Superstorm Sandy

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As a family caregiver to Mom and Pop for many years, I know reliable technology can mean the difference between life and tragedy.
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This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put the brakes on Verizon's plan to fast track the replacement of traditional landline telephone service in parts of New York and New Jersey with a new, less reliable, wireless option called Voice Link.  Instead of automatically approving Verizon's application, the FCC has requested more information from the company.
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Media images of nursing home residents being evacuated after an explosion this week at a nearby fertility plant in West, Texas, raise an important issue. That is, if your loved one is, or may some day be, in a nursing home, do you know what its evacuation and emergency plans are?
This is the last in a series of profiles of New York area residents whose worlds were upended by Superstorm Sandy and the people who responded to help them.
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This is the third in a series of profiles of New Yorker area residents whose worlds were upended by Superstorm Sandy.
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This is the second in a series of profiles of New York area residents whose worlds were upended by Superstorm Sandy.
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Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of profiles of New York area residents whose worlds were upended by Superstorm Sandy. We were moved by the heartbreaking stories of loss and the inspirational stories of kindness and wanted to share them with you. Knowing that the effort to rebuild lives, homes and communities will take months, the AARP Foundation established the AARP Foundation Relief Fund. This fund will give the nearly $1.3 million already raised to select organizations working to support victims and communities impacted by the storm, including organizations dedicated to serving older adults. Donations will be given nationally to the American Red Cross and locally to organizations in these seven states: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Rhode Island. Consider donating, even a small amount, if you can.
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