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Some Meals on Wheels Programs Feed Fido, Too

Posted on 12/26/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | VolunteeringBy Sue Manning, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Meals on Wheels didn’t deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie wraps meant for her. But thanks to partnerships between the program for low-income seniors and pet groups across the country, fewer people and pets are going hungry. After Meals on Wheels volunteers noticed a growing number of clients giving their food away to …

Purina Recalls Some Dog Food for Salmonella

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin TodayNestle Purina PetCare Co. is recalling some of its dog food because of a salmonella risk. According to an announcement Friday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the voluntary recall is limited to 3.5-pound bags of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food  with the “best by” date of  Oct. 2014, production code of 31071083 and UPC code 17800 12679. The “best by” date, UPC and production codes can be found …

Pet Scam: The Animal Control Officer Who Wants Cash

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsOn the heels of pet-flipping comes the latest ruse facing dog owners: Scammers posing as animal control officers. It’s occurred sporadically but not extensively in the past.  Now it seems on the rebound — at least in retiree-rich South Florida. TV station WPTV reports a case in which a couple living in an over-55 community lost $550 to an imposter claiming there had been complaints about the couple’s dog.  He threatened to impound the pooch unless they immediately paid. They obliged. …

How Professional Dog Walking Got Its Start

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyIn 1964, then New York Times reporter and later book author Gay Talese wrote a short profile of a man who had embarked on what seemed like a unique, exotic profession. Jim Buck walked other people’s dogs — 30 or 4o of them a day — while their owners were at work. Talese marveled at how Buck — a slender 145 pounds at six feet in height — managed a 150-pound Great Dane, a pair of Labrador Retrievers, and several other dogs all …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/10/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun… 1. Cronuts – New York City’s new pastry craze – go for $40 on the black market. (Learn more at AARP) 2. One more reason to have sex: It’s good for your knees, elbows and other joints. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Make that two more reasons: Regular sex can make you look 7 years younger. (Learn more at Daily Mail) 4. In the first suit filed under a new Chinese law, a court ordered a woman to visit her mother at least twice a …

Eudaimonia, Hedonism, and Happiness, Oh My!

Posted on 07/9/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeEveryone wants to be happy — it’s a no-brainer. But what is happiness? The Greek word for happiness is “eudaimonia” which means “having a guiding angel.” In 1776, the Founding Fathers felt it important enough to mention the” pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. By the 19th century, economists felt they could measure happiness in units of pleasure, but they learned that money could not buy happiness because a person with twice as much income as another was …