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No Meeting in November or December.

San Diego Native American Community Dinners:

Nov. 9,2003 - 5 pm: (please note time change) SD American Indian Community Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate "harvest time." Please bring a side dish to share. United Methodist Church Hall, 4650 Mansfield Ave. San Diego.

Dec. For latest update- Esther: 619-269-7362 or Vicki: 858-627-7362 or Ramona: 619-234-2158

Everyone is Welcome and Esther and Vicki request your help at both events.

Sunday, November 9:

3 pm: a Healing Circle with songs, prayer and sharing for community members to offer support for all those affected by the California Fires. This gathering is sponsored by the SD American Indian Health Center so that we can come together to find strength and healing through tradition. Normal Heights Community Center, 4649 Hawley Blvd. San Diego. Info: Ellen or Jeanette at 619 234-0648.

5 pm: (please note time change) SD American Indian Community Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate "Harvest time." Please bring a side dish to share. United Methodist Church Hall, 4650 Mansfield Ave. San Diego.

Locations are right next to each other south of Adams Ave. (nearest major cross street is 35th) in Normal Heights.
We are asking that community members who are able to donate and cook a turkey for the dinner to please call June at IHRC (619) 281-5964. This service will permit NAC to divert urgent resources to fire victims. Thank you!

FYI: TONKAWA Senior update - New (to this list) on the WEB

Consumer Sites

Exercise!

Funding

Quality Care

Service Practices

Reports

The Road to Recognition: International Review of Public Policies to

Support Family and Informal Caregiving

Caregiver Depression, A Growing Mental Health Concern

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Why We Need It, How We Can Get It

These briefs are available at no charge on the FCA website, http://www.caregiver.org

As congressional leaders continue to work through some of the knottier issues in the proposed Medicare prescription drug legislation, the Commonwealth Fund has updated its Medicare chart pack to include the latest Commonwealth Fund-supported research on this and related topics. The chart pack now has new information on how the proposed legislation would affect Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with chronic illnesses or low incomes.

Medicare's Future: Current Picture, Trends, and Prescription Drug Policy Debate contains more than 50 slides on the following topics:

Trends in Medicare expenditures

Medicare performance

Characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiary expenses not covered by Medicare

Medicare's experience with private plans

Prescription drugs

Medicare prescription drug legislation

Medicare Prescription Drug Legislation: How Would It Affect Beneficiaries? Marilyn Moon, October 2003. (Click on title)

Private, Individual Drug Coverage in the Current Medicare Market, Cristina Boccuti and Marilyn Moon. (Click on title)

Chronic Conditions and Disabilities: Trends and Issues for Private Drug Plans, Cristina Boccuti, Marilyn Moon, and Krista Dowling, October 2003. (Click on title)

Adverse Selection in Private, Stand-Alone Drug Plans and Techniques to Reduce It, Cristina Boccuti and Marilyn Moon, October 2003. (Click on title)

Consumer-Directed Home Care in the Netherlands, England and Germany - Joshua M. Wiener, Jane Tilly and Alison Evans Cuellar http://research.aarp.org/health/2003_12_eu_cd.html

Consumer-Directed Personal Care Services for Older People in the U.S. - Barbara Coleman http://research.aarp.org/health/ib64_cd.html

Long-Term Care in Developed Nations: A Brief Overview - Mary Jo Gibson, Steven R. Gregory, and Sheel M. Pandya http://research.aarp.org/health/2003_13_ltc_dv.html

Statistics

The following Census 2000 Data on the Aging can be found on the AoA site at: http://aoa.gov/prof/statistics/census2000/2000pop/2000pop.asp

2000 Census Figures of the Older Population, for States

(including Race and Hispanic Origin, by State)

Older Population by Five year Age Groups

Older Population by Selected Age Groups (50+, etc.) (Number of Persons)

Older Population by Selected Age Groups (50+, etc.) (Percent Distribution by Age Group)

US Map with Percent 65+ by State

Older Population by Selected Age Group (50+, etc.) (Rank Based on Number of Older Persons in State)

Older Population by Age Group (50+, etc.) (Rank Based on Percentages)

The 60+ Population for U.S. States and Territories: April 1, 2000

Number of Persons 65+ by Race and Hispanic Origin - by State

Percent of Persons 65+ by Race and Hispanic Origin - by State

Number of Persons 60+ by Race and Hispanic Origin - by State

Percent of Persons 60+ by Race and Hispanic Origin - by State


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