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Free Transport Cycle Service for Elderly Shoppers Draws Accolades
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, society, Musashimurayama, elderly, free transport, volunteer, cycle, community, community group )

Naoko
- 41 days ago - mainichi.jp
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 )

Robert
- 92 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
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 )

Naoko
- 209 days ago - mainichi.jp
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 )

Naoko
- 479 days ago - mainichi.jp
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 )

Chris
- 734 days ago - cbsnews.com
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 )

Naoko
- 1409 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
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 )

Simone
- 1593 days ago - animals.change.org
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 )

Simone
- 1621 days ago - animals.change.org
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 )

Simone
- 1628 days ago - examiner.com
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 )

Naoko
- 1726 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
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,"
Lone Wild Horse on Wildhorse Island Gets Company
Offbeat  (tags: wild mustang, lone, relocated, companionship, friends, elderly, wildhorse island )

Simone
- 1793 days ago - missoulian.com
He has - or at least had - a name, the last wild horse on Wildhorse Island, though no one remembers it. He also had ribs, and they were visible through his hide. It wasn't due to lack of food.
Exclusive: Elderly Couple Speaks Out About Brutal Attack
Offbeat  (tags: sadness, elderly, couple, beaten, robbed )

Lone
- 1811 days ago - woai.com
SAN ANTONIO - It's a heartbreaking story. An elderly couple is beaten and robbed and all by a man they knew and trusted for years. The couple spoke out, but only to News 4 WOAI, showing us the horrific crime that
Johnson County Businessman Sentenced for Vast Scam Against Elderly
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, consumers, ethics, scam, bilking, elderly )

Lady
- 1828 days ago - kansascity.com
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Johnson County businessman to three years for a scheme that bilked about 2,500 elderly victims nationwide. Grant Wilms, 44, entered no-contest pleas previously to four felony counts
Nursing Home Staff Accused of Taking Nude Photos of Patients
Offbeat  (tags: Nursing Home, nurse, aids, elderly, nude, pictures )

Lone
- 1841 days ago - king5.com
BREMERTON, Wash. - A Bremerton nursing home is under investigation, after the staff was caught allegedly taking nude photos of some of the patients. A nurse and two nursing
Guard Drops Meals on Navajo Nation, But Language Barrier Keeps Residents From Eating Food
Offbeat  (tags: National Guard, food donation, elderly, language )

Lone
- 1848 days ago - daily-times.com
FARMINGTON -- Elderly residents of the Navajo Nation are reporting challenges with emergency food rations delivered in the wake of recent snow storms and accompanying mud.
 

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