What’s going on at the senior center?

Sept. 25 — Fitness Center open, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 1 mile walk aerobics (indoors), 9:30 a.m.; Loose as a Goose fitness class, 9:30 a.m.; Arthritis Fit exercise, 10 a.m.; “Strong for Life,” 10:30 a.m.; Walk with Ease, 11 a.m.; Lunch prepared by Hendricks Regional Health, noon; Art Club, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo by Ivy […]

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Baldwin School senior Sara Syed is Main Line Student of the Week

+1  A senior, Syed was invited to sit on the inaugural board of TechGirlz and, after winning a grant from the National Council for Women in Technology, initiated a program to bring technology education to the Overbrook Educational Center called “G.E.T. Coding – Girls Exploring Technology and Coding.” Syed was one of 30 girls worldwide […]

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Five California places to visit that cost $10 or less — from bread to yoga classes

Where can you go for $10 or less if you’re on a road trip or just want a new travel experience? Here are five places in California with a cultural payoff — and the price is just right. Learn the history of the L.A. Angels on an Angel Stadium tour. (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) […]

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News from the Dover Council on Aging

Here’s the latest from the Dover Council on Aging. Some events require reservations. Please call 508-315-5734 to reserve a space, or go to www.doverma.org and click on Council on Aging in the “Dover’s Quick Links” section. Questions? Call the COA and speak to Janet Claypoole, director. Town Hall will be closing at 1 p.m. on […]

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Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

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Local center aims to keep aging seniors active, healthy and happy

BENTON COUNTY, Miss. — Aging in good health is a blessing. Many seniors in our communities are alert and mobile but they are bored.  That’s where the Benton County Commission on Aging steps in. On any given day, seniors gather to start the day with devotion, prayer and scriptures, but afterwards these 70 and 80 […]

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The AARP has released another devastating analysis of the GOP’s latest repeal and replace plan

The latest effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans, according to a report from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) released Wednesday evening. The bill, spearheaded by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), […]

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Respite Care: A Primer

Caring for a loved one at home can be an overwhelming task. If family members are not careful the physical, emotional and financial responsibilities that come with being a caregiver can take their toll. Even the strongest of individuals needs help now and then. Enter respite care. Respite care offers invaluable relief to America’s nearly […]

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VIDEO: Safe Home Care

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – The compassionate care of a hospice team can bring comfort to patients and caregivers when they need it most. Beyond just taking care of patients, hospice professionals make sure they’re following important safety guidelines. For many families, trusting a complete stranger to care for a loved one is a difficult task, […]

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Graham-Cassidy Could Negatively Affect In-Home Care For Elderly …

The GOP is taking one final opportunity to gut Obamacare. The Graham-Cassidy bill will impact the most vulnerable Americans— those who are already ill and in need of home health assistance. Home Health Aides are among the most essential employees in health care and remain the most underpaid. The low wages put a stress on […]

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Individuals rally to improve accessibility

Disability advocates crowded the sidewalk on the corner of Bigelow Boulevard and Forbes Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 20, to spread information on three key issues they want to reform. These three initiatives — distributed to passersby on multi-colored flyers — focused on problems with accessibility in the Oakland and Greater Pittsburgh area, primarily taking issue with […]

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News from the Dover Council on Aging

Here’s the latest from the Dover Council on Aging. Some events require reservations. Please call 508-315-5734 to reserve a space, or go to www.doverma.org and click on Council on Aging in the “Dover’s Quick Links” section. Questions? Call the COA and speak to Janet Claypoole, director. Town Hall will be closing at 1 p.m. on […]

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Falcons travel to MPSF Invitational

Sept. 20, 2017 Weekly Release  THIS WEEK: Air Force (1-5) travels to Los Angeles, Calif., for the annual Mountain Pacific Invitational, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24. The Falcons will face No. 1 ranked California (8-0) in the first game of the tournament on Friday, Sept. 22, at noon PT. The remainder of the tournament’s schedule will be […]

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Seniors on the Go Health Fair at Hampton Community Center – Tribune

Updated 7 hours ago Hampton Township is having a senior moment next weekend. A Seniors on the Go Health Fair will be held on Sept. 30 at the Hampton Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon, with no registration required. Sponsored through the township’s community services department, Dr. Kirsten Lin, a primary care physician in […]

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Does Medicare make sense for seniors with employer health … – PBS

“In the past,” writes journalist Philip Moeller, “I usually told employees turning 65 that they did not have to get Medicare and could simply keep their employer plans.” But now his thinking has changed, and he explains why. Photo by Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need […]

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Senior Health Fair to feature nine new vendors

The Council on Aging will host their second annual Senior Health Fair with new vendors on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at John Bauer Senior Center, 17 West St. “We have 23 health care professionals from every walk of life,” Council on Aging Director Cindy Love said. “We have about 150 […]

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Senior Resource Fair is Sept. 30 at Mt. Blue Campus

FARMINGTON –  SeniorsPlus, the designated Western Maine Agency on Aging, will present a Senior Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at Mt. Blue Campus. Featuring workshops and information booths, the event is a learning opportunity for adults. A complimentary breakfast will be served and the event is free and open […]

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FirstLight Home Care Recognized with ‘Best in Class’ Franchise Development Website Award

CINCINNATI, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The franchise industry publication, 1851 Franchise, recognized FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, with a Franchise Development Website Award. More than 200 franchise brand websites were evaluated by industry experts. Seventy-five were recognized as best-in-class, with FirstLight being ranked at No. 48. “We see […]

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The Impact Evacuations Have on the Elderly

It’s becoming a regular mantra in recent years, and occurs at least somewhere across the country every year: evacuations. Authorities evacuate residents due to wildfires, torrential rains, hurricanes, and more. With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma now (finally and mercifully) gone, there’s more than just physical destruction that needs to be accounted for; there’s also the […]

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Keenagers: The youth of senior citizens

They say paradise is a state of mind, but when you’re living on island time it becomes a reality. The Isle of Palms Recreation hosts a program called “Keenagers” which is technically for senior citizens, but don’t let them fool you, they live a lifestyle that’s more active than most teenagers. On the first Wednesday […]

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Seniors Are Less Happy in Retirement Than Ever Before. Here’s How to Avoid a Similar Fate

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Unique premed program teaches new approach to race and health

Unique premed program teaches new approach to race and health by Jim Patterson | Sep. 20, 2017, 12:21 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter » SHARELINES TweetVU dedicated to teaching premed students about institutional racism (iStock) The profound negative health effects of structural racism on people and communities have become […]

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Seniors walk with animals at Happy Hollow Zoo

SAN JOSE — It is never too late to cross going on a safari off of your bucket list — just head to Happy Hollow Zoo. “Such a nice place to walk, the animals are all just starting to come out and about,” said 59 year-old Katherine Zimmerman from San Jose. “My husband and I […]

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Voice Your Concern With Seniors’ Health Care

(File photo courtesy © CanStockPhoto.com/Leaf) By Lee MichaelsSeptember 20, 2017 6:27am You have an opportunity to voice your experiences with health care, home-care and long-term care for seniors in our community. Two local organizations, Community Legal Assistance Sarnia and Navigating Senior Care Lambton are hosting a public hearing Thursday, September 28. Arlene Patterson, along with […]

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Prep roundup: Spears has career night in St. John volleyball win

Staff report Sophomore setter Savannah Spears tallied a season-high 43 assists in a four-set victory for the St. John Lutheran volleyball team Tuesday over Oak Hall at home. St. John (7-1, 5-0 2A) defeated Oak Hall 3-1, (23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-19) behind Spears’ career-best night. The sophomore also tallied 11 service points in the win. […]

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Tennessee 2018 schedule features key rivals in pair of back-to-back showdowns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 2018 football schedule doesn’t seem to offer much relief from what Coach Butch Jones has dealt with his first five seasons. The SEC portion of the Vols’ schedule is downright brutal. The league office has assigned Tennessee back-to-back September games against Florida (Sept. 22) and then at Georgia (Sept. 29). The […]

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News from the Dover Council on Aging

Here’s the latest from the Dover Council on Aging. Some events require reservations. Please call 508-315-5734 to reserve a space, or go to www.doverma.org and click on Council on Aging in the “Dover’s Quick Links” section. Questions? Call the COA and speak to Janet Claypoole, director. Town Hall will be closing at 1 p.m. on […]

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Bill Nelson files bill to create HHS committee on seniors in disasters

Kirby Wilson Kirby Wilson is the politics web producer at the Tampa Bay Times, his hometown paper.   @KirbyWTweets   kwilson@tampabay.com Article source: http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/19/bill-nelson-files-bill-to-create-hhs-committee-on-seniors-in-disasters/

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Seniors with Type 2 diabetes may have increased risk for fracture

BOSTON–September 20, 2017– Though seniors with type 2 diabetes (T2D) tend to have normal or higher bone density than their peers, researchers have found that they are more likely to succumb to fractures than seniors without T2D. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute […]

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Flu Shots & Senior Health Fair

Cool nights, shorter days, leaves changing colors, and crispness in the air. This signals that Fall is on its way. Now is the time, especially if you are a senior citizen, to get vaccinated to combat the flu and its complications. Lackawanna County is once again making it easy for area residents to do so. […]

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Senior News for September and October

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

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Fil-Canadians join protest against Winnipeg health care cuts

Filipino health care professionals Luz Yadao Ortilla,Mercy Galvez Puznak and Medine Rosario at their union rally. INQUIRER/Isabel Buenaobra WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Filipino Canadian health care workers have joined the protest against the health care revamp being implemented by the provincial government. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister government has ordered the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WHRA) to […]

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Graham-Cassidy Could Negatively Affect In-Home Care For Elderly

The GOP is taking one final opportunity to gut Obamacare. The Graham-Cassidy bill will impact the most vulnerable Americans— those who are already ill and in need of home health assistance. Home Health Aides are among the most essential employees in health care and remain the most underpaid. The low wages put a stress on […]

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On a travel budget? Five California places to visit that cost $10 or less

Where can you go for $10 or less if you’re on a road trip or just want a new travel experience? Here are five places in California with a cultural payoff — and the price is just right. Learn the history of the L.A. Angels on an Angel Stadium tour. (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) […]

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Who Gets Health in Old Age? Rich, White People

It’s often said that Americans are living “longer, healthier lives,” and while that’s true overall, white wealthy people are still far more likely to enjoy good health than other demographics in old age. A new research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine Monday revealed clear racial, income, and educational disparities in the number of senior […]

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Two Americas: Seniors are getting healthier but most gains go to high-income whites

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Older Americans report feeling dramatically healthier than they did 14 years ago but that good health isn’t evenly distributed, with much of the gain going to the wealthiest, most highly educated and whites. The findings suggest a growing gap in health disparities when comparing high-income, educated and whites age 65 and […]

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Richer seniors in the US are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind

T he U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. Our study, out Sept. 18, looks at the health of older Americans in recent years, using data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services on more than 50,000 seniors age […]

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Better Board Leadership a Must for Nonprofit Senior Living Success

From a lack of diversity among board members to old-school ways of doing business that need to change, there are a number of reasons why nonprofit senior living providers need to evaluate and potentially update their governance structure and practices. If they don’t, nonprofits could find their market share eroded by more nimble for-profit competitors, cautions […]

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Better Board Leadership a Must for Nonprofit Senior Living Success

From a lack of diversity among board members to old-school ways of doing business that need to change, there are a number of reasons why nonprofit senior living providers need to evaluate and potentially update their governance structure and practices. If they don’t, nonprofits could find their market share eroded by more nimble for-profit competitors, cautions […]

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Girlguide badge to tackle elderly loneliness

19 September 2017 07:56 More than half of over-75s live alone Manchester’s Girlguides are being urged to help the elderly with a new badge incentivising youngsters to tackle senior loneliness. The pilot badge has been going around nine months, and sees the girls visit sheltered housing schemes and homes for older people to keep them […]

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Girlguide badge to tackle elderly loneliness

19 September 2017 07:56 More than half of over-75s live alone Manchester’s Girlguides are being urged to help the elderly with a new badge incentivising youngsters to tackle senior loneliness. The pilot badge has been going around nine months, and sees the girls visit sheltered housing schemes and homes for older people to keep them […]

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Lady Panther netters win on senior night

Kendra Maples came back to win a thrilling No. 1 singles match to help the Palmyra girls tennis team secure an 8-0 shutout over Mexico. TRAVIS DAVID For the Courier-Post Kendra Maples found herself on the brink of a loss on the No. 1 singles court Monday evening against Mexico’s Grace Wortman. The Lady Panthers […]

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Carlisle field hockey bounces back with home-opener win

Carlisle’s field hockey team had a slower than normal start to the season. Playing just their fourth game of the year, the Chiefs played at home for the first time on Monday, and took care of business, defeating R.J. Reynolds 4-1. The Chiefs were coming off of a disappointing showing in Virginia Beach last weekend […]

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Seniors to get safety and health tips

Palestine Healthcare Center will host a Senior Appreciation Day on Sep. 26, from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. at the Ben E. Keith building, 2019 W. Oak St. “This is the second year we’ve done this,” said Dayna Mitchell, business office manager for Palestine Healthcare Center. “We want seniors to know that they’re not alone. […]

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Seniors to get safety and health tips

Palestine Healthcare Center will host a Senior Appreciation Day on Sep. 26, from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. at the Ben E. Keith building, 2019 W. Oak St. “This is the second year we’ve done this,” said Dayna Mitchell, business office manager for Palestine Healthcare Center. “We want seniors to know that they’re not alone. […]

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South Middleton Township to host senior expo and health fair Wednesday

Cindy Thrush watches her husband, John, get a shingles vaccine shot from Heather Gray, pharmacy manager for Kmart in Carlisle, during the South Middleton Township health expo in 2016. Article source: http://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/boiling_springs/south-middleton-township-to-host-senior-expo-and-health-fair/article_103879c4-2e0f-53ce-9050-a16af8194866.html

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South Middleton Township to host senior expo and health fair Wednesday

Cindy Thrush watches her husband, John, get a shingles vaccine shot from Heather Gray, pharmacy manager for Kmart in Carlisle, during the South Middleton Township health expo in 2016. Article source: http://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/boiling_springs/south-middleton-township-to-host-senior-expo-and-health-fair/article_103879c4-2e0f-53ce-9050-a16af8194866.html

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Rich American seniors are getting healthier, not poor ones – Salon …

This article was originally published on The Conversation. The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. Our study, out today, looks at the health of older Americans in recent years, using data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Rich American seniors are getting healthier, not poor ones – Salon …

This article was originally published on The Conversation. The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. Our study, out today, looks at the health of older Americans in recent years, using data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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HeartLegacy® Announces Partnership with Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC

Using HeartLegacy, Spectrum will address several business objectives, including: resident engagement family communications resident legacy preservation lead generation digital marketing J.R. Comita, Spectrum’s Vice President of Life Enrichment, says: “HeartLegacy is perfect for resident engagement and online marketing. Families love seeing HeartLegacy videos of their loved ones. Even better, HeartLegacy showcases how much fun we […]

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Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org. Alzheimer’s Walk and Campaign: The 2017 Alzheimer’s Walk will be held on Sunday morning, Sept. 24. Everyone knows someone with Alzheimer’s. Help fund research on this disease by signing up for the Brookline Senior Center […]

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Telehealth Will Only Benefit Seniors if They Know It’s Available

By Eric Wicklund September 18, 2017 – Telehealth is touted as an important avenue for seniors looking to stay healthy and at home, yet almost 90 percent of seniors recently surveyed said they either don’t have access to telehealth through their Medicare plan or they don’t know if they have it. The survey, conducted by HealthMine, […]

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Rich American seniors are getting healthier, not poor ones

This article was originally published on The Conversation. The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. Our study, out today, looks at the health of older Americans in recent years, using data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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FirstLight opens in Grayson

A national non-medical home care provider has expanded to Northeastern Kentucky to meet the region’s growing need for home care and senior care services. FirstLight Home Care has announced the opening of its location in Grayson. Local residents Shadow and Rebekah Skaggs own the new location, which offers a variety of home care, companion care […]

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Do I Need to Have 10 Times My Income Saved for Retirement?

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Driverless Shuttles Could Help Seniors Get Around in Rural Japan

On March 30, 2017, SpaceX did something no space program had done before: They relaunched an orbital class rocket from Earth that had successfully achieved lift-off just a year earlier. It wasn’t the first time Elon Musk’s company broke new ground: In December 2015, it nailed the landing on a reusable rocket—the first time that […]

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Senior news Sept. 17, 2017

Zumba Gold returns for series of fall classes The fall session of Zumba Gold is set to return to the Keene Rec Center on Washington Street from Sept. 12 through Nov. 9. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Pam Durkin. Basic Latin movements will be taught at a […]

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Seniors with strong sense of purpose often live stronger – Chicago …

After making it through the maelstrom of middle age, many adults find themselves approaching older age wondering “what will give purpose to my life?” now that the kids have flown the nest and retirement is in the cards. How they answer the question can have significant implications for their health. Over the past two decades, […]

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day: How to help seniors lower risk of injury

Simple changes can make a big difference. Article source: http://www.kens5.com/news/health/fall-prevention-awareness-day-help-seniors-lower-risk-of-injury/475678659

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Asthma can grow harder to control as time goes by

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Dementia patients face shortage of rooms, heavy cost burdens

<!– var articlecredit = []; var articlecaption = []; var articleimage = []; –> As the aging population increases in St. Lawrence County, the county is facing a shortage of nursing home beds for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses. Overall, the county has enough skilled nursing home beds, but lacks enough that provide […]

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Demons sweep Sailors to stay perfect under Rust

Hosting the Steamboat Springs Sailors Saturday afternoon inside Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium, the Glenwood Springs Demons’ girls volleyball team rolled to a three-set sweep by scores of 25-21, 25-16 and 25-16, marking the second time this season the Demons swept the Sailors on home court. In the last matchup, Glenwood won the Demon Invitational championship in two […]

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What’s up for the weekend? Lobsters, surfing and old-fashioned reminiscing

From surfing and lobsters to provocative films, international culture and old-fashioned reminiscing — a fascinating weekend is on the way. Palm Springs Thought-provoking films about family, prejudice, gender refugees and humanity run during Cinema Diverse: the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival. The films come from India, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Germany, Iran, Syria, Netherlands, France […]

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As McCaskill touts record on seniors, donor and family friend runs troubled homes

On a bright morning in May 2016, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of a pink cocktail garnished with mint and a slice of melon. In the background, the Lake of the Ozarks shimmered in the sun. “Watermelon mojito,” McCaskill tweeted. “Lake of the Ozarks. Family. Lucky.” The lakefront vacation property in Missouri where […]

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Program helps seniors find their singing voice

New senior chorus is a partnership between Voices of Canton and Aultman Generations Dan Kane CantonRep.com entertainment editor @DKaneREP NORTH CANTON  For Retta Maynard, the new Senior Sings program offered the opportunity to sing and also meet new people. “There’s a joy that comes from the fellowship of singing,” said Maynard, a Jackson Township resident. […]

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Marketplace for Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Ashley Martin(Photo: Furnished) Business Relocating Home Instead Senior Care has relocated to 226-A N. Elm St. in Downtown Henderson. The company provides non-medical home care to improve the quality of life for seniors and their families by supporting aging in place. Free consultations are available. Home care is available 24 hours per day, seven days […]

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In Omaha as elsewhere, the elderly population will keep booming, increasing demand for services – Omaha World

Whenever Henry Cordes 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.omaha.com/news/metro/in-omaha-as-elsewhere-the-elderly-population-will-keep-booming/article_49cabfae-ed26-5f0d-93c7-f34c315acff7.html

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“It Is a Top Priority”

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Marine City’s Washington Life Center celebrates seniors

Members of Washington Life Center in Marine City were celebrated during the center’s annual appreciation day earlier this month. More than 170 St. Clair County seniors gathered at the center Sept. 8 to participate in organized programs, such as drum fit, pickleball, billiards, rock painting, ladderball, bean bag, Wii sports, bingo and line dancing. “This […]

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Study: Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live

Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors, regardless of whether they’re living on their own or in a senior living community. Staff Report | news@miaminewsrecord.com French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they […]

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For senior citizens, there are ways to keep the north country as a home

<!– var articlecredit = []; var articlecaption = []; var articleimage = []; –> The north country’s more than 56,000 elderly residents lead varied lives, each with their own struggles and triumphs — but many face common hurdles in calling Northern New York home. Over the last three weeks we have heard from a range […]

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Jeffrey Osborne to perform at The Journal’s ‘Life: Boomers and Seniors Expo’

The free expo will be held at Twin River Casino on Saturday, Oct. 21. News Staff Singer Jeffrey Osborne is returning to Rhode Island as part of The Providence Journal’s “Life: Boomers and Seniors Expo,” celebrating healthy living and aging in Rhode Island. Presented by The Providence Journal and sponsored by Blue Cross  Blue Shield of Rhode Island, […]

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One in Four “Daughters in the Workplace” Experience Stigma Due to Caregiving

A new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, found that half of working female caregivers feel they have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter. In addition, a quarter (25 percent) of working daughters report they find a workplace stigma in being a […]

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Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey visits Carteret County

Jannette Pippin Daily News Staff jannette_pippin CARTERET COUNTY | N.C. Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey began a visit to Carteret County with information about a state program that is helping seniors make wise decisions that can save them money on health care insurance. Causey kicked off a meeting Friday morning at the Leon Mann […]

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Nursing home company sues former execs who face federal racketeering charges

x Embed x Share CLOSE Federal agents and other law enforcement personnel gathered evidence at the home of James G. Burkhart, CEO of American Senior Communities on Tuesday. Charlie Nye / The Star Buy Photo The FBI, Treasury and other law enforcement officers conduct an investigation at the Carmel home of American Senior Communities CEO […]

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Medicare Advantage promotes preventive care for seniors

x Embed x Share CLOSE Want to submit your letter to the editor? Here is how. Wochit Health care(Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto) Story Highlights Promoting prevention is a priority for everyone in the health care system. Todd Ray is vice president and general manager of senior products at BlueCross BlueShield of Tenn. Even when […]

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New Non-Profit Aimed to Help Caregivers

By FCNP.com Stay Put Where You Love, a non-profit organization, works with adults, children and seniors who stay at home or live with a family member while a loved one works full time who may need help in providing care. Research shows that the eldercare business is growing and there is a lot of need […]

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Laguna Beach to tackle accessory dwelling ordinance

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday will consider potential changes to a city ordinance for accessory dwelling units, also known as “granny flats” and second residential units. Changes in state law have triggered similar discussions in other cities regarding the units. These types of units can be attached or detached from a primary residence […]

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Meal and other services resume for Brevard’s seniors

x Embed x Share CLOSE Today on the News in 90 seconds, we’re looking at some trapped manatees, a lightening of Cocoa’s boil water notice and a lucky ticket winning the Fantasy 5 drawing. Video by Luann Manderville and Rob Landers. Posted Sept. 15, 2017 Buy Photo Bonnie Spillman loads up trays with lunches for […]

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Historic WF building becoming affordable senior housing – KAUZ

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – A historic building in downtown Wichita Falls is set to receive a $6 million makeover. It is making way for the building to eventually re-open as affordable housing for seniors. On Tuesday city council will vote on putting $300,000 of 4B funds towards the work. In February the city showed […]

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Oral health in the golden years – Lockport Union

With people living longer and senior citizens more active than ever, healthy teeth and smiles are an important consideration. The elderly make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and today’s seniors are healthier and have kept more of their natural teeth than generations before them. Despite the benefits of good care throughout […]

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Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey visits Carteret County

Jannette Pippin Daily News Staff jannette_pippin CARTERET COUNTY | N.C. Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey began a visit to Carteret County with information about a state program that is helping seniors make wise decisions that can save them money on health care insurance. Causey kicked off a meeting Friday morning at the Leon Mann […]

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More Than 600 Participate in County Senior Health and Fitness Walk

The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services hosted its annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk on Sept. 13 at Roosevelt Park in Edison. More than 600 participants, from towns throughout the County, participated. Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, Chair of the Community Services Committee, which oversees the Office […]

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Editorial: Good on paper not always best plan for reality

There always are things that look better on paper than in practice. Frank Shirley knows it from switching bonuses to subscriptions to the Jelly of the Month Club in “Christmas Vacation.” Les Nessman knows it from dropping turkeys from a helicopter as a Thanksgiving promotion on “WKRP in Cincinnati.” Why can’t state decision-makers figure it […]

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Boston Mayoral Candidates Address Elder Care Topics

In recent election years, the topics many of the candidates focused on involved the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and even corruption. This year, other topics are pressing and one of them has to do with elder care. If a senior has the need for some type of care at home, they would […]

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Resource Summit – What seniors, families and caregivers need to know

Educating the aging population and caregivers The 2017 Senior Resource Summit – What Seniors, Families Caregivers Need to Know will be held on Sat., Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Center at 840 Von Kolnitz Rd. The purpose of the Senior Resource Summit is […]

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Golf teams win on Senior Night

Senior Night worked out well for the Vinton County golf teams on Thursday evening at Franklin Valley Golf Course. The boys and girls teams both defeated Gallia Academy, with the Lady Vikings winning by just one stroke. Eight players celebrated their Senior Night at the Vinton County host course: Noah Waddell, Shawn McCarty, Cameron Hamon, […]

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US Embassy Memos Offer a Glimpse Into the “Devastated” Lives of Refugees Rejected by the Travel Ban

In internal memos, American embassies in Jordan and Ethiopia detailed how refugees there were “devastated” by January’s U.S. executive order barring travel from predominately Muslim countries. The memos back to State Department headquarters tell of the desperation of asylum-seekers who had their hopes of getting into the United States dashed by the order — including a […]

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Gridley seniors ready to defend Harvest Bowl hardware

By David VantressSports/News Reporter The Gridley Bulldogs have won the past four Harvest Bowl matchups with area rival Live Oak. That means the Bulldogs’ current crop of seniors have never lost to the Lions. And this year’s group of 12 seniors has no intention of letting that tradition expire on the gridiron at the Boneyard […]

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StaySmart program information session Oct. 11 at Seniors Center

Senior couple walking together in the countryside, back view(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) The fourth session of the popular StaySmart Lifestyle and Wellness Program will start Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Oshkosh Seniors Center. The lifestyle and wellness program is an opportunity for people to learn how to make more informed lifestyle choices that will help them live a healthier […]

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Fox Point urges seniors to keep teeth clean, healthy, comfortable

Dental cavities don’t only happen to kids. Cavities can affect anyone with natural teeth. A lifetime of good dental care – twice daily brushing and flossing plus routine check-ups — can improve everyone’s oral health. Another dental fact: the uncomfortable condition of dry mouth is not an inevitable part of the aging process. The National […]

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Muskingum County Center for Seniors

News and Notes •Nurse from Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department will be available at 10 a.m. Monday. •Alzheimer’s Walk after lunch Tuesday, with a rain date of Wednesday. •Collector’s Club will meet at noon Wednesday. •Representative of Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will be available at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to answer questions. •Jewelry class at […]

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Eight Dead After a Florida Nursing Home Loses Power, the Laws in Place to Keep Seniors Safe

(WKRG) — The news shocked the nation and raised questions about what is required for nursing homes in the state of Florida. In Florida, nursing homes are regulated by the Agency for Healthcare Administration. The website does not say if nursing homes are required to have generators, but we were able to find out by […]

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Study: More than 50 percent of home care workers are on public assistance

A new study by a national research and consulting organization showed that more than half of home health care workers rely on public assistance to supplement income. Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute’s study showed that wages haven’t kept up with inflation in the past decade. On average, nursing assistants in nursing homes make a $12.34 an hour […]

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Five Star Dips Its Toes in Home Care, Considers Scaling Up – Senior …

As the baby boom generation ages in the coming years, demand for private-pay senior living is expected to soar—but so too is demand for at-home care. Recognizing this, many independent living and assisted living companies are taking a closer look than ever before at the opportunity and risks in expanding their services to include private-pay […]

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Falls send 2.8 million seniors annually to the hospital. Here’s what you can do to help prevent them.

x Embed x Share CLOSE Knox County offers the evidence-based exercise classes to seniors, to help them with strength and balance in order to cut their risk of falling. Submitted/Knox County Health Department A pharmacist helps a woman evaluate her medications at last year’s fall prevention event.(Photo: Submitted/Jon Gustin, Knox County Health Department) They’re the […]

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‘Sticky’ Smartwatch for Seniors Could Improve Home Health

Home health workers are tasked with figuring out a senior’s condition when they arrive at the home, often with little prior information. They also may be working with seniors who do not want to document their vitals regularly or change their routines as needed. With these challenges in mind, one technology company is looking to streamline […]

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16th annual Fremont County Senior Fair set for Sept. 29

Click photo to enlarge With tools ranging from health screenings to tips about how to get free senior transportation, organizers of the Fremont County Senior Fair are gearing up for their 16th annual event. The fair, set to run from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29, will be at the E-Free Church, 3000 E. Main […]

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Talking Politics: Missouri Annual Veto Session Explained

In this episode of Talking Politics, Prof. Mark Horvit explains what’s in store for as Missouri lawmakers meet for their annual veto session this week. Mark Horvit is a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and leads the school’s state government reporting program. Of all the vetoed bills, one of the most talked about is […]

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Saguache senior day care, respite center moving forward

SAGUACHE — Salida Valley to Valley Senior Care Center Director Yvonne (Eve) Braden invites Saguache County residents to visit her booth at the Fall Festival this weekend to see plans for the new Saguache County Senior Care Center. Senior crafts from the Salida Center will be on sale at the booth. Braden and the care […]

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