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Preparing High School Seniors for College

- Making sure high school seniors are ready for college is a top priority for parents today. The motivation behind parents putting the extra effort to increase their child’s chances of college acceptance is to gain financial assistance to pay for college tuition. The best way to go about this is for a high school senior to score high on the ACT college entrance exam, which is what schools look at when deciding to award scholarships to students and is usually the determining factor for most four-year universities when deciding which students receive acceptance....   [tags: college, high school seniors, ACT,]

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Senior Citizens In America

- America is a country where everyone is free to live however they like, but it is possible for some people to live a happy life, if no one is around to take care of them. Nearly three hundred million people reside in the America, and out of those three hundred million populations, senior citizens make a 12 percent of the entire population. A senior citizen is commonly known as a person who is over the age of 65 and living on retirement, or known as social security benefits (Census Bureau). Ever since Franklin D....   [tags: Seniors]

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Are Seniors Unfit to Drive?

- “As people get older, their instincts get slower and their senses can decline, including hearing and sight, which are both crucial to safe driving." (D35General). Required yearly driving tests for those 55 and older would be beneficial to other driver’s safety. Having required retests would eliminate bad driving habits as well as remove incompetent drivers from the road. Seniors driving is not only a nuisance to other drivers but extremely unsafe. They do not use their blinkers, go unsafely slow and are constantly pulling over when cars get behind them....   [tags: hearing and sight impairment]

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Special Groups: Canadian Seniors

- Accoding to Turcotte and Schelleberg [1] there is no consensus over a common definition of a “senior”. Consequently, they adopted a more commonly used definition of “an elderly person of age of 65 and over”. The authors indicate that from 1981 to 2005, the proportion of Canadian seniors as a share of total population increased from 9.6% to 13.1%. In 2001 more seniors lived in a Census Metropolitan Areas (60.7%), than in rural areas (22.6%) [1]. However, “rural” area definition can vary based on proximity and integration of the area with urban centres, size and population density, etc....   [tags: Demographics]

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Home Care And Alcoholism During Seniors

- ... They may have had a drink or two after the passing of a friend or spouse to help them sleep. Then, before they know it, they cannot get through the day without it. There are many health concerns with alcohol and seniors. Among them are: Alcohol tolerance weakens with age since our bodies cannot metabolize the alcohol as efficiently. This means that those who are used to drinking a few drinks a day may not even realize that the drinks are having a much greater effect on them until it is too late....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Alcohol, Beer]

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Graduation Speech : High School Seniors

- ... No longer were any were angels, but show signs of being the spawn of satan in the graduating class. Pop culture tends to believe that senioritis is the act of graduating students being increasing lazy over a course of time. Less homework slowly begins to be turned in on time, because many who had high scoring grades no longer feel motivated to do assignments before the due date. There’s nothing wrong with taking a few hits to the grade here and there as long as the test contains a high scoring grade anything lost can easily be recovered....   [tags: High school, Education, Twelfth grade, Graduation]

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Home Health Care for Rural Seniors

- Home Health Care for rural seniors is in high demand. Many seniors are in need of care givers to provide assistance with preparing meals, housekeeping duties, transportation, and companionship. Many seniors who live in rural communities often live alone. Some have children who have moved away to seek a better lifestyle while others live in the same rural community, but spend most of their time working and caring for their own families. Seniors who need Home Health care face issues of finding trustworthy and dependable providers....   [tags: Health Care]

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Should Seniors be Allowed to Skip School?

- ... At this point in their life, students have already passed their exams and met all of the other requirements for graduation. A strict policy on attendance during the last month of their endeavors is to negate the hard work that they have done up to this point. It is like saying to them, "You have worked hard and the school is proud of you, but you are now going to be treated as if you failed." Not being able to participate in graduation exercises not only has a significant impact on the student socially and emotionally, it could affect their future educational and job prospects, particularly if someone looks up the record and asks why they were not allowed to participate....   [tags: attendance, high school, policy]

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A Forgotten Population: Seniors with Developmental Disabilities

- According to Heller and Factor (as cited in Wood & Jackson, 2003) the number of “older adults age 60 and older who are diagnosed with mental retardation or developmental disabilities is expected to reach 1,065,000 by 2030.” In fact, “in the last 30 years, the life expectancy of people with intellectual disability has increased more dramatically than that of the general population” (Bigby, 2010). Doka and Lavin (2003) report that advances in medical care and a shift to deinstitutionalization have contributed to this increase in life expectancy for developmentally disabled adults....   [tags: Disability ]

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Students & Seniors: Similarities and Differences in their Lives

- I decided to compare and contrast the elderly and college students, not to show ageism, but to see the similarities and differences in their lives. To observe students I went to Ventura College and to elderly home observed how both groups interacted in certain areas I concentrated on transportation, workforce, friendships, dependency, and time management, their lifestyles, dress style, diet, education and attitude towards life. I started my research in the parking lot of Ventura College. I wanted to see the student’s transportation....   [tags: college students, lifestyle, elderly]

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Sample Resume : High School Seniors

- High school seniors considering applying to UMO to pursue a degree in chemistry must first decide if they plan on attending UMO directly out of high school or if they plan on attending a community college in order to take some of the general education requirements and transfer in. Some students choose to transfer because of poor performance in high school or on SAT’s while others decide to transfer to ease the financial burden of college. Whichever a student decides admissions requirements and financial costs must be considered, all of which can be found under incoming freshmen on the UMO admissions tab....   [tags: Education, Higher education, Academic degree]

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Graduation Speech : High School Seniors

- ... You would still learn these skills in college, but they will have a different meaning to them, or different value to them. If you were just going to a regular four year school or even a two year trade school and then into the work force, it hard. Another pro side to taking a gap year, is that there are programs designed to help you find yourself or find what you want to do in the future or what you would like to do. Companies are willing to help, students, college graduates, and even adults....   [tags: High school, Higher education, College]

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Sex Education Class For The Juniors And Seniors At The School

- ... They presented us with a list of obstacles because this charter school has extremely strict rules when it comes to the topic of “sex education”. For example, we were forced to name the class Health 101, switch some pictures or not show some pictures, and not show any videos. Of course, we were not allowed to hand out condoms either. After, we made the switches we were granted the permission to hand out the parent consent form, which can be seen as an attachment, and post up flyers. In addition to the flyers, content stated who were able to participate, where it was going to be held and where the anonymous box was located....   [tags: Sexually transmitted disease]

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Fall Prevention Education for Home-Bound Seniors

- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) reports that each year in the United States, one in three people over the age of 65 falls at home. Falls are the most common cause of fractures and traumatic brain injuries as well as the leading cause of injury death in the elderly population. In a one-year study of 1529 home health patients, Lewis, Moutoux, Slaughter, and Bailey (2004) found that 57.6% of falls were caused by failure to use an assistive device properly and 11.3% were due to safety factors such as environmental hazards....   [tags: fractures, traumatic brain injuries]

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Seniors Driving

- Seniors Driving      Courtney Caldwell, a writer for Road and Travel Magazine, stated in one of her articles that, “My mother, insisted her driving skills were as sharp as ever. However, after a few life-threatening trips to the grocery store as her passenger, I knew she had to stop driving. She was driving dangerously close to the curb, her reaction time was poor and she was missing stop signs and traffic lights. Her driving was so bad that I forbade my 32-year-old adult daughter to ever ride as a passenger with her”....   [tags: Elderly Drivers Dangers Driving Old]

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Rural Seniors Face Environmental And Climate Disasters That Shorten Life

- ... According to the Economic Research Service, the average per-capita income for all Americans in 2013 was $44,765, although rural per-capita income lagged at $36,517. 2013 estimates indicate a poverty rate of 18.5% existing in the rural U.S., compared to 15.8% nationwide – and the disparity is even greater among rural minorities. With this designation come unique health care challenges and often serious isolation issues. Rural seniors face many of the same health issues as urban seniors. In addition, they face health problems related to unintentional dramatic falls and injury, environmental health hazards, substance abuse, manufacturing of illegal drugs and its impact on the community, few...   [tags: Health care, Health, Medicine, Public health]

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Why Seniors Experience Negative Side Effects From Benadryl?

- ... Only two results were found in the evidence based and clinical resource databases and neither were applicable to my subject. Only one systemic review article was appropriate and just thirty five of the sixty one original results were peer reviewed with three of the seven relevant articles included. Based on the articles available and lack of a large resource of data, there is justification for a research study on the effects of diphenhydramine on the elderly. (Walden University Library, 2012)....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Health care]

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A Report on Canada's Aging Population

- 1 INTRODUCTION The Canadian population is graying at a steady pace, adding thousands of seniors above the age of 65 in the population charts year after year. This segment of the population needs special attention due to its social, emotional, health, and dwelling needs. Continued growth in the size of aging population is putting pressure on the economy, health care system, and living space for seniors. Planners and policy makers need to pay immediate attention to the issue as it is going to affect all Canadians in the years to come....   [tags: seniors, health, taxes]

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Senior Project

- As a species, humanity, henceforth, people, will never go out of business, but as individuals and specified groups, people can and will fail, because people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan. In the modern society, it has become mandatory that all high school seniors are required to complete and present a “Senior Project,” to show the world that they can be taken seriously. Covering these points will include: what the project is, examples of different advocators of the project, and the different viewpoints of why it is useful verses why it is not....   [tags: high school, culminating proyect, seniors]

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Health Insurance Programs: Medicaid

- A health insurance program that serves low-income individuals and families who are not able to afford healthcare costs is Medicaid. Parents, children, seniors, and anyone with disabilities are served by Medicaid (NCDHHS, 2014). Medicaid is a federally mandated, state-administered program and is jointly funded by the federal and state governments to give medical care for qualified individuals (Green & Rowell, 2013). The Federal government comes up with guidelines, but each individual state has their own rules....   [tags: seniors, children, disabilities]

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is often referred to “Obamacare”. This act was signed by president Barrack Obama on March 23, 2010. The PPACA will ensure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care with lower prices. The government claims that the act is fully paid for and gives most Americans the quality health insurance that they deserve. The goal of this act is also to reduce the deficit over the next ten years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act states that things will be run differently in the years to come....   [tags: new insurance, big debate, seniors]

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A Rationale for Lesser Pressure: A Program to Enhance the Health of Independently Living Seniors of Chicago, Illinois

- A Rationale for “Lesser Pressure”: A Program to Enhance the Health of Independently Living Seniors of Chicago, Illinois. A stroke or a brain attack or a cerebrovascular attack is one of the most devastating neurological conditions that causes death or physical disability. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted causing the death of affected brain cells within minutes (Medline Plus, 2014). Because of the urgent nature of the disease, stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world which has caused almost 6.2 million deaths during the year 2011 worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2013)....   [tags: stroke, physical and cognitive health]

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Optical Sensors

- Introduction- An optical sensor is a device that converts light rays into electronic signals. It measures the physical quantity of light and translates it into a form read by the instrument. One of the features of an optical sensor is its ability to measure the changes from one or more light beams. This change is mostly based on the alteration of the light’s intensity. Optical sensors can work either on single point method or through a distribution of points. The major importance to the proper use of an optical sensor is that it retains certain facets of measured properties....   [tags: Optical Sensors Essays]

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Snow Sensors for Automatic Heated Driveway

- Snow Sensors for Automatic Heated Driveway I. Introduction 1.1 Title: Snow Sensors for Automatic Heated Driveway Motivation The idea for this project first arose during the late winter months of 2002. A group member was at the home of a Princeton alumnus in his hometown of Waltham, MA attending an admissions interview. He had inadvertently, and presumptuously parked his car in the driveway of his interviewer after a snowstorm. The driveway was built sloping downwards from the main road and had a heated driveway system built underneath....   [tags: Road Technology]

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Senior Year: The Final Stretch

- Senior year is often thought of as the bridge to the unknown. It is an ample wasteland full of confusion and endless paperwork, and stress for most students (Dreis, Rehage). With all this dysfunction, often times schools forget that senior year is an essential link between child hood and the major responsibility of the future. A typical senior schedule is packed with electives with only a few minor core classes allowing students to slack through their last year no problem. This, however, does not prepare students for life....   [tags: school, education, volunteerism, internship]

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Our World is Filled with Sensors

- Wireless sensor networks are a rapidly growing area for research and commercial development in the field of science and technology. We practically live in a world filled with sensors. These networks have great long term economic potential, and an ability to transform our lives but they also pose many new system-building challenges. Most common example of WSN around us is the buildings that we work in. They have sensors monitoring the temperature, occupancy, smoke and fire, and security. Another example is present in our cars which contain dozens if not hundreds of sensors, monitoring the performance of the engine ,passenger safety equipment, and braking to name a few....   [tags: wireless, network aggragate]

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Proposal For A Senior Employment Agency

- PROPOSAL FOR A SENIOR EMPLOYMENT AGENCY BY COLORADO SPRINGS EMPLOYMENT INC. INTRODUCTION Grants Request Document Type: National Aging Grant Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2010-AOA-SL-1007 Opportunity Category: Title IV Discretionary Projects Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement Expected Number of Awards: 7 Estimated Total Program Funding: 7 Award Ceiling: $100,000 Award Floor: $100,000 Grant Application Due Date: April 21, 2010 Grant Proposal Three page description including the following information: Senior employment agency details of funds requested Detail need for service Expected impact of senior employment in the area Stated goals and objectives Ti...   [tags: Business Proposal]

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The Uses and Production of Sensors

- Sensor is a device that responds to a physical, chemical, biological or electrical stimulus as an electrical output signal which is a function of input stimulus. The device responds to the input stimulus by monitoring the change in oscillation frequency for acoustic waves. INPUT SOURCES The input stimulus could be physical such as changing pressure, temperature or stress. It also may be chemical such as particular gas concentration or the chemical agent. It also include biological input stimulus which include bacterial concentration, antibodies concentration....   [tags: acoustic, particulate, stimulus]

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Communication Technologies for Implantable Sensors

- 1. Introduction Nowadays, digital electronic devices have been used to make a lot of things easier and better. Personal computers have been successful to help people in their works and to provide entertainment, thus it is not surprising if now people are thinking to make the electronic systems to be incorporated further into medical field, so that its service can be cheaper, easier to be accessed, and better in quality. Some patients with chronic illness sometimes need to be monitored closely by medical team....   [tags: wireless, data, hospital, devices]

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Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration Sensors

- Displacement, velocity and acceleration sensors. There are three primary types of motion characteristics detected by vibration transducers normally referred to as accelerometers. These are • displacement, • velocity, and • acceleration. The choice between these three different types of motion transducers depends on the frequencies that have to be measured and the levels of the signal involved. (Wilcoxon Research / ND) Displacement sensors are normally used for low frequency (1 to 100 Hz) measurements and are useful for measuring very low amplitude displacements....   [tags: frequency, signal, piezoelectric]

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The Risk of Senior Citizen Drivers

- 16 Years of age in New York is a very special time for a teenager they wait and wait for the chance to take the road test and have the freedom to drive independently. In order for these teenagers to earn their license they must pass not only a written exam and a skills exam but also for their vision. If these skills begin to deteriorate with age, should elderly drivers’ licenses be revoked. When these elderly drives enter onto the road way with impaired senses they pose a giant threat to not only to themselves but other drivers and pedestrians as well....   [tags: Social issues, senior citizens]

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Sensors Allocation Fault

- Introduction Background A wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of distributed sensors to monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, sound, vibration, pressure, motion or detect dimensions, to pass their data through the network to a base station for processing. Advantages of WSN over a wired system considered in elimination of wiring cost, sensors can be installed in harsh environments. Each sensor node is a combination of Radio transceiver with an internal antenna or connection to an external antenna micro-controller, electronic circuit for interfacing with the sensors, energy source, usually a battery or an embedded form of energy harvesting....   [tags: WSN, SRA, back ups]

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Ceasing Senior Year

- “Twelfth grade…amounts to a fidgety waiting period that practically begs for decent into debauchery and concludes in a big dumb party under a mirror ball that spins in place like the minds of those beneath it.” Essayist and novelist Walter Kirn, in his article “Class Dismissed”, uses statements such as this to attest his opinion that senior year should be removed in part—if not altogether—from the high school system. Kirn sees senior year as an unnecessary extension to the education of students when time is wasted or otherwise spent causing trouble....   [tags: pesonal reflections]

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Optical Fiber Sensors

- ... 2012) and environment(Mothersill&Seymour 2014), but also can damage the electronic devices(Wang et al. 2014). The source of these ionizing radiations are from radioactive materials, x-ray tubes, particle accelerators such as ion beams, nuclear weapons and reactors, cosmic rays from space and from natural rocks and minerals. Exposure of extremely high energy electromagnetic radiation such as x-ray can lead to failure in silicon sensors(Klanner et al. 2013). The increasing radiation induced attenuation can lead to permanent damage of optical fiber(Kovačević et al....   [tags: ionizing radiation, industrial radiography]

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Network Security Sensors

- There are numerous network security devices and tools available intended to aid in computer network defense, and these tools are often relied upon for protecting against increasingly sophisticated, stealthy, and damaging attacks. This will be an analysis of the features and benefits for various Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDPS) and other network traffic monitoring tools in regards to defending high value targets against attacks from advanced persistent threats. The current generation of security devices has an exceedingly difficult time in providing an absolute defense against such threats, and the situation is particularly grim for targeted, novel attacks....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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Finding Senior Care

- Finding Senior Care Older individuals frequently require additional assistance with everyday tasks such as grocery shopping and preparing meals. An elderly individual’s family members might work full-time jobs while caring for children, making it impossible to provide adequate care. There are numerous options for excellent senior care at quality facilities with expert staff such as registered nurses in Denver. A facility such as a nursing home is designed for an older person to live with safety features such as wheelchair ramps and handrails....   [tags: additional assistance for the older adult]

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Combatting Senior Hunger: Meals on Wheels

- Relationship Of Nutrition And Health In recent years, there has been research involving the causes and consequences of poor nutrition among the elderly. Researchers continually work to distinguish risk factors of inadequate nutrition; the factors of most concern are “poor appetite, functional limitations, limited income, and social isolation” (Lirette, Podovennikoff, Wismer, Tondu, Klatt, 2007). Individuals at highest risk are those who live at home with a lack of family support (Krondl, Coleman, Lau, 2008)....   [tags: Health Care ]

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My Senior Year Of High School

- I was entering my senior year of high school and I had nothing but the highest of expectations. Coming out of my junior year was a little rough because it was not my year academically or socially. So for my senior year, I vowed that I would study hard and create friendships that I knew would last a lifetime. Being a volleyball player, I started my senior year earlier because of all the workouts, practices, scrimmages, and camps. There were five seniors on the team, including me. We are all practically best friends and hung out all the time....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Academic term, Talk radio]

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Using Computers and Sensors to Create a Smart-Wheelchair

- The central theme for this paper revolves around sensors and human-computer interactions. But most importantly and more specific, the architecture that I am proposal is how can computers, sensors and wheelchair assist those who are immobile and unable to free explore and interact with their environment. The answer to this question is the Smart-Wheelchair, a intelligent device capable of navigating its surrounding with minimum human effort. Compare to the average wheelchair the smart chair required no pushing, it is capable free maneuvering any obstacle within its environment and is intelligent enough to learn as it explore its environment, to make traveling a lot easier....   [tags: mobility, disabilities, self-reliance]

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Wireless Sensors Networks Security

- 1. Introduction Developments in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and wireless networks are opening a new domain in networking history. Sensors; often called "smart dust" are low cost small tiny devices with limited coverage, low power, smaller memory sizes and low bandwidth, will play a key role in collecting and disseminating data from the fields where ordinary networks are unreachable for various environmental and strategical reasons. There have been significant contributions to overcome many weaknesses in sensor networks like coverage problems, lack in power and making best use of limited network bandwidth, however; work in sensor network security is still in its infancy stage....   [tags: Computers]

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Sacramento Assisted Living Facilities

- Sacramento Assisted Living Facilities Sacramento assisted living facilities are designed to assist elderly persons who are able to care for themselves except for a few activities. Sacramento assisted living facilities are often deemed necessary when the person in question needs help preparing meals, bathing, dressing, performing household chores, is sometimes confused, or is experiencing memory problems. Sacramento assisted living facilities are not an alternative to a nursing home in Sacramento, but an intermediate level of long-term care appropriate for many California seniors....   [tags: Senior Living]

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Volunteer At The Sweetwater Senior Center Health Fair

- ... Whenever we had a lunch break, I would go home to eat lunch and come back an hour later when the clinic reopened unless she didn’t expect a lot of patients in the afternoon and would tell me that I could just stay home. I arrived to her office early and when she was not busy trying to resolve problems, we would talk about my future goals and about the medical field in general. She made sure to ask her patients if it was alright that I was in the room while she examined them. I was able to help around the entire clinic, not only observing her but also helping the Medical Assistant with vitals, helping her receptionist with signing people in, and helping her manager with the inventory of v...   [tags: Medicine, Medical school, Health care, Patient]

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High School Senior Trip

- High School Senior Trip Ever notice how "Time flies when you're having fun". In fact, when friends and vacation are involved, it's even seemingly more so. After all, that's what the high school senior trip is all about. Clinton High School has always been known for its senior trips. While surrounding high school seniors were taking trips to Washington, D.C. and Disney World, the seniors at Clinton High School were cruising to the Bahamas. The graduating class of 1990 was no different. The bus ride to Florida, where we were to board the ship, was only the beginning....   [tags: Papers]

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An Examination of the Potential of REACH's Convenience Meal Program

- An Examination of the Potential of REACH's Convenience Meal Program Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine the value that the Convenience Meal (CM) program has to Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH). The CM program sells frozen meals primarily to senior citizens in Regina. It is a unique program which serves an undeserved demographic. This paper will seek to first better understand the environment in which the CM program operates, before examining its importance to REACH as an organization....   [tags: Social Welfare / Senior Citizens]

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Are Baby Boomers on the Cusp of a Crisis?

- According to the 2011 Canadian Census, 9.6 million people or twenty-six percent of the Canadian population were baby boomers (Statistics Canada, 2012). The baby boom of 1946 to 1964 was a period of time when the birthrate of a population was significantly higher than average. A baby boomer is someone who was born within the baby boom era. During the baby boom, approximately 412,000 babies were born per year. The baby boom began at the end of the Great Depression - a period of time when people were reluctant to have children due to financial difficulties....   [tags: health care for senior citizens]

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Information Theory & Optimization for Location of Sensors in Water Distribution for Contaminant Detection

- Abstract: The fresh drinking water is basic need of every human being. With the increase in population the dependency on water resources increasing day by day which are all ready in scared. But the population expands on the banks of rivers, nalas, and lakes or on water ponds. Because in this they can easily access water and there sewerage enters in these water bodies. In this way the lakes and water resources polluted which are dangerous for the health of downstream population. The Rawal Dam is a key water supply resource for citizens of Rawalpindi and cantonment....   [tags: Ecology ]

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A High School Senior's Ideas on How to Reform the Educational System

- Who wants to read yet another dose of “how to change our schools” given that everybody thinks they are an expert on the topic and the debate, if it can be called that, has been mired in the stagnant swamp of politics. Well, to answer my own question, not many people who have a life. My hypothesis regarding the plethora of well-intentioned (95% of them anyways) misguided, ineffective reform plans is that none of them really consider four variables that are crucial to any new effective reform efforts....   [tags: education reform, ]

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Senior Trip

- On Wednesday, April 6th, I woke up from a deep sleep just like every other ordinary school day, but this particular day was going to be much more fun. I got to school around 7:15, dropped off my luggage in the conference room, and went off to class. In my next 3 classes I waited excitedly until the enouncement was made for all seniors going on the Senior Trip to head down to the office. And this is where the great trip began. We all got on 2 busses and headed to the airport where we dropped off out luggage and got through security rather quick....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Blazing Allstars Company : An Effective And Essential Sensors Within The Capstone Simulation

- ... It has been researched that companies that use a cost leadership approach intends to maintain lower costs in comparison to the competition. According to Entrepreneurial Insights, “There are two traditional options for businesses to increase profits – decreasing costs or increasing sales.” With this strategy, companies tend to concentrate on purchasing quality raw materials at a lower price. Executives also need to utilize the top laborers in order to transform these raw materials into products that are needed by the consumers....   [tags: Decision making, Risk, Decision theory]

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My Senior Year of High School

- Having spent twelve years of my school life in just one small red brick building, the years tend to fade into each other. But the year I remember most clearly and significantly is my senior year of high school, where I finally began to appreciate what this institution offered to any student who stopped to look. Before, school had been a chore, many times I simply did not feel motivated toward a subject enough to do the homework well, and seeing the same familiar faces around ever since I was 5 years old grew very tiring soon enough....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Senior Course Guide 2010 for St Edmund’s College, Canberra

- INTRODUCTION Welcome to the senior Course Guide 2010 for St Edmund’s College, Canberra. We are a Catholic school living the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice where faith is translated into action. Fundamental to this are the relationships our students develop with each other, with their teachers and with the wider community. At St Edmund’s we are focused on the students taking responsibility for both their actions and learning. We encourage a spirit of inquiry among our 1200 boys and the development of independent learning skills....   [tags: Education ]

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The Benefits of Early Graduation

- Graduating early is when you graduate before you are suppose to. It was never common because no one ever seemed to think about it or want to put in the work to do it. For a long time high school was defined as the best time of your life. Everyone who spoke to you always said when you left you would miss it. No one really wanted to graduate early for that reason. People wanted to cherish the time they had in high school because they knew they only got to go through it once. It was a big idea to live up to....   [tags: high school, senior, testing]

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A Study of Anxiety among Chamran University’s EFL Sophomore and Senior Students

- Introduction Anxiety plays an important affective role in second or foreign language acquisition. Even though everybody has experienced feelings of anxiousness, anxiety cannot be defined easily in a simple sentence. The research on anxiety puts forward the idea that anxiety can be experienced at different levels (Horwitz, 2001; Oxford, 1999). Horwitz and Cope (1986) described foreign language anxiety as a distinct complex phenomenon of self-perceptions, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors related to classroom language learning mainly resulting from the uniqueness of the language learning process....   [tags: English as a foreign language]

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Elder Abuse on the Rise

- National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is one of 27 Administration on Ageing-funded Resource Centers. The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The NCEA works to ensure that all older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation (NCEA, 2013). In 2011, with a modest discretionary grant from the Administration on Ageing, the first Adult Protective Services Center was established....   [tags: neglect, exploitation, senior citizens]

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Senior Citizens, Interst Groups and Political Parties

- Senior Citizens, Interest Groups And Political Parties The United States Constitution guarantees Americans numerous liberties and rights. Our government believes in Democracy. A system of government in which the people rule, either directly or indirectly. Democratic ideals is a form of government under the Constitution, which guarantees civil liberties and civil rights to all citizens. Ensuring citizens with civil liberties are defined as freedom guaranteed to individuals such as freedom of religion and freedom of expression....   [tags: Politics Government Essays]

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Senior Citizens Should Give Retirement to Family to End Recession

- Retirees over the age of sixty two in the United States are estimated by an independent financial survey to be sitting on over one trillion dollars in total assets. That money mostly lies in financial institutions gathering interest while needy family members suffer impatiently waiting for the day when it will be their inheritance. But not all seniors are that callous, they give away their money to loved ones before they die. There is no better way for the elderly to show that they care. Those that do can enjoy the pleasure of watching their money being spent....   [tags: Economics Economy]

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Interforometry-Based Optical Fibe Microphone Using Graphene Diaphragm

- MAE 546 Final Project Interferometry-based optical fiber microphone using graphene diaphragm Introduction of conventional microphones and optical fiber microphone Microphone is a kind of device which includes an acoustic-to-electric sensor that converts sound into electrical signals. Conventional microphones use the mechanism of electromagnetic induction (dynamic microphone) or capacitance change (condenser microphone). Microphones have a great many of applications in our daily lives such as telephones, hearing aids, engineering, radio and television broadcasting, speech recognition and so on....   [tags: mircophone, sensors, application]

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D.C. Berry's On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High

- D.C. Berry's On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High In "On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High" by D.C. Berry, the author vividly portrays the interactive experience of a poetry reading between a senior high school class and its teacher. The event is compared to a school of fish excitedly swimming around an aquarium until a sudden rupture in the aquarium causes everyone to "leak out." Berry uses form, sound devices, and poetic devices to enhance the different levels of excitement and interaction throughout the poetry reading....   [tags: Berry Senior Class Reading Poems Essays]

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The Basic Idea of the Photoelectric Effect

- Modern Digital Sensors use two main types of systems; CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS APS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor active pixel sensor). Light is made of photons. A photon is an indivisible particle of light. The basic idea of the Photoelectric effect is the observation that electrons are emitted from energy levels when hit with enough energy from a photon. In this context, photons hit electrons found inside the sensor, and with enough energy escapes into the conduction band, which is a higher energy level....   [tags: digital sensors, semiconductor]

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College Ready or Not: Actual Readiness of Graduating High School Students

- After years of education from K-12 there is still the question if a high school senior is academically prepared for college. Furthermore, it may be understandable for a concerned parent to pose this question but what about the student. In a survey of W.VA seniors, MMM MMM points out that “12.4 percent of survey respondents said they felt ‘very prepared’ for college, while . . . 10.7 percent felt they were ‘not prepared at all” (8). In these long years of education we expect students to be ready, but what does it mean to be ready for college....   [tags: senior high school, college, career]

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Competencies and Competitive Advantage

- Competencies and Competitive Advantage In today’s technologically advanced environment, computers are everywhere. Electronic devices are in incorporated into our lives from the mirrors in our bathroom to the smart phones in our pockets and everything in between. The vision of Andrews, Inc is “To be the manufacturer’s choice for sensors, powering the things of everyday life.” Our goal is to build sensors which are adequate, affordable and accessible to the business customers building the products of today....   [tags: sensors, computers, environment]

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The Internet of Things

- ... 2. The automation in the process of data collection as the devices interact with each other reduces the risk of errors, thereby increasing the efficiency, lowering the costs and improving the quality of operation. In healthcare industry, the risk to the life of the patients due to human errors can be reduced significantly by using the automated technology. IoT Building Blocks Emerging Everywhere: Today IoT is emerging at a rapid pace. Businesses from various industries are establishing the IoT infrastructure for improving their businesses....   [tags: technology, networks, sensors]

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Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)

- ... This results in dire need for a secure, intelligent, efficient and reliable system which can be used for searching the unoccupied parking facility, guidance towards the parking facility, an option to reserve a parking lot, along with the proper management of the parking facility. There has been a significant development in the way the information is stored and processed online. The integration of Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet has been growing in importance as WSNs have been employed in a great variety of applications which need a common means to share data over the Internet....   [tags: communication, sensors, low cost]

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Vehicle Design: Airbag System

- ... Head Restraints Today, headrests are found in every type of car to avoid neck injuries that happen during an automobile collision. The head rest is important for preventing whiplash in rear impact crashes. In some cases of collisions when the car slams into another object or the brakes are slammed in quickly, the body stays still in the same position. However, the head is thrown either forwards or backwards. Once the head is thrown one way, it naturally throws itself the other way because the vertebrae and neck muscles force it that way....   [tags: crash sensors, seat belts]

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Elderly and Road Exam

- Many older people are cashing more than ever because they will not give up their car keys when they need to say it is time to give up driving. We should defiantly propose that we take care of this issue by making them retake the exam. So many elderly are getting into wrecks and some are even driving on the wrong side of the road killing people. By proposing that we need to force the elderly to retake that driving exam every six months is to insure that they will be able to drive more safely on our public roads still today....   [tags: Older People, Senior Citizens, Driving, Accidents]

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Advocating Elderly Americans

- The elderly in America have many needs that can range from transportation, a little more money, and even just a little companionship but one of their major needs is advocacy. They need someone to stand up and fight with them for what the need. The elderly of today did so much for this country such things as fight both world wars and the Korean Conflict, they fought for equality, and the escalated this country to the greatness we have today.      So what is an advocate. Advocate is a person or group that represents a common interest and goes to great lengths to see that their cause is not neglected....   [tags: Advocates Senior Citizens]

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The Senior Citizen Is Difficult For The Aging

- ... My father responded with, “In my neighborhood, the young boys and I would get together every day and play a variety of sports”. This relates to the term peer group. Peer group refers to a group of individuals who are roughly the same age and are linked by common interests. Therefore, my dad and his friends would be considered a peer group due to their common interest in playing sports outside for a few hours every day. This amazes me because the majority of today’s children are consumed by their technological devices and do not know how to enjoy the outdoors....   [tags: Sociology, Minority group, African American]

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Coaching and Mentoring at a Senior Level

- Establish the organisational context, strategy, culture & process for coaching & mentoring at a senior level. Peter Hill in his book ‘Concepts of Coaching’ says this; “Coaching has landed on the world of work with immense impact and an amazing variety of approaches.” For the purpose of this paper I shall be referring to two organisations that have been affected by the upsurge of coaching & mentoring, their approaches to it & how they may benefit from having a programme in place. One is a regional rowing club & the other is a charitable trust who provides further education, residential care & employment services for the learning disabled....   [tags: organizational context, strategy]

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The Board Of Directors And Senior Management

- ... Notably, risk management is a continuous process that requires organizations to systematically identify risks associated with achieving defined objectives; assess the magnitude of risks; develop mitigating actions to address risks; and monitor the effectiveness of the actions taken (United 2009). Further, risk management must provide mechanisms to identify and address special risks caused by governmental, economic, industry, regulatory, and operating conditions that continually change (Bethel, 2016)....   [tags: Risk management, Management, Risk]

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Promotion Opportunities : Senior Accountant

- ... (By the way, to replace the logo or a photo with your own, just right-click it and then choose Change Picture.) Skills Acquired and Needed There are many skills that one acquires by working in the accounting profession that are both important for current and future employment. Such skills are as followed: Analytical/Research Skills: Working as an accountant requires strong analytical skills as accountants’ must analyze important financial figures and charts, as well as complete thorough research and organize financial data....   [tags: Certified Public Accountant, Accountant, Finance]

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Chapter Ten - Senior Year

- ... Always asking me if there was anything he could do for me and just always being there for me. He gave me the time of my life and made me feel so loved. His love didn’t come in waves, it was a never ending hurricane and it was if I was boat lost at sea. I was the one caught among the midst of it all. I never felt like I was not loved by this man, even if I was upset with him. Not once did I feel unloved or unwanted, because I’ll be honest, how could I ever stay mad at someone who chose me over everyone else....   [tags: High school, Debut albums, Love, 2008 albums]

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My Senior Year Of Football

- ... Yet, I was still weary of this new head figure. Was he going to be tough and make my last football season a drag or was he just going to be a mediocre coach therefore making it a mediocre season. Little did I know, it was neither of these. As time passed and the season got closer, the more anxious I was. The butterflies in my stomach grew and the more I started to overthink the upcoming season. The time came for the first day of summer practice. We started by gathering in a large circle and O telling us what he expected....   [tags: English-language films, Love, Leadership]

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Questions On Senior Thesis Rubric

- ... The children in the school districts receiving this will receive two dollars for breakfast and three dollars and fifty cents for lunch. It is cleared to be said that 4.2 million black children were living in poverty in 2013, compared to 4.1 million white children, though researchers said the difference was not statically significant. Almost 40 percent of black children are living in poverty, that’s nearly four times the rate for white children living in poverty at 10.7 percent. Thirty percent of state’s children have parents who lack secure employment, which is also an increase, but there was a decrease in the number of those living high poverty areas....   [tags: Poverty, United States]

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Interview : A Senior Citizen

- Interview a Senior Citizen Aging is about the experiences and there are several chapters in older people’s lives. We can learn from the elderly and their lives. (Tappen, 1981). The interview was very interesting to discover how people thought and lived in the 1930s and 1940s. In addition, how hard it was to get opportunities to get educated and get a job. People were stricter about specific topics such as sexual orientation, morality, sex. The majority of older people lived in poverty, and they married underage, as well as they had a lot of children....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Ageing, Family]

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Senior Year Of High School

- ... In my mind I thought, “might as well give it my best shot,” and that was what I was going to do. First day of class in college, I was sitting down thinking, “Ugh. The professors are going to mean, and are not going to care about us passing the class.” When the professor walked in it was the complete opposite. He was nice, caring, helpful, and this seemed to be the same for all my professors this semester. During the semester, I actually suffered a loss that hurt me a lot; my grandpa passed away....   [tags: High school, University, Psychology, Education]

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Senior Advocate Job Analysis

- Introduction Having been just promoted it is now one of my new responsibilities to devise a plan to hire my replacement. It is important that I take the steps necessary to conduct a thorough job analysis so that a job description can be constructed as a guide prior to hiring anyone. Having a job description will also “clarify expectations for the prospective employee as well as providing reference points for training and development to take place once an individual is hired for the position” (Chapman,1995-2009,P.1)....   [tags: Job Analysis ]

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Senior Management Training Program

- Senior Management Training Program: Training of senior management on HIV/AIDS and TB is an essential component of WPI. This is a platform where the company’s senior management is sensitized to acknowledge HIV/AIDS and TB as a workplace issue and to adopt legal and ethical employment practices. This component is part of both the direct and cascading models. 1479 senior managers have been sensitized in 483 companies across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Formation of Coordination Committee (CC): WPI companies are encouraged to form a Coordination Committee comprising of senior level managers and headed by the Chief Executive Officer or the Managing Director....   [tags: WPI Platform Components]

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Senior Design Project Proposal

- The CLT strives to offer a variety of robust and useful technology tools for faculty, students, and staff. At this time our tools are limited to classroom and lab technologies that are geared towards multimedia and software applications. While software and multimedia make up the majority of our educational technology tools we are interested in the growing convergence of technology and physical world. Through the encouragement of O'Reilly Media and the New Media Consortium we see a growing trend in educational technologies for data visualization, mobile computing, and maker oriented technologies....   [tags: Technology]

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Senior Autobiography on Education

- Senior Autobiography My story of the past and present. (Who I am?) Educational achievements are the part of the success in one’s life. College is the platforms to show ability and to expose knowing the world. As a part of getting in the college education, I am getting prepared since last twelve years to explore the challenges by avoiding procrastination and getting passionate about things I like and are helpful with the part of the college education. I am challenging myself by taking a broad range of classes in the beginning....   [tags: college, mastering, immigrant, leader]

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Description of Three Types of MEMS Devices

- 1. Three MEMS devices described below are: I. Eco Scan MEMS resonant mirror: MEMS resonant mirror devices have the potential to miniaturize optical systems, such as sensors, displays and printing devices. They integrate the driving actuator into the mirror structure, a small, low power consumption and inexpensive device. The Eco scan MEMS resonant mirror uses the electromagnetic drive method. On a single crystal silicon substrate, a mirror, torsion bars and coils are formed and permanent magnets are placed on the periphery of those parts....   [tags: eco scan mems, sensors, gyro sensor]

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