SENIORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENIORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194720-79/tax-breaks-bill-donations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194720-79/tax-breaks-bill-donations.html.csp">House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:38:02.148-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts. Another reduces excise taxes on private charitable foundations. Procrastinators would be able to claim tax deductions for donations made after the end of the year, as long as they were made by April 15. Other provisions provide tax...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581947202014-07-17T11:38:02.148-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T11:38:02.148-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194720@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:38:02 MDT Number of Utahns in nursing homes drops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58138982-90/homes-nursing-utah-seniors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58138982-90/homes-nursing-utah-seniors.html.csp">Number of Utahns in nursing homes drops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T11:42:56.996-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the number of Utahns older than 65 has begun to boom in recent years, something unexpected also happened: The number of people in nursing homes actually dropped by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010. That’s according to a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nels Holmgren, director of the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services, offers some theories about why that happened, including more programs helping seniors remain independent longer and more alternatives to nursing h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138982@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:42:56 MDT Fresh produce adding spice to seniors’ lunches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58133923-90/aging-county-fresh-mealsplus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58133923-90/aging-county-fresh-mealsplus.html.csp">Fresh produce adding spice to seniors’ lunches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:59:31.735-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cottonwood Heights • Caroline Poulsen loved the cherries she received in her lunch delivery from Meals on Wheels. She can’t wait for fresh tomatoes. “There’s nothing like green tomatoes out of the garden,” said the homebound Poulsen, a widow since her husband, Ernest, died in mid-November. As soon as tomatoes begin ripening, Poulsen will be able to savor their juicy delicacy through a Meals on Wheels program, MealsPlus, that supplements lunches with fresh vegetables and fruits. The produce comes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133923@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:59:31 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - June 30, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58135719-227/photos-staff-stevegriffin-mealsonwheels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58135719-227/photos-staff-stevegriffin-mealsonwheels.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - June 30, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:59:02.145-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake County mayor Ben McAdams announces Salt Lake County’s Meals on Wheels new MealsPlus program for seniors at Wheeler Historic Farm in Murray, Utah Monday, June 30, 2014. For the first time, seniors who get meals through the county's Meals on Wheels program will also receive fresh fruits and vegetables, promoting better health and improving lives. The MealsPlus program is the result of innovative partnerships working towards the goal of providing be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58135719@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:59:02 MDT Letter: Participate instead of vegetate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58061078-82/democracy-less-seniors-june.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58061078-82/democracy-less-seniors-june.html.csp">Letter: Participate instead of vegetate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T17:20:57.969-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s always amusing to read a hand-wringing opinion piece written by a political science professor. Michael Lyons provided a prime example (“What we need is less democracy, not more,” June 7). First, the academic deplores the current state of democracy. Then, he moves on to a misty eyed, vague reference to the good old days. Next, he segues to an ivory tower explanation of seniors’ great advantage: “They often have flexibility in their time, reducing their ‘cost of participation’ in politic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061078@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:20:57 MDT Editorial: High five, Highland High, for high Latino grad rate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58022525-82/everybody-highland-latino-schulte.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58022525-82/everybody-highland-latino-schulte.html.csp">Editorial: High five, Highland High, for high Latino grad rate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T13:26:06.377-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A big graduation cheer is in order for Latino seniors at Highland High School and the educators who helped them. The Salt Lake City school reports that 84 percent of Latino seniors will graduate this week. (Latinos are roughly a quarter of the whole class.) Not only is that well above the statewide average of 68 percent for Latino students, but it’s also above the 82 percent rate for white students at Highland. That just doesn’t happen very often in this state or in the nation. Principal Paul ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58022525@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:26:06 MDT