Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #458--October 9, 2008

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:


I. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY UPDATE: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research HRS has announced the availability of "HRS Cross-Wave Master ID File (Final, Version 4.0)". Note: HRS requires registration before providing data. For more information see:

Data access:


2. US CENSUS BUREAU: "Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)" (October 2008, Interactive web extraction and ASCII text format, with maps available in .pdf format). The data is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage Estimates by County" (CB08-152, Oct. 9, 2008). Data in the 40-64 age category may be of interest to researchers in aging.

Click on "Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)" for link to data.


3. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: In August "the Census Bureau issued revised national population projections by age, sex, race and ethnicity." AoA has compiled a set of tables and charts based on these new projections (Microsoft Excel format). The Excel workbook contains nine tables:

Older Population by Age Group: 1900 to 2050with Chart of the 65+ Population

Older Population by Age Group: 1900 to 2050with Chart of the 60+ Population

Older Population as a Percentage of the Total Population: 1900 to 2050 with a chart of the 60+, 65+ and 85+ populations

Population 60 and over by Sex: 1900 to 2050

Population 65 and over by Sex: 1900 to 2050

Population 85 and over by Sex: 1900 to 2050

Population Projections by Race and Hispanic Origin for Persons 60 and over: 2000 to 2050

Population Projections by Race and Hispanic Origin for Persons 65 and over: 2000 to 2050

Population Projections by Race and Hispanic Origin for Persons 85 and over: 2000 to 2050



A. "Population by Age. This extraction system allows users to extract data by county and state, and by various built in age cohorts, as well as a custom user built cohort, for 1990 to 2007. 12 demographic variables are available.

B."ACS (American Community Survey) Trends Geographic Selection Menu"


5. HUMAN MORTALITY DATABASE: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database.

Oct. 7, 2008 -- Data for Belarus were revised and updated through 2007.

Oct. 7, 2008 -- Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2006.

Data availability:

Data access:


6. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Oct. 6, 2008. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

Of possible interest to researchers in aging may be:

A. Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response in Rhode Island, 2002

B. Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS II): Milwaukee African American Sample, 2005-2006


II. Reports and articles:


A. "Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2005" (October 2008, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format).

B. "SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Annual Statistical Report, 2007" (October 2008, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format).


8. US FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE: "OIG Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Nursing Facilities" (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 190, Sep. 30, 2008, .pdf format, p. 56832-56848).


9. US CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE REPORT: "Assigning Education Status in CBO's Long-Term Microsimulation Model," by Jonathan A. Schwabish (October 2008, .pdf format, 35p., with charts in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 14p.).


10. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey," by Anita Bercovitz, Frederic H. Decker, Adrienne Jones, and Robin E. Remsburg (National Health Statistics Reports No. 9, October 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).


11. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING NEWS RELEASE: "Noted Geriatrician Named Aging Institute Deputy Director: Marie Bernard of University of Oklahoma Joins NIA on October 12" (Oct. 6, 2008).


12. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL ADVISORY OPINION: "Advisory Opinion document 08-13 (concerning the use of a 'preferred hospital' network as part of a Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance ('Medigap') policy)" (September 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).


13. US CENTER FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES NEWS RELEASE: "CMS Enhances Program Integrity Efforts to Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Medicare" (Oct. 6, 2008).


14. US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MAILING LIST. EPA has initiated a new mailing list: "Aging Initiative," to raise awareness about the susceptibility of older persons to environmental hazards and to share information on strategies to reduce or prevent exposure. EPA uses the listserver to send email to you, to let you know about important news and updated information." For more information, and to subscribe see:



A. "Australian Government funding boost to leading experts in ageing" (Oct. 3, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

B. "Unannounced visits -- 1000th milestone reached today" (Oct. 2, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

C. "Government strengthens protection for older Australians" (Oct. 1, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).


16. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS WEB MAGAZINE ARTICLE: "Workers in education oldest on average," by Jan-Willem Bruggink (Oct. 2, 2008).


17. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT REPORT: "Living and Dying Well: A national action plan for palliative and end of life care in Scotland" (2008, .pdf format, 38p.).


18. UK DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS RESEARCH REPORT: "The Pension Service Customer Survey 2007," by Nicholas Howat, Oliver Norden and Erica Garnett (Research Report 532, 2008, .pdf format, 165p.).


19. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: "Indonesia against the trend? Ageing and inter-generational wealth flows in two Indonesian communities," by Philip Kreager and Elisabeth Schroder-Butterfill (Vol. 19, Article 52, October 2008, .pdf format, p. 1781-1810). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:



A. "Retirement Security or Insecurity? The Experience of Workers Aged 45 and Older," by Colette Thayer (Research Report, October 2008, .pdf format, 16p.).

B. "The Coverage of Employer-Provided Pensions: Partial and Uncertain," by Sandy Mackenzie and Ke Bin Wu (Research Report, October 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

C. The following Prime Time Radio shows (RealPlayer format, running time, between 23 and 30 minutes) have been added to the PTR site:

Taking It Off At Age 80 With Style--Oct. 6, 2008

Marriage After 50--Oct. 7, 2008

Staying Healthy After 50--Oct. 7, 2008

Note: this is a temporary address. When new PTR shows are released, these will be available at:

D. "There'll Always Be a Story to Tell: Mildred Heath, 100-Year-Old Reporter" (AARP Bulletin Today, Sep. 30, 2008).



A. "How Is the Economic Turmoil Affecting Older Americans?" by Richard W. Johnson, Mauricio Soto, Sheila R. Zedlewski (Fact Sheet, October 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

B. "How Much Could Reverse Mortgages Contribute to Retirement Incomes?" by Sheila R. Zedlewski, Brendan Cushing-Daniels, Eric Lewis (Retirement Policy Program Brief Series No. 23, September 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).


22. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION HEALTH08.ORG REPORT: "Medicare Now and in The Future" (October 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.).


23. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "Employment-Based Retirement Plan Participation: Geographic Differences and Trends, 2007," by Craig Copeland (Issue Brief #322, October 2008, .pdf format, 36p.).


24. COMMONWEALTH FUND REPORT: "Getting More Value from Medicare," by Maggie Mahar (September 2008, .pdf format, 16p.).

Click on "Download the PDF" for link to full text.

More information about CF:


25. FAMILY CAREGIVING ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 8, No. 20, Oct. 8, 2008).

More information about FCA:


26. AGE CONCERN [UK] REPORT: "The Inflation Experience of Older Households," by Andrew Leicester, Cormac ODea, and Zoe Oldfield (October 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).


27. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE UK REPORT: "The State of Intergenerational Relations Today," by James Lloyd (Research and Discussion Paper, October 2008, .pdf format, 30p.).

Click on "Download a PDF" at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

More information about ILC-UK:


28. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Gene expression changes in the course of normal brain aging are sexually dimorphic," by Nicole C. Berchtold, David H. Cribbs, Paul D. Coleman, Joseph Rogers, Elizabeth Head, Ronald Kim, Tom Beach, Carol Miller, Juan Troncoso, John Q. Trojanowski, H. Ronald Zielke, and Carl W. Cotman (Vol. 105, No. 40, Oct. 7, 2008, p. 15605-15610).



A. "Cyclophilin D deficiency attenuates mitochondrial and neuronal perturbation and ameliorates learning and memory in Alzheimer's disease," by Heng Du, Lan Guo, Fang Fang, Doris Chen, Alexander A. Sosunov, Guy M. McKhann, Yilin Yan, Chunyu Wang, Hong Zhang, Jeffery D. Molkentin, Frank J. Gunn-Moore, Jean Paul Vonsattel, Ottavio Arancio, John Xi Chen, and Shi Du Yan (Vol. 14, No. 10, October 2008, p. 1097-1105).

B. "Glutaminyl cyclase inhibition attenuates pyroglutamate A{beta} and Alzheimer's diseaselike pathology," by Stephan Schilling, Ulrike Zeitschel, Torsten Hoffmann, Ulrich Heiser, Mike Francke, Astrid Kehlen, Max Holzer, Birgit Hutter-Paier, Manuela Prokesch, Manfred Windisch, Wolfgang Jagla, Dagmar Schlenzig, Christiane Lindner, Thomas Rudolph, Gunter Reuter, Holger Cynis, Dirk Montag, Hans-Ulrich Demuth, and Steffen Rossner (Vol. 14, No. 10, October 2008, p. 1106-1111).



A. "Association Between 5-{alpha} Reductase Inhibition and Risk of Hip Fracture," by Steven J. Jacobsen, T. Craig Cheetham, Reina Haque, Jiaxiao M. Shi, and Ronald K. Loo (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1660-1664).

B. "Associations Between End-of-Life Discussions, Patient Mental Health, Medical Care Near Death, and Caregiver Bereavement Adjustment," by Alexi A. Wright, Baohui Zhang, Alaka Ray, Jennifer W. Mack, Elizabeth Trice, Tracy Balboni, Susan L. Mitchell, Vicki A. Jackson, Susan D. Block, Paul K. Maciejewski, Holly G. Prigerson (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1665-1673).

C. The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Youth, Eternal Life, and Other Dangerous Fantasies, by Muriel R. Gillick, reviewed by Mark Clarfield (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1701).

D. Beyond the Good Death: The Anthropology of Modern Dying, by James W. Green, reviewed by Michael B. Bevins (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1702).

E. Choosing to Die: Elective Death and Multiculturalism, by C.G. Prado and Medically Assisted Death, by Robert Young, reviewed by Ernle W.D. Young (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1703-1704).

F. End-of-Life Communication in the ICU: A Global Perspective, edited by David W. Crippen, reviewed by Elaine C. Meyer (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1704-1705).

G. Euthanasia and Law in Europe, by John Griffiths, Heleen Weyers, and Maurice Adams, reviewed by Alan G. Williams (Vol. 300, No. 14, Oct. 8, 2008, p. 1706).


31. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Improving generalist end of life care: national consultation with practitioners, commissioners, academics, and service user groups," by Cathy Shipman, Marjolein Gysels, Patrick White, Allison Worth, Scott A Murray, Stephen Barclay, Sarah Forrest, Jonathan Shepherd, Jeremy Dale, Steve Dewar, Marilyn Peters, Suzanne White, Alison Richardson, Karl Lorenz, Jonathan Koffman, and Irene J. Higginson (Research abstract, BMJ 2008,337:a1720, Oct. 1, 2008).


32. MEDSCAPE ARTICLE: Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles: "Polypharmacy: Managing Chemotherapy in the Older Cancer Patient With Multiple Comorbid Conditions," by Bryna Delman Ewachiw, and Ilene S. Browner (NCCN Clinical Practice Oncology Forum, September 2008).


III. Working Papers:


A. "How Does Modeling of Retirement Decisions at the Family Level Affect Estimates of the Impact of Social Security Policies on Retirement?" by Alan L. Gustman and Thomas L. Steinmeier (WP 2008-179, September 2008, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site. Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.

B. "Marital Histories and Economic Well-Being," by Julie Zissimopoulos, Benjamin Karney and Amy J. Rauer (WP 2008-180, September 2008, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site. Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.



A. "Elder Poverty in an Ageing World: Conditions of Social Vulnerability and Low Income for Women in Rich and Middle-Income Nations," by Timothy Smeeding, Qin Gao, Peter Saunders, and Coady Wing (WP 497, September 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).


Social vulnerability for older persons, especially older women, due to insufficient income in retirement and earlier in life and low market earnings may be attributable to many sources, both demographic and economic, in our globalizing world. This paper examines the problems of population ageing, low incomes, and social spending on the elderly in comparative perspective, with a focus on older women in several rich and middle-income nations. We examine the United States, Canada, and a set of European nations using the LIS (Luxembourg Income Study) database, and three middle-income nations, focusing on Taiwan, China, and Mexico, around the turn of the century. In particular, we address what happens to older women as they outlive their husbands and have fewer claims on pensions and retirement wealth and maintain fewer productive capacities in the paid labor force. Issues that arise include the implications of policies relating to taxation, social spending, and transfers, as well as--of course--gender differentials in labor force participation, lifetime savings, and pre- and post-retirement incomes. Many older women, especially those in middle-income countries, also often share living arrangements with their adult children. We assess the net effects of existing policies on poverty and low income and wealth. While best practices may be identified, each nation must create its own set of mutually supportive policies that provide protection against global economic forces while at the same time encouraging self reliance and efficient behavior, especially in the savings market. We conclude that policy can make a difference in outcomes, as shown for instance by the low cost but highly target effective Canadian efforts in fighting elder poverty, and by the Australian superannuation retirement income system. However, the developing economies of Mexico, China, and even Taiwan evolve from a tradition that does not yet support Western-style social insurance programs. In these nations, intergenerational co-residence is liable to be the key feature of antipoverty policy for elders in the coming decades.

B. "Poverty of Children and Older Adults: Taiwan's Case in an International Perspective," by Tsui-o Tai and Joy Pixley (WP 493, September 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).


Using 1999-2001 Luxembourg Income Study data, we examine cross-national patterns of age-specific poverty rates. Relative to 12 Western countries, Taiwan has a moderate child poverty rate but a much higher elderly poverty rate, leading to the largest elder-child poverty gap. We show that Taiwan significantly differs from the other countries in three factors -- social welfare efficiency, market income inequality, and household composition -- and document poverty differences across household type. Relative to other countries, Taiwan has a low rate of single-parent headed households, a high rate of older adults who live with family members, and fairly inefficient social welfare. Standardization and decomposition analyses systematically test effects of these factors across countries. Results indicate that Taiwan's low welfare efficiency makes the largest contribution to both child and elder poverty rates, but has a much more negative effect on elderly poverty. Older adults' higher rates of co-residence with family members has a strong ameliorating impact on elderly poverty. Implications in light of recent demographic and economic trends in Taiwan and similar East Asian countries are discussed.

C. "Back to Bismarck? Shifting Preferences for Intragenerational Redistribution in OECD Pension Systems," by Tim Krieger and Stefan Traub (WP 485, June 2008, .pdf format, 51p.).


Using a sample of 20 OECD countries it is shown that the majority of countries decreased the level of intragenerational redistribution in the first pillar of their pension systems, though the evidence is weak in statistical terms. We find strong correlations between changes of the so-called Bismarckian factor and changes of the generosity of the pension system, the shape of the income distribution in terms of its first three central moments and life expectancy. An economic laboratory experiment confirms that these variables could have been causal for the observed change.

D. "The Structure of Income in Elderly Households and Relative Poverty Rates in Japan from the Viewpoint of International Comparisons," by Masako Murozumi and Masato Shikata (WP 483, June 2008, .pdf format, 23p.).


We examine the poverty rates and the income configurations among Japan and the LIS countries. The LIS countries are Germany, Italy, the UK, Denmark, the US, and Taiwan. We divide household including elderly into five types: living alone, couples only, living with their married children, living with their unmarried children, and other. There is more elderly living with their children in Asian countries than Western countries. However, elderly living with their married children are decreasing recently in Japan. In Japan and Taiwan even in households cohabiting with children, the poverty rates and income configurations differ depending on the marital status of the children. Poverty rates are higher in case of cohabiting with unmarried children. With regard to the income configuration of poor single and married couple households, the lower percentage of market income shows that those households focus on social insurance benefits regardless of the income configuration patterns of the non-poor in each country.



A. "The market for retirement products in Sweden," by Edward Palmer (WPS 4748, October 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, 72p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site.

B. "The market for retirement products in Australia," by Gregory Gordon Brunner and Craig Thorburn (WPS 4749, October 2008, ASCII text and .pdf format, 50p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site.



A. "Informal Care and Labor Supply," by Elisabeth Fevang, Snorre Kverndokk, and Knut Roed (Discussion Paper 3717, September 2008, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site.

B. "The Farm, the City, and the Emergence of Social Security," by Elizabeth M. Caucutt, Thomas F. Cooley, and Nezih Guner (Discussion Paper 3731, September 2008, .pdf format, 55p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site.


37. NEW ECONOMICS PAPERS (NEP) AGEING: The latest list of NEP-Aging papers (Sep. 29, 2008) is available.


IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

38. Ageing International (Vol. 32, No. 3, September 2007). This is a special issue on "Ageing in Place"

39. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Vol. 23, No. 4, August/September 2008).

40. American Sociological Review (Vol. 73, No. 5, October 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

41. International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Vol. 67, No. 3, 2008).

42. International Social Security Review (Vol. 61, No. 4, Oct./Dec. 2008).

43. International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 20, No. 5, 2008).

Scroll to issue.

44. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 56, No. 10, October 2008).

45, Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 27, No. 5, November 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

46. Journal of Gerontological Social Work (Vol. 51, No. 3/4, 2008).

47. Journals of Gerontology (A) Biological and Medical Sciences (Vols. 63, Nos. 9, September 2008). Note: Full text of these journals is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues.

48. Research on Aging (Vol. 30, No. 6, November 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.


49. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of Oct. 8, 2008:

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 8, 2008:

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 8, 2008:

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Oct. 8, 2008:

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Oct. 8, 2008:

F. Ophthalmology Research: Literature for the week of Oct. 8, 2008:

AMEDEO Literature Guide:


V. Funding Opportunities:


A. "Limited Competition for Data Sharing for Demographic Research Infrastructure Program (U24)" (RFA-HD-08-020, reissue of RFA-HD-03-032, Oct. 2, 2008). For more information see:

B. "Replication and Fine-Mapping Studies for the Genes Environment and Health Initiative (GEI)(R01) (RFA-CA-09-003, Sep. 30, 2008). For more information see:


51. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: "Open Solicitation" (HHS-2009-AoA-OP-0901, Microsoft Word format, 38p.). Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2008). For more information see:

Scroll to "Open Solicitation" "HHS-2009-AoA-OP-0901." Click on "DOC" for link to full text solicitation.


VI. Conferences/Employment Opportunities:

52. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH: " Ninth Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions," to be held in Warrenton, Virginia, Jul. 12-24, 2009). Application due date is Dec. 15, 2008. For more information see:


53. GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: "61st Annual Scientific Meeting: Resilience in an Aging Society: Risks and Opportunities," to be held Nov. 21-25, 2008 in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information see:


54. AARP INTERNATIONAL: "Reinventing Retirement Asia: Employment and Active Engagement Beyond 50," a conference to be held in Singapore, Jan. 8-9 2009). For more information see:


55. UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND/GOVERNMENT OF KERALA/UNIVERSITY OF KERALA [INDIA]: "Colloquium on the Oldest Old (80+) with Focus on Health and Care-Giving," to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala India, Feb. 9-11, 2008). "This International Colloquium intends to highlight the socio-economic and health problems of the oldest old (80+) population which is the fastest growing group among the elderly." For more information see:

Click anywhere on the colloquium information for a link to a brochure (.pdf format, 6p.).


56. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING CONFERENCE UPDATES: The AoA conference page has been updated with the following conferences and events. Scroll to data and place for more information:

Nov. 23-26, 2008--Kansas City,Missouri

Nov. 25-29, 2008--San Diego, California

Nov. 29-31, 2008--Biloxi, Mississippi


57. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM GERONTOLOGY CONFERENCES: The following new conferences have been added to the Gerontology site:

Retirement Income World Australia--Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Nov. 17-19, 2008.

NAPGCM Florida Chapter Annual Conference--West Palm Beach, Florida, Jan. 9-10, 2009.

18th WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease & Related Disorders - WFN 2009--Miami Beach, Florida, Dec. 13-16, 2009.


58. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 9, 2008.


VII. Legislation Information Updates:

59. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR HEARING TESTIMONY: "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Workers' Retirement Security," a hearing held Oct. 7, 2008 (.pdf format). A video transcript of the hearing (Windows Media format, running time 2 hours, 16 minutes, 54 seconds) is available at the site.


VIII. Websites of Interest:

60. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE.GOV SITE UPDATES: The following websites were updated on Oct. 9, 2008:

Medicare Options Compare

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

Scroll to "Search Tool."

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