Travel tips help make a safe holiday season

Stephen Mayer is marketplace manager of the Better Business Bureau, serving the Snake River Region from Ontario to Jackson, Wyoming. For more information, visit bbb.org or call (800) 218-1001. Article source: http://www.argusobserver.com/business/travel-tips-help-make-a-safe-holiday-season/article_d2197366-ccbb-11e7-807c-0b5c0146b0b2.html

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program provides comfort and cheer

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety and depression. That is why the local Home Instead Senior Care office serving the SouthCoast […]

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Phil Burgess: Learning from purpose-driven travel can enrich later life

Hopes and dreams are the stuff of life. Occasionally, we share our dreams — sometimes with family members and sometimes with close friends. It was during these sharing times that many I have known over the years would say, “I am really looking forward to retirement as a time to travel — to see new […]

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Holiday checkup on senior nutrition

Thanksgiving is near and families are coming together for the holidays. If you have senior relatives attending your celebration, it may be a good time for some detective work to see if your loved ones are eating properly. Nutrition is important at any age, but following a healthy diet when you are in your 60s […]

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Sussex County to introduce "Seniors Helping Seniors"

A new Sussex County health care agency is helping meet seniors’ health needs, while providing them with companionship from their peers.   During a November meeting for the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging Adults with Physical Disabilities, care coordinator Mary Anne Bonafair will introduce the committee to the “Seniors Helping Seniors” initiative. The committee […]

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Learn about seniors helping other seniors in Sussex County

As people grow older, their health care needs change. But the need to connect with family and friends remains undiminished. To help, Sussex County is offering a presentation called “Seniors Helping Seniors:”     Too often as we grow older, relationships are lost as life-long friends and loved ones pass away. A new health care […]

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Aging gracefully: The importance of home care and hospice – News …

U.S. Sen. Angus King It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges. Fortunately, Maine is home to an incredible community of home care providers who help […]

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No. 6 Kentucky Welcomes Ole Miss For Senior Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 6 Kentucky (23-3, 14-1 SEC) volleyball team will face Ole Miss (16-13, 7-9 SEC) in Memorial Coliseum on Sunday to wrap up home regular season play. First serve is set for 2 p.m., and will be shown live on SEC Network with Missy Whittemore and Tiffany Greene on the call. […]

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Penn State’s seniors go out on a winning note on Senior Day … and the 2014 recruiting class looms large in 2018

<![CDATA[]]> STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s 2017 Senior Day is in the books and a nice-sized Beaver Stadium crowd watched the No. 10 Nittany Lions, led by the program’s 2014 recruiting class, put away underdog Nebraska in a shootout on Saturday, 56-44. Yards were easy to come by on both sides. Penn State (9-2, 6-2) […]

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Senior running backs lead Georgia past Kentucky

On Saturday, No. 7 Georgia defeated Kentucky 42-13 in what was the last home game in the careers of the team’s 31 seniors. Fittingly, it was a trio of seniors who helped secure that win for the Bulldogs. The running back tandem of seniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel ran wild on Kentucky’s defense, which […]

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Aging Matters: Program helps area’s elderly population – 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-program-helps-area-s-elderly-population/article_3b75e8a1-831e-558d-b1e7-b5bd3c98600c.html

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Celebrate senior life at the "original" Golden Club

Melissa Adams and Darlene Barretti have lived in WHS for almost 20 years, raised their children here and been involved with the local schools and sports throughout the years.  Now that their children are older it feels like the perfect time to persue their dream of creating an exciting community for the “Golden Generation”. Four […]

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Nebraska students to travel to Taiwan – Tri

LINCOLN –Two Nebraska high school seniors are traveling to Taiwan next week to represent the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) as part of a student exchange program. Selected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), the students will learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Nebraska ag exports benefit Nebraska and Taiwan. “This long-standing student […]

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Santa For Seniors Program Comes To Joliet Area

From Home Instead Senior Care: While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety and depression.[i] This is why the local Home Instead Senior […]

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New Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website helps seniors & others find local services

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Lion Women Travel to Truman State – KOAM

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Missouri Southern State women’s basketball team looks to snap a 0-3 start as it wraps up a two-game road trip at Truman State on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 pm inside Gen. John J. Pershing Arena  Game InformationDate: Saturday November 18, 2017Tip-Off: 1:00 pmLocation: Kirksville, Mo.Site: Gen. John J. Pershing ArenaSeries Record: MSSU leads, 24-23 Media CoverageMSSU Radio: NoneInternet […]

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Your Ticket: Travel film series continues with look at Lake Superior

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Be a Santa to a senior, bring joy to the community this season

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety, and depression. This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Erie and […]

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WRMC plans behavioral health unit for seniors

Responding to needs of the area’s significant elderly population, Watertown Regional Medical Center announced Thursday it will be constructing a senior behavioral health unit on the hospital’s third floor. WRMC CEO Richard Keddington said the new wing, which is set to open in fall of 2018, is designed for short inpatient stays of people 65 […]

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Here are some ways for seniors to stay healthy and active

Stay positive  Four studies from the University of Michigan published earlier this found that as we age our health is affected by both our own and our partner’s perceptions of growing older. One of the studies showed that couples who tend to view their ageing negatively also tend to become less healthy and less mobile […]

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New state budget could keep health programs in place and seniors in their homes

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — After weeks of tough negotiations, Oklahoma lawmakers passed a budget on Friday. They ended up cutting about $60 million from state agencies. Now the bill moves to the governor’s desk. With the new budget slashing only a fourth of the original proposed cuts, DHS programs such as the in-home waiver and […]

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24Hr HomeCare Partners with Meditation App Headspace® to …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a leader in non-medical homecare for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, announced that it has partnered with meditation app Headspace to enhance workplace wellness and mindfulness throughout its organization. Headspace is a digital service that provides audio sessions of guided and unguided meditation, including various mindfulness trainings, to help people […]

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Union representing home care workers supports home care registry bill

 The union representing Massachusetts home care workers is supporting a bill that would establish a registry for home care workers. Several organizations representing the home care agencies oppose the bill, arguing it does not do enough to protect workers’ privacy. But Tyrek Lee, Sr., executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, said the union believes the […]

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MPA’s ‘Universal Home Care’ initiative does little to help elderly, disabled Mainers

Supporters and volunteers of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) were set up at polling booths across the state on Election Day seeking signatures for a “Universal Home Care” initiative the group wishes to put on your 2018 ballot. The MPA announced in late September their campaign to gather signatures for the initiative, which would supposedly […]

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Reaping the rewards of seniority: Know where to find better deals on meals, merchandise

Caption Close There are some good things about being a senior citizen, such as grandkids; lower real estate taxes; retirement; and discounts at stores, restaurants and other venues. Moreover, there are 76.4 million baby boomers in America today. This creates a large client base for any business. So, offering discounts and other benefits for senior […]

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‘Be A Santa To A Senior’ Gives Holiday Cheer

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Gila Valley seniors raise $10k for trip

Brando Quinn, right, and Safford Mayor Jason Kouts turn over the honors of drawing a senior trip raffle winner to Safford High School senior Clarrissa Morales, at Brando’s Fun N’ Sun Travel Cruise on Tuesday. Looking on are, from left, Mikayla Provencio, Kalea Ortiz, Anyssa Peru, Kenzi Abalos and Renne Llamas, all Safford seniors. Article […]

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TSET Board to fund senior nutrition, mental health services for children

Julie Bisbee | news@miaminewsrecord.com OKLAHOMA CITY – The TSET Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide funds for senior nutrition services at the Department of Human Services (DHS) and mobile mental health crisis teams for children through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). The Board of Directors approved a total […]

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Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

Could playing video games help keep the brain agile as we age? A new study suggests older adults who practice specific computer training exercises that test how fast they respond to visual stimuli could face a 29 percent lower chance of developing dementia, results deemed encouraging by experts even as more work is needed to […]

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Seniors’ health and wellness event set for Nov. 29

The Senior Center has a pilot program expanding health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring, or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice. The next wellness event will be Nov. 29. There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include […]

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Laguna Planning Commission favors increasing size of granny flats

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday suggested multiple changes to the city’s ordinance related to living quarters known as granny flats, including increasing the maximum unit size. Commissioners unanimously agreed to boost the limit from 640 square feet to 750 square feet for accessory dwelling units, formerly called second residential units. The commission also […]

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Aging gracefully: The importance of home care and hospice – Fosters

U.S. Sen. Angus King It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges. Fortunately, Maine is home to an incredible community of home care providers who help […]

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Boston Senior Home Care celebrates elder independence

Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) hosted its annual gala “An Evening by the Sea” on Nov. 9 at the New England Aquarium. Guests enjoyed dinner and a silent auction, accompanied by the animals of the aquarium. Guests looked at the auction items. Event volunteers assisted with the online silent auction process for the guests. (Image […]

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Swimming and Diving: Utes Travel to Texas for Art Adamson Invitational

Senior Ganem Tebet in the Men’s 200 Breast as the Utah Men and Women’s Swim and Dive Team take on the Stanford Cardinals at the Ute Natatorium in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle) The Art Adamson Invitational hosted by Texas AM gets underway on […]

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Huskies Celebrate Senior Day and Return to Gampel

Nov. 16, 2017 LIVE STATS: USF| UCFVIDEO:  USF | UCF TWITTER: UConnVB STORRS, Conn. – The Huskies are back in action this weekend with home matches against USF on Friday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Guyer Gymnasium and UCF on senior day on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon at Gampel Pavilion. The match will be […]

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Nebraska students to travel to Taiwan as part of NDA student exchange

Two Nebraska high school seniors are traveling to Taiwan to represent the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute as part of a student exchange program. Selected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the students will learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Nebraska ag exports benefit Nebraska and Taiwan. “This long-standing student exchange program helps students understand […]

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Group fitness class focuses on senior retirees

When it comes to fitness, there is no age limit on when to start the journey to wellness, and one fitness class is helping people get on the right track regardless of their age. The Rucker Gold Fitness program takes place Dec. 9 at the Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center at 11 a.m., and is designed […]

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Seniors: Here’s five reasons why you don’t want to be a caregiver hero

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the founder of Jenerations Health, is the author of “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One.” “She heroically cared for her mother.” “He is a real hero in the way he’s caring for his wife.” I’ve heard many versions of this […]

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Medicare’s great by U.S. standards. Compared to others, not so …

Medicare, the crown jewel of the U.S. health care system, looks pretty tarnished when compared with what other countries offer seniors, according to a report released Wednesday. Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund interviewed nearly 23,000 people 65 and older in 11 countries to see what kind of medical care they get. “Overall, U.S. seniors are […]

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Geriatric Care Services Market to Register Substantial Expansion by 2019

Transparency Market Research has published a new research report that offers a holistic view of the global geriatric care services market. According to the research report, titled “Geriatric Care Services Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019”, the market shows a positive growth trend due to several reasons. […]

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24Hr HomeCare Partners with Meditation App Headspace

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a leader in non-medical homecare for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, announced that it has partnered with meditation app Headspace to enhance workplace wellness and mindfulness throughout its organization. Headspace is a digital service that provides audio sessions of guided and unguided meditation, including various mindfulness trainings, to help people […]

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Aging gracefully: The importance of home care and hospice

U.S. Sen. Angus King It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges. Fortunately, Maine is home to an incredible community of home care providers who help […]

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Pleasant Valley Village offers options for senior living

The Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the week is Pleasant Valley Village at 213 Davis Drive, a West Vue Retirement Community with 72 independent living retirement homes. Each of the retirement homes are approximately 1,500 square feet in size and have been designed to accommodate persons with disabilities. The homes feature […]

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Expensive specialty drugs are forcing seniors to make hard choices

For 23 years, Diane Whitcraft injected herself every other day with Betaseron, a drug that helps prevent flare-ups from multiple sclerosis. The drug worked well, drastically reducing Whitcraft’s trips to the hospital. But as her 65th birthday approached last September, she made a scary decision: to halt the medication altogether. With health insurance through her […]

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Nebraska students travel to Taiwan

LINCOLN — Two Nebraska high school seniors are traveling to Taiwan next week to represent the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) as part of a student exchange program. Selected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), the students will learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Nebraska ag exports benefit Nebraska and Taiwan. “This long-standing […]

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COLUMN-Killing medical tax break will hammer US middle-class seniors

(The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican lawmakers want to cut taxes for corporations and wealthy people by $1.3 trillion – and they seem to want seniors to foot a good chunk of the bill. Their 2018 budget plan would […]

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Medicare’s great by US standards. Compared to others, not so much.

Medicare, the crown jewel of the U.S. health care system, looks pretty tarnished when compared with what other countries offer seniors, according to a report released Wednesday. Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund interviewed nearly 23,000 people 65 and older in 11 countries to see what kind of medical care they get. “Overall, U.S. seniors are […]

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We Seniors Are Leaving Money On The Table… And Maybe Putting Our Health At Risk

WellCare Cost of Complacency survey shows that seniors could benefit by reviewing their Medicare coverage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) A recently released survey of Medicare-eligible people, called “The Cost of Complacency,” may pique your interest especially as the deadline for Medicare open enrollment approaches (Note: December 7th is the last day to change or […]

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Toast for dinner? Senior malnutrition: a silent epidemic

My elderly parents often resort to making toast when no one is around to make meals for them. Once a week, my sister will bring them over to her house for a big meal and send them home with leftovers. Other days my brother brings them a steady stream of casseroles. But on the days […]

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Granny Cam Provision Included in Florida Power Generator Bill

Following the deaths of 13 skilled nursing residents in Florida due to a power outage following Hurricane Irma, two Florida lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent those types of deaths — while also using the bills as an opportunity to pursue a “granny cam” law. Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation) and Sen. Gary Farmer (D-Fort Lauderdale) […]

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Seniors Deserve Far More Than Provinces’ Empty Platitudes

On talk shows, in news headlines, and in speaking with seniors, nurses hear the same stories: seniors who need care don’t know where to turn. Most seniors want to “age in place,” maintaining their independence for as long as possible. Home care is in short supply, and there are long wait times for long-term care. […]

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Campus Kitchen: Feeding seniors across Athens

Five miles doesn’t seem like much. It’s a short car ride for some, and a morning jog for others. But for student volunteers in the University of Georgia Campus Kitchen program, 5 miles from the main campus in Athens takes them to Montine Brightwell’s doorstep to deliver food. The realization that such a vast community […]

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Daybreak All-Stars: Senior Access

Senior Access. (Photo: KVUE News) Growing older comes with challenges. It can be isolating, at times lonely. Some seniors can no longer drive, others choose not to but they still need a way to socialize and get around. Senior Access, formerly known as “Drive a Senior – Senior Access,” gives older citizens their freedom back. […]

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Preventing seniors from falling: HUD awards WUSTL $665K for healthy homes research

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes recently awarded $665,000 to Washington University to study fall prevention among seniors living in St. Andrew’s affordable senior housing system. WUSTL received the grant from HUD’s Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program to translate fall-prevention research into removing […]

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US Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations. Access to insurance isn’t an issue, because all Americans 65 and older are covered by Medicare. But America’s seniors are still […]

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Medicare’s great by US standards. Compared to others, not so much

Medicare, the crown jewel of the U.S. healthcare system, looks pretty tarnished when compared to what other countries offer seniors, according to a new report released Wednesday. Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund interviewed nearly 23,000 people 65 and older in 11 countries to see what kind of medical care they get. “Overall, U.S. seniors are […]

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In-home assistance for senior Veterans

Amazingly, almost 20 percent of all people are military veterans. Forty-two percent of men who are age 65 and older are veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs statistics show that close to one-third of veterans live with disabilities. In the senior care world, “living with a disability,” describes a person living with an inability to […]

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Grocery trips for seniors on the increase

By DEBBIE WACHTER NEW CASTLE NEWS A program that gives van rides to seniors to buy groceries is carrying a slightly higher price tag for Lawrence County this year, simply because the service is becoming more popular. More and more people aged 65 and older are finding out about the Allied Community Transportation Services Senior […]

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Travel to ‘Almost, Maine’ with Scranton Prep – Scranton Times

Article Tools     GIA MAZUR / STAFF PHOTO Scranton Preparatory School presents “Almost, Maine.” This weekend, fall in and out of love at Scranton Preparatory School. The Prep Players present John Cariani’s early-2000s play “Almost, Maine” on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 and 8 […]

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Home Instead continues Santa to a Senior program

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety and depression. This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Conway […]

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Corning Chamber: Health and wellness fair geared to seniors

The Tehama County Elder Service Coordinating Council will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Fair 9 a.m. until noon Thursday at the Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. Multiple vendors, speakers and door prizes will be on hand, along with free notary services and health checks for blood pressure, oxygen saturation and […]

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Health Beat: Old People Deserve To Have Choices Too

Margaret, 88, is a patient of mine, who used to live with her 92-year-old sister-in-law in an apartment not far from my office. She would take the bus to come see me, and always bring a carry-on suitcase with her instead of a purse. I asked her about it, and she claimed it was easier […]

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What seniors need to know about exercise

Seniors today have a lot on their minds. Since people are living longer (an average of about five years more than about 50 years ago), there is more concern about how to stay well during the golden years. Financial costs such as health care, elder care, prescription medications are among the chief concerns. One thing […]

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Honor Launches The Honor Partner Network, A First In The Home …

“In a little over two years since launching commercially, Honor has become one of the fastest growing home care companies in the country—and we’ve learned a lot,” said Seth Sternberg, Honor CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re very excited about our Partner Network and to be working with leaders in health and home care, sharing our respective […]

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Coming up on NTK: Diversity in public schools; ‘small homes’ for seniors

Coming up on Need to Know, New York superintendents are coming together to discuss one thing: issues of diversity in public schools. Find out why they say change must begin at the district-level. Also on the show, it’s an alternative to home care for seniors and the concept is spreading. How “small neighborhoods and “small […]

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Action leaving home care business

Action Inc., which has provided home care to Cape Ann seniors for about 30 years, is removing the benefit from its portfolio of services — but in a manner which the nonprofit believes will cause little disruption to its clients and home care staff. The Gloucester-based multi-service agency has begun notifying its approximately 200 home care […]

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Lobo senior QB Jordan has experienced much

………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. Thrills and heartaches, heartaches and thrills. Lamar Jordan has experienced so many of both on the synthetic turf at University/Dreamstyle Stadium. There was the rally he sparked, though too little and too late, in 2014 against Arizona […]

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Travel the world in one night at San Diego’s first Global Winter … – The San Diego Union

Sleigh bells ring in the distance SDCCU Stadium will soon be glistening Brightly colored lights will shine Sunday night Strolling through a global winter wonderland Not since 2013 has San Diego hosted a large-scale holiday lights attraction with the Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. After nearly two decades, the popular drive-through holiday […]

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Southern Belles to Dance in NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Southside High School Southern Belles are performing at this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The team’s 12 seniors will travel from Fort Smith to the Big Apple on Saturday (Nov. 18) for one week. They’ve have been looking forward to this Thanksgiving since they were freshmen. “Whenever […]

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TSET Board votes to fund to DHS senior nutrition program, mental health services for children

The TSET Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide funds for senior nutrition services at the Department of Human Services and mobile mental health crisis teams for children through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The Board of Directors approved a total of $3.08 million in one-time funds to maintain programs […]

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Health fair to offer free screenings, information for valley seniors

VERONA, Va. (WHSV) — Seniors living in the Augusta County area have the opportunity to check up on their health on Wednesday. A free health fair is planned to take place at the Augusta County Government Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In addition to health checks — including blood pressure, balance, sight and […]

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Senior Health Fair

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) Bucksport Regional Health Center is hosting their annual Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, November 15th from 10 am to 1 pm. The event is free to everyone. There will be screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, balance, and skin cancer checks. As well as vendors, prizes, giveaways, and a food tasting. Licensed […]

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TenderHearted Home Care receives award

TenderHearted Home Care, an organization that provides in-home living assistance for seniors in the Piedmont area, including Davidson County, was presented a Rising Star award Nov. 9 at the Hurricane Marketing Boot Camp in Atlanta, according to Peter Gray, certified senior care manager. Peter Gray said the Rising Star award recognizes the effort and growth […]

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Home health creates independence at home

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Home health care allows patients to take control of their own care and treatment while remaining independent and at home, where 90 percent of Americans want to be while dealing with chronic illness. The people who work in home care are devoted to the health and well-being […]

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Savvy Senior: When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? — Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what […]

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Letter to the editor: Seniors’ trip to Texas was enjoyable

I thought the recent trip to San Antonio with the Tri-County Senior Citizens was for seniors only.  But I met several folks in their 50s and even friends or relatives that live out of state that were joining family members here. The best part of the whole trip was the great people we met and […]

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Expensive specialty drugs are forcing seniors to make hard choices …

For 23 years, Diane Whitcraft injected herself every other day with Betaseron, a drug that helps prevent flare-ups from multiple sclerosis. The drug worked well, drastically reducing Whitcraft’s trips to the hospital. But as her 65th birthday approached last September, she made a scary decision: to halt the medication altogether. With health insurance through her […]

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Potter letter: Assisted living residents

Idahos seniors rights are under attack. Quietly, the Department of Health and Welfare is eliminating seniors rights. Hardworking, productive citizens who raised good families are losing their freedoms. Survey teams are sent to interrogate and intimidate assisted living residents with one goal: what is wrong. If a resident answers questions inappropriately or displays memory issues […]

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SENIOR Q&A: Open enrollment for supplemental health plans

By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan / Daily News Correspondents Q: Can you please remind when is open enrollment to change supplemental health plans (Medigap plan) or to switch to an advantage plan? I am over 65 years of age and every year I like to review my current plan and compare it to other […]

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When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care? – The Virginia Gazette

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it […]

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Comfort Keepers Pilots Affordable Home Care Robot

A Washington, D.C.-area technology company is teaming up with a private duty home care franchise to deploy a new robot at a price many seniors can afford. Hernon, Virginia-based Comfort Keepers of Reston is rolling out its first model “Rudy,” a multifunctional robot companion designed to help seniors as they age at home. Comfort Keepers of Reston performs services such […]

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24Hr HomeCare Teams Up with the American Red Cross to Provide …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a non-medical homecare company that provides professional caregiving services for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, has collaborated with American Red Cross to train their Caregivers on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. Together, the two organizations have trained 2,690 24Hr HomeCare Caregivers through its American Red Cross PrepareU training program, covering three […]

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RSVP’s Help on Call program helps seniors, others in our community

So many low-income seniors and disabled people, many of whom are veterans or family of veterans, struggle with getting rides to their doctor appointments and their pharmacy to pick up critically needed medications. Some also need help sorting through their mail or making very minor repairs around the house. Others are lonely and would benefit […]

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Retirees’ Voice: Family time, travel top our seniors’ to-do list

West Australians have a long retirement to-do list, and many will try to squeeze it all in with some work on the side, the Retirees’ Voice survey has found. The survey, conducted last month by The West Australian, gathered the thoughts of more than 5500 retirees and pre-retirees on the social aspects of life after […]

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Few seniors comparison shop for healthcare, though rising costs hit them hardest

Though seniors are the ones most affected by rising healthcare costs, few older Americans are taking steps that would help them reduce those costs, reserving their due diligence for other living expenses, says a new national survey. According to “The Cost of Complacency” survey commissioned by WellCare Health Plans, seniors are more likely to comparison […]

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Expensive specialty drugs are forcing seniors to make hard choices

For 23 years, Diane Whitcraft injected herself every other day with Betaseron, a drug that helps prevent flare-ups from multiple sclerosis. The drug worked well, drastically reducing Whitcraft’s trips to the hospital. But as her 65th birthday approached last September, she made a scary decision: to halt the medication altogether. With health insurance through her […]

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Find mental health resources for seniors

Paul Knoll speaks at Mental Health Awareness event with guest panelists.(Photo: Tallahassee Senior Center) MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR SENIORS Signs and Symptoms If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms daily, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression: • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood • Feelings […]

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Concerns Over Home Health Care Industry in Texas

For many years in some states, the home care industry has not been regulated as well as it should, according to certain advocates for the elderly and disabled who most commonly rely on these services. In Texas, the Department of Aging and Disability Services is responsible for overseeing the standards of daily operations within the […]

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24Hr HomeCare Teams Up with the American Red Cross to Provide Caregivers with Emergency Preparedness Training

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a non-medical homecare company that provides professional caregiving services for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, has collaborated with American Red Cross to train their Caregivers on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. Together, the two organizations have trained 2,690 24Hr HomeCare Caregivers through its American Red Cross PrepareU training program, covering three […]

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When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it […]

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program provides comfort, companionship …

Times Staff The Times Media Company is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northwest Indiana, through local news, information, service initiatives and community partnerships. Follow Times Staff Whenever Times Staff posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and […]

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Families wait years for answers

Police did not arrest the assailant, even though he lived at Cedar Cottage and had been identified by an eyewitness. Local prosecutors declined to pursue charges or even interview Grayce Braaten. Several days passed before the home moved Grayce farther from her assailant. And as of early November — more than three years since the […]

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New Research: Healthcare Costs Most Taxing for Seniors, Yet Retirees Are More Likely to Comparison Shop for Cable …

According to “The Cost of Complacency” survey commissioned by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), seniors are more likely to comparison shop for groceries, gas, cable and internet service, and even travel deals, than they are to shop for a Medicare plan. In fact, only one-third (33 percent) of seniors reported they comparison shop for […]

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Expensive specialty drugs are forcing seniors to make hard choices

For 23 years, Diane Whitcraft injected herself every other day with Betaseron, a drug that helps prevent flare-ups from multiple sclerosis. The drug worked well, drastically reducing Whitcraft’s trips to the hospital. But as her 65th birthday approached last September, she made a scary decision: to halt the medication altogether. With health insurance through her […]

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Entrepreneur takes over home care franchise

Whenever Tammie Smith 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.richmond.com/business/local/entrepreneur-takes-over-home-care-franchise/article_24adbf7c-5e54-5a1b-81f3-0557af53d734.html

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program provides comfort, companionship and cheer to Northwest Indiana seniors

Times Staff The Times Media Company is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northwest Indiana, through local news, information, service initiatives and community partnerships. Follow Times Staff Whenever Times Staff posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and […]

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Local Volunteer Help Available For Medicare Part D Beneficiaries

Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:21 pm Local Volunteer Help Available For Medicare Part D Beneficiaries 0 comments SIOUX FALLS — Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) volunteer counselors will be available to help people compare their Medicare Part D plans in the Sioux Falls area by calling 333-3314 for an appointment. Outside of Sioux […]

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Aging at Home program celebrates fifth anniversary of helping seniors stay in their own homes

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan was one of the speakers at the recent Senior Community Services Aging at Home fifth anniversary celebration at Schoolhouse Center in Folsom. PEG DEGRASSA — DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA RIDLEY Township The mood was festive Nov. 2 as dozens of seniors, volunteers, staff and local officials gathered at Schoolhouse Center […]

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3 Reasons Seniors Can’t Count on Medicare to Cover Health Costs …

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3 Reasons Seniors Can’t Count on Medicare to Cover Health Costs

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