When frail elders refuse the help they may need – Sarasota Herald

By Judith GrahamKaiser Health News The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. Similar scenarios occur surprisingly often: As many as 28 percent of […]

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How GOP cuts to nursing home care would hurt the middle class

Photo illustration by Getty Images ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. […]

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Senate Health Bill Would Kill Essential Homecare Jobs

The Senate Republicans’ “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would slash resources needed for Medicaid to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. The homecare workforce, one of the country’s fastest-growing, would be extremely hard hit by the plan. The passage of this bill would not only kill homecare […]

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Travel Brands Shift Their Attention To The Millennial Market

Millennials are a hot target for travel and hospitality brands. Shutterstock The travel and hospitality industry has long been focused on older generations. Historically, individuals with established careers or upcoming retirements were prime targets for brands in the travel industry. Although these demographic groups are still an important focus for brands who thrive on consumers’ […]

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LETTER: Officials should fix, not gut, ACA – Journal Gazette and Times

Submit a letter to the editor Letters to the editor on topics of general interest are welcomed and encouraged. Submit a letter Article source: http://jg-tc.com/opinion/letters/letter-officials-should-fix-not-gut-aca/article_42c8fe25-4351-5a25-ba22-30a44535cc0b.html

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A little exercise goes a long way, especially in seniors

Home » General Health » Senior Health » A little exercise goes a long way, especially in seniors By: Mohan Garikiparithi | Senior Health | Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – 05:00 AM The word exercise often induces images of sweat and labored breathing, discouraging many people. Exercising on a regular basis helps us stay healthy […]

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From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Care for older people in nursing homes accounts for 21 percent of Medicaid’s budget, even though they are just 9 percent of people covered by Medicaid. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images/Picture Press RM hide caption toggle caption Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images/Picture Press RM Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor. That’s the shorthand explanation. But […]

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How GOP cuts to nursing home care would hurt the middle class – PBS

Photo illustration by Getty Images ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. […]

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Medicaid cuts in the Senate healthcare bill could be brutal for people living in nursing homes

The cut in Medicaid funding could have devastating consequences for those living in nursing homes. Getty Images/Andrew Burton Medicaid covers health care expenses of 74 million low-income Americans, including nursing home care for those who can’t afford it. Medicare, a program that covers medical expenses for Americans over 65 does not cover nursing homes. The New […]

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How Can Families Help Seniors Understand the Value in Home Care?

How Can Families Help Seniors Understand the Value in Home Care? The day felt as dreary as the room itself. Tom was resting in his shared hospital room waiting for his doctor to return. The rain pattered against the windows as the TV for the other gentleman in this room chattered with some inane program […]

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Spock’s advice for Congress

By Sue Roy Contributing Columnist Live long and prosper! Buckeyes are taking Spock’s famous advice to heart. Over the past three decades, Ohioans’ life expectancies have increased in every county. They can thank healthcare programs like Medicare Part B for these increases in longevity. Part B helps seniors pay for lifesaving medicines, such as chemotherapy, […]

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Reader’s View: Better calculate cost-of-living adjustments | Duluth …

Some time ago, I had a chance to speak with Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Many seniors depend on Social Security for basic living needs. Payments are increased based on a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. Lately, the amount hasn’t been increased. While the costs of basic things like food and clothing have risen, they have […]

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer, Ex-Ontario Nurse, Gets Life In Prison For Killing Seniors In Her Care

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — A former Ontario nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years. Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Her crimes, which […]

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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors …

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Changes in health insurance for Texas seniors – News – The Glen …

By Sandra W. Reed Janice is currently residing in Longshore Care, a memory care unit, in her Texas home town paid for by Medicaid. Jamie is a teacher who retired after 32 years of service. Jamie’s insurance is through a Humana Medicare Advantage Plan provided by the Teacher Retirement System. Both Janice and Jamie have […]

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The Republicans’ health-care cuts would affect 62% of the Americans in nursing homes

The Republican attempt to re-write the US health-care system is the main story in Washington this week, and the focus is largely on how the bill cuts spending on Medicaid, the health program for poorer Americans. But the cuts will actually affect a far wider swathe of the country—potentially, anyone elderly who isn’t pretty wealthy, […]

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Exercise program improves performance of daily activities for frail older adults

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist. “Despite evidence proving the benefits of regular physical activity for all […]

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North Dakota ranks first in the number of seniors living alone

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UTC women’s basketball team will travel to Canada

Aryanna Gilbert, left, and sister Keiana are the… Photo by Robin Rudd /Times Free Press. The 2017-18 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team went from experienced to youthful in a matter of weeks. Entering a season with usually high expectations, a team lacking on-court experience could use a bonding experience. That opportunity has […]

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ERs adding palliative care to treat seniors’ chronic conditions

Encarnacion Pyle The Columbus Dispatch @EncarnitaPyle For months, Dee’a Ragland went from one emergency department to another seeking relief from the pain, breathing problems and other nagging symptoms caused by her many chronic conditions, only to be told that there wasn’t much the personnel could do. Then in March, an emergency-department doctor at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital […]

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Medicaid cuts in GOP health bill could take toll on Minn. seniors …

The Senate GOP health care bill could lead to cuts in programs that help frail Minnesota seniors and jeopardize many cost-saving services that support caregivers and help seniors stay in their homes. The Senate bill, which could come up for a vote this week, takes a number of steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. […]

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For many seniors, retirement gets more expensive if Senate’s health-care bill is passed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crafted the Republicans’ Senate health-care bill, which represents the party’s long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of the Affordable Care Act. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) It arrived, and it’s not kind to some seniors. The Senate finally unveiled its health-care overhaul of the Affordable Care Act — the Better Care Reconciliation Act. […]

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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes – The New …

Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the amount they are willing to pay or restrict eligibility for coverage. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The states are going to make it harder […]

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Reader’s View: Better calculate cost-of-living adjustments

Some time ago, I had a chance to speak with Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Many seniors depend on Social Security for basic living needs. Payments are increased based on a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. Lately, the amount hasn’t been increased. While the costs of basic things like food and clothing have risen, they have […]

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Offer home health care education when seniors want to be left alone …

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a ministroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home – he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Bonding between children and seniors at Grand-Friends celebration

submitted photo Third grade teachers Rob Williams and Beth Lundgren. submitted photo Rippleside Elementary third graders sing to their Grand Friends. Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:00 am Bonding between children and seniors at Grand-Friends celebration by Betty Jacobs, Aitkin County CARE MessAge Media | 0 comments Third graders at Rippleside Elementary in Aitkin ended the […]

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Correna’s Savvy Seniors: Pitfalls await off the path in life and in our spiritual life

Greetings! Sure hope you’ve turned your air conditioning systems and fans on, full blast! As my little great granddaughter said: “Whewee! It sure was hot today!” My heart was troubled this past week, regarding the young man that ventured into North Korea on his sight-seeing travels. How sad and tragic for him and his family. […]

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Senior Solutions Has New Nutrition, Wellness Director

Springfield, Vt. — Catherine Wisniewski spent the past two years living in South Africa fighting HIV/AIDs, but she feels that her new role as nutrition and wellness director for Senior Solutions, a Springfield, Vt.-based nonprofit, will be just as challenging and rewarding as her Peace Corps experience.  “This job, working with a population that I […]

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Griswold Home Care in Plymouth Meeting celebrates 35 years of helping seniors

PLYMOUTH Griswold Home Care CEO Matt Murphy likes to say that his award-winning company is in the business of providing peace of mind. “It’s peace of mind to the family that can’t be there to care for their loved one, and peace of mind to the care recipient that needs that little bit of help,” […]

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Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the amount they are willing to pay or restrict eligibility for coverage. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The states are going to make it harder […]

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China’s seniors enjoying second youth

Late last year, a 63-year-old woman from Zhengzhou in Henan Province made headlines with a brief ad in search of “a female travel companion aged 19-24.” The lady was planning a trip to Sanya, on the island of Hainan, which is often referred to as “China’s Hawaii.” With her only daughter having moved to Canada and her […]

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Offer home health care education when seniors want to be left alone

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a ministroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home – he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Pathways to Your Future: A Senior Health and Wellness Seminar

Susan M. Huskey, 51, of Port Clinton, passed away, Tuesday,… Article source: http://thebeacon.net/beacon-news/news-around-ottawa-county/item/12197-pathways-to-your-future-a-senior-health-and-wellness-seminar

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Medicaid cuts in GOP health care bill could take toll on Minnesota seniors

The Senate GOP health care bill could lead to cuts in programs that help frail Minnesota seniors and jeopardize many cost-saving services that support caregivers and help seniors stay in their homes. The Senate bill, which could come up for a vote this week, takes a number of steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Silver Creek’s 66 seniors enter next phase of their lives

Full of Black Knight pride, the 66 seniors strode onto the stage to tune of the Senior High Band’s processional, conducted by staff member Kiersten Roetzer. The ceremony got under way with a warm welcome by Class President Dariann Russo. “We would like to thank all of our families, friends and teachers who have helped […]

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MO Budget Includes New Cost Cap for Some Home Care Resulting in – FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather …

CARL JUNCTION, MISSOURI – The Missouri budget plan from Governor Eric Greitens includes some bad news for some disabled and senior citizens getting home health care. It’s not just a funding cut for home care this time,  but a new limit on the number of care hours that qualify for reimbursement.         Angela York in Carl Junction, […]

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More Sex Leads To Higher Brain Function in Seniors

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Improved seniors’ health care possible

A doctor leading the way to improved health care for seniors while reducing costs let loose a torrent of facts and some charming stories during a Bluewater Health meeting. “It’s doable,” said Dr. Samir Sinha, guest speaker at Thursday’s Bluewater Health annual general meeting. The implementation of improvements in geriatric care saved one hospital $6.7 […]

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For Seniors, Senate Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than The …

The Senate bill closely mirrors the Obamacare subsidies, which are currently available to those who earn between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Under the Senate bill, starting in 2020 this assistance would be capped for those earning up to 350 percent of poverty level, with adults aged 59 to 64 paying […]

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An Aging Population Set to Stress the Home Health Care Industry

There’s no question that the average age of residents in the United States, and in other parts of the world, is increasing. In this country, the population of seniors continues to climb and will do so for more than decade longer as the Baby Boomer generation retires. This is expected to place significant pressure on […]

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Whispering Creek is built for the next generations of seniors

Driving up to Whispering Creek, it doesn’t look much different from any other neighborhood in the metro, but it was planned and built for seniors. Inside the wrought iron gates, a large clubhouse is a hub for activity. You may find a yoga class in session for those in the neighborhood who enjoy working on […]

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Graduation ceremony for Copiague high seniors, minus a few …

advertisement | advertise on newsday The graduation at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School was held Thursday, June 22, 2017, lacking several dozen seniors who were barred from the ceremony in connection with vandalism at the high school. (Credit: Newsday / Scott Eidler) The graduation at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School was held Thursday […]

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What baby boomers need to know as seniors – Pekin Daily Times

By Sharon Woods Harris/Pekin Daily Times/sharris@pekintimes.com     When asked what advice 91-year-old Fondus E. Chism would give to baby boomers as they near retirement he said, “Get a lawyer and have him do it.” “It’s hard for a person to get a lot of it done,” said Chism, a Navy retiree who was stripped […]

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Why confusion leads seniors to turn down home health care

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/23/health/seniors-refuse-home-health-care-partner/index.html

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MO Budget Includes New Cost Cap for Some Home Care Resulting in – KOAM TV 7 – KOAM

CARL JUNCTION, MISSOURI – The Missouri budget plan from Governor Eric Greitens includes some bad news for some disabled and senior citizens getting home health care. It’s not just a funding cut for home care this time,  but a new limit on the number of care hours that qualify for reimbursement.         Angela York in Carl Junction, […]

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Graduation ceremony for Copiague high seniors, minus a few

The graduation at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School was held Thursday night, lacking several dozen seniors who were barred from the ceremony in connection with vandalism at the school and days after some made last-minute pleas to walk. In the 90-minute ceremony, scant mention was made of the missing students. Valedictorian Tomasz Solecki appeared […]

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Beatrice Seniors fall at home to Fremont

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/beatrice-seniors-fall-at-home-to-fremont/article_1332d772-e939-531c-b638-5e3dcb1c91bb.html

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What baby boomers need to know as seniors

By Sharon Woods Harris/Pekin Daily Times/sharris@pekintimes.com     When asked what advice 91-year-old Fondus E. Chism would give to baby boomers as they near retirement he said, “Get a lawyer and have him do it.” “It’s hard for a person to get a lot of it done,” said Chism, a Navy retiree who was stripped […]

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For Seniors, Senate Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than The House Version

The Senate bill closely mirrors the Obamacare subsidies, which are currently available to those who earn between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Under the Senate bill, starting in 2020 this assistance would be capped for those earning up to 350 percent of poverty level, with adults aged 59 to 64 paying […]

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Sometimes Seniors Refuse Home Care Support

It’s sometimes easy to assume that when people need help around the house, such as after they’ve returned home from an extended stay at the hospital due to a medical emergency or accident, that they would accept it. However, the reality is much different and many seniors would prefer to be ‘left alone’ rather than […]

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Transit authority serves seniors and the disabled

By Cynthia Stead I saw an interesting chart this week. The senior population in Barnstable County is roughly twice that of Suffolk County in Boston, where decisions on services and transportation are made. The chart was on the wall behind Tom Cahir, director of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. Cahir was announcing progress on transportation […]

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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults – and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of […]

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Trump budget, GOP healthcare bill will crush seniors, disabled (Your letters)

To the Editor: President Trump’s proposed budget and the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will harm 23 million people in our country. The House of Representatives has passed this outrageous bill and now it’s up to the Senate to vote against it. The budget would have a devastating impact on our country’s safety net programs. […]

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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors – Yakima Herald

This image provided by Roche, and manipulated by blurring the center of the image by the source, to illustrate how vision is affected by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors’ central vision, making […]

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Urges Support for Home Care Program – Voices: Letters To The Editor

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 am Urges Support for Home Care Program 0 comments To the Editor: As legislative leaders and the governor negotiate a final budget deal this year, I hope they won’t sacrifice cost-effective home care services that help seniors age-in-place. I am concerned that budget cuts now under discussion, including cuts to […]

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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors – WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and …

By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults – and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of […]

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California heat wave claims the lives of 2 Bay Area seniors

A record-breaking heat wave that has been roasting California for days has claimed the lives of two seniors in San Jose, public health officials said Wednesday. A 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died from heat-related illnesses Monday, according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Days of punishing heat probably aggravated any existing […]

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Dartmouth research: Communal meals key to senior health – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. – It’s a buffet for lunch at the Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction. “I had the sausage and pepper today,” said Rosealie Salerno of North Hartland. “It is very good.” Salerno comes for dinner a couple of times a week. She’s not alone. “Get out, see people, get out […]

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Minor Adjustments Keep Seniors at Home Longer | Home Health …

Seniors who want to age in place are often faced with numerous challenges just getting around their own homes, which is why one senior care program from Johns Hopkins is focusing on improving the home environment—and saving Medicare big bucks in return. The program, dubbed Capable (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders), combines three […]

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Urges Support for Home Care Program

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 am Urges Support for Home Care Program 0 comments To the Editor: As legislative leaders and the governor negotiate a final budget deal this year, I hope they won’t sacrifice cost-effective home care services that help seniors age-in-place. I am concerned that budget cuts now under discussion, including cuts to […]

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Packer Weekly

Suppa and Schreiner met their French exchange students last spring, and now plan on continuing the friendship by visiting them in Paris. Last year, French students Hortense Roques and Sonia Malou visited Suppa and Schreiner respectively, and were able to notice several differences between the two countries, including the ability to wear hijabs in school […]

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Fun Club chit chat – York News

The Fun Club has two outstanding trips on our schedule for 2018 and both of these tours will be discussed at our Travel Show next Tuesday afternoon, June 27, at the Chances R Beer Garden. The “Pacific Coast Adventure” will be the subject of our 1:30 p.m. show. This tour is a year away on […]

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Transit Authority Announces New Senior Transportation Initiatives

HYANNIS –Officials with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) held a presentation on Tuesday to announce several new senior transportation initiatives. They are a result of a year-long discovery tour between the CCRTA and Council on Aging (COA). The new initiatives include increased transportation supports for seniors, improved senior travel safety and better communication […]

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Senior Health Fair

 OELWEIN — The sixth annual Oelwein Senior Health Fair takes place this Thursday, June 22, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Oelwein Community Plaza. Local companies representing physical, speech, and occupational therapies have organized the public event for seniors and their caregivers.    The fair features informative health booths with presentations by local sponsors, free […]

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Seniors fear home-care changes: MPP

Seniors’ health-care concerns were front and centre at a town hall style meeting hosted by London West MPP Peggy Sattler Tuesday. “Issues around seniors’ health care are one of the most frequent issues that people bring to my constituency office,” said Sattler. Sattler said one of the biggest issues brought to her by west London […]

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Minor Adjustments Keep Seniors at Home Longer

Seniors who want to age in place are often faced with numerous challenges just getting around their own homes, which is why one senior care program from Johns Hopkins is focusing on improving the home environment—and saving Medicare big bucks in return. The program, dubbed Capable (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders), combines three […]

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‘Gery Magic’ takes his game to State Senior Tournament

Coming off his team’s recent third-place finish at the National Senior Olympics Games at Birmingham, Ken “Grey Magic Mink, the world’s oldest college basketball player now heads to Tennessee State Senior Games at Franklin, Tennessee. Mink, now 82, will play for the Chattanooga Bombers team June 27 at the Battle Ground Academy just out of […]

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Graduating East Hampton High School Seniors Reflect On Trip To Malawi For BuildOn Project

Jun 20, 2017 3:05 PM By Jon Winkler Seniors at East Hampton High School will graduate to the next phase of their lives on Friday, taking their high school experiences along with them wherever they go. For a few that will include laying concrete and digging up dirt to help children in Africa receive an […]

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Advice on traveling with seniors and those with special needs

Sandwich Generation: Traveling with a senior Article source: http://www.kare11.com/life/family/sandwich-generation/expert-advice-on-traveling-by-airline-with-seniors-and-those-with-special-needs/450597663

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Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

As many as 28 percent of patients offered home health care when theyâEUR(TM)re being discharged from a hospital âEUR” mostly older adults âEUR” say âEURoenoâEUR to those services, according to a new report. (Dreamstime/TNS)(Photo: Dreamstime, TNS) The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being […]

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Oklahoma’s In-Home Care Program Facing Uncertainty …

Advantage Waiver is a program in Oklahoma that’s designed to help seniors and disabled adults receive the optimal level of care and support they need at home. Millions of people across the country rely on some level of support within their own homes. The vast majority of them lean on family members, some of who […]

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Girls Athlete of the Week: Hunter Hand ends senior season at South Side at state final after big game in semis

For a few senior student-athletes, the distractions that come with their last year of high school can be so successfully put aside that the spring season even extends beyond graduation. That happened for the softball team at South Side this year as the seniors graduated on June 8 before the team’s final two games. They […]

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Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril …

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone after leaving the hospital …

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke with a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health-care services. And the patient went back […]

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Station Exchange receives 2017 Best of Home Care awards

Station Exchange Senior Care in Richmond Hill recently received both the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse – awards that are granted to home care providers based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. “We want to congratulate Station […]

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Monthly highlight from School District 622 – June, 2017

On May 31, 390 senior citizens from across the area kicked up their heels at the 21st annual Golden Prom. This exciting event featured live music from the Big Band era performed by the Golden Tones. View a video of this year’s Golden Prom event. Originally started as a collaboration between 622’s Community Education’s Senior […]

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Commentary: California Single-Payer Bill Would Hurt Clients, Businesses, Seniors

By Colleen Callahan The California single-payer health care bill, Senate Bill 52, passed the state Senate and is now in the General Assembly. It is sad so many of the state senators simply followed the herd and voted mostly along party lines. Since the vote, the highly-controversial bill has received a great deal of attention. […]

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American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

Whether young or old, Americans continue to live sedentary lifestyles, as evidenced by a new study. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the average American teenager is no more as physically active than the average 60-year-old. This suggests that levels of exercise or physical activity among children and teens were […]

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AgeWise: Assistance in the home – 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-assistance-in-the-home/article_29ffdb66-7412-5961-90cf-aea6d3c5cf8b.html

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How’d they get here? Transportation Station explores travel in Smokies

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How solo travelers can beat the high cost of going it alone – The …

It’s no secret that many cruise lines, tour operators, all-inclusive resorts and even hotels charge considerably lower prices to those who travel in twos. And even if a single traveler is willing to take a chance and bunk with a stranger, most travel companies don’t offer any help in finding a partner. But the scene […]

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WHAT’S HAPPENING – Journal Gazette and Times

Whenever cwalker 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://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/announcements/what-s-happening/article_9796262e-734f-55c2-97b3-aa851e8e388f.html

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Travel briefs: Things to do not too far from home

Wagon rides, crafts set for nature fest Speigel Grove, the Fremont estate of 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes, will host GroveFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.   The theme of this year’s free family event is Nature at the Grove. Visitors can enjoy crafts and games, live animals and free horse-drawn wagon rides. Food will be […]

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Healthcare Hunger Games: Seniors, Please Report to the Arena

The first group selected to enter the arena in the Healthcare Hunger Games are seniors. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the 2018 Federal Budget released by the Trump Administration proposes cuts and unprecedented new eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Based on the earlier analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the budget cuts of $800 […]

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West Orange High School Seniors Learn About Dorm Fire Safety from SHU Survivors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School seniors were captivated by a recent visit from Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos, two well-known survivors of the infamous Seton Hall University dorm fire on Jan. 19, 2000. The fire began on the third floor of the Boland Hall freshmen dorm at approximately 4:30 a.m. following a SHU […]

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TRAVEL SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK: Newtown Rock Elite rolls to tournament title

Listening to members of Newtown Rock 18U Elite tell it, their squad shares a pretty special camaraderie. “We’re literally all sisters,” recent Neshaminy graduate Devan Masciulli said. “Everyone on that team just means so much to me. “I can talk to them about anything; they make me laugh. We’re always around each other because it’s […]

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Marin Voice: DIY volunteerism embraced by Marin’s seniors

“Sometimes when you want something done, you have to do it yourself.” Seniors throughout Marin County are taking this expression to heart and joining the Village Movement, as members, volunteers or both. With Marin County leading the way as being the oldest and quickest-aging county in the state, while facing the dearth of services for […]

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Statin Drugs Don’t Benefit Healthy Seniors

Older adults who don’t have a history of cardiovascular problems don’t benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, says a new study of seniors with high blood pressure and moderately high cholesterol. Researchers from New York University School of Medicine studied the data from 2,867 older adults and found that they had the same risk of […]

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Health care for Yakima Valley seniors: High demand, short supply – Yakima Herald

Dr. Caryn Jackson, far left, checks the vitals of Patricia Cooper, 81, as Lance Styles accompanies his mother during an appointment at a Yakima Neighborhood Health Services clinic in Yakima, Wash., Friday, May 19, 2017. Styles says it’s difficult to get appointments to see the physicians for his mother’s various medical needs. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic) […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone after leaving the hospital

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke with a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health-care services. And the patient went back […]

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Competitors hit the bull’s-eye at Senior Games

John Dawson jokes with George Ruh, left, on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Missouri State Senior Games electronic darts competition. “Ten years ago, I was in a wheelchair, and I had a lot of anger. I wanted to prove to myself I was more than this, went to college and raised four children,” Dawson said. […]

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Seniors pick up three wins in last week’s action

    It proved to be a fruitful stretch for Imperial’s Senior Legion team last week as they picked up three wins in five games.     After suffering a 17-8 loss here to Holdrege on Tuesday, June 6, the seniors went 3-1.     Their first win came at Hershey Thursday, June 8 when they defeated Hershland […]

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Visiting Angels to host educational panel for seniors on Monday

Join Visiting Angels for an educational panel for seniors titled L.E.A.R.N. on Monday, June 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the East Cobb Senior Center 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066. This panel is intended to provide basic information about common issues. There will be an expert panel covering home care, home health […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems – Pittsburgh Post

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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New road for senior transport program

‘Without transportation, we could not run our adult day program … this is why I am desperately trying to see where I can get at least short-term funding.’ There are some changes coming to how senior citizens travel back and forth to Riverdale Senior Services, but the head of the organization taking over transportation for […]

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Protect seniors against financial abuse

Bill Moak(Photo: Submitted) Financial exploitation of seniors is heartbreaking and tragic, and it happens every day. Occasionally, you’ll read about it in the news or see it mentioned on social media, but these reports usually are about large-scale crimes. Most incidents happen outside the glare of the public spotlight. More: Dish Network case results in record telemarketing […]

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New van will provide free transportation for seniors in Columbia County

Contributed photo New van for senior citizens Columbia County’s Office of the Aging has purchased a 12-passenger van that will be available for seniors age 60 and over. The van was purchased using a donation from the Hudson Home for the Aged Board of Directors. Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:30 pm | Updated: 5:32 […]

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Digital health startups: Don’t overlook the senior market

A 2016 report by Gust found that healthcare ranks third in top startup industries, just behind consumer products and services and Internet web services. Healthcare startups span health IT, telehealth, diagnostics, genetics, consumer facing markets like wearables and wellness, and target diverse audiences. More often than not, seniors don’t fall into the target market for […]

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