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Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) September 15, 2017 - Over 45,000 people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities died while living at a California state hospital or developmental center between the 1880’s and 1960’s. Many were buried anonymously in unmarked or mass graves and did not receive recognition or acknowledgment as human beings, in life or in death. Read more
Baltimore,Maryland (PR MediaRelease) September 14, 2017 - Pigtown Main Street is the winner of a $15,000 AARP Community Challenge Grant for tactical urbanism, to promote livable communities for all ages. The award supports Flock the Block, an intergenerational pop-up playground at the intersection of Washington and Martin Luther King Junior (MLK) Boulevards in Southwest Baltimore on September 17 from 11am to 3pm. Read more
San Diego,California (PR MediaRelease) August 28, 2017 - Today, the National Federation of the Blind and two blind individuals who receive Social Security benefits filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) for its failure to make its Visitor Intake Processing touchscreen kiosks accessible to its blind visitors. Read more
Inspirational Senior Texan - Dr. Edward J. Mueller
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) August 21, 2017 - LeadingAge Texas, the statewide not-for-profit aging services association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Edward J. Mueller, 66 of Army Residence Community (The ARC) in San Antonio, has been named the 2017-2018 Inspirational Senior Texan. LeadingAge Texas established the award (www.leadingagetexas.org/ISTaward) in acknowledgment of National Senior Citizens Day Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) June 2, 2017 - Fifty-five nursing homes from across Texas earned national honors today for proving their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. “This is extraordinary, Texas has never had 55 facilities achieve this level of recognition before,” Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 5, 2017 - State Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) takes his fight to improve nursing homes to the House floor on Saturday, as HB2766 is set for debate. HB2766 would bring in much-needed funding to improve Texas nursing homes without increased state spending. This new money would enable nursing home owners across the state to raise wages, improve training and invest to enhance their facilities. Read more