As a veteran myself, I loved this amazing story from England.  Bernard Jordan is a 90 year-old WWII D-Day veteran.  Unfortunately, he was originally unable to go to the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing because his request to take the tour attending was made too late.   Undeterred, Mr. Jordan, who

A new study shows how problematic a sedentary lifestyle can be. The study found that adults over the age of 60 spend roughly 9 sedentary hours per day, and that “[e]very additional hour adults over age 60 spend sitting increases by 50% their risk of being disabled for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and walking”.
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This story from Florida is both horrifying and yet not surprising. In a ManorCare facility in Florida, an elderly man died with second and third degree burns after being left out in the sun for almost 4 hours. It is another example of a stressed facility with too many residents to care for. It’s all about profit. In a drive for profits, staffing gets slashed because it’s the biggest expense. While most aides and nurses care about their residents, there is just not enough of workers to get the work done.
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