SENIORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENIORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58251256-79/allen-seniors-rosenfeld-agencies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58251256-79/allen-seniors-rosenfeld-agencies.html.csp">Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T16:15:01.847-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NEW YORK • It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship. “It’s a wonderful arrangement,” said the white-haired Rosenfeld, who when asked her age will only say she’s a senior citizen. “The way the rents are these days, I couldn’t stay here without it.” She shares her...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58251256@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:15:01 MDT Utah class of 2014 had top scores on ACT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313224-78/utah-college-percent-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313224-78/utah-college-percent-act.html.csp">Utah class of 2014 had top scores on ACT</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T08:59:32.083-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s high school seniors scored slightly lower than the national averages on the ACT college readiness tests last year. But that could be a matter of apples and oranges. When it’s apples and apples — comparing Utah with the 11 other states that give the test to virtually every senior — the state shines, says Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Utah State Office of Education. Utah had the highest score among the 12 states that gave the ACT test to almost every senior, a composite of 20.8 from math...</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> 58313224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:59:32 MDT 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