July 14, 2006
The Commission on the Status of Women and the Glendale Fire Department is reminding parents and caregivers that hot temperatures bring risks for children. Never leave a child unattended in a car, not even to run a quick errand. On an 85-degree day, the inside of a car can reach 100 degrees in seven minutes; on a 93-degree day, the inside of a car can exceed 125 degree Fahrenheit in about 20 minutes. The temperature inside of a car is hotter than outside temperatures and climbs rapidly.
November 13, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Technical, service and maintenance employees at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center could be represented by their first union pending an election in the next few weeks. Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union and Service Employees International Union competed in an election last week to represent the hospital's 600 licensed vocational nurses, certified nurse assistants, clerks, service and maintenance staff.
January 11, 2008
La Crescenta library still offers fun and free storytime programs, just at a new location. Storytime can now be enjoyed at Crescenta Valley Park’s Community Room The new address is 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Our winter session is in full swing and continues through March 21. Toddler Storytime , for children up to 3 years and their caregivers, is held on Fridays at 10 a.m. Adults and children interact through stories, songs, and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit toddlers’ short attention spans, lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
June 4, 2003
Belle from Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" made a special visit Tuesday to Columbus Elementary School in Glendale as part of Disney's Reading Together program. The program was a kickoff event for Disney's summer reading season, which includes annual reading and tutoring assistance at district elementary schools. Disney VoluntEARS regularly visit Columbus and other Glendale elementary schools and read to students who are below grade-level reading standards, Columbus teacher specialist Laurette Cano said.
January 11, 2005
As we get older, chances are we -- and our family members -- will be faced with several important decisions about driving. Specifically, what do we do if it is no longer safe for us to drive? How can we still remain independent and engaged in life's activities? Experts say one of the best ways for a person to ease the transition from driver to passenger is to put a plan in place before it is needed. Consider the following: Friends, neighbors, relatives, or caregivers can often provide an alternative means of transportation to appointments or social events.
April 13, 2001
Joseph Solomon "You can love your parent, at the same time feel resentful and torn up inside " says 58-year-old Valley resident Sue Mattison. One year ago, she had to put her mother in "Windsor Manor," an assisted living facility in Glendale. Older people are living longer, healthier lives, which is causing a potential family crisis in America. Today, 70-year-olds are taking care of people in their 90s. According to former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 73, "We are approaching a care giving crisis in America".
February 26, 2007
A lawsuit seeking unspecified damages has been brought forth by an 81-year-old woman who accuses Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside of elder abuse and negligence. Pleasant Care Corp., owned by La Cañada resident Emmanuel I. Bernabe, owns or has interest in more than 30 nursing homes throughout California, including the one named in the suit. Several attempts were made to contact Pleasant Care Corp. for comment. No calls were returned as of press deadline Wednesday. According to the suit, filed in California Superior Court on Valentine's Day, caregivers at the Riverside facility allegedly ignored several falls, injuries and abrasions that occurred over three years.
September 11, 2012
Members of the Glendale Employees' Endowment Fund have chosen the Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League, Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to receive a total of $7,300 in grants. Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos worked with those of the Glendale Employee Endowment Fund to decide which community service organizations would receive the funding. The Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League will use the $3,000 grant for its boxing/dance/drama program for at-risk youth.
August 24, 2004
Robert Chacon Discovering that someone is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease can be a shocking realization not only to the afflicted, but also to the people who will care for them. Verdugo Hills Hospital will offer its first workshop for families and individuals who care, or will care, for loved ones with the cognitively debilitating disease. Officials say they have given workshops for professionals such as live-in nurses or retirement homes before, but a rise in cases of Alzheimer's disease spurred them to offer the "Family & Caregiver Conversation" workshop, which focuses on memory loss and its effect on loved ones.