Senior Moments - May 4, 2003

Continuing our focus on services for "older adults" and caregivers in our community, today we will explore the resources we have such as In-Home Supportive Services and the organizations who are sponsoring or supporting new state legislation for IHSS "consumers" -- disabled adults eligible for limited forms of assistance and burdened with the responsibility of learning skills they need to make those forms of assistance work for them -- and programs that govern "workers" with minimum wage and pusillanimous benefits under federal and state laws.

Online publications and services related to today's broadcast:

The Elder Index:  Measure of Senior Economic Security

Aging & Socioeconomic Status

The California IHSS Consumer Alliance

 "Loneliness epidemic:  Surgeon General warns it's hurting US health"