March 9, 2015

ARTICLES, STORIES AND POETRY RECORDED FREE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED OR PHYSICALLY DISABLED ADULTS

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Choice Magazine Listening (established 1962)
Choice Magazine Listening (CML) is a free audio magazine for adults with impaired vision or other disability. Four times a year, listeners receive 12 hours of great writing, chosen from over 100 of the finest magazines by CML’s team of editors. These quarterly issues feature stories, poems and articles from publications such as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Time, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Southern Living, Oxford American and Texas Monthly. All CML’s selections are wonderfully read by some of America’s top audiobook narrators.

For more than half a century, CML has been proud to serve adults with conditions that make it difficult to read standard print or to hold a magazine. Listeners love the mix of interesting, entertaining and amusing pieces they receive as a download or on a digital cartridge (easily returnable in the postage-free mailer it arrived in). This quarterly service is completely free of charge due to the support of a charitable foundation established to ensure that all Americans could enjoy the best writing from leading magazines. CML’s tens of thousands of subscribers include those with conditions such as low vision, macular degeneration, blindness, MS, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ALS dyslexia and Parkinson’s.

If someone you know would enjoy this free service, please call 1-888-724-6423 to find out more. Between 9 and 4 Eastern Time your call will be answered by a friendly person happy to help – not a machine. Further information is available on CML’s website, too. Please visit www.choicemagazinelistening.org

CHOICE MAGAZINE LISTENING
WINTER 2015, ISSUE 309
TALKING TO MY DAUGHTER LATE AT NIGHT (a poem) by Eavan Boland
Tin House, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2014, 2 mins.
UNCIVILIZED by Barry Lopez, Outside, September 2014, 17 mins.
WHERE PARADISE LAY by Joe Wilkins, Orion, September/October 2014, 5 mins.
FOWL WEATHER by Lucas Reilly, Mental Floss, November 2014 , 3 mins.
USELESS CREATURES by Richard Conniff
The New York Times, September 14, 2014, 9 mins.
CHICKEN RUN by Andrew Lawler, Audubon, November-December 2014, 17 mins.
THE COLOR AND THE PAGEANTRY OF THOROUGHBRED TURTLE RACING
by Joe Kloc, The Believer, September 2014, 29 mins.
DIXIE SNOW by Rick Bragg, Southern Living, January 2014, 4 mins.
IT’S THE MOST UNKNOWABLE TIME OF THE YEAR by Gary Shteyngart
The New York Times, December 25, 2013, 9 mins.
CURSES, FOOLED AGAIN! by Peter Funt
The New York Times, September 27, 2014, 7 mins.
TIMMY SHEEAN IS A PRIME EXAMPLE (fiction) by Gary Gildner
The Southern Review, Autumn 2014, 37 mins.
THING WITH FEATHERS THAT PERCHES IN THE SOUL by Anthony Doerr
Granta, Summer 2014, 24 mins.
IN THE COURTYARD by Vicki Valosik
The American Scholar, Autumn 2014, 8 mins.
LAMB STEW by Will Mackin, The New Yorker, November 3, 2014, 6 mins.
FACE OF HOPE by Liza Gross, Discover, September 2014, 39 mins.
THE 9,000-YEAR-OLD MAN SPEAKS by Douglas Preston
Smithsonian, September 2014, 38 mins.
SCENES FROM “THE PASSION”: THE FIRST PATH (a poem) by Liz Berry
Poetry, October 2014 , 3 mins.
SELF-PORTRAIT (fiction) by Martin Amis, Granta, Summer 2014, 13 mins.
CRAZY CAT LADY by Rick Bragg, Southern Living, September 2014, 5 mins.
PETS ALLOWED by Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, October 20, 2014, 36 mins.
AN EXECRATION (a poem) by David Wheatley, Poetry, October 2014, 3 mins.
MISTER BIG by Tom Mueller, National Geographic, October 2014, 21 mins.
IMMOVABLE FEAST by Chang-Rae Lee
The New Yorker, November 3, 2014, 6 mins.
DON’T SCREAM by Bill Pitts, Creative Nonfiction, Fall 2014, 18 mins.
THE GREAT ESCAPE by Jerry Adler, Smithsonian, November 2014, 14 mins.
TREETOP (fiction) by Roy Parvin, Tin House, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2010, 44 mins.
THE STRANGE AND CURIOUS TALE OF THE LAST TRUE HERMIT
by Michael Finkel, GQ, September 2014, 55 mins.
WHAT IS THE BEST PUNCTUATION MARK? by Rosie Blau, Claire Messud,
Norah Perkins and Julian Barnes, Intelligent Life, March/April 2014, 12 mins.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON DEMAND by Kevin Kelly
Wired, Vol. 22, No. 11, 2014, 23 mins.
PAGE TURNER by John Crowley, Harper’s, September 2014, 21 mins.
HANDLED WITH CARE by Andrew D. Scrimgeour
The New York Times Book Review, December 30, 2012, 9 mins.
HITLER IN CHICAGO (fiction) by David Albahari, Harper’s, October 2014, 8 mins.
WHO MADE THAT SCOTCH TAPE? By Dashka Slater
The New York Times Magazine, July 20, 2014, 4 mins.
EXTENDING THE WORLD’S VISION by Steven Johnson
Natural History, October 2014, 18 mins.
HOW TO FARM A BETTER FISH by Joel K. Bourne, Jr.
National Geographic, June 2014, 22 mins.
STILLNESS, WAITING (a poem) by Robert Wrigley
The Georgia Review, Fall 2014, 3 mins.
MAPPING TIME by Jeffrey S. Murray
Fine Books and Collections, Autumn 2014, 10 mins.
HENRY FORD (1904) (a poem) by Campbell McGrath
Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2013, 4 mins.
THE LITTLE CAR (a poem) by Guillaume Apollinaire
The Paris Review, Fall 2012, 3 mins.
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER: AUGUST 6, 1983 (fiction)
by Hilary Mantel, The New York Times Book Review, September 28, 2014, 43 mins.
I AM THINKING OF PABLO CASALS by Lance Larsen
The Southern Review, Spring 2014, 4 mins.
BEHIND THE WALL by Amy Davidson
The New Yorker, November 3, 2014, 8 mins.
A MESSAGE TO THE 21ST CENTURY by Isaiah Berlin
The New York Review of Books, October 23, 2014, 11 mins.

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February 16, 2015

New Listings Alert! – CRH Northwest Retirement Communities!

Filed under: Alzheimer's,assisted living,retirement,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 2:51 pm

We’ve added two FREE listings for CRH Northwest Retirement Communities to the nations fastest growing senior housing and services resource – SeniorLivingGuide.com!

20150216120222logo.jpgPeters Creek
14431 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living offers many living options with personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It’s the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don’t need 24-hour, complex medical supervision.

Our brand new memory care wing is nearing completion, where specially trained nurses and staff are dedicated to providing the unique level of care that residents with memory loss require.

Check out this listing here.

 

chandler-house-logoChandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care
701 N 39th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902

Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care, located just off 40th Avenue near the Yakima River in Yakima, WA, provides superb care for residents who face the daily challenges of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. For over a decade, Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care has developed a reputation of excellence for providing our residents with the highest level of care and a loving home. Our trained professional staff is qualified to meet the needs of each individual.

Please visit our community and see first-hand our dedication to providing the best possible home for our residents. Also, read more using the menu items above to find out more about the good things we are doing. Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care has always been a family owned facility devoted to meeting the needs of the families who choose to make Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care home.

View this listing here.

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February 6, 2015

Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville Expanding Services To Include Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

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05222008123424logoCharlottesville, VA – Commonwealth Assisted Living announced today that renovations are underway to expand the services offered at Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, formerly Jefferson Heights at Pantops Place, to better serve the needs of our community’s seniors and their families. At completion, we will have the capacity to serve 120 residents and provide all levels of service, including Independent Living, Assisted Living and a secure Memory Care neighborhood. Interior upgrades and the addition of a full-service commercial kitchen and dining room that will be operational this summer plus assisted living and memory care neighborhoods that will be ready for resident move-ins by the fall. Commonwealth expects the changes to create approximately 50 new jobs.

“By adding dining, assisted living and memory care to our Charlottesville community, we will be able to better meet the evolving needs of our residents without them requiring a change of address,” said Richard Brewer, CEO of Commonwealth Assisted Living.

Acquired in June of 2014, Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville will become the flagship community for Charlottesville-based Commonwealth Assisted Living, one of Virginia’s largest providers of assisted living and memory care services. Previously a senior’s apartment building, these renovations will enhance the community and allow us to offer additional services to our residents.

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Christel Hoy Hired as Sales Associate for The Crossings At Harbour View!

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SUFFOLK, VA- The Crossings at Harbour View, scheduled to open in July of 2015, is proud to announce the appointmentUntitled-1 of Christel Hoy as Sales Associate. Christel brings over 20 years experience marketing senior living communities in the Hampton Roads area, along with a knowledge and sensitivity to The Crossings’ marketing and sales efforts. In addition to her marketing experience, her entrepreneurial passion led her as co-owner and operator of a non-emergency wheelchair transportation company, giving her even greater insight into the needs of seniors and individuals with mobility challenges.

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Christel is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, and received her formal education from Tidewater Community College in Suffolk. Reflecting her commitment to the unique needs of seniors and their care, Christel serves as Treasurer of the Portsmouth Task Force on Aging and on Bon Secours Senior Health’s Board of Directors.

Harmony Senior Services is a premier developer and manager of multiple senior communities in Virginia and South Carolina. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Harmony is led by executives with over 100 years combined experience successfully managing, marketing, planning, training and consulting for senior communities.

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January 26, 2015

Attention Hampton Roads Virginia Market! – Michelle Laskey to Lead Sales and Marketing Team at Harbor View

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For Immediate Release

Client: The Crossings at Harbor ViewUntitled-3
Contact: Heather Bennett – Executive Liaison
C Media Company | 540.339.9626
heather@cmediacompany.com

SUFFOLK, VA- The Crossings at Harbour View, scheduled to open in Summer of 2015, is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Laskey to lead sales and marketing strategy at this new senior living community. Most recently, Michelle served as interim Director of Sales and Marketing at The Chamberlin, a sister senior living community located on historic Fort Monroe in Hampton, owned and managed by Harmony Senior Services since June of 2012.
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Michelle brings more than 20 years experience in senior community marketing, and healthcare management having been Director of Marketing at Lake Prince for almost 9 years, assisted in the start-up and marketing of an assisted living and memory care community in Virginia Beach. Her extensive industry specific background includes marketing home health care, skilled nursing care, hospice and durable medical equipment services to numerous Hampton Roads physicians and health care facilities.

Michelle has called Hampton Roads home for the past 42 years, having graduated from East Carolina University with degrees in Business Education and Business administration. She is married with one son who attends Isle of Wight Academy.

Harmony Senior Services is a premier developer and manager of multiple senior communities in Virginia and South Carolina. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Harmony is led by executives with over 100 years combined experience successfully managing, marketing, planning, training and consulting for senior communities.

 

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January 20, 2015

New Advertiser Alert – Home Care Solutions of Jacksonville

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Please welcome our latest addition to the Jacksonville Florida market – Home Care Solutions of Jacksonville!

homecarejaxHome Care Solutions of Jacksonville is a community-based homemaker & companion service that benefits Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St Johns Counties. We offer non-medical assistance in your home or in a care facility that is both flexible and affordable. Our services include assistance & companionship for the elderly, disabled, or those recovering from illness. We can be your lifeline to bring back stability to your lives starting within your home.

You can view their complete listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20150120090657

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January 19, 2015

New Listing Alert – John McClave Associates 5925 Carnegie Blvd Charlotte, NC 28209

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Untitled-1Before you plan your move, let us give your present home CPR: Certified appraisal, Professional property inspection, Rejuvenation.

 

 

  • More than 34 years of experience in Charlotte.
  • Our team offers incomparable real estate services to sellers.
  • My comprehensive CPR services provides consultation on list price, pre-listing inspections and suggestions for repairs or updating to prepare your home for the market.
  • Licensed in NC and SC

Check out the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20150119130140

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New Advertiser Alert – Sun Terrace Hermiston 1550 NW 11th Street Hermiston, OR 97838

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Sun Terrace Hermiston offers retirement and assisted living options with compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community. Our focus on wellness and keeping residents as independent as possible provides the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own. Our residents enjoy beautifully appointed living spaces, delicious meals and engaging social activities.

logoWe are conveniently located minutes from downtown Hermiston with its many shops and restaurants as well as local community activities.Sun Terrace Hermiston is the ideal senior housing community for families living in Hermiston and the surrounding cities in Umatilla and Morrow counties. Whether the search is for a short term respite stay or a longer term living option, we invite you to visit Sun Terrace Hermiston and experience our commitment to bringing independence to living and quality to life.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20150119080114

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January 15, 2015

Nurse Practitioners Help Seniors Stay Healthy in 2015

Filed under: seniorlivingguide,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 2:34 pm

Courtesy of
Sally Dimond from Matrix Medical

Let’s make 2015 the year where our resolutions finally stick. Here are some valuable tips from Matrix Medical Network, providing free health assessments by Nurse Practitioners for eligible seniors, on how to have a healthy and happy 2015.

EXERCISE IS KEY
• Visit Your Doctor: Before starting an exercise program, it is important to get the “okay” from your physician.
• Set Goals: Start off slow to build up to 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week.Untitled-1
• Pay Attention to Your Body: It’s important that you listen to your body and not overdo it.
• Adjust Your Work Out: If you notice shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, or even tender joints, you may want to touch base with your doctor.

PROPER PORTIONS
• Plate Size: Try using a smaller plate for your food.
• Don’t Rush: Sit down and eat your food slowly.

MENTAL WELLNESS
• Keep Your Mind Active: Maintain intellectual and social stimulation such as discussion groups and card games.
• Talk to a Trained Professional: Depression among older adults is very common. Talking to a counselor or psychologist is a good resource to find ways to deal with daily stress.
Matrix Medical Network provides in-home care using board-certified, local nurse practitioners to visit eligible health plan members nationwide at no cost to them. Providing in-home care helps to address health needs from medication adherence to environmental factors that impact overall wellbeing. Matrix strives to make healthcare more affordable and convenient, while also maintaining the highest quality of care.
To learn more about Matrix Medical Network, get additional health tips, or to schedule an in-home health assessment you can visit https://bit.ly/MatrixMemberExperience Or can call 888-912-8423

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January 14, 2015

From Dream to Reality With My Social Security

Filed under: senior living guide,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 12:51 pm

By Michael W. GrochowskiUntitled-1

Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta

 

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream of an America where equality was more than a concept—where it was an everyday reality.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

His dream struck a chord with many people and inspired a nation. It shined a light on the ideal that every citizen should have equal opportunity to prosper and succeed.

As we remember Dr. King and his dream for America, take a moment to reflect on your dreams for yourself and your family. What are the things that you want for your future? Do you see yourself enjoying retirement someday?

With some planning, that dream can come true. The best way to keep your retirement dreams on track is by opening a my Social Security account. A my Social Security account is an excellent tool that helps you plan for the future. It lets you verify your earnings on your personal Social Security Statement—because your future retirement benefit depends on your earnings throughout your career. You can view your Statement at any time, giving you a good picture of what your future benefits will be. When you are ready to retire, you can even go online to apply for benefits from your home or office.

And the advantages of having a my Social Security account don’t stop after you retire. Once you start receiving benefits, you can manage them with a my Social Security account. You can get an instant benefit verification letter, check your benefit and payment information, change your address and phone number, and start or change your direct deposit information—all online.

Setting up a my Social Security account is quick, secure, and easy. Millions of Americans already have accounts. In fact, someone opens one about every 6 seconds. Join the crowd and sign up today at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

It’s the stuff dreams are made of.

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