January 2009 Senior Life Notes - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

January 2009 Senior Life Notes

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January Senior Life notes focus on several special events happening as well as articles that include dispelling myths on aging, plus new research on the link between personality and Alzheimer's disease. 

Plus important information from our partners from Avista to help you deal with winter weather energy costs and Sayre and Sayre answering questions about nursing care.

Read on for articles, events, and partner information.

Fact or fiction?   What can you really expect as you age?  Dispel the myths about aging regarding sex, arthritis, depression, exercise, dementia and more...

Did you know that a positive outlook could cut your chances of dementia?  This HealthDay News article focuses on how sociable people, who do not sweat the small stuff, may be more likely to maintain their memory as they age.   This new research explores the link between personality and Alzheimer's disease.

Concerned about the economy and your job?  Some hard-pressed companies, that are forced to make layoffs, are opting to keep older employees.  Read about this reversal of a past trend.

New articles are posted to Senior Life several times a week. Visit www.khq.com/seniorlife often to see those new articles.

Avista is responding to the need many have through this tough winter season.  They have just added several new brochures to their Senior Life page that focuses on the services and programs available for seniors in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.  Click the Avista link to see the information and find phone numbers to find help for where you live.

Each month, Dick and Karen Sayre, Spokane's Elder Law Professionals, provide information about frequently asked legal questions.  This month they focus on who pays for nursing home care.   They also provide a video explanation of the issue. You can find that by going to the legal resources page on Senior Life and clicking the video player.  

You can also visit the legal resource page if you are looking for other frequently asked questions such as how do I become a person's guardian, and how can I get authority to help manage my spouse's or parent's affairs.  If you would like to contact Dick and Karen Sayre directly you can go to their web page at www.sayrelaw.com

Aging in Place - Design your Future.  That is the topic of a daylong event at Southside Senior Center. The event will happen on Saturday, March 14th from 9am to 4pm.  The event is free to the public. 

Bob Blancato will speak from 10am to 11am. Blancato has served on the policy committee and executive committee of 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has more than 35 years experience on senior issues. For more information on attending click here

If you are in the senior services industry and would like to participate, here is the link to register for a booth.

The Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is holding the 9th Annual Nancy Rockwell Gala and Auction.  "An Evening of Elegance at The Davenport Hotel" happens Friday, March 20th. If you are interested in participating, click here to learn more including how to purchase tickets.

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