday night, adding the revelation that his father had been excommunicated from the church in 2013. A church spokesman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that Phelps was indeed in the hospice but that Nate Phelps "is not well informed." The spokesman also refused to comment on the allegation that the elder Mr. Phelps has been excommunicated. Another...