Katie Couric Is No One’s Sweetheart

News Organization:
The Big Listen

Hey, pals!

Years before Katie Couric helped us rise and shine on the Today show, she was a lowly intern at a radio station in Arlington, Va. It was there, interning for legendary radio personality Carl Kasell, that Couric caught the broadcasting bug. She quickly abandoned radio for TV and she never looked back. Until now.

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Surprise! George Clooney Pays a Visit to an Elderly Fan in England on Her Birthday

News Organization:
People

George Clooney took a break from his baby preparations to give one lucky fan a very special birthday present on Sunday.

The Money Monster star paid a surprise visit to a senior living facility near his English home to wish one of the elderly residents a very happy 87th birthday.

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105 years and counting

News Organization:
Thousand Oaks Acorn

In 1939, on the eve of World War II, Marta Broido, 27, did her part to help 650 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

Last week, she celebrated her 105th birthday at Sunrise Senior Living in Thousand Oaks.

Broido was born Marta Steiner on March 6, 1912, in central Europe. She grew up in Czechoslovakia and enjoyed a comfortable childhood in an atmosphere of knowledge and culture. Her father was a professor of language in Prague, the country’s capital.

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Seniors spice up their day with facility cooking challenge

News Organization:
The Florida Times-Union

On a Wednesday afternoon at Sunrise Senior Living on Belfort Road, residents gathered in the facility’s event space to watch the dining services coordinator compete against the maintenance coordinator in a cooking challenge.

The event was the first of its kind for the Southside senior living facility and mimicked the Food Network television show “Chopped,” where chefs turn baskets of mystery ingredients into a three-course meal.

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How Intergenerational Activities Enrich Lives & Inspire Future Careers

News Organization:
The Huffington Post

When seniors engage with other generations – magic happens. I’ve spent my career promoting the benefits of intergenerational activities and experiencing the outcomes first-hand. I was personally called to my profession because my grandfather lived with my family when I was a young child. My special relationship with my grandfather and observing many of his day-to-day caregiving needs motivated me to pursue nursing as a career.

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Brentwood woman’s secret at 104: ‘Just live a clean life’

News Organization:
The Tennessean

Margaret Austin has always been ahead of the trend.

She watched what she ate and has tried to stay active throughout her life. At 100 years old, she was even beating her granddaughters in Scrabble.

On Tuesday, Austin continued her trendsetting ways as she celebrated her 104th birthday at Brentwood’s Brighton Gardens Senior Living Center.

“She’s always active and always paid attention to what she ate,” granddaughter Kathy Buntin said. “She was healthy before the healthy trend.”

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Cascade resident celebrates 100th birthday with big bash

News Organization:
MLive.com

When Dan Babb, of Cascade, was born, Woodrow Wilson was president and “Pretty Baby” was the No. 1 hit.

But, despite a century of living, according to Babb, there is nothing special nor remarkable about his life.

“I just happened to get up every morning for the last 100 years,” he said.

Staff and friends at Sunrise of Cascade, where he lives, disagree.

“He is such a wonderful and humble man,” said Debra Rost, executive director of the retirement village. “And we have been here for just over 10 years and he is the first resident we have ever had that celebrated a 100th birthday.”

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Toodles the poodle offering hope for seniors

News Organization:
WSB-TV

BUCKHEAD – Residents at a Buckhead retirement home are finding new joy in an old dog.

The poodle, named Toodles, got a forever home for the holidays at the Sunrise at Buckhead retirement Complex.

But residents said they’re the ones who got the real gift.

“He’s the sweetest, nicest dog,” said resident Stacy Haugen, who now sleeps with the dog nightly.

Haugen said “most of the people who live here have had their own dogs, and maybe couldn’t keep him or give them to other family members. It’s wonderful that they can pet him and talk to him, and he’s a very good listener.”

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