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Seniors

Elderly person gets pushed in a wheelchair

California Governor Vetoes Adult Day Care Alternative

The future is uncertain for many of California’s frail and elderly after Governor Jerry Brown rejected an alternative to Adult Day Care Services around the state.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

Homeless. (AP)

South Bay Homeless Survey Finds Some Seniors Spend Decades On Streets

One of the senior citizens approached during a recent survey of the homeless in San Jose and Palo Alto had been living on the streets for the past 58 years.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/01/2011

(CBS)

Efforts Renewed To Make Streets Safe For San Francisco Seniors

A grass-roots organization is trying to bring to light what they call one of the city’s most dangerous intersections in the Bayview District.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

Program Feeding Sunnyvale Seniors May Be On Chopping Block

A program to help out seniors in Sunnyvale is facing the chopping block due to a lack of federal funding.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/01/2011

San Francisco Celebrates International Condom Day

HealthWatch: STDs On The Rise Among People Over 55

Among Americans 55 years and older, cases of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise. In fact, Medicare may soon add STD screenings as a covered benefit.

KPIX 5–05/20/2011

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Oakland Campaign Brings Internet Access To Seniors, Low-Income Families

A campaign launched in Oakland Thursday looks to close the digital divide by getting more low-income families and seniors hooked up to the Internet.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/28/2011

(AP)

Alameda County Seniors Plead For Adult Health Care Services

Adult care health services in California that assist the “medically-fragile,” are expected to shutdown by July 1st if a funding bill isn’t approved in Sacramento. Some seniors were in the Alameda County Board chamber in Oakland Monday, pleading for something to be done.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/11/2011

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Phone Scammers Posing As Grandchildren Target Napa Seniors

Seniors in Napa County are receiving scam phone calls from their “grandchildren” asking them to send money.

CBS San Francisco–04/09/2011

Alzheimer's

California Lawmakers, Medical Experts Devise Plan To Deal With Alzheimer’s

State legislators and medical experts unveiled a new state plan Wednesday for coping with Alzheimer’s disease. An explosion of people with the disease is expected in the next 20 years.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/09/2011

Assistant activty director Audiel Segura (L) helps Juanita Gilbert paint a picture during an activites session at the Lifelong Medical Marin Adult Day Health Care Center on February 10, 2011 in Novato (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Adult Day Health Care Cuts Protested Statewide

California elder care advocates plan a series of actions around the state to protest budget cuts that would eliminate adult day health care programs that serve about 37,000 fragile seniors.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

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