August 23, 2006 We last reported on July 12. on interior construction in the lightscoop apartment of Unit 10 in the East Crescent Complex. Tilework in the bathroom had progressed to installation of very small tiles in the shower pan. The pattern for shower walls are layed out here. [Photo & text: sa] As tilework progresses in the shower, a larger set of tiles are layed in the main room. Closet doors are ready to be installed. [Photo & text: sa] Tilework on the floor of the main room is finished. This report will continue on 8/25 with more on tile installation in the bathroom. [Photo & text: sa]
02May Rep. Rendon discusses protection against elder abuse in long-term care State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City last Thursday welcomed representatives from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative to the Families, Children and Seniors Committee to discuss how the group protects senior citizens against elder abuse.Alison E. Hirschel, director and managing attorney from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative; Sali Pung, state long-term care ombudsman; and Dan Wojciak, MI Health Link ombudsman, explained that many Michigan families have experienced some type of long-term care issues, personally or within their family. One in 10 Americans age 60 years or older has experienced some form of elder abuse and one in 14 cases of abuse are reported to authorities.“Elder abuse is an enormous problem,” Rendon said. “Abuse can destroy lives and people’s sense of security. There are trusted and confidential resources to protect American citizens and prevent them from becoming victims. Better quality care for Americans results in better quality lives.”The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative is one of several statewide services created by the Michigan Advocacy Program.### Categories: Daire Rendon News
Duco SickingheDutch telco KPN has named former Telenet CEO Duco Sickinghe as its new chairman.Sickinghe will succeed Jos Streppel on April 15 at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders, following the termination of the latter’s third and final term in the role.Sickinghe has been a member of KPN’s supervisory board since April last year.He resigned as CEO of Telenet two years ago after Liberty Global moved to take full control of the company but encountered resistance from a number of investors.KPN has also appointed Jolande Sap, currently chair of mental healthcare institution Arkin and a former politician and leader of the GroenLinks party, to its supervisory board, replacing Tini Hooymans.