PQHH Releases Statement on Recent Proposed Payment Systems Rule

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Enhanced home care could better match seniors’ needs, report says

More than 20 per cent of Canadian seniors who go into residential care might have been able to stay at home with supports, according to a new report. There are currently 2.6 million people in Canada aged 75 or older, about seven per cent of the country’s population. These seniors tend to rely heaviest on […]

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Comfort Keepers Home Care President Talks Upcoming Senior Caregiver Events In Santa Clarita

With a number of events for caregivers of seniors coming up in Santa Clarita, Comfort Keepers Home Care President Myles McNamara is reminding the community to mark their calendars. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. McNamara is on the steering committee of a series of seminar workshops […]

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New food pantry program for seniors – Breaking News, Newspaper …

The Louisiana Community Food Pantry is now offering its patrons who are sixty years of age or older the opportunity to receive more food items every month. The St. Louis Area Foodbank, in partnership with the USDA and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is offering a box of food which is designed […]

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Summer Travel

By Mira Rowe Newhall Community Contributor   Travel is a magical word. Everyone loves to travel. Young, old, rich, poor, or disabled people. The young can travel on the cheap and can rough it up, while others prefer, or need comfort. My husband and I are in the sunset of our lives. We can only travel […]

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Manatee seniors upset that SHINE’s light may go out

SHINE, a free program that helps seniors make their prescription drug choices during Medicare open enrollment as well as answer questions regarding other Medicare issues, is being threatened with elimination. Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would eliminate federal funding for Florida’s SHINE, which stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs […]

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Three ways to re-shape senior health

HEALTH With rising rates of chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease among populations of aging adults, reshaping the idea and approach to senior health has never been more important. EMPOWER SENIORS Supplying older adults with the tools and skills they need to manage their own health effectively can make all the difference in both […]

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Senior Health & Wellness Expo Set for July 28

St. Elizabeth and Ascension Council on Aging’s 2017 Young at Heart – Senior Health Wellness Expo, will be held on Friday, July 28, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, from 9 to Noon. The event is geared toward seniors 55+ and their caregivers, and will offer a number of free health and wellness resources […]

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health

BILOXI, Miss. — “Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eyeroll, but you might consider tweaking it to “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures soaring this summer, hot days can indeed be too hot. Heat can make everyone uncomfortable; but for older adults, that discomfort can also […]

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State officials get earful from Cape Cod seniors, advocates

Cynthia McCormick @Cmccormickcct HYANNIS — The anxiety older Cape Cod residents experience while trying to hold onto their housing and dignity leads many into depression, advocates for senior citizens told members of the Governor’s Council on Aging Tuesday. “Lack of affordable housing is a major concern,” said Lynne Waterman, director of the Mashpee Council on Aging, […]

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Hanover Hiring Community Nurse

Hanover — Hanover is advertising a part-time community nurse position in hopes of filling some health care gaps in town, especially among seniors who wish to remain in their homes. “It’s really incumbent upon towns and churches — any really decent-sized community — to appoint someone to oversee and coordinate health care needs,” Joyce Hinsley, […]

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Expos offer 1-stop shopping for health info

SHARON — Community events, like last week’s Senior and Health Education Fair sponsored by state Rep. Mark Longietti, are a convenient way for people to get information about available health services close to home. The fair, held in American Legion Post 299 in Sharon, provided a place for residents to get information and ask questions […]

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Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, takes a virtual-reality trip to the Grand Canyon on July 12. Article source: http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/assisted-living-tries-virtual-reality-to-help-seniors-with-dementia/article_b5f32337-22e1-58cb-8848-296ca044802d.html

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health | Health, Medicine and …

‘+ ‘ ‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.title,85,’…’)+’ ‘+ ‘ ‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.summary,iTextTrun,’…’)+’ ‘+ ‘ Article source: http://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/hot-days-can-seriously-affect-seniors-health/article_e028796c-62cd-55ff-a3cf-8e4464d18f82.html

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Home Health Groups Concerned After Senate Revives Health Care Reform

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to resurrect its plan to repeal Obamacare, prompting renewed fears among some home health care groups that thought the health care overhaul was on hold. The Senate voted 51-50 to begin debating legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare. U.S. Vice President Mike […]

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Senior Wellness: When to consider at home care

Senior Wellness: Discussing in home care Article source: http://www.wzzm13.com/life/wellness/senior-wellness-when-to-consider-at-home-care/459297018

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Endeavor Senior In-Home Care offers experienced caregivers

Endeavor Senior In-Home Care is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living Endeavor Senior In-Home Care is excited to be the agency clients and their families trust to provide the highest quality of care in the greater Phoenix area. They pride themselves on bringing love and joy into the lives and homes of their clients. They […]

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer, Nurse Who Killed 8 Seniors, Found Guilty Of Professional Misconduct

TORONTO — The actions of a nurse who killed vulnerable patients in her care were the “most egregious” Ontario’s nursing regulator has ever seen, the body said Tuesday as it revoked Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s certification and found her guilty of professional misconduct. But the College of Nurses of Ontario defended itself when asked if it could […]

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Internet goes brick-and-mortar with Expedia-based full-service travel agency in Bay Ridge

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New food pantry program for seniors

The Louisiana Community Food Pantry is now offering its patrons who are sixty years of age or older the opportunity to receive more food items every month. The St. Louis Area Foodbank, in partnership with the USDA and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is offering a box of food which is designed […]

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Black seniors hit memory lane to guard against Alzheimer’s

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon’s African-American community. Wasn’t this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise. It’s more than a stroll down memory lane. Steen […]

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Hot summer days can seriously affect seniors’ health

By Tammy Smith | The Sun Herald (TNS) — “Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eye roll, but you might consider tweaking it to, “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures in the 90s during mid- to late summer and the heat index even higher on many […]

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Daily Digest: Senior Health Fair, asthma study

Whenever Roger Miller posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://www.pantagraph.com/print-specific/pantagraph/briefs/daily-digest-senior-health-fair-asthma-study/article_eb4636a6-4e20-534b-b09f-69d093e7d6f6.html

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution is Coming for Home Health

When ads appear in a web browser with an uncanny match to the viewer’s interests, it’s a result of predictive analysis through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology. CareCentrix, a home health coordination company that works with payors and providers to create managed care networks, is using the same science to collect and assess data […]

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Private geriatric-care managers assist elderly, their families

Encarnacion Pyle The Columbus Dispatch @EncarnitaPyle Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother. But after she had provided for her mom’s every need for 14 months, a health-care worker warned her recently that if she didn’t look after herself, she couldn’t be her best for her mother. […]

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Tucker County Senior Center News – July 26, 2017

TRAVEL NEWS We are continuing to take collections for the Myrtle Beach trip in September and the Christmas trip to Louisville in November. We still have some spaces available for both trips. If you are interested in either of these trips, please call the Parsons Center at 304-478-2423. The next payment is due Thursday, August […]

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Seniors Concerned Senate Republican Health Care Plan is an ‘Age Tax’

A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. Organizations like AARP are concerned that the cuts unfairly target senior citizens. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond said in a statement that the Senate bill imposes […]

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Letter to the Editor: Republicans’ budget will help Connecticut seniors

Recently I read a heartfelt letter to the editor from Frances Stratton of West Haven specifically about the complete disregard of our seniors in Connecticut. I completely agree. During my tenure in the state Senate I have witnessed continued ambivalence to the needs of our seniors and their caregivers. In Connecticut, seniors make up roughly […]

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Riverside backs home care service franchisor ComforCare

The Riverside Company has made an undisclosed investment in ComforCare Health Care Holdings LLC. Jones Day provided legal counsel on the transaction while Saratoga Investment Corp. provided financing and West Monroe provided IT diligence. Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, ComForCare is a home care service franchisor. PRESS RELEASE The Riverside Company has invested in Bloomfield […]

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Comfort Keepers Home Care: Home Health Versus Home Care

Many seniors and adult children don’t know the difference between home health and home care, so Comfort Keepers Home Care President Myles McNamara is offering clarification for Santa Clarita residents. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. “It’s interesting because a lot of physicians can’t tell you the […]

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Capture all-in-the-family vacations – The Spokesman

Exploring Europe this summer, 72-year-old Penny Moore of Spokane also will pack along three of four grandchildren. A granddaughter, 22, will join two cousins, boys ages 15 and 17, all going with Moore to see London, Paris, Rome and sites. Moore, who travels through Corbin Senior Activity Center’s tours, is looking forward to a gondola […]

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Blind woman told she couldn’t join a travel tour without a companion

A band of newly arrived travelers gathered in a hotel in Cairo for a luncheon to kick off what promised to be a once-in-a-lifetime two-week tour of Egypt. Then someone in charge called out JoAnn Becker’s name. When they got behind closed doors, the man told Becker: “I’m sorry but you have to fly back […]

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Help seniors get to appointments

Rides for Health is a service where volunteer drivers take folks to medically necessary appointments. The passengers don’t need to be elderly although the majority of them are. It was originally started by the Cancer Support Center and is being administered by Aitkin County CARE because they had the staff on hand to answer the […]

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ProHealth Care Foundation receives $100000 grant to enhance care for memory clinic patients

William Randolph Hearst Foundation program officer Alison Yu (right) toured ProHealth Care’s memory clinic and met with ProHealth leaders including CEO Susan Edwards (center) and chief community liaison John Robertstad (left).(Photo: Submitted) The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the ProHealth Care Foundation. The funding will enable ProHealth to provide follow-up home visits […]

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Senate proposals imperil rural health care, hospital leaders warn

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a news conference on Monday, March 6, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson said Monday that he wants to add a work requirement to Arkansas’ hybrid Medicaid expansion and to lower its eligibility cap, which would add new restrictions to the program even as the future of the federal […]

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eye roll, but you might consider tweaking it to, “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures in the 90s during mid- to late summer and the heat index even higher on many days, hot days can indeed […]

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Honor Sees Senior Living Partnerships as Route to New Markets

Honor—part of a wave of tech-forward home care startups to raise large sums of capital in recent years—now is partnering with assisted living and other senior housing companies, and sees this is a potential way of entering new markets. After starting in San Francisco and raising a cool $20 million in Series A funding in […]

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How Home Care Service Cuts Could Mean Less Help For Illinois …

PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) State Rep. Anna Moeller stops by the studio. She’s just been appointed to the state Community Care Program Services Task Force and has been active on the issue of […]

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Wichita State basketball coaches evaluate prospects close to home

By Paul SuellentropThe Wichita Eagle BEL AIRE (TNS) — Wichita State’s basketball recruiting summer is all about numbers and miles. The Shockers lose six seniors in 2018. Their needs are many. Coaches are traveling to the top summer tournaments across the country to check out prospects this month. The addition of assistant coach Donnie Jones […]

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A senior moment: Traveling as we age: plan, adapt, enjoy! – Chico Enterprise

This is the first of four columns on senior travel. Do you have the urge to travel? It wouldn’t be surprising. A 2014 study from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies showed that 36 percent of Baby Boomers want to travel when they retire, and on average, they spend about $11,000 yearly for their trips. […]

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Mobile farmers’ market takes produce to seniors

Donna Pearson McClish never planned to run a farmers’ market, yet on a recent Wednesday she bagged up tomatoes, weighed cucumbers and handed out recipe cards for cooking arugula. After a 45-minute stop at West Side Baptist Church, across the street from Delano’s Downtown Senior Center, McClish and her grandson packed up their van and […]

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AgeWise: Medicare coverage and services – Winston

AgeWise is a weekly column compiled by information specialists of Senior Services Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Winston-Salem. If you have a question, email agewise@seniorservicesinc.org or mail to Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Article source: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/agewise-medicare-coverage-and-services/article_cb554f6a-dcad-5a7c-9864-6f26834140c4.html

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How Home Care Service Cuts Could Mean Less Help For Illinois Seniors

PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) State Rep. Anna Moeller stops by the studio. She’s just been appointed to the state Community Care Program Services Task Force and has been active on the issue of […]

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Clinical trials for cancer could use more older people

More than 60 percent of cancer patients are older adults — and that will rise to 70 percent by 2040. Yet seniors are underrepresented in clinical trials, making it difficult to assess how treatments are likely to help or harm them. The newest evidence of the imbalance comes from a Food and Drug Administration analysis. It […]

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‘Beat the Heat’ initiative provides air conditioners to those at risk

HOUSTON – U.S. Rep. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, announced her partnership with the city of Houston and other officials to launch a “Beat The Heat” conference for seniors and children. “We should never risk the lives of seniors and children who are most at risk for health-related complications in Houston’s extreme heat,” Lee said. […]

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Reducing risk factors key to healthy lifestyle for seniors

Whenever Elaine Brackin posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/local/reducing-risk-factors-key-to-healthy-lifestyle-for-seniors/article_3df956a2-6e91-11e7-a1da-2fc3f2881c3d.html

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Wichita State basketball coaches evaluate prospects close to home

Wichita State’s basketball recruiting summer is all about numbers and miles. The Shockers lose six seniors in 2018. Their needs are many. Coaches are traveling to the top summer tournaments across the country to check out prospects this month. The addition of assistant coach Donnie Jones — former head coach at Central Florida — flavored […]

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Meals on Wheels faces potential federal budget cut

On March 16, President Donald Trump released his 2018 federal budget proposal, which would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant and the Community Services Block Grant. The money from these grants goes toward state social welfare programs, including Meals on Wheels, a program dedicated to providing nutritious meals to the elderly who can neither afford […]

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Column: Affording insulin for diabetes control

Crystal Noles, Dept. on Aging Dir. A gentleman brought up an issue this week that I know is an issue for many people: The cost of insulin for diabetics. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have […]

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2017 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Official Seeking Support From Santa …

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up on Oct. 7 at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and Rick Ferrante of Home Care Services Santa Clarita is calling on local businesses to show their support for the cause in a variety of ways. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to […]

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National parks increase price of senior citizen lifetime pass

<!– –> National parks raising price of… A head’s up to any senior citizen who may be looking to visit our national parks in the future. Senior Lifetime Passes for the National Park Service will be going from $10 to $80 by the end of August. Last year, Congress passed legislation raising the price of […]

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National park passes in high demand among seniors before price … – KABC

There’s a rush by seniors to buy lifetime passes to national parks before the price goes up eight times. Since 1994, anyone 62 years old and older could buy a senior lifetime pass for just $10, but that deal is coming to an end. On Aug. 28, the price is going up to $80. “Just […]

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Where’s all ‘free’ time seniors have earned? – Quad

Many senior citizens have “earned” their free time. They have worked many years at jobs and/or taking care of a family. As retirees they should now be able to fulfill dreams or aspirations. Time to garden, read or write a memoir; learn a new hobby or travel: raise bees or animals; sleep late; sew; fish; […]

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New study reveals benefits of volunteering for seniors – WLNE

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Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, takes a virtual-reality trip to the Grand Canyon. Article source: http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/assisted-living-tries-virtual-reality-to-help-seniors-with-dementia/article_0cbe4708-30ab-5402-93c9-b0426b07407b.html

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2017 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Official Seeking Support From Santa Clarita Businesses

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up on Oct. 7 at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and Rick Ferrante of Home Care Services Santa Clarita is calling on local businesses to show their support for the cause in a variety of ways. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to […]

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Owner of area home care agency earns award for efforts to prevent elder abuse – News

Brian Rice, director of Griswold Home Care of Lake/Geauga, Ohio, recently received an advocacy award from the Greater Cleveland Consortium Against Adult Abuse , which is also known C3A. The award was presented by Adrienne Green, social work director of the Lake County Council on Aging, at C3A’s Annual Conference. Rice has been a board […]

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In Home Care Support Leads the Way for Healthcare into the Future

The healthcare system in the United States has gone through some major changes through the years. Even though it is renowned by the world as the leader, it continues to have challenges due to a wide range of reasons. Currently, the cost of healthcare in this country continues to skyrocket and it has led many […]

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State baseball: Despite turnover Marquette qualifies for second straight year

Buy Photo Peter Ahn is one of just two starters who returned from Marquette’s 2016 state runner-up team.(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo Peter Ahn wasn’t in the mood to look ahead. Marquette’s baseball team had just suffered a 2-0 loss to Menomonee Falls in the state championship game last season, and the […]

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Seniors share memories through Creative Aging Writer’s Workshop in Millersville

Jenny Hillh, left, reads the introduction to We Remember during a gathering of the Creative Aging Writer’s Workshop at the Millersville Senior Center. Article source: http://lancasteronline.com/features/together/seniors-share-memories-through-creative-aging-writer-s-workshop-in/article_ce3571fc-6dfa-11e7-873d-9738a5f217d9.html

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Super Senior Connection Reaches 10000 Facebook Likes

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Super Senior Connection is an online community geared toward bringing seniors together who want to live life to the fullest. With over 600 active community users and now 10,000 likes on Facebook, Super Senior Connection is a free and easy way for people to chat with others, expand their […]

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Older Adults Health Council surprises seniors with paid lunches …

ALTON — The Older Adults Health Council hosted its first Pay it Forward event July 18 at Senior Services Plus in Alton. More than 60 individuals were pleasantly surprised when they showed up to order lunch and found that it was paid for in advance. The council decided to host the event as a way to […]

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New study reveals benefits of volunteers for seniors – WLNE

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)—Two longitudinal studies conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), have showed consistent volunteering can improve the health and wellbeing of people ages 55 and older. CNCS, the federal agency that oversees national service programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps examined the health […]

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Don’t cut programs Rappahannock seniors depend on

Max Richtman Sometimes Washington, D.C., seems farther removed from rural Rappahannock County than the roughly 70 miles of distance would indicate. Working on Capitol Hill and living part-time in Woodville, I regularly traverse both worlds. I know first-hand that decisions being made in the marble halls of the Capitol could soon impact the thousands of […]

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Private Equity Firm Acquires Medicaid-Focused Home Care Company

Boyne Capital Partners announced yesterday that it acquired AmeriBest Home Care, Inc., a Philadelphia-based home care provider that serves seniors and disabled residents throughout Pennsylvania. The Miami-based private equity firm closed the deal in partnership with AmeriBest management, which will continue to handle operations. “We were impressed by the high-quality, dynamic leadership team at AmeriBest, […]

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Addus HomeCare: Weathering The Health Care Maelstrom – Addus …

Thesis: Seniors 65 or older constitute 15% of the US population and by 2050 that percentile will jump to 22%. Those requiring senior caretaking services overwhelmingly wish to remain in their own homes. There is now, and will increasingly be with time, demand by seniors to have their caretaking needs met. Addus HomeCare (ADUS) represents […]

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Roadside attractions: 50 things to do when traveling State Road 50

Florida’s highways are rife with roadside attractions dating to pre-Disney days, and State Road 50 has no shortage of destinations worth the drive. The highway stretches 115 miles almost from coast to coast. It is bookended by rocket launches to the east near Kennedy Space Center and mermaids to the west at Weeki Wachee Springs […]

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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Noodel-Haywood enjoys summer travel

Caption Close Edwardsville junior forward Myriah Noodel-Haywood, right, goes up for a shot over East St. Louis defender Nia Mccaskill in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game in Collinsville. Edwardsville junior forward Myriah Noodel-Haywood, right, goes up for a shot over East St. Louis defender Nia Mccaskill in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game in […]

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National park passes in high demand among seniors before price hike – KABC

There’s a rush by seniors to buy lifetime passes to national parks before the price goes up eight times. Since 1994, anyone 62 years old and older could buy a senior lifetime pass for just $10, but that deal is coming to an end. On Aug. 28, the price is going up to $80. “Just […]

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Bolivar Man Aims To Keep Seniors Feeling Young, Healthy

BOLIVAR, Mo–5 o’clock on Tuesday and Thursday’s at Bolivar’s CMH Senior Health Center, means one thing… it’s family time. “There were a lot of things I wanted to do that some of the other people couldn’t do, so I started the class with Jody’s approval and it kind of grew and grew and grew,” said […]

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UnitedHealth Group Predicts 50% Of Seniors Will Choose Medicare …

Medicare Advantage plans could quickly become the choice of one in two seniors as millions flock to privately administered health benefits for the government’s health insurance for elderly Americans, the nation’s largest health insurer is predicting. UnitedHealth Group executives are confident it’s only a matter of time before more than half of the nation’s seniors […]

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Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, gets some help from Encore activities director Shannon Manning to view a Mynd Virtual Reality video on Wednesday. Article source: http://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/assisted-living-tries-virtual-reality-to-help-seniors-with-dementia/article_9509cb6c-6cc9-521e-bdb4-2ab1ebf30a5f.html

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Older Adults Health Council "pays it forward" by surprising seniors …

ALTON – On Tuesday, July 18th, the Older Adults Health Council hosted their first “Pay it Forward” event at Senior Services Plus in Alton. Over 60 individuals were pleasantly surprised when they showed up to order lunch and found that it was already paid for in advance. The Older Adults Health Council decided to host […]

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Selfies can earn money for Alzheimer’s disease

The local SYNERGY HomeCare team is raising money for Alzheimer’s disease one “Senior Selfie” at a time. Here’s the best part; No one has to crack open their wallet to join in — they just have to crack a smile. Throughout the month of July and August, the in-home care franchise organization is asking anyone […]

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Home Instead Senior Care helps the aging stay at home

A Home Instead caregiver is visiting with a senior client. There are more than 700 Home Instead Senior Care businesses across the nation and 1,000 worldwide. The business in Missoula provides local care to clients in Ravalli and Missoula counties. Article source: http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_84eb1255-31fc-5ef5-bb69-735ea303d113.html

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Seniors grind out win against Wilber

Whenever lnichols posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://beatricedailysun.com/sports/baseball/seniors-grind-out-win-against-wilber/article_41cca4bd-12b2-5b8d-99ad-26e40433be44.html

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Institute taps seniors for lifelong learning

“I think it’s a very important point that this is what the university does,” he said. “It provides educational opportunities not just for students who are coming in and paying tuition and stuff like that, but for the entire community. It is part of UNT’s mission.” The Osher Institute offers a range of classes. Patti […]

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Women’s soccer seeks redemption in fall semester – Texas State University

Star File Photo The women’s soccer team starts its 2017 season in August, and it is ready to get back on the field. The Bobcats will start the season Aug. 11 with an exhibition match against UTSA. The team finished ninth in the 2016 Sun Belt Conference. They were one team away from an automatic […]

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Older Adults Health Council surprises seniors with paid lunches

ALTON — The Older Adults Health Council hosted its first Pay it Forward event July 18 at Senior Services Plus in Alton. More than 60 individuals were pleasantly surprised when they showed up to order lunch and found that it was paid for in advance. The council decided to host the event as a way to […]

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UnitedHealth Group Predicts 50% Of Seniors Will Choose Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans could quickly become the choice of one in two seniors as millions flock to privately administered health benefits for the government’s health insurance for elderly Americans, the nation’s largest health insurer is predicting. UnitedHealth Group executives are confident it’s only a matter of time before more than half of the nation’s seniors […]

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health | The Sun Herald

“Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eye roll, but you might consider tweaking it to, “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures in the 90s during mid- to late summer and the heat index even higher on many days, hot days can indeed be too hot. Heat […]

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Netsmart acquires DeVero | I Advance Senior Care

Netsmart, Overland Park, Kansas, has acquired DeVero, a healthcare technology company that specializes in home healthcare and hospice. The deal is an expansion of Netsmart’s reach across the healthcare continuum, where it already provides electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchange, data analytics, mobile clinical and consumer engagement solutions for behavioral health, social services and […]

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Addus HomeCare: Weathering The Health Care Maelstrom

Thesis: Seniors 65 or older constitute 15% of the US population and by 2050 that percentile will jump to 22%. Those requiring senior caretaking services overwhelmingly wish to remain in their own homes. There is now, and will increasingly be with time, demand by seniors to have their caretaking needs met. Addus HomeCare (ADUS) represents […]

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National Park Service raising rate for senior lifetime pass to parks

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The Senior lifetime pass gets anyone over 62 years of age into all of the National Park Service sites for just $10. But soon seniors will start having to fork over $80 for the exact same pass. So far so good along the Blue Ridge parkway for Erin and Don Saba. “Love […]

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Judith Clinco: In-home caregiving offers work opportunity for retirees

Judith Clinco, R.N., B.S.N., founded Catalina In-Home Servies Inc. in 1981. Contact her at judyclinco@gmail.com Article source: http://tucson.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest/judith-clinco-in-home-caregiving-offers-work-opportunity-for-retirees/article_45685c0e-aea3-5c42-bb08-37329695a4e5.html

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Jim Henson’s Most-loved Puppets Are Coming to New York City

Fans of Jim Henson’s work probably know him best as the creator of some of the best-loved puppet characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Elmo. Other fans might know him as one of the creative minds behind the cult classics “Fraggle Rock” or “Labyrinth,” the latter featuring David Bowie. A new permanent exhibit […]

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Poor Home Health, Doctor Communication Drives Readmissions

A recent study confirms what home health care agencies know all too well: gaps in communication between physicians and home health care providers are detrimental to seniors’ health and lead to hospital readmissions. Many areas of care are disrupted by communication challenges, including disparities in medication lists, lack of clarity in who is responsible for writing patient […]

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Keep The Government Out Of Home Health Care

If people want to receive health care services in the comfort of their own homes, they should not be punished for their decision. Unfortunately, due to an Obama Administration regulation, seniors and disabled persons are penalized for choosing to receive home health care services. This is yet another overreaching government intrusion into peoples’ lives that […]

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Morris tri-sport athletes keep busy in summer

Morris’ Kameron Dransfeldt hauls in a pass during a 7-on-7 game against Joliet West on friday. Dransfeldt will also play basketball and baseball for the Redskins this year. Morris’ Tyler Spiezio drives to the basket in a game against Carterville in the 32nd Annual Morris Shootout. Spiezio is one of the many Morris seniors that […]

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4 Things Retirees Should Know About Buying Travel Insurance

For example, when Sandberg flew to Costa Rica with his family, they arrived on time, but the bag that had everyone’s bathing suits, flip flops and sunscreen didn’t. “It was the bag that, if it was the only one that arrived, we would have been fine,” he recalls. Flights were infrequent so it was going […]

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Warning over ‘stalling’ life expectancy | World First Travel Insurance

Med diet staves off dementia 18 July 2017 People following a so-called Mediterranean diet rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts have a lower risk of suffering dementia. [more…] Article source: https://www.world-first.co.uk/home/travel-insurance/seniors/warning-over-stalling-life-expectancy$117460.aspx

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Program helps seniors’ behavioral health

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- A program at Decatur Memorial Hospital aims to help older adults with emotional or behavioral problems. For about two years, the hospital’s Senior Behavioral Health Services has provided in-patient treatment for seniors from nursing homes and other backgrounds. “Lots of times, patients come to us that are not communicating with their caregivers,” […]

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Senior Health And Fitness Walk Set For September

EDISON, NJ – Spotswood seniors can join other Middlesex County seniors for a fun-filled health and fitness walk through picturesque Roosevelt Park on Wednesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The free event will include wellness information, health screenings, boxed lunches, raffles, t-shirt, entertainment and of course, a fitness walk. Interested seniors can […]

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What This Week’s Congressional Action On Health Care And Social Services Will Mean For Seniors

Shutterstock Congress took two big steps this week that could have a major impact on seniors and younger people with disabilities. The one that got the most attention, of course, was the Senate’s failure to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The second, which was barely noticed, was a series of key decisions […]

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Midnight Sun Home Care Celebrates 15 Years Empowering Alaskans

Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) July 18, 2017 Midnight Sun Home Care Inc is celebrating 15 years of providing critical care services for Alaskans. Locally owned and operated, the Anchorage-based, boutique in-home care company was founded on the principles of helping Alaska’s most vulnerable populations. “Midnight Sun Home Care became my passion project 15 years ago because […]

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Verona-Cedar Grove Times, Seniors, 7/20/17

Senior exercise classes Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cedar Grove Community Center. July 20, 24, 27 and 31 and Aug. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28. $70 per person. Classes instructed by Olimpia’s Fitness Training. W.T.C. Travel Club Everyone over 55 years of age is invited to join […]

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Senior lifetime parks pass to jump from $10 to $80 on Aug. 28

The cost of the America the Beautiful–The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase by $70. COURTESY PHOTO Time is running out on one of the best travel deals around for seniors: On Aug. 28, the cost of a lifetime pass to U.S. national parks for those 62 and older will jump […]

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Liberty students, staff mourn deaths of two seniors in crash

Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch @DeanNarciso For the second time in the last eight months, the Olentangy Liberty High School family is in mourning. Two rising seniors at the school died July 17 in a two-vehicle crash on Africa Road near Berkshire Middle School. According to the State Highway Patrol, Gavin D. Schlotterbeck, 17, of […]

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Website dubbed ‘one-stop resource’ for seniors goes live

Richard Bammer — The Reporter Gerald Huber, the director of Solano County Health and Social Services, gestures as he speaks about the county’s website of resources for seniors, www.SolanoCares4Seniors.org, during a media event held Tuesday morning in the County Events Center in Fairfield. A message from Solano County to seniors: “Get informed, get involved and […]

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Trump’s budget would sink SHIIP counseling and leave seniors …

The ongoing effort in Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act is far from the only bad news from Washington of late when it comes securing health care for vulnerable people. Both of the budgets proposed by the Trump administration and the U.S. Senate would completely eliminate funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs. This would […]

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