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This Sunday, September 8th, marks the 25th annual celebration of Grandparents Day, a day intended to honor grandparents and seniors and recognize their contributions to our community. Celebrate Grandparents Day with SeniorNet with a 50% off discount on computer and technology-related books from Que Publishing.
Find books on a wide variety of technology-related subjects. Topics include:
Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OSX
Software: Office 2010 and 2013, Adobe software, and much more
Smartphones and tablets: iPads, iPhones, Windows Phone, Android, etc.
Websites: Facebook, LinkedIn, eBay, etc.
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Sid Bernstein was a legend for Peace before Woodstock. Only on Faith he brought the group The Beatles to America. The rest is history. Sid lives forever in our soul. We are humbled by him and he has taught us so much. Our Peace Day Party is dedicated to Impresario Sid Bernstein.
Sid Bernstein (born August 12, 1918) is an American music producer and promoter. Bernstein changed the American music scene in the 1960s by bringing The Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, The Moody Blues, The Kinks and The Beatles to America. He was the first impresario to organize rock concerts at sports stadiums.
Sid Bernstein was born in New York City in 1918. During World War II, he served in France.
Bernstein helped start the British … [Continue reading...]
Tips & Advice from Personal Finance Expert, Vera Gibbons
Summer is finally here and millions of Americans are getting ready to embark on long awaited vacations. While plenty of time is spent planning trips, we can’t overlook the importance of making sure your finances are in order before enjoying time off. In fact, according to a recent Citi survey, nearly one in five Americans miss paying a bill on time as a result of being away on vacation.
Vera Gibbons, a personal finance expert and journalist, has several tried and true tips to help Americans manage their finances before they leave for vacation and while they are on the go this summer.
Vera will discuss:
· How to create a “financial checklist” before leaving on vacation, and why it’s important to your … [Continue reading...]
ELDERLY PATIENTS AND MEDICATIONS
Clinical Pharmacist talks about ways seniors with cognitive disabilities can avoid medication errors
Seniors who take multiple medications are seven times more likely to require hospitalization because of an adverse drug event, say experts at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation. During National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 3-19), the pharmacist groups want the public to know that pharmacists are crucial resources for managing medications correctly and avoiding problems, and they are sharing important tips that can help family caregivers protect their elderly loved ones from dangerous medication errors.
The risk of a medication error increases when cognitive disabilities, … [Continue reading...]
Mark Kennedy Shriver (born February 17, 1964) is a United States Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2003. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of US Programs for the charity Save the Children. Shriver married Jeanne Eileen Ripp (born November 30, 1965) on June 26, 1992 and they have three children: Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Shriver (born on 1998), Thomas Kennedy "Tommy" Shriver (born 1999), and Emma Rose Shriver (b. 2005).
Shriver was born in Washington, D.C. He is part of the Kennedy political family, since his mother was Eunice Mary Kennedy. He may also be considered to be a part of the "Shriver political family", since his ancestor David Shriver was a delegate of Frederick … [Continue reading...]
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http://philosopedia.org/index.php/Beth_Lamont Beth’s website for Humanist Chaplin at: http://www.weddingyourwaynewyork.com/ "YOUR WAY!" These are the important words that you have sought out in your search of these Web pages. Creating a wedding and a ceremony that is as unique as the two of you are, tailored to your own personalities and preferences is very important in your world. There will be no "cookie-cutter" ceremony for you Folks! Write your own from start to finish, if you wish, or if you prefer, we will help you to create your perfect ceremony! You can be assured that we will work with you to meet your needs. Our service is definitely not a wedding planning service; we provide only your ceremony. We can offer recommendations, but you are … [Continue reading...]
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Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free.
Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry‘s: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s: discount varies by location
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culver’s: 10% off … [Continue reading...]
ALOHA.. This months "Pete Seeger Potluck & Cirlce of Song" in Greenwich Village @ the Christopher Street Coffee House will be to tomorrow evening Friday, January 13th starting @ 6:30pm.. AND -> It is also going to include celebrating my 75th Birthday !!
Just bring some food to share & your musical passion... Everyone is welcome to join "us" for another one of "our" old-fashion Greenwich Village "Happenings".. As always there will be an OPEN MIC all evening for Music, Poetry, Comedy, Storytelling -> Whatever !!
Have never thrown myself a Birthday Party -> However with such a neat FREE venue "smack-dab" in the heart of Greenwich Village -> Why not ??.. You only turn 75 once & it's my turn this time.. Yikes !! ----> So Let's Party !!
If all … [Continue reading...]
By most accounts, approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. Hammering out the financial issues in advance can prevent much costly legal wrangling later. If you feel it is unromantic to establish end-game parameters ahead of time, guess what- they already exist in the form of divorce law.
If you are the prospective spouse with more property, the divorce law in your state may cause you to give up more than you feel is fair. This is of particular concern to high net worth individuals in brief but unsuccessful marriages ie. Paul McCartney and Katy Perry.
Even if you are willing to throw caution to the wind for the sake of love, other people such as business partners or adult children may be negatively impacted by the decision. This is especially true in a second marriage situation. … [Continue reading...]
Advice on Saving for Retirement Varies Depending on Your Stage of Life
Insight from a Financial Services Expert on What to Do When…
It’s something we know we all need to do. But depending on our age, and our stage of life, there are different retirement rules we need to follow.
Available to talk to your listeners about how to save, and eventually spend, in retirement, is financial services expert Scott Thoma. Scott’s advice has been featured on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, PBS’ Nightly Business Report and Bloomberg. He’ll be available on December 20, 2011, for interviews, offering age-based advice on preparing for retirement. He’ll discuss:
In your 30s and 40s: You’re getting married, you’re buying a home, you’re having a family…you’re saving for a down … [Continue reading...]
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation mourns the loss of our visionary Founder and Chairman, Evelyn Lauder. Her passionate action and determination to improve the health of women and families led her to establish BCRF. Her single-minded dedication to finding a cure for breast cancer never wavered. BCRF stands in tribute to her vision and will endure through the force of her commitment, which will live forever in our hearts.
EVELYN H. LAUDER
Founder & Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Senior Corporate V.P. and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Evelyn H. Lauder (1936-2011) was the Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. During her more than 50 … [Continue reading...]
A group of seniors were sitting around talking about all their ailments.
"My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee," said one.
"Yes, I know," said another. "My cataracts are so bad; I can't even see my coffee."
"I couldn't even mark an "X" at election time, my hands are so crippled," volunteered a third.
"What? Speak up! What? I can't hear you!"
"I can't turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck," said a fourth, to which several nodded weakly in agreement.
"My blood pressure pills make me so dizzy!" exclaimed another.
"I forget where I am, and where I'm going," said another.
"I guess that's the price we pay for getting old," winced an old man as he slowly shook his head.
The others nodded in agreement.
"Well, count your blessings," a woman said cheerfully - - … [Continue reading...]
Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and Elder Law. Hon. Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Esq., Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney talks to Chuck Scarborough on NBC TV.
. Alzheimer’s Awareness Day - September 21, 2011
The number of Americans with this devastating disease is growing- and fast. Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease- 5.2 million aged 65 and over; 200,000 with younger onset Alzheimer’s.*
Unfortunately, we do not yet have a way to prevent the disease. There are, however, legal steps we can take in advance to ensure that strangers won’t be making health care and financial decisions for us in the event that Alzheimer’s robs us of decision making skills.
The simplest advance directive to create is a Health Care Proxy. This document allows us to … [Continue reading...]
who recently completed her fourteenth year as New York State Assemblywoman. During her fourteen (14) year tenure in the legislature, she authored dozens of bills designed to protect seniors against consumer fraud and to expand access to quality long term care.
She is the author of legislation holding insurance companies accountable to the public. In addition, she authored the law which reduces bureaucratic red tape for retired physicians who wish to volunteer for uninsured New Yorkers.
Ann Margaret Carrozza is an executive member of the N.Y.S. Bar Association, Elder Law section, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Queens County Bar Association, and is a member of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation legal advisory board. She serves as estate planning and elder … [Continue reading...]
From The London Times:
A Well-Planned Retirement
Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were for cars, about $1.40, for buses about $7.
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent..
The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast … [Continue reading...]
Some of the world’s most legendary culinary clans gathered on Monday, June 13th for the 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels” titled “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.” World-renowned chefs, family wineries, and chefs who have been cooking together for so long that they feel like family, will unite for the most highly anticipated culinary event of the year. Chefs will prepare mouth-watering dishes at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine; New York Times Bestselling author and Food Network celebrity, will serve as this year’s Emcee and Honorary Co-Chair. Among the chefs creating culinary magic will … [Continue reading...]
Citymeals-on-Wheels 24th Power Lunch for Woman
Held at the Pierre Hotel, NYC.
Citymeals-on-Wheels raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New
Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Last year, our
family of contributors helped us bring over 2 million nutritious meals to
16,232 frail aged in every borough of New York City. In addition, over 1,500
volunteers collectively spent 62,000 hours visiting and delivering meals to
New York's frail aged.
One hundred percent of all public donations go to the preparation and
delivery of meals.
Citymeals funds 30 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday and
emergency meals to homebound … [Continue reading...]