Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria’s seniors

Knute Nelson has invited community members to help celebrate Alexandria’s seniors with coffee, cookies and lemonade on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1-3 p.m. at their office location at 2715 Hwy 29 S., Suite 103 in Alexandria. At the event attendees will also have the opportunity to have free blood pressure and balance checks as well […]

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How to Widen Your Retail Sales Net

If you were to ask most HME retailers who their real customer is, they would tell you, “It’s a senior.” Makes sense, right? But that runs counter to who I believe is really coming into your store. Look around and you will notice that—more often than not—the real buyer is not the senior, but the […]

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Cona: Healthcare for seniors: Now is the time to act

With the healthcare bill stalled or (dare I say it) dead, now is the time for older adults to take action to protect themselves, their families and their assets. Whatever any ultimate healthcare reform bill may contain, we know for sure that seniors, the frail elderly and disabled will be hurt. This at a time […]

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Tax exemption program offered for seniors

Chauncey Ross Staff Writer/Web Editor Chauncey Ross represents the Gazette at the Indiana Area and Homer-Center school boards and White Township, Center Township, Homer City and Burrell Township, and is something of an Open Records, Right to Know and Sunshine Law advocate in the newsroom. Follow Chauncey Ross Whenever Chauncey Ross posts new content, you’ll […]

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Golfweek 2017 Senior National Match Play Preview

When and Where: August 19-21, 2017 at Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford, N.C. Who: Nationally ranked senior amateur golfers age 55 and over. Of Note: This is a Golfweek nationally ranked event (1200 points) and is a certified World Amateur Golf Ranking tournament. Course Notes: Tobacco Road is tucked into the golf-rich outskirts of […]

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Community Buzz: SilverSource announces award winners, The dean’s list…

Caption Close SilverSource Inc. — a leader in advocating for the needs of older adults and their families — announced the winners of the second annual SilverSource Awards last week, including one for James Lisher. The awards, which celebrate volunteers, individuals, organizations or businesses making a significant difference in the lives of Fairfield County’s older […]

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Latest Business Briefs

Health First(Photo: Provided) MELBOURNE Health First notes procedure   The Health First Valve team recently celebrated performing its 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. The minimally invasive procedure provides critically ill aortic stenosis patients an option to traditional open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery. TAVR implants a new valve in place of a diseased one, […]

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Black Seniors Reminisce On A Changing Portland In Brain Health Study

In the heart of the Albina district, the corner of North Williams and North Russell was once the center of a small yet thriving business district. These businesses were torn down in the early 1970s as part of large-scale urban renewal projects. Photo ca 1962.  The Oregon Historical Society. #bb009732 If you come across a small group […]

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Town hall draws many upset by governor’s home-care bill veto

Rudi Keller @CDTCivilWar If cuts to state-funded in-home care stand, Max Lewis said Wednesday night, he will have to choose between having an attendant help him get up in the morning or go to bed at night. Paralyzed in a diving accident when he was 19, Lewis asked during a town hall meeting Wednesday for legislators […]

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Educational travel ‘opens up worlds’ for local students

Rio Rico High School students pose in front of a replica of Pablo Picasso’s “La Guernica” mural at the Barajas airport​ in Madrid, Spain in March. From left, back row: Abril Nerey, Esmeralda Leon, Nayomi Garcia, Zuleyka Tabarez, Jasmin Aguliar, Danitza Salgado, Janique Verdugo, Isabella Salgado, Andrea Villanueva, Mayra Agular, Dominique Pierce and Isabella Kovacs. […]

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Free or discounted rides for seniors? There are more options in Philly

Philadelphia is one of the few American cities where buses, trains and other public transportation remains free or deeply discounted for seniors. What if you need a ride from your home, though? Enter drivers such as those working with Surrey Services for Seniors in Devon, which offers free and low-cost rides in Delaware and Chester […]

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‘Geezer deals’ highlighted on National Senior Citizens Day

x Embed x Share CLOSE Labor Day weekend is all about the deal! Emily Drooby (@emilydrooby) tells you where to go for freebies and discounts. Buzz60 Buy Photo Ms Cheap enjoys her free senior drink at a Florida Whataburger.(Photo: Mary Hance / The Tennessean)Buy Photo As a senior (albeit a young senior in my mind) […]

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Dementia can double health care costs of aging

You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Neurodegenerative conditions can more than double the health care expenditures of aging, report researchers who simulated the costs and the course of the dementia epidemic affecting US families. The research also suggests that the vast majority of that financial burden remains with […]

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NEW REPORT SHOWS 1 OUT OF 10 SENIORS IS FOOD INSECURE

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Letter to the editor: Governor has doubled down on seniors

No one wants their ox gored in the budget process – I understand that. But this Governor has doubled down on seniors in a callous way. *Editor’s Note: This opinion is in response to a story titled “Area seniors worried about changes to RX program” published in the Thursday, Aug. 3, Courier-Post Thank you for […]

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FirstLight Home Care Honored with Third Consecutive Inc. 5000 Ranking

CINCINNATI, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, was ranked for the third year in a row as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in 2017 with a place on Inc. Magazine’s 36th annual Inc. 5000 list. FirstLight was ranked for the third year in […]

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Trumbull Senior Center upcoming for August and September

The Trumbull Senior Center at 23 Priscilla Place is open Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call 203-452-5137. The Center provides transportation for medical, social, and nutritional needs to Trumbull residents who are age 60 and over and/or age 55-59 and disabled, five days a week. Rides are for those […]

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Heck of a start – York News

Whenever Steve Marik 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.yorknewstimes.com/sports/heck-of-a-start/article_6afbff1a-83b3-11e7-a768-133730caab77.html

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Reflecting back, looking forward — Graduating seniors from different backgrounds face similar challenges going into …

  Cosette Roberts always knew she wanted to attend the University of Idaho, where both of her parents went to school. For an assignment in the eighth grade, Roberts wrote that she was going to UI and she was going to be in the marching band. Four years later, that’s exactly what she did. The […]

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All-terrain wheelchair allows elderly, disabled to experience the outdoors

Kate Thomas, 101, of Middleton, test drives an all-terrain wheelchair Thursday at Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton with the help of Sarah Carlson, right, with Brookdale Senior Living.  Article source: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/all-terrain-wheelchair-allows-elderly-disabled-to-experience-the-outdoors/article_0be220dc-b13e-5a88-b317-d4eadf1ad1d0.html

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Food Insecurity Among Kentucky Seniors Higher Than National …

A Feeding America study shows the percentage of senior Kentuckians who are food insecure is higher than the national average.   Almost 10% of Kentuckians 60 or older didn’t have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food in 2015.  Kentucky Association of Food Banks Director Tamara Sandberg says going without food can adversely […]

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Food insecurity still high among seniors

The Vermont Foodbank announced Thursday the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. produced by Feeding America and released in partnership with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). The report shows that nationally, 5.4 million seniors age 60 or […]

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Sanders hosts health care luncheon for seniors

BENNINGTON — Health care has been a topic on almost everyone’s mind lately, and few are more affected by the implications of that ongoing debate than seniors. Many local seniors and advocacy groups attended a meeting and luncheon hosted by the office of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday to discuss that very topic. The […]

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CareAcademy Raises $1.675 M in Funding to Expand Online …

Robust home care market projections, coupled with lack of educational resources, drive investments Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 17, 2017 CareAcademy, a provider of specialized online training for senior home care professionals, today announced that it has raised $1.675 M in seed funding to further expand its course portfolio and increase its market penetration. Rethink Education, […]

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Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice celebrate Senior Citizens Day

This year, Knute Nelson celebrates by offering an open house at their office location of 315 Jefferson Street South, Wadena. They welcome you to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day by enjoying free offerings such as cookies and lemonade, an opportunity to have a blood pressure check and to meet the team. Knute Nelson will host […]

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Resource Fairs Provide Valuable Information for Seniors About Home Care and Other Services

When people approach retirement age, they often think more closely about every detail. They want to be sure their investments are working out, that they’ll have enough money in savings to survive during their Golden Years, and they want to be sure they will have everything they need to live comfortably and safely. While many […]

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SENIOR CORNER

By Leominster Champion | on August 17, 2017 By Donna Martinelli “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” — Wallace Stevens The lazy hazy crazy days of summer are almost over, which means we still have a couple of weeks left to enjoy those outdoor festivities and nice weather. For Leominster seniors, you […]

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All aboard! Maine trip on Downeaster train planned

The Council on Aging and Groups, Inc. are planning a trip on the AMTRAK Downeaster from Haverhill to Portland, Maine, where a deluxe bus will meet the train. Tour guides from Maine Foodie Tours will then lead the group for a unique tour of the restaurant scene and also historical sites. Participants will have a […]

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Missouri seniors buying up national parks passes before $70 price hike

Missouri seniors are taking full advantage of a good deal on America’s national parks while they can, causing lines and shortages of senior passes across the state. The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass has been available to buyers 62 and older for $10 since 1994. The passes give access to more than 2,000 recreation […]

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Helping seniors age in (a better) place

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series. Watch for the second installment in the Aug. 24 issue of The Review. For all you aging baby boomers out there (and there are about 7,600 of you in Lake Oswego), there’s good news and bad news. Hiring a trained geriatrician as your primary-care physician […]

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The Best and Worst States for Seniors, by Health Care and More …

Utah residents who look forward to retiring in their state just got some good news in a report that names the state as the best in which to grow old. Those who hope to age gracefully in Wyoming, North Dakota, and New York may face more of a challenge. Those states are ranked as the three worst. All 50 states were ranked by the elder care […]

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Column: The real health care fight is coming, and it’s about seniors …

Photo by Dana Neely/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health care and financial questions. Phil is the author of the new book, “Get What’s Yours for Medicare,” and co-author […]

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MUSC Health offering clinical care in the home with BAYADA Home Care, Lowcountry and beyond to be covered

The Medical University of South Carolina Health will soon have the capability to provide clinical care to patients within their own homes throughout the Lowcountry and beyond. Teaming with BAYADA Home Care, MUSC Health currently provides home health services to patients in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Eventually, home health services will be available to […]

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Why It’s Hard to Be a New Nurse in Home Health

It’s certainly no secret that elder care providers of all stripes have trouble finding and retaining solid talent. But home health and home care companies have the added detriment of a largely solitary workplace environment, which can make it even more difficult for operators to convince new recruits that a patient’s home is the best […]

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Holiday Releases Pricing Details for Milo Home Care Platform …

Holiday Retirement is divulging more details about Milo, its new home care venture—including pricing information. Bill Thomas, M.D., a geriatrician and the driving force behind Milo, discussed the motivations for the new home care platform in an hour-long Facebook Live event on Monday. Known for establishing the Green House Model of long-term care, Thomas now serves as […]

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PREP FOOTBALL: Dodgeland has means to travel by air more this season

Dodgeland head coach Doug Miller watches as Zach Schmitt attempts a field goal during a recent practice. Article source: http://host.madison.com/sports/high-school/state-and-regional/central/prep-football-dodgeland-has-means-to-travel-by-air-more/article_f870b21e-2ea7-5f3e-a873-6cb4e1bf0188.html

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Here Are the Best — and Worst — States to Grow Old in

Those hoping to age with grace and dignity may want to think about where they will live out their golden years. And a new report from Caring.com has a suggestion: Utah. On Wednesday, the site released its annual list of best and worst states for senior living, which took into account nursing home costs, elderly […]

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Seniors Realize Their Travel Dreams in This Intel Virtual Reality Project

Intel has been using virtual reality to help seniors in a Brazilian home for elderly people realize their travel dreams. The project, a collaboration between Intel and online portal Razões para Acreditar (Reasons to Believe), gave VR glasses to the nursing home residents to take them to places either from their past or that they […]

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How The Lives Of Seniors In The US Match Up Against The Rest Of The World

Shutterstock Older adults in the U.S. are better off, on average, than those in other countries, according to a new index developed by researchers at Columbia University and the University of Southern California. However, while U.S. seniors do relatively well by quality of life measures such as social connections at work and across generations, they […]

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SNAP enrollees have better health management, report finds

A new report shows seniors who qualify for Medicaid and are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, fare better with their health management than those who are not. “Although they qualify, 49 percent of seniors on Medicaid are not enrolled in SNAP,” according to the study, produced by a partnership of Robert […]

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Column: The real health care fight is coming, and it’s about seniors’ access

Photo by Dana Neely/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health care and financial questions. Phil is the author of the new book, “Get What’s Yours for Medicare,” and co-author […]

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FirstLight Home Care Reports Record Revenues for Franchisees as …

“Caring is our calling,” said Jeff Bevis, CEO of FirstLight Home Care. “The growing elderly population is driving the demand for the types of services that we offer. Our depth of knowledge at franchisor level to support our franchisees in new markets have been a good lever for us. We are certainly a for-profit business, […]

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2017 football season to kickoff this week

With kickoff of the 2017 football season just a few days away, teams are preparing for the opening game. On Friday night, Forbush will travel to West Wilkes, while Starmount will travel to Mount Airy. Both games are bound to be an exciting way to start the new season. Starmount at Mount Airy: The Starmount […]

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New-look Ar-We-Va set for early test with Stanton

(Westside) — How do you replace the most prolific quarterback-receiver tandem in Class 8-Man history along with several of their outstanding classmates? That’s the question Ar-We-Va and head coach Chris Petersen are attempting to answer this football season. Gone are record-setting stars Jake Danner and Derek Schurke and a host of other seniors from a […]

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Waushara County working to help seniors with Aging Mastery Program®

Waushara County Department of Aging, in partnership with the local University of Wisconsin-Extension office, is currently recruiting individuals 55 and older for the popular, innovative 10-week health and wellness program.   The program is the Aging Mastery Program® provided by a grant through the National Council on Aging. This is the final free AMP series […]

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Senator Bernie Sanders Meets With Vermont Seniors To Discuss …

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was in Franklin County Monday.  His stops included the Franklin County Senior Center, where health care and Social Security dominated the discussion. Franklin County, Vermont’s northwestern-most county, borders Canada and the state’s most populated area – Chittenden County.  The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its July 2016 population at 48,915 with […]

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And the Best State to Grow Old in Is…

Utah residents who look forward to retiring in their state just got some good news in a report that names the state as the best in which to grow old. Those who hope to age gracefully in Wyoming, North Dakota, and New York may face more of a challenge. Those states are ranked as the three worst. All 50 states were ranked by the elder care […]

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Some Home Care Agency Owners Are Driven by Personal Experience

There are stories all across the country how people have one career or life path in mind, and even begin pursuing it, but then a personal experience changes their perspective. That’s the case with many home care agency owners, including Brandi Warden. When Brandi Warden’s mother passed away at the age of 53, she had […]

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Senior living communities going above, beyond for on-site care

Caption Close When it comes time to make the decision to move a senior loved one to an independent or assisted living community, the level of health care services is often a top concern for both prospective residents and their family members. Fortunately, many Houston-area retirement communities are at the top of their game when […]

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EAC Network expands senior center operations

EAC Network, a Hempstead-based social service agency, expanded its senior center operations, adding the North Merrick and Long Beach senior community service centers, as well as Long Beach Meals on Wheels and Long Beach Case Management, to its existing centers. The centers were previously contracted by Jewish Association Serving the Aging. EAC Network took over […]

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Healthcare Savings Tied to Healthy Food, New Data Demonstrates

There is little question good nutrition can lead to better health. But new research illustrates how, when it comes to low-income seniors, access to quality food can also save money by reducing the number and duration of hospital visits and nursing home admissions. And several experts said that while the data was developed in Maryland, […]

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Senator Bernie Sanders Meets With Vermont Seniors To Discuss Health Care and Other Issues

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was in Franklin County Monday.  His stops included the Franklin County Senior Center, where health care and Social Security dominated the discussion. Franklin County, Vermont’s northwestern-most county, borders Canada and the state’s most populated area – Chittenden County.  The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its July 2016 population at 48,915 with […]

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Finding money for long-term care

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you refer me to for long-term care financial help? My 84-year-old mother needs assisted living or nursing home care, but we don’t have a lot of money and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance. Searching Daughter Dear Searching, If your mother does not have a long-term care insurance policy, […]

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Equine enthusiasts preaches horse therapy for Langley seniors

With increased urbanization, there are many younger people who will never get close to livestock – except maybe at a petting zoo. But for older generations, a new Langley-based Hug a Horse program is allowing local seniors to not only reconnect with animals but to rekindle positive memories from their past. Langley horses are changing […]

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#HSFT17: Stop No. 57 – West Point Green Wave

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) — They are the real deal and the hype is real. Expectations are through the roof for 2017 at West Point as the defending 5A State Champions began their title defense with an impressive showing at this past weekend’s Davis Wade Jamboree. Head coach Chris Chambless has kept his team focused […]

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Logansport girls soccer preview

Todd Reiff thinks the pieces are in place to where the Logansport girls soccer team can take a big step forward this year. “I think we are in a much better place than we’ve been at in the last couple years. It’s undeniable that we’re in a better place,” the veteran coach said. “The past […]

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Experienced Covington team routs Chargers in season opener Monday

LINDEN — An experienced and talented Covington boys soccer team took it to a young North Montgomery team on Monday on the Chargers’ home field. The Trojans defeated the home team 12-3 in the season opener for both teams. But, as lopsided as the score was, Charger coach Mike Margeson saw some bright spots. Trailing […]

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Northwest Indiana fitness programs keep seniors sharp physically and mentally

Mind games Research suggests that combining good nutrition with mental, social and physical activities may provide the most benefit in maintaining or improving brain health and slowing cognitive decline. Try these tips from Prevention to keep your mind fit as you age: Go fishing According to research conducted by Martha Clare Morris, an epidemiologist and […]

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Dancing into old age: Ballerina shares health benefits of ballet with Nevada County seniors

Laura Bishop remembers the day Hayley Wingerd first walked into her Nevada City dance studio. She was a shy, chubby-legged 7 year old who sat in the corner for four months before mustering the courage to join the class. But once she got up, her focus, passion and determination were quickly evident. It didn’t take […]

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Center for Healthy Aging actively works to improve senior care in Northern Nevada

In a small office near the western end of Court Street in Reno, Dr. Lawrence Weiss and his staff are trying to help seniors add life to their years. “Adding Life to Years” is the slogan of the Center for Healthy Aging, a non-profit advocacy and assistance organization that Weiss — the former director of […]

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Senior calendar: Upcoming events for seniors, Aug. 15-21

upcoming events for seniors Blood pressure and blood glucose testing, 11:30 a.m., Golden Eagle Senior Center; no sign-up necessary. • Wednesday and Friday: No haircuts at Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center this week. • Wednesday: Caring for the Caregiver: Tips, Tricks and Tools, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Vail Public Library. Worried about leaving a loved […]

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Holiday’s Bill Thomas Shares Details About New Home Care Platform

Holiday Retirement is divulging more details about Milo, its new home care venture—including pricing information. Bill Thomas, M.D., a geriatrician and the driving force behind Milo, discussed the motivations for the new home care platform in an hour-long Facebook Live event on Monday. Known for establishing the Green House Model of long-term care, Thomas now serves as […]

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Orioles drub Pike 9-0

AVON – Losing eight seniors from a team that only lost two games and scored 57 goals the season before would be a tall task for most teams to overcome. That task becomes even taller when three of those seniors combined for 34 of those 57 goals. However, this may not be the case for […]

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Tucker County Senior Center News

TRAVEL NEWS We are continuing to take collections for the Christmas trip to Louisville, KY on November 27th – 30th. We still have some spaces available for this trip. If you are interested, please call the Parsons Center at 304-478-2423. The next payment is due Wednesday September 6th. MYRTLE BEACH The itineraries are ready for […]

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CNU basketball learns plenty, on and off the court, in Europe

NEWPORT NEWS — The NCAA allows Division III athletic programs to take international trips every three years. For Christopher Newport’s men’s basketball team, it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Captains lost four senior starters from a team that won its second consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship. The fifth starter, rising senior Marcus […]

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Driving while aging: How to ask seniors to give up the keys

Dolores Munson, 85, got tired last winter of waiting behind a police car that had made a traffic stop about a mile from her home. She swerved into the next lane to pass, but couldn’t help looking to see who had gotten in trouble. “I was nosy,” the Stratford, N.J., woman said. Distracted, Munson slammed […]

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Interview with Dr. Kentaro Nishino, Overlake Medical Center Senior Health Clinic

A recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality analyzes hospitalization trends for opioid-related care between 2009 and 2014. Washington had one of the highest increases in hospitalization rates, up 60 percent. But the age group with the highest rate of opioid-related inpatient stays was adults aged 65 and older, with a rate […]

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Center for Healthy Aging actively works to improve senior care

In a small office near the western end of Court Street in Reno, Dr. Lawrence Weiss and his staff are trying to help seniors add life to their years. “Adding Life to Years” is the slogan of the Center for Healthy Aging, a non-profit advocacy and assistance organization that Weiss — the former director of […]

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Must-Read News: Brookdale Leans on Home Health

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Hopefully you are taking advantage of the last couple weekends of summer like we are. Take a moment to catch up on all things home care and home health with our Monday briefing. And keep reading to find out the latest in the Diablo the tortoise chronicle. Here’s […]

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Dentists make urgent call to get seniors help with oral care

By GRETCHEN M. GROSKYNew Hampshire Union Leader August 14. 2017 9:56AM Tips for a healthy mouth as you age • Dry mouth: This can happen as the body ages, but can also be caused by medications. It increases the risk for oral disease. Drink or sip lots of water. Use an alcohol-free mouthwash. • Dentures: […]

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CMS Must Ensure Seniors Have Access to Diabetes Prevention Resources

The scourge of type 2 diabetes across the United States costs American taxpayers billions of dollars every single year. Diabetes and diabetes-related treatment is one of the biggest drivers of rising health care costs for every payer — with Medicare spending more on treating those with the disease every year. This is particularly true in […]

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SCAN Health Plan celebrates 40 years of senior care in Long Beach

SCAN CEO Chris Wing in their company’s headquarters in Long Beach on Friday, July 21, 2017. The nonprofit Medicare provider is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. (Photo by Scott Varley, Press-Telegram/SCNG) SCAN Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage provider, is commemorating 40 years of activity in Long Beach after its founding by a group […]

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SCAN Appoints Dr. Magda Lenartowicz and Dr. Terence Offenberger to Medical Director

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – SCAN, a leading senior-focused organization with the mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent, today announced the appointment of two new medical directors: Magda Lenartowicz, M.D., and Terence Offenberger, M.D. Lenartowicz will collaborate with the healthcare services and quality improvement teams at SCAN, and oversee clinical programs for […]

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Dentists make urgent call to get seniors help with oral care | New …

By GRETCHEN M. GROSKYNew Hampshire Union Leader August 14. 2017 9:56AM Tips for a healthy mouth as you age • Dry mouth: This can happen as the body ages, but can also be caused by medications. It increases the risk for oral disease. Drink or sip lots of water. Use an alcohol-free mouthwash. • Dentures: […]

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5 Retirement Expenses Most People Underestimate

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2017 John A. Holmes Football Preview: Aces reload for another run at state title

The expectations are high for the John A. Holmes football team. After earning a berth to the 2A state championship game and capturing the 2A East Regional championship last fall, the Aces are one of the favorites to make a deep run in the state playoffs in Class 1A this fall. After the departure of […]

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Lucas readies for playoff foe in Week 1 challenge

LUCAS — Despite making the state playoffs a year ago, the end of the season left a bitter taste in the mouth of Lucas coach Scott Spitler. His squad finished with a 7-4, record, 2-1 in the Mid-Buckeye Conference. Close Lucas junior, Eli Mayer, RB/DB  Lucas junior, Jeb Grover, RB/DB Lucas senior Noah Krupa TE/G/DL Lucas […]

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Greeley Senior Center news for Aug. 13

Tours and Events Bingo and Scrabble, 1 p.m. Thursdays. Bunco, 1 p.m. Aug. 25. Shuffleboard Open, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shuffleboard Singles Tournament, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Fees are $3 shuffleboard club members, $8 nonmembers. Prizes awarded to the top three finishers. Lunch break taken at 11:30 a.m., so make a reservation for Nutrition Lunch. […]

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New goal this season for Wildcats’ softball team

Angie Hummeldorf is starting her sixth season as head coach of the Richmond Hill High School softball program. This year her goals and expectations have changed. In her five seasons the Lady Wildcats have made the playoffs four times — they missed in the 2014 season — and in that span per Max Prep records […]

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Seniors rush for national park passes before rate hike

Miners Beach Falls, in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, at sunset is popular among park visitors and photographers. For the first time since 1994, the lifetime pass will see a hike from $10 to $80 for seniors 62 and older, according to the National Parks Service.(Photo: Bryan Mitchell / Special to Detroit News) Senior citizens […]

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These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living

NBC – A sophisticated depth sensor hanging over the front door of an elderly couple’s home in eastern South Dakota tracks their walking speed and even recognizes if either falls. Inside the home, infrared motion sensors monitor the couple as they move from room to room. Even their mattress is fitted with sensors — one […]

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Beijing native studies senior health in Delco

NETHER PROVIDENCE Roiling debates over the future course of American health care show no signs of abating anytime soon. But lest Americans believe we’re the only ones thinking long and hard about the thorny issue, Hongwei Wang says her homeland of China faces challenges every bit as complex and decidedly larger in scale. Consider this […]

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Senior Health: Seniors should pay attention to kidney health

Chronic kidney disease is a common clinical problem in the elderly and is the result of a combination of age and cardiovascular risk factors associated with the aging process. Kidney function declines in almost everyone as we age. That’s normal, but because CKD causes no symptoms until its later stages, it important to aware of […]

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7 Healthcare Expenses Medicare Won’t Pay For

If you’re looking forward to getting Medicare because you think this health insurance for seniors will provide comprehensive coverage, you may end up disappointed. Studies have shown seniors with high-prescription drug needs could incur as much as $350,000 in out-of-pocket spending on healthcare during retirement, even with both Medicare and a supplementary Medigap policy.  Image […]

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Seniors who love to help seniors

Sue Simone started volunteering over 30 years ago providing helpful care to homebound seniors who needed help in the house in varying degrees. “It was a powerful experience and gave me a tremendous sense of purpose to serve others,” she said. But then her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called “frontotemporal […]

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Bishop Museum announces Hokulea exhibit

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is preparing to celebrate the Hokulea voyaging canoe and the re-emergence of the traditional practice of wayfinding. “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging,” an exhibition at the Honolulu museum, will chronicle the reawakening of the centuries-old practice of long-distance sea travel on the Hawaiian Islands during the past five decades, including […]

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Lawsuit aims to give Medicare seniors rights on hospital stay

x Embed x Share CLOSE Okay, we’ve all had fun. Now it’s time to get back to work and back to school. Behind The Headlines Staff Credit: sudok1, Getty Images/iStockphoto(Photo: sudok1, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Connie Ragonesi spent seven days in a hospital bed in Florida with a fractured ankle, and it set in motion years of […]

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Senior meal program available at Baldwin City’s Dance Cafe; forums on health assessments coming to Baldwin, Eudora

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Aging Matters: Brookridge to host Circus Daze Clowns – Winston

Whenever Melissa Hall 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.journalnow.com/news/local/aging-matters-brookridge-to-host-circus-daze-clowns/article_51e3cc23-012d-5205-876b-9965fff2e127.html

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The Legislature Gives Underpaid Home Care Workers Some Long-Overdue Relief

Workers who provide home care for seniors in North Carolina do a grueling, difficult job, and they’ve been doing it for very low pay for a long time. In a little-noticed provision in the budget approved by the General Assembly—over Governor Cooper’s veto—they’ll get some relief. The budget increases the Medicaid reimbursement rate for in-home […]

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‘Bad for the disabled, bad for taxpayers': In-home care cuts hit Missouri families

The state of Missouri just cut Kevin Pickett’s reimbursements for in-home health care by a third. But he’s still getting all-day help from his parents, which he needs. They’ve been tending to Pickett, 47, since he was born with a congenital defect called arthrogryposis, a destroyer of joints. On Tuesday, when the funding cuts took […]

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Seniors have a month until $10 National Parks lifetime passes go up to $80

To buy the pass before the August price hike, older folks have a few options. They can apply online at the National Parks Service website or through the mail. But the best way, according to the service, is to buy one at one of the many national parks it’s good at, as the parks service […]

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Barnett’s listening tour stops in Parsons

  Dr. James Barnett, a Republican candidate for Kansas governor in 2018, visited Parsons Senior Center Friday morning to discuss health care. Barnett practices internal medicine in Topeka and is a former state legislator, having served 10 years in the Kansas Senate. He ran for Kansas governor in 2006, winning the Republican nomination to face […]

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‘Seniors For Seniors’ program catnip for the soul

Peggy Eagan, 89, has quite a pedigree. Her family members are the principals behind the local Leitz-Eagan Funeral Homes and the Eagan Insurance Agency, and her late husband, Frederick Leitz Eagan, was a Louisiana State Senator serving Orleans Parish from 1960 – 1980. Eagan said her Uptown New Orleans home once housed a menagerie of […]

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Seniors Dance for Health, Life—and to Beat the Blues

La Opinión /New America Media , News Report, Jacqueline Garcia, Posted: Aug 12, 2017 Photo: Ana Bonilla, Socorro Galvez, Dora Aldana, Mayra Dueñas, Maria Navarro and Ana Miranda, shown left to right) participate in a seniors dance group in San Francisco. (Jacqueline García) SAN FRANCISCO–When a group of elderly women dance, their eyes focus on […]

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Always Best Care helps seniors stay in touch

PLYMOUTH“How’s everything going? Are you doing OK?” A simple phone call can make a world of difference in the day of someone who doesn’t get out much, if at all. Homebound seniors and disabled adults no longer need to feel isolated now that the process of signing up for Always in Touch, a daily calling […]

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7 Healthcare Expenses Medicare Won’t Pay For

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Comfort Keepers Home Care President: How To Have ‘The Talk’ With Your Senior Parents

The president of Comfort Keepers Home Care Santa Clarita is offering adult children advice on how to have what he calls “the talk” with their senior parents about home care. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Myles McNamara first recommends having the conversation before home care is […]

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CCRC Introduces ‘Crash Pad’ Apartments for Young Seniors

Appealing to younger seniors in their late fifties or early sixties is a balancing act for senior housing providers. Many prospective residents planning early want a housing option that suits their current lifestyle, will provide peace of mind as they age, and is a financially smart match. With exactly these residents in mind, Timber Ridge at Talus, […]

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It’s the Annual ‘Gnome Coming’ at Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park

Eskaton hosts annual Open House Gnome celebration in honor of the volunteers who bring joy to the lives of the seniors who call Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park home. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2017 Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors throughout Northern California, will be hosting its annual Open House Gnome Coming Party on […]

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