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SENIOR CITIZENS

OLD AGE

PHYSICAL CHANGES

GERIATRICS

GERONTOLOGY

GRANT WRITING TIPS FOR SENIORS

SENIOR GRANT LINKS

SENIOR GRANT RESOURCES



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SENIOR
CITIZENS




Senior citizen is a common polite designation
for an elderly person in both UK and US English,
and it implies or means that the person is
retired.

This in turn implies or in fact means that the
person is over the retirement age, which of
course varies according to country. Synonyms
include pensioner in UK English and retiree
and senior in US English. Some dictionaries
describe widespread usage of "senior citizen"
already for people over the age of 65, which
is not a common retirement age.

"Senior citizen" is replacing the term old-age
pensioner traditionally used in UK English.

When defined in an official context, "senior
citizen" is often used for legal or policy-
related reasons in determining who is eligible
for certain benefits available to the age group.

It is used in general usage instead of traditional
terms such as "old person", "old-age pensioner",
or "elderly" as a courtesy and to signify
continuing relevance of and respect for this
population group as "citizens" of society, of
"senior" rank.



Senior citizen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_citizen



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OLD
AGE




Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing
the average life span of human beings, and thus
the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and
terms for old people include seniors (American
usage), senior citizens (British and American
usage) and the elderly. As occurs with almost
any definable group of humanity, some people
will hold a prejudice against others—in this
case, against old people. This is one form of
ageism.

Old people have limited regenerative abilities
and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and
sickness than other adults. For the biology of
ageing, see senescence. The medical study of
the aging process is gerontology, and the
study of diseases that afflict the elderly
is geriatrics.



OLD AGE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_age



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PHYSICAL
CHANGES




There is often a general physical decline,
and people become less active. Old age can
cause, amongst other things:



Wrinkles and liver spots on the skin

Change of hair colour to gray or white

Hair loss

Lessened hearing

Diminished eyesight

Slower reaction times and agility

Reduced ability to think clearly

Difficulty recalling memories

Lessening or cessation of sex,
sometimes because of physical
symptoms such as erectile
dysfunction in men, but often
simply a decline in libido.

Greater susceptibility to bone
diseases such as osteoarthritis.



ELDERLY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elderly



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GERIATRICS




Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of medicine
that focuses on health care of the elderly.
It aims to promote health and to prevent
and treat diseases and disabilities in
older adults.



GERIATRICS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geriatrics



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GERONTOLOGY




Gerontology is the study of the social,
psychological and biological aspects of
aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics,
which is the branch of medicine that
studies the disease of the elderly.



Gerontology encompasses the following:

studying physical, mental, and social
changes in people as they age;

investigating the ageing process itself
(biogerontology);

investigating the interface of normal
ageing and age-related disease
(geroscience);

investigating the effects of our ageing
population on society, including the
fiscal effects of pensions, entitlements,
life and health insurance, and retirement
planning;

applying this knowledge to policies and
programs, including a macroscopic (i.e.
government planning) and microscopic
(i.e. running a nursing home) perspective.



GERONTOLOGY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerontology



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GRANT
WRITING
TIPS
FOR
SENIORS




Be prepared and aware of when funds
are available for grants.

Include a budget that shows exactly
how the funds will be used

Read the application instructions
carefully.

Start with a summary of your proposal

Make the proposal easy to read

Write clear and concise paragraphs

If applicable, explain your organizations
goals and how the grant will help you meet
those goals

Include short and long term goals
that you plan to meet if you receive
additional funds

Ask local government officials and
residents to add statements about
how the funds will help them

Be sure to apply on time



Grant Writing Tips
http://www.caring-for-aging-parents.com/grants-for-senior-citizens.html



Grants for
Senior Citizens
Starting a Business




If you're like most seniors, you expected the
world after retiring---or at least the 50-foot
sailboat---but uncertain economic times came
along and you're back to square one. On the
other hand, maybe you love working more than
the idea of retiring. Either way, consider
joining a segment of the senior community
eager to get back in the game by starting a
new businesses.



Exploit Gender and Experience

Grant doors are opening for mature women who
are invited to apply for seed money to groups
like the AARP Foundation, the American
Association of University Women and the
Jeannette Rankin Foundation. For both genders,
the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Retirement
Research Foundation help experienced men and
women find funds, though many funds are
earmarked for retraining needed to start a
new enterprise.



Expect Competition


Grants for Senior Citizens Starting a Business
http://www.ehow.com/about_5368620_grants-senior-citizens-starting-business.html



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SENIOR
GRANT
LINKS




aarp
http://www.suite101.com/reference/aarp

Age UK
http://www.ageuk.org.uk

Finding grants online
http://www.suite101.com/reference/finding_grants_online

Free Government Grants
http://www.government-grants-101.com/

Government Grants
http://www.asklesko.com/free/

Government Grants for Senior Citizens | eHow.co.uk
http://www.ehow.co.uk/about_5576026_government-grants-senior-citizens.html

Grants
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

Grants
http://www.suite101.com/reference/grants


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The Grant Connection
http://www.thegrantconnection.com/

Grants online
http://www.suite101.com/reference/grants_online

Grant Proposal Writing Resources, Tips, and Tutorials
http://www.kenyon.edu/x29136.xml

Grants for Senior Citizens
http://www.caring-for-aging-parents.com/grants-for-senior-citizens.html

Grants for Senior Citizens:
http://www.suite101.com/content/grants-for-senior-citizens-a124016

Grants for senior citizens
http://www.suite101.com/reference/grants_for_senior_citizens

Grants for Senior Citizens Starting a Business
http://www.ehow.com/about_5368620_grants-senior-citizens-starting-business.html

GRANT WRITING TIPS:
http://www.yale.edu/grants/proposal_dev/docs/howtowriteabettercv.doc


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International Federation on Aging
http://www.ifa-fiv.org

Senior Citizen's Federal Grants
http://www.federalgrantswire.com/senior-citizens-federal-grants.html

senior citizen grants
http://www.suite101.com/reference/senior_citizen_grants

Senior Citizens Magazine
http://www.seniorcitizensmagazine.com/

Senior Citizens' Resources: USA.gov
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Senior Corps New Grant Opportunities
http://www.seniorcorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/index.asp

senior grants for non-profits
http://www.pasadenacf.org/grant_senior.htm

Senior Health Week
http://www.seniorhealthweek.org/

Senior Net
http://www.seniornet.org/

Senior Scholar Grants
http://www.cckf.org.tw/e-asiaSS.htm



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SENIOR
GRANT
RESOURCES




AGING
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Aging


Aging and memory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aging_and_memory


Aging in place
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aging_in_place


Alliance for Aging Research
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_for_Aging_Research


American Aging Association
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Aging_Association


Buck Institute for Age Research
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Institute_for_Age_Research


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Centenarian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centenarian


Elderly care
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elderly_care


Geriatric care management
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geriatric_care_management


Gerontology Research Group
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerontology_Research_Group


The Gerontological Society of America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gerontological_Society_of_America


Life Extension
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Extension


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List of life extension topics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_life_extension_topics


National Institute on Aging
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_on_Aging


Nurses' Health Study
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurses%27_Health_Study


Oldest people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_people


Pensioner
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pensioner


Respect for the Aged Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respect_for_the_Aged_Day


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Retirement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement


Silver Alert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Alert


Supercentenarian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian


Telemedicine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemedicine



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