Brita Daryani, center, with Meteorologist Bill Evans, left, and Florist Jim McArdle, right, at a recent fund-raiser.
Friends of Autistic People (FAP), and McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center, 48 Arch St., will hold three-day shopping event to raise money for the purchase of property for an organic farm for grown children with autism near Newtown.
Governor M. Jodi Rell, along with Governor David Paterson of New York and Governor John Corzine of New Jersey today urged U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to approve a $48.2 million tri-state National Emergency Grant to address the needs of thousands of workers who are losing their jobs due to the financial crisis on Wall Street.
Metro-North will be operating on a special schedule along the New Haven Line around the Thanksgiving holiday next week. And the railroad is offering more seats on weekend trains through the holidays.
As the aging population continues to grow — the United States Census Bureau projects more than 88 million people age 65 and older in the country by 2050 — memory loss and dementia in seniors are posing a major public health burden. It’s often difficult for relatives to monitor that aging family members are getting the level of stimulation and socialization they want and need. But there’s hope: According to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers have found evidence that seniors in the United States with active social lives may have slower rates of memory decline and lower mortality rates.
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