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Some Home Care Agency Owners Are Driven by Personal Experience

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

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

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

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EAC Network expands senior center operations

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

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Healthcare Savings Tied to Healthy Food, New Data Demonstrates

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

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

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

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Finding money for long-term care

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

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Equine enthusiasts preaches horse therapy for Langley seniors

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

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

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

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Logansport girls soccer preview

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

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Experienced Covington team routs Chargers in season opener Monday

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

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Northwest Indiana fitness programs keep seniors sharp physically and mentally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Orioles drub Pike 9-0

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

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Tucker County Senior Center News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Center for Healthy Aging actively works to improve senior care

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

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Must-Read News: Brookdale Leans on Home Health

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

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Dentists make urgent call to get seniors help with oral care

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

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CMS Must Ensure Seniors Have Access to Diabetes Prevention Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Retirement Expenses Most People Underestimate

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

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

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Lucas readies for playoff foe in Week 1 challenge

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

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Greeley Senior Center news for Aug. 13

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

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New goal this season for Wildcats’ softball team

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

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Seniors rush for national park passes before rate hike

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

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These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living

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

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Beijing native studies senior health in Delco

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

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Senior Health: Seniors should pay attention to kidney health

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

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7 Healthcare Expenses Medicare Won’t Pay For

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

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Seniors who love to help seniors

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

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Bishop Museum announces Hokulea exhibit

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

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Lawsuit aims to give Medicare seniors rights on hospital stay

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

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

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Aging Matters: Brookridge to host Circus Daze Clowns – Winston

Whenever Melissa Hall posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/aging-matters-brookridge-to-host-circus-daze-clowns/article_51e3cc23-012d-5205-876b-9965fff2e127.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barnett’s listening tour stops in Parsons

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

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‘Seniors For Seniors’ program catnip for the soul

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

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

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

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Always Best Care helps seniors stay in touch

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

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

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

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7 Healthcare Expenses Medicare Won’t Pay For

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CCRC Introduces ‘Crash Pad’ Apartments for Young Seniors

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

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

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

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Hamilton County Commission plans to fund new programs in senior services levy

CINCINNATI — Former Cincinnati Mayor Dwight Tillery’s Center for Closing the Health Gap could end up getting $1 million in local taxpayer funding after all. Tucked away in a Hamilton County Commission-backed plan to put an increased senior services levy on the ballot are three new programs that could cost taxpayers more money. Commissioners used […]

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These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living

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

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Senior Health: Seniors should pay attention to kidney health …

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

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Why Medicaid matters to anyone with aging relatives

pThe National Institute on Retirement Security concluded that American households had a median retirement savings account balance of just a href=”http://www.nirsonline.org/storage/nirs/documents/RSC%202015/final_rsc_2015.pdf”$2,500/a, and the median for those nearing retirement was a mere a href=”http://www.nirsonline.org/storage/nirs/documents/RSC%202015/final_rsc_2015.pdf”$14,500/a. Such meager savings make it extremely difficult for retirees to cover their out-of-pocket medical costs for co-pays, deductibles, and noncovered items such […]

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Home Health Care Makes Inroads With Amazon Alexa Pilot | Home …

Voice-activated technology is no longer a bleeding edge concept in home health care. For one California home health care provider, Amazon’s Alexa has been customized as a real solution to improve caregiver efficiencies and benefit patients. Libertana Home Health, a Beverly Hills, California-based company with 3,000 clients in homes and senior living communities throughout the […]

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PBL football retools with another large senior class

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No rest this summer for Aquinas athletes

David City Aquinas senior Tyler Vavrina played for the Nebraska-Bison Red basketball team and David City Senior Legion baseball team this summer. Article source: http://columbustelegram.com/sports/high-school/no-rest-this-summer-for-aquinas-athletes/article_467e0719-e113-50f2-9aca-8773ddcd827c.html

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Fair held to inform Mt. Juliet seniors

“The purpose of the health fair is to have different vendors come and explain to our seniors the different services that are available in this community,” said Mt. Juliet senior center director Tanya Graham. Vendors received information about home health, elder law, physical health and other aspects of a senior’s life. ‘); }else{ document.write(”); } “It’s just a pressure-free […]

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Elderly most likely to be hospitalized for opioids in Washington state

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Overlake Medical Center medical professionals want to shed light on the least talked about victims of the opioid crisis — the elderly. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report says elderly people are the most likely to be hospitalized for opioids in Washington state.   Heading into the doctor’s office […]

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Books Plus: Seniors’ health, dad time and a Beauty of a movie – The Tri

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.   COQUITLAM Seniors’ Health Fair 2017: CPL is hosting this annual event over two days later this month, featuring free workshops provided […]

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Protesters oppose proposed cuts to Medicaid

Barb Franklin of Rantoul, president of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, speaks to her fellow protesters during a rally Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 outside U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’s office in uptown Normal. Article source: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/protesters-oppose-proposed-cuts-to-medicaid/article_a30c2171-8267-560b-bed4-d675e5667554.html

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Home Health Care Makes Inroads With Amazon Alexa Pilot

Voice-activated technology is no longer a bleeding edge concept in home health care. For one California home health care provider, Amazon’s Alexa has been customized as a real solution to improve caregiver efficiencies and benefit patients. Libertana Home Health, a Beverly Hills, California-based company with 3,000 clients in homes and senior living communities throughout the […]

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Pedors Shoes Develops New Program to Aid Seniors in Need

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Acushnet Senior Center isn’t just for seniors

By Robert BarbozaThe Advocate ACUSHNET — If you haven’t visited the senior center on South Main Street lately, or checked out the monthly Council on Aging newsletter in a while, you probably don’t know what you’ve been missing. A new computer room, movie matinees, theme luncheons, and field trips to local ice cream stands are […]

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Atascocita seniors use artistry to claim parking spots

Caption Close Atascocita High school allows its seniors to decorate their parking spots with designs that reflect their personalities and interests. In spring 2016, the senior class of 2017 approached administration about the project before starting their senior year. “We are lucky in that even though we are a very large school, our parking lot […]

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$5000 travel voucher top prize for senior volunteer of the year

Commitment, passion, energy, flexibility, creativity and, above all, reliability — these are just some of the qualities that make up a truly great volunteer. To that end, Lifetime magazine, produced by the Vancouver Courier, is launching its second annual Senior Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by Opal by Element Lifestyle Retirement Community. The award was […]

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Breaux Bridge High football: What you need to know

x Embed x Share CLOSE We went to Breaux Bridge and found five things to watch for heading into the Tigers’ 2017 season. Wochit Buy Photo Breaux Bridge Head Coach Terry Martin talks to players before the start of the Sept. 23, 2016 game againstTeurlingsin Lafayette.(Photo: LEE CELANO/THE ADVERTISER)Buy Photo SCOUTING REPORT Strengths Aside from […]

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Fresh food for low-income seniors axed from Malloy spending plan

Caption Close NORWALK — State-issued vouchers that help low-income seniors afford peaches and peppers at the farmers market are not worth the paper they are printed on. That is Hartford’s message to seniors in the Norwalk area and across Connecticut while lawmakers continue to operate without a state budget for the 2018 fiscal year. And […]

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PERI District VII annual PERI meeting to be held in Jackson – Jackson County Times

The Public Employee Retirees Incorporated (PERI) District VII annual meeting will be held in Jackson on Thursday, Aug. 24. The district meeting will be at the OSU Extension Office, 17 Standpipe Road, Jackson, Ohio. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with speakers at 10:30 a.m. The Jackson PERI Chapter will not hold its regular Aug.14 […]

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Why Medicaid matters to you | WTOP

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University (THE CONVERSATION) Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been suspended for the time being, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But Obamacare is far from safe, and the same […]

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New Home Helpers home care business opens in the Tri-Cities

Business offers specialized in-home care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing assistance Contributed Report Local veteran David W. Conolly Jr. is pleased to announce that he’s bringing a new, professional in-home care option to the Tri-Cities with his new business, Home Helpers Tri-Cities. Home Helpers is a national franchise specializing in comprehensive […]

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Senior Center News: Aug. 10

What is home care and who needs it? Jay Kiley, owner and regional developer of Synergy HomeCare, will give an overview of home care and what is it all about in the senior center lounge on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 11:30. Kiley will answer questions regarding who pays for home care, as well as what […]

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Anthony Traveling On The Long Road To Build Off Breakout Season In 2017

(Editor’s note: For the full photo gallery of the Anthony Wildcats practice, click here.) The Anthony Wildcats are used to traveling long distances both literally and figuratively. Sitting less than a mile away from the Texas-New Mexico state line in El Paso County, the 2A school competes in a district that requires travel to games […]

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Increased traffic expected on Chatham Pkwy due to SCPS Senior Parade/first day of class

Are you getting ready to hit the roads? Are you stuck in traffic wondering what’s going on? Looking for a detour? Check WTOC First Alert Traffic optimized for your mobile device. Article source: http://www.wtoc.com/story/36104710/increased-traffic-expected-thursday-morning-on-chatham-pkwy-due-to-scps-senior-parade

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Seniors snap up U.S. national park passes before 700 percent price …

Up to 2 million passes Out-of-the-way Craters of the Moon still has the lifetime passes, but other areas that draw more visitors have run out, and officials authorized a rain check policy in mid-July. The policy allows people to use vouchers instead of the lifetime passes, and ultimately exchange them for one of the plastic, […]

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Mixed-use buildings on Summer Street and Mass Ave. approved

Registration Call the COA to register for all programs. Call to ask questions or arrange for transportation at 781-316-3400. All events are at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St., unless otherwise noted. Events Arlington For All Ages 5K Race to benefit the COA: Sept. 10. Start at Town Hall at 10 a.m. Finish line […]

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Sachse Senior Center hosts inaugural health, wellness gathering

By Greg Ford Staff Writer [email protected] Society can offer a lot of assistance to senior citizens. One of the keys, though, is making sure they ‘re aware such help is available. That was the overall theme last Thursday during the first of what hopefully will be an annual health and wellness gathering at the Sachse […]

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Why the government believes seniors are paying $200 million more …

 – FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Federal health officials say a controversial program that allows hospitals to purchase drugs at deep discounts needs some fixing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, worry hospitals are playing fast and loose with what’s known as the 340B program by buying more expensive drugs than they have to, putting […]

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Home Care Assistance Teams with Parkinson’s Foundation

Article source: https://www.homecaremag.com/news/home-care-assistance-teams-parkinsons-foundation

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How Alexa’s best skill could be as a home health-care assistant

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Why Medicaid matters to you

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University (THE CONVERSATION) Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been suspended for the time being, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But Obamacare is far from safe, and the same […]

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These #4 Startups are Lending a Helping Hand to Senior Citizens

The senior citizens need more attention and care to live an easier life. In busy day to day schedule, we mostly forget to look after the senior members of the family. We think that the retirement time is the most relaxing phase for senior citizens but with increasing age, the unavoidable health problem and challenges […]

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Seniors snap up US national park passes before 700 percent price hike

Up to 2 million passes Out-of-the-way Craters of the Moon still has the lifetime passes, but other areas that draw more visitors have run out, and officials authorized a rain check policy in mid-July. The policy allows people to use vouchers instead of the lifetime passes, and ultimately exchange them for one of the plastic, […]

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A win for seniors and the home health workers who take care of them

Sometimes good news is buried in the fine print. While the recently passed state budget undoubtedly sets North Carolina back on education and many other key investments, the spending plan also provides some very targeted assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities. And as a bonus, home healthcare workers—some of the lowest paid workers in […]

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Why the government believes seniors are paying $200 million more for drugs than they need to

 – FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Federal health officials say a controversial program that allows hospitals to purchase drugs at deep discounts needs some fixing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, worry hospitals are playing fast and loose with what’s known as the 340B program by buying more expensive drugs than they have to, putting […]

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Health benefits of Tai Chi enticing seniors to practice

Seniors practice tai chi At age 86, you could call Venetta Cronin the “O.G” of Tai Chi. “I love it so I’m a regular,” said Cronin, who began practicing the ancient martial art form four years ago. The Yang short form that she is learning at Presbyterian Village North has been adapted to fit students […]

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Senior services expand in Adams County with relocation of The Senior Hub to Thornton

Bob Grogan, 85, was sitting in a chair on the front porch of his home in south Adams County watching the cars drive by when Mary McGinnis pulled up in her big red Cadillac. As usual, he got out of his chair and walked down to the curb to meet her. “It’s good to see […]

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All Metro Health buys Independence Healthcare

All Metro Health Care, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, has closed its buy of Independence Healthcare Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Independence Health, of Worcester, Massachusetts, provides non-medical home healthcare services. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK – AUGUST 9, 2017 – One Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm, today announced that its […]

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New Home Helpers home care business opens in the Tri-Cities

Business offers specialized in-home care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing assistance Contributed Report Local veteran David W. Conolly Jr. is pleased to announce that he’s bringing a new, professional in-home care option to the Tri-Cities with his new business, Home Helpers Tri-Cities. Home Helpers is a national franchise specializing in comprehensive […]

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Boilermakers Travel to South Bend

Aug. 8, 2017 GameTracker Live Stats: Mobile / Flash GAMEDAY INFORMATION Purdue at Notre Dame (Preseason Exhibition) Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. ET Alumni Stadium / South Bend, Indiana All-Time Regular-Season Series: Tied 1-1 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue women’s soccer’s first game action of the new campaign comes Wednesday as part of a […]

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Information about Senior Services in Union County, Just “ASK”

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can attend any of five Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in August to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. The ASK events will be held in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood, Linden, […]

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When disaster strikes: Seniors learn survival skills from National Guard

PLATTSBURGH — There’s no better way to learn how to survive disasters than from survival experts. Team 6 Army National Guard Specialist David Lima and Lt. Kevin Valenti gave seniors the skinny on the do’s and don’ts in a Citizen Preparedness Corps presentation Tuesday at the Clinton County Senior Center. “It’s a joint task force,” […]

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Debt can exacerbate problems for seniors with dementia, health experts say

Health experts say debt can have a significant effect on the well-being of seniors struggling with health issues. The link between debt and seniors’ health was one of the panel topics explored at a conference at Carleton University on Tuesday. “We know that financial stress … can exacerbate problems with dementia,” said Lynda Colley, chair of the Dementia Society […]

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Greenwich Home Care launches concert series

Caption Close When Greenwich business owner and longtime Riverside resident Paul Horowitz drove past Stamford’s summer concert series Alive@Five last month, it inspired him to launch his own musical venture. “I had this idea that I should do that for seniors,” Horowitz said, who founded Greenwich Home Care last year. “Senior citizens can’t travel much, […]

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Roadshow: Restricted driver licenses one solution for old Californians

Q: My mother at a certain age failed her driver’s license test three times. The feeling of isolation this gave her was frightening. She was still quite sharp and mentally active. Trying to use buses or senior ride programs can severely limit someone in this situation. The DMV suggested we contact their ombudsman who explained driver […]

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Here’s who can ride Sacramento light rail for free this month

Students can ride light rail to school for free on the first day of school this month, Sacramento Regional Transit officials say. The agency also will allow anyone 62 and older or anyone who is disabled to ride for free Aug. 21, which is National Senior Citizens Day. “We want to encourage our students to […]

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Why ‘Medicare for all’ means deadly trouble for seniors

If you’re a Baby Boomer, you’re expecting Medicare to pay for that knee replacement or cataract operation you’ll need in 10 or 20 years. Don’t count on it. Health-care reform is taking a dangerous turn. Democrats, energized by the failure to repeal ObamaCare, are again pushing a government takeover of health care they call “Medicare […]

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