Seniors

3:54pm

Thu August 30, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Newark seniors find a home again

Vivian Soriano playing bocce ball

The economic recession hit many Bay Area cities hard, including the city of Newark in southern Alameda County. In January 2010, dozens of employees were laid off or lost hours, and all but the most essential city services were cut. One of the casualties of Newark’s budget crunch was its decades-old senior center.

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8:48am

Thu April 26, 2012
Out in the Bay - April 26, 2012 - Queer Elder Care

Caring for Queer Elders: East Bay study shows mostly positive trend

Are lesbian, gay and transgender seniors getting proper and respectful care in nursing homes, day-care centers and in their own homes?  A groundbreaking state-funded survey in Alameda County showed very encouraging trends, and also room for improvement. Dan Ashbrook of the non-profit group Lavender Seniors conducted a series of caregiver trainings also funded by the state grant.

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