In the News 2010

Friendship Line Invites Callers: 1 (800) 971-0016

By Suzy Hopkins, Friends and Neighbors Magazine
December 15, 2010
"A 24-hour, toll-free telephone help line is now open to foothills residents. The Friendship Line provides reassuring support and help in getting to needed care for older adults who may be lonely, depressed, bereaved, or possibly suicidal. The line is open for calls at any hour, and connects callers with a staff member or trained volunteer who can provide assistance, support, links to other services or just a listening ear. Read More

SCAN Health Plan Grants $165,000 to Support Emergency Assistance for Seniors in Need

Business Wire
September 20, 2010
"Eleven California nonprofit organizations have each received $15,000 donations from SCAN Health Plan to establish emergency assistance funds through which they may provide one-time financial support to older adults and their caregivers faced with unexpected expenses. Read More

Golden Years Grow Dark for Isolated Elders

By Paul Kleyman, New America Media
May 14, 2010
"It’s not surprising that Robert Lyons slipped into depression a few years ago, except that he was among the growing number of elders living alone, who were lucky enough to get the help he needed to pull him out of his deep funk. Read More

On Lok Hosts Annual Spring Banquet

April 29, 2010
"On Lok’s annual Spring Banquet, scheduled April 29 at the San Francisco InterContinental Hotel, will honor outstanding community members while raising funds for the nonprofit organization, which provides complete healthcare and social services for frail seniors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Read More

Agency for aging provides 'golden years' support, security

By Conor Gallagher, The Western Edition San Francisco
February 27, 2010
"For a quarter of a century, Institute on Aging has worked to improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them transition into their “golden years” and providing them with the tools to live independently. Read More

Elderly Man Duped into Work at Home Scheme

By Michael Finney, ABC 7 - KGO-TV San Francisco
January 25, 2010
"Max Parker is long since retired and living in a quiet mobile home park. But he still longs for a better life, so the 94-year-old couldn't resist an offer to make some big money. Max was told he could earn hundreds of dollars a day selling credit-card swiping machines for Bankcard Empire of Phoenix. There was just a small startup fee of $319 and Max was hooked. Read More

Alcohol Misuse and Older Adults

Host: Kira Reginato, KSRO 1350 AM
January 1, 2010
Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA's Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, was a guest on KSRO 1350 AM's The Elder Care Show. Hear him speak with host Kira Reginato about addressing alcohol misuse with older adults. Listen now