This month, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) celebrates 25 years of serving older adults. The Cal State Long Beach program provides educational opportunities, fitness classes and social opportunities to people ages 50 and up. “OLLI offers retired people a community of like-minded individuals, people who are retired but who
In case you missed it, The Washington Post reported on the staffing shortages in long term care facilities and the subsequent effect on overwhelmed hospitals across the country. Nursing homes without adequate staff are preventing hospitals from sending recovered patients to facilities to continue care. Nursing homes want to alleviate
To raise awareness of the dangers related to senior isolation, the County of Orange is launching its second annual Happy Holidays Neighbor! Toolkit. This public awareness micro-campaign educates residents on how to safely connect with elderly family members and neighbors as the holiday season approaches. “Many families will be gathering together
Residents are invited to learn more about the state’s Master Plan for Aging and the impacts it will have on Orange County at this week’s virtual “Mastering the Master Plan” virtual townhall event on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday’s townhall will highlight the plan’s
On Wednesday, October 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the City’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center will host the Haunted Halloween Resource Fair, aimed at connecting seniors with health and wellness resources, programs, and services for older adults. The outdoor event will be held in front of the H.
On September 28, the California State Public Health Officer (CDPH) issued a new health order to address mandatory vaccination for workers in adult and senior care facilities, as well as workers providing services in a recipient’s home. Workers identified in the order must have their first dose of a one-dose
In case you missed it, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) released a survey of nursing home and assisted living providers across the U.S. Results from the survey highlight an urgent need for Congress to address the workforce crisis facing the long term care industry.
The state’s net liability for retiree health and dental benefits is now $95.19 billion, according to a report published today by State Controller Betty T. Yee. The liability represents the present-day cost to provide health and dental benefits to state retirees and their dependents earned as of June 30, 2020
Top Ten Stories for September 19 through September 25 include a new Lakewood festival, turmoil in Los Al Unified, and a Seal Beach car show. Top Ten Stories for September 19 through September 25 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and
The Orange County Office on Aging has partnered with the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) to celebrate National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW) at senior centers across Orange County. “National Employ Older Workers Week gives us the unique opportunity to raise awareness and recognize older workers as valuable assets
Orange County Board of Supervisors Approve Technology Services for Older Adults On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved over $2.4 million to provide iPads for older adults and help bridge the digital divide. Data plans, training, technology support, and a subscription to an online platform