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The Forgotten Ones: International Card Exchange For The Elderly
Offbeat  (tags: holiday cards, elderly, lonely, nursing homes )

- 283 days ago -
Not everyone can be with their families for the holidays for different reasons. The simple act of writing and sending a card will make a lonely person feel special and loved. Here are nursing home addresses all over the world.
Here Are 7 Shelter Dogs Who Got Their Fairy-Tale Endings
Offbeat  (tags: Fulton County Animal Services, Dog Tails Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, elderly, shelter dogs, fairy-tail-endings, awesome-pawesome doggy pics )

- 341 days ago -
What do shelter dogs dream about? Is it the family they lost and the lives they once lived? Or, do they dare dream of a future beyond those four walls? Grassy fields and beaches and people who love them unconditionally?
Aged Dog Cries at Shelter as Her Owner Walks Out With a Younger Pup and Leaves Her
Offbeat  (tags: Dog, shelter, a andoned, elderly )

- 593 days ago -
An elderly Cocker Spaniel has broken the internet's heart after her owners abandoned her at a shelter and walked away with a younger dog.
29 Photos Prove Getting Older Doesn't Mean Getting Less Badass.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, fun, senior citizens, New York, aging, style, pictures, elderly )

- 660 days ago -
New York City seniors are all dressed up and ready to shut down some myths about what it means to grow up. And just a heads-up, they're gonna make your selfies look like total amateur hour while they're at it.
Sound of Crinkling Tin Foil Can Cause Seizures in Cats
Offbeat  (tags: Elderly, cats, tin foil, seizures, warning )

- 876 days ago -
Even deaf cats can end up unconscious after hearing the sound of crinkling tin foil, say vets
Free Transport Cycle Service for Elderly Shoppers Draws Accolades
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, society, Musashimurayama, elderly, free transport, volunteer, cycle, community, community group )

- 976 days ago -
Local residents who wish to take advantage of the service merely place a phone call to the association, wait for the cycle to pick them up at their home, and voila: they are off to their desired destination.
Three Grandmas Smoke Pot For The First Time, And It Is The Best Thing Ever
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, strange, marijuana, pot, Washington, grandmothers, grandparents, elderly, funny, unusual )

- 1028 days ago -
Three grandmas recently smoked marijuana for the first time and got high. It is the best thing ever. And don't worry, they didn't break the law -- Cut filmed the trio in their home state of Washington, where recreational use is legal.
Disabled Breathe New Life Into Old Baseballs
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, marketing, basebell, elderly, disabled )

- 1144 days ago -
A company here that actively employs the disabled is bringing new life to old worn-out baseballs, supplying refurbished balls back to high schools around the nation at a fraction of the price of new ones.
Concerns for Elderly as Apartments Face Demolition for Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: society, Japan, olympics, Tokyo, elderly, concern, demolition )

- 1414 days ago -
For residents in an apartment complex near the National Stadium where 60 percent of the occupants are 65 or over, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bring unwelcome news: their homes are set to be demolished by 2018 at the latest.
The SCOOTER Store Power Wheelchair Company Raided in Federal Probe
Offbeat  (tags: Scooters, Elderly, off-beat, humans, bizarre, ethics, crime, odd, protection, interesting, safety, police, performance, government, business, society, unusual, news, health, design, technology, culture )

- 1670 days ago -
On Wednesday, 150 federal and state agents raided The SCOOTER Store headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas, and agents remain on the site. CBS News just spoke to an FBI agent Thursday morning who said workers will not be allowed back into headquarters
90% of Disaster Casualties Drowned
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake-tsunami disaster, drowned, more than 90%, elderly, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, deaths )

- 2345 days ago -
More than 90 percent of the people confirmed dead in the March earthquake-tsunami disaster in the most severely hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima died from drowing, while over 65 percent of them were aged 60 or older, acording to the NPA.
The Dog With Nine Lives
Offbeat  (tags: mia, loved companion, euthanisia, elderly, spinal trouble, heartbreaking, grief survived )

- 2529 days ago -
When Matt Olivarez of Redford Township, Michigan, was looking for a dog to add to his new family, he found Mia, a Rottweiler who was the only surviving puppy in her litter. She was the perfect family dog, growing up with the two Olivarez boys.
Senior Pets: Why You Aren't Adopting Them, and Why You Should
Offbeat  (tags: senior pets, elderly, adoptions, animal shelters, companions )

- 2556 days ago -
Oh, senior pets, how do I love thee? Your chill demeanor, your pitch-perfect behavior, your sense of gratitude? Why do prospective adopters pass you up?
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Squad Rescues Horse From Canal
Offbeat  (tags: elderly, arthritic mare, fell into canal, miami dade fire rescue, rescued her )

- 2563 days ago -
A 19-year-old arthritic mare named Riviera was rescued from a canal at 17900 SW 68th Street late this afternoon. Six rescue personnel from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were able to strap a harness around the horse and slowly pull her out of the water.
Cooking School Relaxes Rigid Tea Ceremony Rules to Welcome Disabled
Offbeat  (tags: tea ceremony, Japan, traditional culture, relaxes rigid rules, wheelchair, welcome disabled, elderly )

- 2661 days ago -
The idea of enjoying tea ceremonies in chairs or wheelchairs - without having to sit on the floor - occured to Soko about 30 years ago. "I wanted to create a style that would allow me to continue the tea ceremony even if my body were to give out,"

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