As I meet senior across the Las Vegas valley, I’ve become more aware of sight issues facing seniors. Sight issues can develop from macular degeneration as well as diabetes. Little can be done for those suffering from loss of sight due to diabetes but macular degeneration can be controlled to a certain degree. The following is an article worth reading about AMD. ~ Favil West, Chair, Foundation Assisting Seniors
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Since I’ve volunteered in the senior community, I’ve become much more aware of the issues they, ahem, we face as we enter this phase of life. One of them is loneliness.
The Foundation Assisting Seniors helps individuals remain in their homes for as long as possible. It’s a universal desire, but with that comes the possibility that we’ll be living in that house by ourselves. The quiet solitude may suit some personalities,
The Foundation Assisting Seniors relies upon the generosity of its donors, small and large, to be able to provide assistance to the senior community in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with loss of a loved one, and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance.Services and durable medical equipment (DME) are available to all seniors (50+). Since 2002, FAS has responded
If it’s one thing we wish for the new year, it’s that all of us—not just those over 50—enjoy 2020 Vision as we review the critical administrative tasks we need to address in our senior years. As you read our suggestions, think about those in your life who may need to not only keep this checklist handy, but make preparations accordingly. Send them a link to our website and ask them to read this blog. The link
by Denny Lesterson
Getting around the Vegas Valley as a senior can be challenging, but the good news is that there are options for making your way to medical appointments, shopping, and more. As a volunteer for the Foundation Assisting Seniors (FAS), I’ve studied many of these and share some of what I learned.
In Anthem, one of the primary markets for the services FAS provides, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern
A recent article by Julie Weed of Nw York Times New Service highlighted what airports are doing to create senior-friendly services for older travelers. It showed the director for experiential design for architecture firm Corgan wearing a suit that simulated the challenges facing seniors as they navigate an airport facility.
Given the huge numbers of people entering the 60-plus demographic, I was pleased to see the focus on this issue. The World Health Organization estimates this age group to double
Blog by Rana Goodman
Shortly before the last legislative session I attended a seminar outlining the concept of supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship. The concept was ideal and made so much sense that I was thrilled when the Nevada legislature passed the bill into law. The question now is how one convinces the Clark County Court system overall to accept such a plan and give seniors who are brought into
At a recent presentation I attended by Patty Gurney, Community Advocate for Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the wealth of services available to seniors in our community.
Patty explained the program they call No Wrong Door. Their mission is similar to that of the Foundation Assisting Seniors, in that their aim is to keep people healthy and in their homes for as
We call seniors on a daily basis to check on their safety and welfare. Here’s how to sign up.
Support our efforts with your money and time. Visit our donation page or call 725-244-4200.
We lend durable medical equipment and offer medication reminder programs and appointment transportation for seniors.
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