In this regular weekend feature you will find links to news items from the preceding week related to elders and aging, along with whatever else catches my fancy that I think you might like to know. Suggestions are welcome with, however, no promises of publication.
I was away this past week and took a break from my usual reading around the web, so there is no elder news this week except for two items.
Ninety-year-old Addie Polk of Akron, Ohio, shot herself this week as sheriff's deputies tried to evict her from her home. She is recovering in hospital, but the financial crisis is beginning to sound like the 1930s, moreso with the new unemployment figures yesterday reported to be at a five-year high. Read more here.
Claudia of Fried Okra Productions sent this video of 99-year-old Lillian, who has seen 17 presidential administrations in her lifetime, explaining why she is supporting Senator Barack Obama [5:39 minutes]