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Mooching seniors feeding from public trough don’t care about cost

Clip from PBS Nightly Business Report discusses older Americans refusal to accept even the moderate adjustments to Social Security and Medicare. Medicare and Politics Tuesday, May 03, 2011 GHARIB: For the first time, new census data show Americans 45 and older are a majority of the voting-age population. That could pose a problem for politicians looking to cut back Medicare and other benefits for seniors. But tonight’s commentator thinks lawmakers need to stand firm. She’s Maya Macguineas, director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation. MAYA MACGUINEAS, DIR. FISCAL POLICY PRGM., NEW AMERICA FOUND.: I am going to get a lot of hate mail for this one, but here I go — we have to stop pandering to seniors. The headlines this week screamed, Ryan budget puts seniors in play, referring to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget that would overhaul Medicare. Democrats are gleefully contemplating how to turn this into a campaign message extraordinaire and the competition to woo seniors will be fierce this next election. But here is the problem– we already spend the largest share of our budget on seniors. The major programs, Social Security and Medicare, are squeezing out other important priorities and they have been for years. And as a result, we are shortchanging investments in the economy and, importantly, in children. If we want the economy to be strong for the next generation, we have to make major structural changes to the budget


Infinite Dance Crew at FISAF World Championships – Finals

Infinite Dance Crew from Wellington, New Zealand, competing in the Senior Division of the FISAF Fitness and Hip Hop World Championships in October 2011. Infinite placed 4th in the Senior Division.

Created In loving memory of Connor Ausland and Jack Harnsongkram, two beautiful lives that were taken far too soon. On February 5th, 2011, the community of south Eugene, Oregon was changed forever when it lost two amazing boys to tragedy. Jack and Connor were two of South Eugene High School’s most vibrant, talented seniors, as leaders in varsity sports and the Integrated Outdoor Program. Jack was a carefree, vivacious 17-year-old who loved cooking and traveling, managed to make friends with everyone, and never took a smile off his face. Connor, 18, was a role model to many — dedicated to everything from basketball and ultimate frisbee to music and dance. Ironically, Connor was a DIEHARD Justin Bieber fan. This came as a surprise to most people because he was a 6’4″, handsome, athletic, popular, eighteen-year-old boy — not Bieber’s typical fan. In the aftermath of the tragedy, as people paid tribute to the boys, Connor became the catalyst of Justin Bieber’s influence on the South Eugene community. In the midst of profound grief, a bit of joy emerged as people close to Connor took on his idol as their own. They spread the spirit, causing a Bieber fever to grow throughout the high school and college community. Before long, when people listened to Bieber’s music they couldn’t help but think of Connor. As a super talented and compassionate student and person himself, Connor seemed to have the same “star” quality and swag of his idol. He was confident and original enough to
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Row In College – A Recruiting Guide For Female Student Athletes

A few seniors sports products I can recommend:

Row In College – A Recruiting Guide For Female Student Athletes
An Ebook Guide To The Womens College Rowing Recruiting Process. Intended For Any Female Student Thinking Of Rowing In College. It Walks You And Your Parents Through The Process, Showing How To Increase Your Chance Of Being Recruited By The Right College.
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Senior living at retirement homes in Kelowna

Seniors retirement
by Ralph Zuranski

Article by Larne Btula

A great way for seniors to live a healthy and happy is to relocate to an independent living community where they can find like minded neighbors and friends. Retirement homes are becoming popular among the soon to retire population. A large workforce takes retirement from work and a majority of them opt to live with their children and grandchildren. Soon they realize that there is not much work for them in the regular residential colonies and they start feeling lonely and depressed. On the other hand, seniors living in retirement homes enjoy their life to the full. Senior citizens of British Columbia choose retirement homes in Kelowna for healthy post retirement living.

Retirement homes in Kelowna offers a multitude of recreational activities that will keep you refreshed and energized throughout the day. Set on lush green ground, these homes have plenty of space for free movement, miles of walking paths, green space and open areas where you can soak sunshine. The independent living communities in Kelowna are bustling with a host of amenities, facilities and luxuries. Some of the communities are large enough to house a golf course, community swimming pools and world class fitness centers. Senior couples are surely going to relive the sensation of their past day in these communities.

Situated in the Okanagan Valley close to Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is a beautiful city with large tracts of green land. It is a quiet city and that is why it is chosen for constructing independent living communities for the seniors. Retirement homes in Kelowna attract seniors from across the Canada to come and enjoy their post retirement life in a pollution free environment. People in their fifties should start planning their post retirement living and they can choose Kelowna as their second home after getting retirement from work.

The biggest apprehension of senior citizens is medical facility as aging brings many problems and seniors are more prone to virus and bacteria attack. Residents of retirement homes in Kelowna are better suited to speak on the medical facilities and personal care provided in the independent living communities. These homes are connected with an efficient electronic emergency response system and the community managers maintain a fleet of ultra modern ambulances to take ailing residents to hospitals that are not very far from the communities. These homes are just perfect for senior of any age and also seniors with special ability.

Larne Btula has more than 20 years experience of working with many reputed retirement home agencies. As of now, the author has helped a lot of people get the relevant stuff on the luxurious retirement homes in Nanaimo, BC.For more information please visit retirement homes in Kelowna and Retirement Homes in Victoria.








How To Be Successful In A Senior Exercise Program

Article by Therese B

Many people have an “all or nothing” mentality, they jump into an activity giving it 100% right off the bat – not a good idea for an exercise program.Your body requires time to meet the challenge of the exertion taking place which is why exercise programs have different intensity levels. Starting at an inappropriate level means you will not be able to sustain the exercise over time and quit.

Note: If you are an older adult with health issues, talk with your physician before beginning an exercise program. Many health conditions may be controlled through exercise. So, if you’re taking medications, there is a chance that your dosages may change – for the better!

The first step to a successful physical activity program is to begin slowly in whatever activity you choose. If you are walking, be realistic in planning your goal. Walk out for five minutes then turn around and walk back. Assess how you feel: Was it a problem for you? If not, keep the same routine for a few days. Still not a problem? Now add another minute or two to your time or distance. At some point, you will “feel” it especially if you’re not used to exercising. Continue to stay on the routine for a week or so always assessing how you feel afterwards.

There may be days when you just don’t feel like exercising, so the question is “Should I exercise today or not”?

Here are some indications that you should not exercise and call your doctor:

1. If you feel a lot more fatigued than you normally do,2. If you notice that there is swelling or pain around a joint or muscle,3. If you notice new symptoms – something you did not have before,4. Irregular, rapid or fluttery heartbeat or chest pain,5. Shortness of breath,6. If you have a fever from the flu, or a bad cold or infection.

As you become more and more involved in exercising, you will be able to know your body well enough to know when to stop and call your physician or just take off for a day or two until you feel better.

At this point, you want to add intensity a little at a time to avoid injury and allow the body to become stronger. Before long you will find yourself walking a much longer distance. Now, you need to made a decision – do you add even more distance or walk the same distance, but walk a little faster? A great motivator is a little device called a pedometer which you wear on your belt or waistband and keeps track of the number of steps you take during your exercise session. It’s fun to see how many more steps you can add to your routine each day/week/month.

Now, begin to add some extra physical activity into your program:

1. Instead of driving around for 5 minutes trying to find a parking place close to the front door, park further out and get that extra few minutes of walking in.2. Same holds true shopping or grocery shopping.3. Take your pet for a walk – other than your exercise time. Pets can sometimes be a handful and slow you down so take them for their walk during another part of the day.4. Take the steps instead of an elevator when possible.

To add fun to your routine, make a list of all the activities you either wanted to learn or maybe participated in as a young person. Are there any listed that you could do now? For instance, take tennis lessons, or swimming? What about a beginning water aerobics class? If you don’t want to go by yourself, do you have a friend that would take lessons with you?

Make your exercise as much fun as you can and soon you will find yourself looking and feeling younger than your years and perhaps spending less time at the doctor’s office.

Therese has been writing articles online for the past several years. Not only does this author specialize in health and wellness information, you can also check out her latest website at Tankless Water Heater Cost which provides information on tankless water heater prices for homeowners.

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