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Happy Holidays!

From Everyone at Harmony, Happy Holidays!

Written by: John Wolf on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Spotlight on Illinois for Protection of Elderly

Each year, Adult Protective Services (APS) programs across the country receive more than 500,000 reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation involving older or otherwise vulnerable adults. In order to sufficiently serve vulnerable adults, APS professionals work closely with a variety…

Written by: John Wolf on Friday, December 13, 2013

Top 7 Tips to Make Reporting Season Merry

It’s nearing the end of the year and before you know it, the deadline to submit federally-mandated National Aging Program Information Systems (NAPIS) reports will be here.  Below are seven tips to help make your NAPIS reporting season a bit…

Written by: John Wolf on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Money Follows the Person: Rebalancing Long-Term Care in Georgia

“As a person living with cerebral palsy, acquiring her new home symbolized something more: it was the first day she would live as an independent adult.” A recent story in the Augusta Chronicle tells the inspirational story of Angela Steger,…

Written by: John Wolf on Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Focus on Aging in Place in Hawaii

With the highest life expectancy in the nation, a rapidly increasing number of seniors, and limited capacity in residential care and nursing homes, the concept of aging in place is particularly relevant in Hawaii. Keeping Hawaii’s seniors (“kupana”) happy and…

Written by: John Wolf on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

For tips on helping the elderly and disabled enjoy the holiday season, check out Harmony’s Tis’ the Season for Thanks and Giving blog article here.

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Squeezing Seniors: N4A Releases New Report on Impact of Federal Funding Cuts

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) released a report this week, “Squeezing Seniors: Aging Community Fears National Crisis as a Result of Federal Budget Cuts,” which addresses the impact that stagnant and reduced federal funding, including the…

Written by: John Wolf on Friday, November 22, 2013

Celebrating Family Caregivers

This November, we celebrate family caregivers through National Family Caregivers Month, an observance that originated through the Family Caregivers Association’s (now the Caregiver Action Network’s) week-long celebration of caregivers on Thanksgiving week in 1994. President Bill Clinton signed the first presidential…

Written by: John Wolf on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

‘Tis the Season for Thanks and Giving

The season of giving is fast approaching, and there is no better time to remember our elderly and disabled neighbors.  Helping this community stay in their homes and communities can be greatly aided by the generosity of loved ones, friends…

Written by: John Wolf on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Harmony at the 2013 O4A Conference

In true Ohio fashion, the first day of the conference got off to a snowy start as vendors, speakers and over 470 participants gathered at the Hilton Columbus at Easton for a day filled with engaging sessions, workshops, and awards.

Written by: John Wolf on Wednesday, November 13, 2013