By: Judy Polumbaum/The View
If you grew up in Las Vegas and stayed, or left and later returned, no doubt you quickly can come up with a list of attributes that fuel your fondness for this city, and just as quickly can make another list of what bugs you about the place. You may be disgruntled, or pleased, or both, about how your hometown has changed.
If you came here as a mature adult and stayed, you presumably like this city, but you may have forgotten why. Characteristics that strike the visitor as marvelous tend to fade once you’ve settled in – not the obvious tourist attractions, but subtle properties like the quality of the light, the expanse of the sky, the rust-rippled mountains standing at attention, the desert’s vast spectrum of amber, indigo and tawny hues. Nevertheless, you also have your lists of pros and cons.
By: Rana Goodman/ Political Editor
With the new year, we will be turning several new pages in where we see our senior advocacy going. These changes hopefully will allow seniors in need of a safer, happier place if, they need assistance of any kind.
I started to tell you about our Elder Hub concept in another column, let me tell you more now. With the help of some of our volunteers, we will soon begin collecting information to begin listings for our “4 Rs” - “Resources, Review, Referrals & References.”
In the past, we have been contacted on a regular basis for referrals to care facilities, attorneys, assisted living communities, group homes and such. Our idea and plan is to have a team of our volunteers check out all senior facilities - including cleanliness, care, costs and treatment of residents, etc. and make up a referral directory.