Archive for the ‘Elder Activities’ Category

Halloween Food for Elders

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Food Ideas for Halloween

Halloween means the fun ideas just keep coming. The Idaho Potato Commission has an impressive number of recipes to elevate the humble spud.

Halloween mashed potatoes

While browsing options on the commission’s web site recently, I fell in love with this cute idea to turn mashed potatoes into ghosts with olive eyes. Peas, often a less favored vegetable among kids, might go down more easily as another option for the ghosts’ eyes. Assemble a plate filled with mini ghosts, and the evening’s pea consumption total could even hit six to ten.

And don’t stop with ghosts, think of other mashed Halloween characters who could be made even more monstrous with mounds of vegetables.


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Central Coast Seniors Area Agency on Aging

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens-Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a non-profit organization responsible for allocating federal and state dollars to local agencies to insure that supportive, nutrition and health promotion services are available to older adults in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
We are a non-profit corporation established by the California Department of Aging as the Area Agency on Aging for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

They offer services which:
– Maintain seniors’ independence and dignity as people
– Encourage seniors to be socially and economically successful
– Care for the frail elderly

They are a non-profit corporation established by the California Department of Aging as the Area Agency on Aging for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Area Agencies on Aging are also known as the “Aging Network.” This network includes the Administration on Aging (AOA) at the Federal level, the California Department of Aging at the State level, Area Agencies at the local level and public and private agencies serving senior citizens with social, nutrition and health services. Working together to serve the nation’s elderly.

Programs and Services
We coordinate and monitor a system of services for seniors. In recent years over 2.3 million dollars has been allocated per year by the Area Agency on Aging to support:

* Home delivered meals
* Senior lunches
* In-home supportive services
* Homemaker services
* Telephone reassurance
* Respite for caregivers
* Long term care ombudsman
* Information and referral
* Transportation services
* Legal assistance
* Senior day care services
* Senior citizen centers
* Home repair
* Peer counseling
* Care management
* Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program
* Alzheimers Day Care Resource Centers
* Brown Bag Program
* Senior Employment Services
* Vial of Life
* Elder Abuse Prevention
* Health Promotion
* Medication Management
* Vial of Life

Our activities are prescribed by the Older Americans and Older Californians Acts and include:

* Assessment of needs and services that benefit senior citizens
* Coordination of local activities in Long Term Care planning and system development
* Coordination of activities of Older Americans Month
* Coordination of existing programs and services that serve older persons
* Development of resources and funds to expand services
* Monitoring and assessment of senior programs
* Advocacy and provision of community education
* Support for the operations of local committees examining agency issues
* Coordination of California Senior Legislation election
* Publication of a quarterly senior news bulletin.


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Merry Christmas to the Residents at Ingleside

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Elder Care Residential Services wishes the residents at Ingleside Assisted Living in Atascadero, CA
a Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to Ingleside Elders

Merry Christmas to Ingleside Elders

They assisted the residents in making Christmas Stockings. It was a very creative afternoon.
They had help from the Santa Maria Pony Club Teens helping the residents decorate their stockings.
The residents enjoyed the attention of the teens… and the teens learned a lot from the residents.

Merry Christmas to Ingleside Residents in Atascadero

Merry Christmas to Ingleside Residents in Atascadero

The project was for each resident to create their own Christmas Stocking.
Happy Holidays from Ingleside Assisted Living

Happy Holidays from Ingleside Assisted Living

This is what Christmas is all about.

Discovering a Life worth Living with Bill Thomas MD

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

The Eden Alternative — Discovering a Life Worth Living from Kavan Peterson on Vimeo.

Dr. Bill Thomas, an internationally renowned expert on geriatric medicine and eldercare, shares his life’s work creating the Eden Alternative movement to reform nursing home care.


Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The California Department of Aging has prepared the California State Plan on
Aging – 2009-2013 to promote the independence and well-being of older
adults, adults with disabilities, and their families. These individuals may have
a variety of needs related to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
At the same time, these individuals are resilient and have much to contribute
to their communities.
By 2020, persons age 60 and older will comprise nearly 20 percent of
California’s total population. Increasingly diverse groups of older adults and
adults with disabilities – adults who are determined to age in place and
fiercely guard their independence – will require us to examine how we deliver

California’s population of persons 60 and older has grown rapidly throughout
this century. Between 1950 and 2000, the number of older adults in this State
grew from 1.6 million to 4.7 million, an increase of 194 percent. This trend will
continue as the number of people age 60 and over grows to 14.6 million by
2050, an increase of 128 percent from 2010. By 2050, it is estimated that
nearly 25 percent of Californians will be 60 or older.
While approximately 628,000 Californians are 85 or older today, by 2050 an
estimated 2.9 million individuals will be in this age group, a dramatic 364
percent increase. This rapid growth has many implications for individuals,
families, communities, and government.