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Colorado Springs Beacon (Newspaper) - October 1, 1989, Colorado Springs, Colorado Perm no. >19beaconcobrz Over 50 h of october 1989ikfchrtad banana George Ais classified.a18 dining out 12/13 discount 80. Al Vai i finance-----------a7/a16 health--8/17 living Faith. 5 Sere dips Alt a Ulm rate . Postage paid Colo. Springs co permit to. 819 the Colorado Springs Park and recreation department has formed a senior services advisory committee. The committee meets the 4th thursday of the month at 9 . At the Colorado Springs senior Center. The Mission of the committee is to assist the Park and recreation department s advisory Board in reviewing services and recommending plans of action for concerns and issues that arise in senior programming. Committee members consist of Carol Weissler chairperson Norm Gosney vice chairperson Roger Miller Sadie Valdez Gloria Francis and James Smith. For additional information Call 578-6893. Colorado Springs a Gerald Bliese founder of the senior Beacon announces that the local publication has a new publisher. He is Dick Lic Cardi a 42-year-old award winning radio and television reporter and owner of an advertising and Public relations firm. Bliese who began the Chain of la senior citizen newspapers in 1980 will remain As the director of National marketing. A my family and i Are delighted to be moving to Colorado Springs a said Lic Cardi who has owned an advertising and Public relations firm in san Diego for five years. A there is no better senior publication in the United states than the senior Beacon and there is Dick Liccardi to raise a Colorado no better place family than Liccardi said that he and Bliese Hope to continue to sex Congress uses ploy to avoid repeal of Quot catastrophic Quot Daniel l. Hawley guest editorial the seniors of America Are close to doing the impossible repealing the catastrophic coverage act. At this time last year we were told How great this a a catastrophe was now due to the seniors grassroots efforts Congress is a discussing their mistake. However we still have too Many congressional members arching their backs and refusing to listen to their constituents. Let me Tell you what ploys Congress is using to try to save this mess. Congress is trying to Divide and conquer not Only by dividing seniors Between Rich Middle and Low income seniors which some National seniors organizations Are falling for but they Are attempting to create a breach Between seniors and the following generations. The Media which is perpetuating this idea of a generational Gap in order to create news cannot understand that the seniors Are continuing their lifelong fight to protect their children and grandchildren by making sure that they do not inherit an expensive fiscally irresponsible and unjust tax Law. We As seniors must Lead the Way so that Congress is unsuccessful in dividing the country to hide their imperialistic actions which a a shout that your opinion is of no value. If this act is Al seepage 3 pand the publication to other cities in the next two years. The publication is currently in Colorado Springs Denver metro grand Junction and Pueblo in Colorado Austin Texas Indianapolis Indiana Buffalo new York Southwest Kansas St. Louis Missouri and the state of new Hampshire. Washington senior Beacon begins publishing on november i. A the senior Beacon will not change a he said. A we done to plan any major moves right away though we plan to Survey seniors often to determine How we can Liccardi worked in the radio and television news business As a reporter Anchorman and producer. His stories have appeared on the today show Abc nightly news and on network radio. He has also worked As a free Lance writer for newspapers in the United states and in Southeast Asia. He holds degrees in journalism and in asian affairs from Southern Illinois University. Seepage 5"celebration of life Quot a Celebration of life is a local coalition of cancer survivors and their family members All Ages All walks of life those undergoing treatment at the present time and those for whom recovery is ensured. The group has been in existence since april of this year. We meet the second thursday of every month in the Bradley room of Penrose Hospital from 7 to 9 . The purpose of this survivors group is to focus on addressing the questions and challenges faced by cancer seepage 13 Sandy Blunt the 12th annual Rocky Mountain senior games were again held in Greeley Colorado at the University of Northern Colorado. There were 800 athletes from the Ages of 55-93 competing in 60 different events. The pikes Peak seniors from Colorado Springs had a great time and managed to bring Home 73 medals Between the 40 participants. Everyone had Beautiful tur seepage 4new s new publisher for senior Beacon of Colorado Springs announce National news High Lites Congress Don t use Hud scandals to kill housing program Congress has warned housing and Urban development Secretary Jack Kemp against using the current Multi billion Dollar Hud scandals to terminate Federal housing assistance programs for the poor and older adults thus questioning Kempis Legal authority to take such action without first getting congressional approval. A even if Kemp temporarily suspends housing assistance such As the senior retirement service Center mortgage program prompt administration action should be Token to get these programs Back on track a said rep. Edward Roybal of the House select committee on aging. Roybal charged that during the Reagan administration Hud a was not Only actively hostile toward Federal housing programs reducing their budgets by 80 percent but also corruptly abused existing funds to line the pockets of High level administration Kemp pledging to be a a a fighters for older american housing programs said he will a break up the clog that exists in the pipeline of subsidized housing units a about 30,000 a that have been paid for by Hud but not yet built. Future of social Security Quot insecure Quot when the children of today s older adults reach retirement age they will probably enjoy the same level of social Security benefits As their parents do today a but at a far greater expense to their own children. In the next Century the 75 million members of the baby Boom generation will Start receiving Federal retirement benefits in a cumulative amounts of unprecedented scale a writes former social Security administration commissioner Dorcas r. Hardy in the Wall Street journal. A shrinking labor Force the rising Federal deficit and the nations poor personal savings rate Are factors that spell disaster not Only for the social Security system but for the next generation that will a be asked to pay the Way for the Waves of baby Boom Quot catastrophic Quot program to Cost $45 billion the Federal government has announced that the Price tog to older americans for the first five years of the new catastrophic healthcare program will soar to $45 billion up from the $30 billion expected when the Bill passed last year. Such a significant seepage 2

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