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Michael Poole is accused of killing his 73 year old roommate at an assisted living facility in SW Miami-Dade (CBS4)

Man Murdered In Nursing Home By Fellow Patient

A nursing home patient has confessed that he murdered his 73-year-old roommate at a Palmetto Bay nursing home, according to Miami-Dade Police.

CBS Miami–04/10/2013

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Report: Florida Second In U.S. For Number Of Alzheimer’s Cases

In Florida’s battle against Alzheimer’s, the disease is winning, according to a new report.

CBS4–03/30/2013

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Governor Rick Scott On Stump With Seniors In Miami

With more than a year and a half to go until the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election, Governor Rick Scott appeared to be in full re-election campaign mode as he dropped in on a senior citizens center Wednesday in Miami’s Little Havana section. Ironically, the center and others like it, was among programs the governor and legislature took the budget axe to in 2011 and 2012.

CBS4–02/06/2013

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Partnership Enables Elderly Miami Vets To Avoid Costly Nursing Homes

For decades, elderly veterans have poured $100,000 a year, on average, into the Miami VA System. Thanks to a new partnership between that system and Miami Jewish Health, a less expensive option is now available.

CBS4–12/08/2012

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Two Elderly People Injured In Two-Car Accident

Two elderly people were injured Saturday afternoon – collateral damage from a two-car accident.

CBS4–11/24/2012

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M-D Fire Rescue Supplies 180 Turkeys To Needy Senior Citizens

Needy senior citizens will have a happy Thanksgiving, thanks to firefighters with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

CBS4–11/17/2012

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New Miami-Dade Program Pairs Shelter Pets With Seniors

Two county agencies have teamed up to implement a new program that provides lifelong companionship for independently living seniors while providing homes for abandoned dogs and cats.

CBS Miami–08/18/2012

Dozens of elderly residents with medical issues were evacuated from a North Miami-Dade high rise after a kitchen fire broke out. (CBS4)

Fire Forces Residents Out Of North Miami-Dade High Rise

Dozens of residents living in the Palm Towers building in North Miami-Dade were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a kitchen fire on the 11th floor.

CBS4–07/31/2012

(Source: Broward County Sheriff) 2 home health aides charged with allegedly ripping off an elderly client

Home Aides Charged With Ripping Off 95-Year-Old Client

A Broward County woman lived almost a century before being victimized by a crime that left her almost half a million dollars poorer, allegedly ripped off by two home health care aides she thought she was paying $15 per hour.

CBS4–06/27/2012

(Source: US House of Representatives) The official portrait of former US Representative Claude Pepper

Claude Pepper, 2 Others Named To Fla. Civil Rights Hall Of Fame

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Claude Pepper, the South Florida congressman known as a champion for the rights of the elderly, was named Monday by Governor Scott to the new Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. He joined two others honored for their efforts to champion Human Rights in Florida.

01/23/2012

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