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 Tuesday July 05, 2011 - Issue #41

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Ed Asner

Ed Asner is well known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and it’s spinoff series, “Lou Grant.” Asner took part in a nationwide campaign for the Humane Society of the United States that posed the question: “What would happen to your pet if you were not here?” Its purpose is to encourage people to provide in advance for their pets in case of a serious illness, death, or an emergency which suddenly takes the owner away. He also hosted a video program on Elder Abuse Prevention. This is an extremely important issue for all family caregivers. 

Gary Barg sat down with Ed to talk about his love of family and respect for his four-legged friends.

Gary Barg:  I am a real fan of your work with the Humane Society of the United States and trying to promote the idea of pet trusts.

Ed Asner:  Well, I think it is cruel not to make plans for what happens to your pets when you die. When I was married, we had three kids.  We had a vast menagerie of animals: three big dogs, four or five cats, turtles, fish, birds, you name it.  We even had a lab rat that got loose.  The animals filled our lives and were a wonderful glue to bind us together...continued

Take care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Protecting Seniors From Work-at-home Schemes

By Janet Crozier

“Work minutes a day at home and earn enough to pay all of your bills.”

“Work part-time in your own home and make $500 to $1,000 your first month! It couldn’t be any easier!”

Con artists pitching work-at-home schemes rake in over $400 billion dollars a year by exploiting people, especially seniors on fixed incomes...continued

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Guest Column

Wrestling with Care
By David Gillaspie

Caregiving in America is in great demand, from adult foster home owners offering familiar surroundings, to assisted living center staff patrolling hallways to answer assist request buzzers and lights.  Rehabilitation centers employ physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and the caregivers on site.  Some nursing homes have as many as twelve “patients” for each worker.  They are all on the job and working hard...continued

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Considerations for Caregivers
By Arthur N. Gottlieb MSW, LMSW, CSA

Caregiving is not for everyone. Remember, it’s not about you. If the relationship is too emotionally charged or patience is not your best virtue, find someone else to take over the primary role of caregiver.

It is important to reflect upon your motivations for being a caregiver and to make an honest assessment of your limitations...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Ed Asner

Feature Article
Protecting Seniors From Work-at-home Schemes

Guest Column
Wrestling with Care

Considerations for Caregivers  


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