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Ottawa senior targeted not once but twice in 'grandparent scam' - Police have arrested a man after a senior citizen was hit up not once, but twice, for thousands of dollars by someone posing as his grandson. Read more: Ottawa Citizen
 
Long-term care staffers call for provincial change during meeting in Cobourg - Chronic understaffing at long-term care facilities across the province is resulting in a barrage of injuries, abuse and unsafe work practices, according to the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions. Read more: Northumberland News
 
Minister of State Wong announces new research network to help Canadian seniors live independently and safely - Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), on behalf of her colleague, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced that AGE-WELL, a new network, is receiving $36.6 million over five years to help seniors live independently and safely at home. Read more: Government of Canada
 
Zyprexa Linked to Falls and Fractures in Seniors - A new study suggests that Zyprexa side effects could include an increased risk of falls and fractures in seniors. Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic medication, but it is often prescribed off-label to treat dementia and behavior issues in seniors. Zyprexa has also been linked to an increased risk of diabetes. Read more: Lawyers and Settlement
 
Bill and Jeannie Chaplin continue to travel around the world - Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen was conducting research for an ongoing series about seniors when she came across a travel blog that caught her eye. Read more: CBC Canada
 
Kids Can't Read Grandma's Recipe Because It's In Cursive - January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. In honor of the occasion, maybe I'll write my grandkids a letter. But wait, I'd better use my computer because they will not be able to read my handwriting. And there is something profoundly sad about that. Read more: Huffington Post
 
Don't let your trip go south - This month the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) wants to clarify travel rules to those looking to get a tan this season. Read more: Moose Jaw Times Herald
 
Government announces $36.6M for SFU co-led AGE-WELL network - Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong announced Jan. 19 that the Simon Fraser University co-led AGE-WELL research network launched in December 2014 will receive $36.6 million over five years as part of the federal government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. Read more: Simon Fraser University
 
Study: Health care aides need more training, suffer ‘worrisome’ burnout - They are the front line workers in Canada’s crowded nursing homes and one study found health care aides suffer a “worrisome” level of burnout. Read more: Global News Canada
 
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers - In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Read more: NPR
 

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