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More than 450 runners and walkers from across the region rose with the sun to participate in the 23rd Annual Village Shalom Father’s Day Run/Walk

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At the 10th Annual Nightingale Awards presentations in May of 2010, Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing were presented to 10 nurses nominated by Masonicare. The Nightingale Awards program recognizes hundreds of nurses throughout Connecticut for their dedication, commitment and generous contributions to the field of nursing. The program is open and inclusive of all healthcare settings: hospitals, home health care, health centers, schools, health departments, long-term care, nursing schools, agencies and medical practices.

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If there is one thing 41 years of being in various aspects of the real estate industry has taught Jerry Pintaro it’s that a project is almost always in a state of flux until the mortar is poured and the walls are up …

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A report issued Thursday by the California State Auditor finds that nursing home regulators in California are lax when it comes to collecting fines from nursing homes that violate regulations.

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Housing growth in the region is expected to be driven more by retirees and second-home buyers than job creation. Retirement communities in the townships will see demand return soonest. Village Grande at LIttle Mill in …

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 Shirley Tuller, MSN, RN, GNP, has been named a Fellow to the
Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA).

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GPSShoes Remember Spike Lee’s “It’s the Shoes” commercial featuring Michael Jordan?  Those shoes were special because everyone wanted to Be Like Mike.  Today, everyone wants to be safe, especially those caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.  By embedding a part of a Personal Emergency Response Monitoring System (PERS) in a shoe (rather than a phone/device), the GPS Shoe responds to geo-fence perimeters established by caregivers and relays the location and alerts via Google maps to smart phones and computers.  Currently scheduled for retail sale this summer, the Aetrex Ambulator® GPS Shoe will provide millions of caregivers the means to help easily find those afflicted with Alzheimer’s that wander and become lost. The GPS Shoe will be available through the Aetrex owned website  www.gpsshoe.com website and a select group of assisted living facilities.

GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), a provide of customizable, embedded 2-way GPS Personal Location Services (PLS) solutions, is bringing personal GPS tracking solutions to the 5.3 million seniors afflicted with dementia by signing a four year, license agreement with Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.  GTX Corp’s eight patents for the GPS Shoe cover a GPS transceiver module that is placed within the footwear and transmission of location coordinates to a central monitoring station which disseminates the location data through the use of proprietary software, cellular connectivity, the GTX Corp middleware platform and the secure viewing portal.

“We believe a miniaturized GPS tracking device embedded inside a therapeutic shoe is the ideal solution for the millions afflicted with this terrible disease, and we are very pleased, after many years of R & D, to partner up with a company like Aetrex which has devoted 64 years to making foot health products,” states Patrick Bertagna Chairman and CEO of GTX Corp.

“Aetrex’s mission has always been to develop footwear and foot care products that combine unrivaled technology with innovative designs,” said Evan Schwartz, President of Aetrex Worldwide Inc. “This partnership is a terrific opportunity for Aetrex to use our expertise to extend the brand beyond the comfort category and help a segment of our population that is in need.”

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 Jewish Home Lifecare debuted their newest HUD Section 202 apartment building for low income seniors at its Bronx campus during a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception held on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

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Dunedin, Fla. — Mease Manor, a
retirement community, honored the City of Dunedin Fire Rescue and EMS
Services as the recipient of it’s “Dedication to Seniors” award during a
special breakfast on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging has endorsed a new bill that would reevaluate the current state of nursing home oversight.

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