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December 13, 2011
In the "Around the Region" column one day last week, there was a small article "Man, 50, charged in Pikesville home invasions" written by Alison Knezevich. It spoke of home invasions and robberies of elderly residents in the Pikesville area. Elderly? In the first case, the elderly man was 65. The second couple was in their 80s. Who determines "elderly" at The Sun? Where is the cutoff? I'm 67, and I'm a senior, but I'm not elderly. Why would you even use an adjective with someone's age?
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Colin Campbell, Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
An elderly woman died in a fire at a three-story Hampden home just blocks away from a city firehouse Sunday night, the Baltimore Fire Department said. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, fire spokesman Capt. Roman Clark said Monday. He said she had not yet been identified by Monday morning. Officials do not have the exact age but said she was an elderly woman. Firefighters were called to the home in the 3900 block of Roland Ave. at 10:03 p.m. and the first two units arrived on the scene at 10:05 p.m., Clark said.
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September 4, 1992
As a seasoned practitioner of deceptive politics, George Bush needs no assistance from us in defending himself against Bill Clinton's latest distortions. But the old folks do. Listen to the Democratic candidate as he blasts President Bush's timorous efforts to slow the budget-breaking, deficit-spawning rise in Medicare costs:"If you're one of the 30 million Americans who depends on Medicare, his [Mr. Bush's] budget makes you $2,000 poorer over the next five years," Governor Clinton told some elderly picnickers in Macon, Ga. this week.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Anne Arundel County police have arrested a Severn man and charged him with theft in connection with cases in which a man allegedly scammed senior citizens out of hundreds of dollars. Police said that dating back to September 2013, detectives have investigated nine cases in which a man approached elderly citizens in public areas - typically near handicap parking spaces in shopping centers in Glen Burnie and Annapolis - and told them he locked himself out of his vehicle, leaving his wallet inside.
NEWS
January 27, 2010
A 21-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for raping two elderly women while he was a teen under state supervision. Dwayne Price of the 600 block of Main St. in Dundalk had been arrested at least 11 times by the time he was 18 and had escaped custody twice, leading The Baltimore Sun to profile him in a 2008 article as an example of lapses within the Department of Juvenile Services. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping a 73-year-old woman in her Baltimore home in 2005, then stealing $3 from her purse.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2010
More than three dozen senior citizens gathered Wednesday at City Hall to protest the planned merger of Baltimore's agency on aging with the Health Department. Advocates fear that moving the Commission on Aging and Retirement Education into the larger department would result in fewer services for the elderly, despite official reassurances that programs would not be affected. Health Department officials, who testified at a City Council hearing after the rally, said the move would enable more efficient access to services.
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By Froma Harrop | September 23, 1998
RIGHT THERE, sitting in his wheelchair in front of a slot machine, is an unforgettable old man. This visitor was already accustomed to seeing rows of silver heads working the slot machines as if they were stations on an assembly line. There are gamblers on canes, gamblers on walkers, and not a few in wheelchairs. But this one old guy distinguished himself: He had an oxygen tube going into his nose and was feeding quarters into the one-armed bandit as though it were an integral part of his life-support system.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1995
Baltimore County's Planning Board overwhelmingly rejected yesterday a Pikesville-area housing project for the elderly that has pitted a synagogue against many of its neighbors.Veteran planning officials called it the most bitter development dispute to come before the board in years, and both sides had become so entrenched in their positions that mediation efforts failed dismally.Beth Tfiloh Congregation, in the 3300 block of Old Court Road, wants to develop a 152-unit senior citizens housing center on a 35-acre site that already includes the synagogue and a school.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 27, 1995
WASHINGTON -- This may come as a surprise after all the complaints in Congress about slashing Medicare spending, but the big winners from balancing the federal budget would be elderly Americans.The average American age 65 and over gets $15,456 a year in federal benefits from Washington today. Under the Republicans' new plan, spending on Medicare would grow slower than today, but the average elderly American still would get over $17,000 when the budget is balanced in fiscal 2002. The elderly would get even more under President Clinton's plan.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 15, 2003
WASHINGTON - The time when aging baby boomers will place an overwhelming demand on the United States' long-term care system might be more than two decades away, a report released yesterday said. Improved socioeconomic conditions and higher education levels among the baby boom generation have contributed to a decrease in disability rates, according to the report by AARP, the nation's largest lobbying group for older people. Previous studies had predicted a substantial increase in demand for long-term support services as the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 reach the ages of 75 to 80. The oldest baby boomers will reach age 75 in 2021.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
A 74-year-old man has been charged in a hit and run crash in Stevenson that left two bicyclists severely injured, Baltimore County police said. Police said Rufet Israfilbekov was driving a Toyota Corolla east in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road Friday morning, when he struck two bicyclists. Police said Israfilbekov veered into the westbound lanes, hitting the two men head on, before fleeing the scene. Both bicyclists Richard Frychel, 35, of Rodgers Forge, and Anthony Van Lierop, 40, of Stoneleigh, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
By the time police arrived at the Maryland Live casino parking garage, Mary McGinnis had been sitting in the passenger seat of the red Ford pickup truck for about five hours, waiting as her son played blackjack inside. The 98-year-old woman, who uses a wheelchair to get around, appeared to be confused about where she was but not physically harmed. Returning to the garage after police called him, Dwight R. McGinnis, her 67-year-old son, was arrested and charged with abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult, a misdemeanor, according to the police report.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
Two elderly relatives who both battled health problems were found dead in an East Baltimore home Saturday in what Baltimore City police believe was a murder-suicide. Officers responded to a call of a suicide attempt around 11 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Folcroft St. When officers arrived, they found Janet Dalesio, 84, shot in the head and Ronald Kullman, 75, with an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head, police said. A preliminary investigation found that the two were relatives, who police said were both "suffering from a host of long-term medical conditions.
NEWS
May 30, 2014
I am at this moment sitting in my mother's apartment; she is 102 and I remain with her as a caregiver weekdays from 6:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. and all day Sunday. Three very nice ladies cover for me when I'm not here, but keeping them is very expensive. I have been caring for my mom since 2012 and haven't been in my own bed at home two blocks away since then. The level of care my mother needs has risen, and now she needs a person with her 24/7. I don't object; she was a single mom and worked hard to care for our family, so now it's my turn.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, a retired surgeon who worked with the elderly residents of Baltimore's public high-rise apartments, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease May 6 at Quail Run Assisted Living in Perry Hall. He was 75 and had lived in Westminster and Linthicum. Born in a village in Pakistan, he was the son of Ghulam Haider, a school headmaster, and his wife, Ameer, a homemaker. He received a scholarship to study medicine at Nishtar Medical College in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.
NEWS
May 20, 2014
Reporter Carrie Wells recently described a woman who was injured in a boat accident as "elderly" ( "Woman rescued from fire on boat in Harbor East ," May 17). The woman was described as 68 years old. As a woman who is turning 70 in a few days, I took umbrage at that. I play golf several times a week, go to Zumba, weights and aerobics classes and feel far from "elderly. " I was curious to find out at exactly what age Ms. Wells considers someone to be "elderly?" Possibly a hundred or more years ago, when people did not live as long, a person in their 60s might have been considered "elderly.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | October 25, 1992
A former hosiery warehouse near the Canton waterfront in Baltimore will be converted to a $3 million residential complex for the elderly by 1994 if developer Frank Scarfield can secure the financing and building permits he needs to move ahead with construction.Baltimore's Planning Commission approved last week two pending City Council bills that would change the zoning and permitted land use of the property at 2108 to 2128 Boston St. so that Mr. Scarfield could construct a 58-unit apartment complex within the shell of the 80-year-old warehouse.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 9, 2014
Ground was broken Thursday for a new county government funded facility to provide therapeutic horseback riding activities for children and adults with special needs, disadvantaged and at-risk young people and elderly citizens. The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding to create a permanent home for the Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding Program at Oakington Farm along the Chesapeake Bay near Havre de Grace. "This is a wonderful partnership to help serve the citizens of Harford County.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82. In more than three decades at the Baltimore Museum of Art , he enlarged its collections of furniture, glass, porcelain, textiles and silver, and rescued architectural treasures by salvaging doomed interiors for reinstatement as period rooms.
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