Nanjing Time Bank Offers Elderly Respite

Time Bank is a government initiative that is making waves among the Nanjing elderly community, whereby it allows volunteers to store their service time and in the future use such to exchange it for money, food or assistance. The head of the Nanjing Civil Affairs Bureau told the People’s Daily that the total number of […]

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Home care agencies often wrongly deny Medicare help to the chronically ill

Colin Campbell has ALS, which attacks the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The former computer systems manager uses a walker, wheelchair and built-in fixtures to help him get around. (Heidi de Marco/KHN) Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube […]

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By KATRINA BRANSON – kbranson@shelbynews.com EDINBURGH — Southwestern’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams traveled to Edinburgh Friday night for conference play. The girls defeated the Lancers 72-37 in a game where freshman Lexi Wilkins dropped 30 points, helping the Spartans claim the Mid-Hoosier Conference title. Meanwhile, the boys lost a close battle that came down […]

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Florida men’s swimming and diving team defeats Auburn on Senior Day while women’s team loses to Tigers by 21

The Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams faced Auburn on Saturday at the O’Connell Center. The UF men’s team (6-1) was led by seniors Caeleb Dressel and Ben Lawless in route to securing a 183-114 victory over the Tigers. The Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to take on […]

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For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

Twice a day, the 86-year-old man went for long walks and visited with neighbors along the way. Then, one afternoon he fell while mowing his lawn. In the emergency room, doctors diagnosed a break in his upper arm and put him in a sling. Back at home, this former World War II Navy pilot found […]

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The Medicare Wellness Visit: What Can It Do For You?

For an optimal experience, please download the most current version of the following browsers. Article source: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201801210005

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Trinkle: Roanoke is great for both young families and seniors

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Illinois governor again rejects elderly home care plan

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has again vetoed plans to prevent changes his administration want to make to in-home services aimed at keeping elderly Illinois residents out of nursing homes. The Republican issued a veto message on Friday, saying the bill would reduce the ability “to assess and serve Illinois’ elderly and persons with […]

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Facing national home care crisis, attacking caregivers is a move backward

I was studying to be a surgical technologist in 2010 when I received some bad news. My mother was sick, and needed to receive bypass surgery in both her legs. After that day, her life — and mine —would never be the same. She could no longer live alone, so I dropped out of school […]

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Sooners Set for Season Opener

NORMAN – The Oklahoma women’s tennis team is slated to open the 2018 season with a pair of road matches Saturday. The Sooners travel to Auburn to face the Tigers at 10 a.m. CT and Georgia State in a neutral-site contest at 2 p.m., both at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.   Oklahoma Led by second-year head […]

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MULLANE: Some oldsters envy fellow seniors who live close to their …

“Your mother was privileged to live close to her granchildren. I envy her,” the old woman said. JD Mullane @jdmullane “Your mother was fortunate,” the old woman said as we stood a few feet from the casket at the funeral home. “She got to live with her grandchildren and see them every day. I envy […]

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Do you agree that the PTC’s reply to the cancellation of seniors’ off …

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) reply “Off-peak pass was a two-year trial” (Straits Times Forum, Jan 16) to “Mr Cheng Choon Fei (Disappointing move to end off-peak transport pass for seniors) and Mr David Kwok Ng Kan (Why stop off-peak pass?; both published on Jan 10), and also Mr […]

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How the government shutdown might affect your health

A government shutdown will have far-reaching effects for public health, including the nation’s response to the current, difficult flu season. It will also disrupt some federally supported health services, experts said Friday. In all, the Department of Health and Human Services will send home — or furlough — about half of its employees, or nearly […]

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts to senior services

By Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News NAPLES — A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest […]

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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Susan Jaffe Photos by Heidi de Marco Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing “almost impossible,” he said. Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in […]

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Sooners’ Title Defense Begins at Air Force

 Oklahoma at No. 11 Air ForceJan. 20 | 6 p.m. CT | Colorado Springs, Colo. | Center Gym Watch Live Notes Twitter NOTES AND NUMBERS THE MEET Oklahoma begins its hopes of another title run on Saturday, as the preseason-No. 1 Sooners head west to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to face the […]

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Rahm Emanuel continues to pile up frequent-flier miles — costing taxpayers $46K – Chicago Sun

Mayor Rahm Emanuel made nearly two dozen out-of-town trips last year at a cost of roughly $46,000 to Chicago taxpayers, records show. Records released by City Hall in response to a Freedom of Information request – on a day when the mayor was at the University of Michigan – show Emanuel is continuing to pile […]

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UHS swimmer Nordstrom lone senior for Hawks

MORGANTOWN — It’s rare for a 18-year-old to be the old man of the group, but that’s the case for University High swimmer Griffin Nordstrom. On a team of 17 between the boys and girls, Nordstrom is the only senior, having been around the block a time or two. Nordstrom is no stranger to how […]

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Health Care Buzz: Turning 65: Annual wellness visits – Twin Falls Times

Day Egusquiza is the President Founder of the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation. Article source: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/health-care-buzz-turning-annual-wellness-visits/article_62d46ba2-d014-55ba-98e7-f4d05d9b752d.html

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts to senior services

A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida hosted a summit Tuesday in Naples with […]

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Ellwood City woman named Caregiver of the Year

Staff reports ELLWOOD CITY — A borough woman has been named Home Instead Senior Care’s Caregiver of the Year for Lawrence and Mercer counties. Kathy Tillia of Ellwood City received the honor in recognition of her commitment and service to area older adults, a release from the company said. “We’re proud to honor Kathy for […]

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Seniors host show and tell for Edmonton students

Grade 4 students from Edmonton’s Our Lady of the Prairies elementary school were given a lesson in time travel on Friday. During a show-and-tell session, the students got to hear about the challenges some of the seniors faced when they were younger. The history lesson from residents of the Touchmark at Wedgewood retirement community included some valuable lessons from the […]

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Documentary: There can be purpose in senior years

Caption Close After a certain age, some people believe life can seem to lose its purpose. Seniors who have retired can oftentimes be left alone. Their children are grown and have lives of their own. They may be divorced or have been widowed. Too often, some seniors end up being placed into a care facility […]

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Cape Coral seniors travel 8,000 miles by boat from Hawaii to Fort … – The News

Buy Photo Dave Cooper and his wife, Nancy, had been living on this 45 year old yacht. They left Hawaii six months ago for the trip to Fort Myers.(Photo: Ricardo Rolon / The News-Press)Buy Photo When Dave Cooper and his wife, Nancy Terrell, docked their boat Swan Song at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin on […]

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Seniors struggle in Lower 9th Ward amid boil advisory

It’s been days since Elaine Proctor says she’s been able to take a shower. As New Orleans labors under a boil-water advisory, the senior living in the Lower 9th Ward has been using bottled water fetched from Walmart for her cooking. Proctor thought the dry spell would pass quickly when water disappeared Wednesday night (Jan. […]

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts to senior services

A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida hosted a summit Tuesday in Naples with […]

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65% of Caregivers are Always Looking for a New Job – Senior …

A majority of caregivers are always looking for a better job, highlighting the stiff competition for labor in senior care. Specifically, 65% of caregivers are “always looking for a better job,” while 97% are open to a job opportunity at any given time, according to new research findings from Chicago-based MyCNAjobs, which offers a suite of […]

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Home-Care Workers Clocking 24-Hour Shifts Are Being Paid for Only 13 Hours

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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Colin Campbell, shown last month in his home near Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease — ALS — eight years ago. He gets Medicare because of his disability, but was incorrectly told by several agencies that he couldn’t use it for home care. Instead, he pays $4,000 a month for those services. Heidi […]

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Polynesian Bowl Senior Showcase Set for Sunday

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame will organize the Polynesian Bowl Senior Showcase to increase educational opportunities for Hawai`i high school seniors. The Showcase will take place on Oahu during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend to maximize exposure for the players. Travel, time zones and other logistical challenges make it difficult for […]

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Public Transport Council defends decision to axe $40 travel pass for seniors

SINGAPORE – The Public Transport Council (PTC) has explained its decision to scrap the $40 monthly unlimited travel pass for people above the age of 60. A two-year trial, which ended last month, allowed elderly commuters who carried the pass to make unlimited bus and train rides during off-peak hours on weekdays, as well as all […]

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Cape Coral seniors brave elements, journey 8000 miles by boat from Hawaii to Fort Myers – The News

Buy Photo Dave Cooper and his wife, Nancy, had been living on this 45 year old yacht. They left Hawaii six months ago for the trip to Fort Myers.(Photo: Ricardo Rolon / The News-Press)Buy Photo When Dave Cooper and his wife, Nancy Terrell, docked their boat Swan Song at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin on […]

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Garden creates community, new skills for seniors at recreation center

A few gray clouds and the possibility of rain showers didn’t keep away the devoted gardeners at the South Austin Senior Activity Center. The group, which meets each Monday, spent a recent morning tending to the snap peas, cabbage and other vegetables growing in the 18 raised beds, some built of limestone and others made […]

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Seniors alarmed at gym’s pending closure

The expected closure of a popular fitness center near Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame is alarming senior citizens who frequent the facility they claim offers a unique and specialized service. The fitness and therapy center operated by Sutter Health on property owned by the Mills-Peninsula Health Care District is slated to shutter at the end […]

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Van Buren Senior Services seeks tax increase

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SAH’s overcapacity woes could be eased if more seniors could stay in their residences, says Home Care Ontario’s chief

There’s no question swelling numbers of alternate-level-of-care patients housed in hospitals are unhealthy for such health-care facilities. Sault Area Hospital has operated, on average, at 106 per cent capacity since April — with some months reaching 115 per cent — the result of a heightened ALC patient presence, the largest proportion awaiting long-term-care beds. Such […]

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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The …

Susan Jaffe Photos by Heidi de Marco Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing “almost impossible,” he said. Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in […]

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Friday boasts hot matchups after a week of cold cancellations

CLOSE You’ll get all the info you need right at your fingertips. Daily World Buy Photo Port Barre High boys basketball coach Andy Aymond discusses strategy with his team during a timeout in last week’s District 5-3A game with Northwest High. The Devils play another undefeated team at home Friday night, when the Red Devils […]

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Wishes for Seniors of Sonoma Valley makes dreams come true – Sonoma Index

Fifteen percent of the American population is over 65. In the next decade, that percentage will double. In the Sonoma Valley, 22 percent of all residents are senior citizens, representing a wide range of circumstances. What the demographic has in common, though, is the confines of time, with less sand left in life’s hourglass than […]

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Bypassing vacation headaches with travel passes

Using CityPass Chicago allowed the author to bypass lines at popular attractions spend extra time enjoying other activities, such as lounging by the Chicago River. (Renee Sklarew/For The Washington Post) You’re moving forward, inch by inch, ever closer to your destination. Or are you? Someone in front of you fumbles for lost tickets. Another person’s […]

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts for senior services

Officials with social service agencies that help seniors met Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Avow Hospice in Naples to talk about state funding.(Photo: Liz Freeman) A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for […]

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Southbury expanding opioid programs for seniors

SOUTHBURY — Health officials hope to expand existing programs tackling the opioid crisis to reach the senior population, which can often be especially vulnerable to substance abuse. The Pomperaug District Department of Health, which covers Southbury, Woodbury and Oxford, will use a $23,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation to run programs for older adults […]

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CANCELED: Passport 55 Program To Offer Seniors Healthy Eating Tips

UPDATE: The Passport 55 program scheduled for today at the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center has been canceled. The center is closed today due to the weather. The community is invited to learn more about healthy eating habits at this month’s Passport 55 program at Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center. The guest speaker will be registered dietitian […]

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Winter proves challenging for caregivers for senior citizens – KSHB-TV

You are using an outdated browser. Upgrade your browser today to better experience this site. <!– Sign In –> Current 26 Cloudy 3-Day Forecast HI: 40° LO: 27° HI: 40° LO: 27° HI: 40° LO: 27° <!– layout: {uuid=8fbdb25b-445c-49c3-9af6-5cfc50384af3, plid=2105596780, groupId=130949102, companyId=10155, createDate=null, modifiedDate=Tue Oct 24 18:29:50 GMT 2017, privateLayout=false, layoutId=481, parentLayoutId=0, name=Story, title=KSHB.com 41 […]

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Council on Aging helps seniors stay in own home – Beckley Register

MULLENS – Wyoming County Council on Aging offers a variety of services to area seniors — some in their homes along with numerous others in a bright, inviting 15,000 square-foot facility. The major focus of the Council on Aging programs is to keep seniors in their own homes as long as possible, Jennifer Gibson, director, […]

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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The …

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing “almost impossible,” he said. Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his home just outside Los Angeles. Eight […]

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Basketball: Spiro senior finding basket more often

By Buck RinggoldTimes Recordbringgold@swtimes.com With his 6-foot-6 frame, Spiro senior forward Cedric Cobb gets his fair share of rebounds and blocked shots. He’s also been getting more than his fair share of points, even from the perimeter. After averaging 12 points his junior season, Cobb is currently averaging 19.5 points for the Bulldogs as well […]

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Seniors: Week of Jan. 17

Retired Men meet The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group will meet on Jan. 18 at the Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church. Lunch is at noon, followed by speaker Edd Hale, who will discuss the history of the Brig Niagara, a ship from the war of 1812. Cost of lunch is $8, payable at the door. To make […]

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Travel travails continue for struggling Razorbacks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The roadblock continued for the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Razorbacks fell to 0-4 on the road, including 0-3 in SEC play, and lost at Florida for the 13th consecutive time. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville hasn’t won at Florida since Feb. 28, 1995, when Corliss Williamson scored 20 points, Clint McDaniel and Davor […]

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Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. to Participate in the Stifel Seniors Housing & Healthcare Real Estate Conference

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBRA) (Nasdaq:SBRAP) announced today that Rick Matros, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harold Andrews, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, and Talya Nevo-Hacohen, the company’s Chief Investment Officer, will participate in the Stifel Seniors Housing Healthcare Real Estate Conference on January […]

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Company acquires New Albany senior living community

INDIANAPOLIS — CarDon Associates, Inc., a Bloomington, Ind.-based provider of senior housing, rehabilitation and long-term care services, has announced the addition of Lincoln Hills Health Center to its family of senior living communities throughout central and southern Indiana, a news release stated. Lincoln Hills Health Center is a senior living community located at 326 Country […]

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Japan’s government to aim for ‘ageless society’ with planned policy encouraging seniors to stay healthy and keep …

Japan should aim to become an “ageless society,” where people aged 65 or older will not be automatically regarded as seniors but will be encouraged to stay healthy and work, according to a draft of a revised government policy on the elderly released Wednesday. The draft, marking the first revision in five years of the […]

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SAVVY SENIOR – Help with homecare bills

Dear Savvy Senior,Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s homecare bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance.Stressed-Out Daughter Dear Stressed-Out,Depending on your mom’s circumstances, there are a number of government and not-for-profit […]

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Right at Home earns national honor

Right at Home of Greater Fairfield County In-Home Care has been selected by Caring.com as one of America’s top-rated in-home care agencies with the website’s “Caring Stars of 2018” recognition. Tim Randall, owner of Right at Home in Monroe and Greater Fairfield County. The annual list highlights in-home care service excellence and aims to help […]

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Home care agencies often wrongly deny Medicare help to the chronically ill

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing “almost impossible,” he says. Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his home just outside Los Angeles. Eight […]

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Group keeps seniors active and engaged on-piste

(Click for full image) By Karen D. Lorentz “Wow, that is inspiring but I don’t think my knees will last that long!” So said a 30ish male at Okemo, reacting to members of the 70+ Club racing, including some in their eighties and one in his nineties. Another man quietly confided he was 75 and […]

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Secretary of aging touts Communities for Life program to enhance aging in place

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Snow and bad travel conditions cut the attendance at the annual United Seniors of Maryland day of lobbying in half Wednesday. But more than 100 committed older Marylanders who did show up to lobby their legislators got strong pitches for new state services and legislation that will help control drug prices […]

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Gold Souls, Gray Faces: 7 Tips For Traveling By Car With Senior Dogs

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Going on a road trip with your best dog friend can be a challenge. Plenty of dogs enjoy a good car ride, but if it takes a few hours or even days, things can get difficult. Usually, it’s even harder with a senior dog because gray-faced pups have certain needs and, […]

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Health Briefs: Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. awards ceremony

Staff Reports The nominees and recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards. will be honored today. The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards are given annually to Mission Health and MAHEC team members who have been nominated by their peers or leaders for their ability to overcome barriers that […]

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Most seniors optimistic about their health: 5 survey findings

Although nearly half of Americans age 65 and older report above-average health, nearly 97.5 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease, according to Professional Research Consultants’ recent national health survey. For the survey, researchers asked 1,000 Americans age 65 and older health-related questions. Here are five findings. 1. More than four in 10 […]

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Bay Medical to Host Senior Health Fair

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Senior Housing M&A Spending Drops Sharply to End 2017

The dollar volume of senior housing and care acquisitions dropped at the end of 2017—and tax reform may be partly to blame. Approximately $1.85 billion worth of seniors housing and care properties traded hands in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the most recent statistics from Irving Levin Associations. This is down from the […]

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Aventa Senior Care Wins Best of In-Home Care Award

PHOENIX (PRWEB) January 17, 2018 Aventa Senior Care is excited to announce their selection as a 2018 Best of In-Home Care Award Winner on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. This is the third year in a row that Aventa has received this prestigious award. Winners […]

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Some Medicare Patients Eligible And Eager For Home Health Care …

Colin Campbell last month in his home near Los Angeles, Calif. Campbell was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease — ALS — eight years ago. He gets Medicare because of his disability, but was incorrectly told by several agencies that he couldn’t use it for home care. So, instead, he pays $4,000 a month for those […]

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Mason City swimmers sweep relays in loss to Dowling

WEST DES MOINES DOWLING 52, MASON CITY 42 200 medley relay – Mason City (Nick Litterer, Derek Johnson, Mason Berg, Randy Vaughan) 1:44.48; WDM Dowling 1:51.26; Mason City (Aden Stroup, Shaden Tweeten, Sawyer Berg, Derek Wurth) 1:55.00. 200 freestyle – Ben Hehr (MC) 1:55.22; Jake McMillin (D) 1:55.48; Will Melcher (D) 1:58.30. 200 individual medley […]

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Win one for the seniors

<!– SHOW ARTICLE –> T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Chayton French, right, celebrates after pinning Urbandale’s Adam Fraher to close out the Bobcats’ win over the J-Hawks in their final home dual meet of the season. It’s a sad fact in sports that there comes a time where an athlete competes for […]

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Charges: Man fatally stabbed sister while she worked at Crosby seniors residence – TwinCities.com

BRAINERD, Minn. — A Cambridge man helped his sister prepare food for 30 minutes in a northern Minnesota senior living facility where she was a cook before allegedly stabbing her with a knife multiple times in the neck, leaving her for dead. He also planned to kill others, according to charges filed Tuesday. David Michael […]

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Ohio seniors: Protect yourself and those around you from the flu

Flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It can cause mild to severe illness and, in some cases, can lead to death. Flu viruses are spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing or through surfaces. Symptoms of the flu may come on quickly and may include fever, headache, extreme […]

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Vendors sought for Milton senior expo, health fair

By Press Gazette contributor MILTON — RSVP of Santa Rosa County and Santa Rosa Medical Center seek vendors for the 2018 Senior Expo and Health Fair. Businesses and community service groups can now reserve space for the event, which is set 8 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Guy Thompson Community Center. “This year’s […]

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Seniors of four cultures gather for food, fitness and fun

You’re never too old to do karaoke. On Monday and Thursday, Korean-American seniors start their morning right: with a karaoke jam session. On Tuesday morning, Chinese seniors congregate for tai chi. Every weekday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Homage’s Center for Healthy Living in Lynnwood offers a venue for groups from four cultures to […]

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Financing long-term care

Relocating to more supportive housing such as an Assisted Living community can be very costly. According to a 2016 cost of care survey from Glenworth Insurance, the national Median rate for care in an Assisted living facility is $43, 539 Neither Medicare nor private insurance pays for long-term care, most specifically assisted living or an […]

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Sampson Independent | Senior Service Alliance presents plans for …

With goals to make life better for seniors, service providers are ready for 2018. Some of the plans include volunteer recruitment and countywide celebrations. Member of the Senior Services Alliance held another meeting Tuesday morning at Liberty HomeCare Hospice Services. The group was formed in 2017 for professionals who provide support for seniors. Meredith Keipper, […]

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Savvy Senior: Help with home-care bills | News OK

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it, and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance. — Stressed-Out Daughter Dear Stressed-Out, Depending on your mom’s circumstances, there are a number […]

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Hurricane committee focuses on seniors, power grid

TALLAHASSEE | Requiring nursing homes to have adequate backup power, blocking storm-damaged properties from being rebuilt in “high-risk” areas, and looking into changes in highway traffic flow during evacuations are among hurricane proposals that moved forward Tuesday in a Florida House select committee. The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness advanced 78 recommendations […]

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No need to travel solo: You can now hire this total stranger to tag along

There are many challenges associated with travelling solo, so it could be handy to have an experienced traveller around to organize your itinerary or take your Instagram pictures. But would you pay someone just to keep you company? A 32-year-old travel blogger and creative entrepreneur from Finland hopes the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Henna […]

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Illogical reason for cancellation of seniors’ off-peak passes | The …

I refer to the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) reply “Off-peak pass was a two-year trial” (Straits Times Forum, Jan 16) to “Mr Cheng Choon Fei (Disappointing move to end off-peak transport pass for seniors) and Mr David Kwok Ng Kan (Why stop off-peak pass?; both published on Jan 10), and also Mr Jeff Tan Hong […]

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Tucson health and wellness events for Jan. 22-28

Whenever Sara Brown 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://tucson.com/entertainment/tucson-health-and-wellness-events-for-jan/article_0a7f8dd0-3d22-5c46-880b-a3ab8a39b600.html

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Date, fundraising goal set for annual 5K for Health

Date, fundraising goal set for 5K for Health The Cass Community Health Foundation has set a goal to raise $60,000 for its 2018 5K run/walk, an annual event which raises money for youth in Cass County and the surrounding areas. The 24th 5K for Health is scheduled May 5 at Belton Regional Medical Center. The […]

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Editorial: Carroll seniors would benefit from hearing Partnership’s talks on health issues

Over the past two years or so, The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County has given nearly a dozen presentations regarding senior health topics to groups of older adults in Carroll, a group that currently makes up about 16 percent of the county’s population and is expected to grow to encompass nearly a third of […]

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McKesson Ventures Donates $10000 to Alzheimer’s Association

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McKesson Ventures, the venture capital arm of McKesson Corporation, today announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of its former portfolio company ClearCare, the market leading SaaS and mobile platform for home care agencies. Since launching in 2014, McKesson Ventures has established a portfolio of over 18 companies […]

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Savvy Senior: Help with home-care bills

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it, and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance. — Stressed-Out Daughter Dear Stressed-Out, Depending on your mom’s circumstances, there are a number […]

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NH Senior Notes: 5 new programs start next week at Cashin center

MANCHESTER — The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is sponsoring five new programs at the William Cashin Senior Center, 151 Douglas St. Students will lead each of the 12-week programs, which are designed to enhance well-being, quality of life and socialization. • Journey Around The World, 1:30 p.m. […]

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Florida seniors could hold the future of driverless cars – CBS News

As supporters and critics debate self-driving vehicles, 125,000 senior citizens who live in a central Florida retirement community will take them for a ride in the world’s largest self-driving experiment. They’ll travel 750 miles of roads in The Villages retirement community near Orlando. Voyage, an autonomous vehicle (AV) startup specializing in a robo-taxi service, will pick […]

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Illogical reason for cancellation of seniors’ off-peak passes

I refer to the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) reply “Off-peak pass was a two-year trial” (Straits Times Forum, Jan 16) to “Mr Cheng Choon Fei (Disappointing move to end off-peak transport pass for seniors) and Mr David Kwok Ng Kan (Why stop off-peak pass?; both published on Jan 10), and also Mr Jeff Tan Hong […]

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Does your heart skip beats?

By LORIE WHITELSS The Good Shepherd February is Heart Health Month. This is important to today’s seniors because heart disease is a major health threat. In fact, 84 percent of people 65 years old and older die from heart disease. As we age, our risk for heart disease increases because blood pressure, cholesterol and other […]

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UnitedHealth stock jumps after insurer’s profit more than doubles on a one-time tax gain

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Don’t want to get the flu? Stop using hankies, experts say

One of the best defenses against the flu starts with tissue and hankerchiefs, two Northwest Indiana health professionals say. For tissue, don’t use them twice. For hankies, don’t use them at all. Donna E. Ricard, nurse practitioner with Franciscan Senior Health Wellness at the Dyer Medical Pavilion, and Laura Matthys, manager at Franciscan Senior Health […]

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BBB on seniors: 10 simple steps to protect yourself during 2018

Caption Close The start of a new year brings the opportunity for a fresh start. People are resolving to exercise and eat healthy to get in shape, but what shape are your finances and personal information in? Your BBB offers the following steps for protecting your personal and financial information and to stay in tip […]

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Senior residence or independent living? Tough decisions begin with a conversation

To move or not to move? That’s the question many seniors and their families eventually ponder. But with many emotion-laden factors to consider, the most important message is not to wait until a move is imminent before broaching the subject, says Kathy Tough, owner of Victoria’s Serenity Home Care with husband Murray. “You need to […]

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’80 is the new 60′

For years, it has been fairly common to hear the observation that “60 is the new 40,” referring to how 60-year-olds are now much healthier and more active than they were one or two generations ago. In a recent gathering with fellow senior-agers, someone remarked — jokingly, I assume — that the United Nations will […]

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Florida seniors could hold the future of driverless cars

As supporters and critics debate self-driving vehicles, 125,000 senior citizens who live in a central Florida retirement community will take them for a ride in the world’s largest self-driving experiment. They’ll travel 750 miles of roads in The Villages retirement community near Orlando. Voyage, an autonomous vehicle (AV) startup specializing in a robo-taxi service, will pick […]

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Purdue Swimming & Diving: Seniors celebrate their time on team with victory against Michigan State

The Purdue swimming and diving team celebrated its seniors on Friday night by coming out victorious against Michigan State. Taking place at Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center, this was the last home dual meet of the season for both the men’s and women’s teams and the last home meet ever for the 18 seniors graduating […]

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Telehealth Lends a Helping Hand to Senior Fall Prevention Programs

By Eric Wicklund January 15, 2018 – A Los Angeles-based provider of senior healthcare services is expanding its telehealth footprint to help more seniors stay out of the hospital. The Los Angeles Jewish Home has been using a telehealth platform to help seniors recover from joint replacement surgery, either in a LAJH facility or their own […]

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Aldergrove seniors centre invites new members to join

It’s a modest little community centre in downtown Aldergrove that would like to invite more people to join in the fun. The Aldergrove Veterans and Seniors Society has been serving senior citizens and guests since 1980. The society owns the building and operates with the help of grants from government and organizations such as Langley […]

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St. Luke’s Home changing its name

Observer-Dispatch UTICA – St. Luke’s Home at Mohawk Valley Health System, a long-term care and subacute rehabilitation center, is changing its name to MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, according to a news release. Officials said they received approval from the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Nursing Home Licensure and Certification. The MVHS Rehabilitation […]

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Report: Pa’s population is getting older – and less taxable – and that’s a problem | Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania’s senior citizen population is growing 20 times faster than the state’s overall population. Philadelphia Inquirer graphic  And by 2025, one in five Pennsylvanians will be aged 65 and older, The Philadelphia Inquirer explains in new report detailing the public policy challenges those demographic challenges will pose. That means an ever-increasing […]

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Senior resource network is a funding priority for GA aging advocates

Back in September, when the remains of Hurricane Irma blew through Middle Georgia, residents of a senior apartment complex in Macon found themselves in a dire situation. The complex was without power, and there was no way to cook a hot meal or get a warm shower. And because the elevators didn’t work, some residents […]

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How seniors in Allegheny County combat social isolation

In our youth-obsessed culture, we are flooded with images flaunting the benefits of a youthful appearance and messaging that tells us younger people are more capable and innovative than older people. Even in Pittsburgh the narrative often focuses on millennials, how their working, buying and living habits are remaking our city. But what about the […]

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Olmsted seniors have many activity offerings: Olmsted Dates and Data

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio – Seniors in the Olmsted community are very fortunate in the activity department. There are two local programs that seniors may be active in to keep them busy – no matter the weather. The Jenkins Place Senior Center is in the Olmsted Falls City Hall building. It offers various programs. Many are […]

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Florida seniors could hold the future of driverless cars

As supporters and critics debate self-driving vehicles, 125,000 senior citizens who live in a central Florida retirement community will take them for a ride in the world’s largest self-driving experiment. They’ll travel 750 miles of roads in The Villages retirement community near Orlando. Voyage, an autonomous vehicle (AV) startup specializing in a robo-taxi service, will pick […]

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