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1950's Themed Center For Alzheimer's Patients Set To Open In April

Feb. 28, 2018 |
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
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The Glenner Town Square adult day-care center uses reminiscence therapy to help those struggling with Alzheimer's and dementia. The center is considered the first of its kind in the nation.


In Search Of Cheaper Costs, San Diego Seniors Try Assisted Living In Mexico

June 1, 2017 |
By Claire Trageser
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The average cost of assisted living in California is $5,000 a month. Since this is out of reach for many retirees, they are choosing other options across the border.


Apartment Developer Buys Hallowed San Diego Hospice Site

April 21, 2017 |
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource
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The former San Diego Hospice campus on Third Avenue in Hillcrest has been sold for $20 million to a Houston developer, Camden, USA Inc. Camden has a large apartment complex in Chula Vista.


Clinic Restores San Diego Seniors' Smiles With Much-Needed Dental Care

March 6, 2017 |
By Kenny Goldberg
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Dental care is hard to come by for seniors, but a dental clinic in downtown San Diego is trying to reverse that trend.


San Diego Group Offers Free Classes For Older Learners

Oct. 29, 2014 |
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego OASIS is a nonprofit organization focused on people 50 and older, offering a broad range of free classes and opportunities to learn and stay productive.


San Diego County Tightens Oversight Of Elder Care Facilities

March 11, 2014 |
By City News Service
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday tightened oversight of residential care facilities for the elderly and funded a one-year pilot program to investigate and prosecute crimes committed at care homes.


One Doctor's Mission To Bring 'Slow Medicine' Approach To Caring For Aging Parents

Oct. 22, 2013 |
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico
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The end of life for an elderly relative can be a crisis time for a family, but according to a new approach in geriatric medicine, it doesn't have to be. "Slow medicine" is built around the idea of providing the right kind of care at the right time to older people.


California Senior Legislature Calls for Silver Alert System

Oct. 28, 2011 |
By California Capitol Network

You’ve heard of the Amber Alert for kidnapped children. But what about a Silver Alert? Orange County Senior Senator Jim Levy says that would help track down someone with Alzheimer’s or another disease who wanders away from their home.


Wellderly Study: Healthy San Diego Seniors Play Key Role In Heart Research

July 6, 2011 |
By Peggy Pico
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Thousands of healthy San Diego seniors are participating in a provocative genome study to find the root cause of heart disease.


Home Is Where The Seniors Are

April 22, 2011 |
By Peggy Pico
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A free senior care program keeps people in their own homes and out of skilled nursing facilities.