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Anson seniors fed, entertained at luncheon

Anson County seniors were treated to a special dinner, funded by the Board of Commissioners, on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Lockhart-Taylor Center. “We decided some years ago to do a Senior Christmas Luncheon; started with a group of under 100, and now the numbers has escalated to over 500 seniors,” said the Rev. […]

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Time for Congress to give seniors access to health savings accounts

Medicare is an important lifeline for millions, including me, and always will be. But we all know it can be improved. One promising way to improve Medicare is to make health savings accounts (HSAs) available to seniors. Right now, the only Americans who are legally prevented from enjoying the benefits of this special kind of […]

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‘You can’t be lonely and be a healthy person.’ How seniors can …

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a challenge for communities across the country. She lost her husband in 2012 when she […]

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Feeding seniors: Owensboro Health and Munday Activity Center team up on food project – messenger

Photo by Alan Warren, Messenger-Inquirer/awarren@messenger-inquirer.com Larry Little, Executive Senior Food Service Director, left talks with Brien Mathews, executive chef, inside the kitchen on Monday at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. OHRH approached the Munday Activity Center a few months ago asking for a partnership to give leftover food to help feed hungry senior citizens. Article source: […]

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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12, 2017) — The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely — which can be harmful to their health. Loneliness is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a […]

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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health – Newswise

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12, 2017) — The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely — which can be harmful to their health. Loneliness is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a […]

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Tech startups, innovations attend to seniors’ health, quality of life

By Nancy Dahlberg Miami Herald Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar? Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies. One company has […]

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Seniors Face Return of Obamacare Tax in 2018

The clock is ticking for the return of an Obamacare tax that opponents say will hit older Americans on fixed incomes particularly hard, costing them an extra $500 per couple. “For seniors on fixed incomes, my heavens, it’s a real problem,” @60PlusAssoc says. Congress hasn’t taken action to delay or eliminate the tax before Jan. […]

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Growing senior care market offers opportunity for digital health

Increasing adoption of technology, the rise of remote care, and a growing number of smart living services available to the mass market are among the several ongoing trends transforming aging care, according to a newly released report from HealthXL and AARP. These developments and others provide players inside and out of healthcare a clear opportunity […]

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Conn professors develop site for Hispanic seniors and caregivers

A website designed for Hispanic families in New London may fill what two Connecticut College professors say is a linguistic and cultural gap preventing caretakers for aging New London residents from finding out about services available to them. Maria Cruz-Saco and Mónika López-Anuarbe, both economists at Connecticut College, set out nearly eight years ago to […]

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Seniors and the sick would be slammed if Congress scraps medical tax deductions

Are you or your parents among the many living in a retirement community or Alzheimer’s care unit? Are health-care bills stacking up? Good thing you can deduct those on your taxes. Oh, wait, not if Congress has its way. Your medical deductions could soon disappear — unless you contact your senator or representative to help sway the decision. […]

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SF housing market prompts assisted living facilities to close

The steep housing market in San Francisco is prompting homeowners who run assisted living homes to close their doors, contributing to the shortage of residential care facilities for the elderly in The City. That’s according to a city public health official who spoke last Thursday at a Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services […]

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Beating the holiday blues

By Liisa Ogburn The holidays are a time when anyone can experience “the blues,” but especially seniors. According to the {{a href=”external_link-1”}}American Medical Resource Institute{{/a}}, over 6 million people over 65 are depressed. There are many reasons, from loneliness or loss of a spouse, to chronic health conditions and having to depend primarily or even […]

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EDITORIAL: Let seniors have condoms, talk about sex – Glens Falls Post

Local editorials represent the opinion of the Post-Star editorial board, which consists of Publisher Rob Forcey, Editor Ken Tingley, Projects Editor Will Doolittle, Controller/Operations Director Brian Corcoran and citizen representatives Dan Gealt, George Nelson and Patricia Crayford. Article source: http://poststar.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-let-seniors-have-condoms-talk-about-sex/article_31d68c0f-792d-59da-bb83-f6a11107d2c2.html

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Advancing seniors’ independent living

Dr. Bruce C. Highberger, a lifelong native of Blairsville, established this family owned, family oriented practice in 1979, returning to his hometown following dental school and service in the Army. Article source: https://www.indianagazette.com/opinion/advancing-seniors-independent-living/article_9a2ab13a-dcfc-11e7-9d93-e31761413c91.html

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New technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life – Tech News …

Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar?  Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies.  One company has a solution that tracks and […]

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Low-income seniors face increasingly tough choices as Medicare cuts loom

Caption Close STAMFORD — Carol Chiappetta was sitting in her kitchen watching TV when the news flashed across the screen. She threw up her arms in surprise then breathed a sigh of relief — not for herself but for the friends she’s taken calls from since state legislators announced plans to cut a Medicare supplement […]

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Free legal aid day set for seniors and people with disabilities

Anthony D. Edwards of Sholler Edwards LLC will be at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center for consultation on Dec. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The free legal aid is provided by the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging. Edwards offers assistance with public benefits and utilities shut off; landlord/tenant problems; older adults […]

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Easy fixes can help seniors keep driving longer

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Group of seniors is laughing their way to health and happiness

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Some say laughter is the best medicine. The Senior Circle at the College Station Medical Center gathers once a month to get a dose of joy and happiness. It’s called Laughter Yoga. You won’t find any downward dogs or tree poses here. But what you will find is a lot of singing, hugging, […]

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Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare are scary

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/08/opinions/paul-ryan-delivers-the-ugly-news-on-medicare-louis/index.html

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New Plan Offers More Health Care Choices For Senior Citizens …

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As our parents age, many of us are forced to decide whether they can safely keep living in their home or they need to be moved. Governor Tom Wolf introduced a plan Thursday that should make it possible for seniors to live at home longer. More health […]

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New Plymouth Place CEO brings experience in health care, senior living

Plymouth Place Senior Living will ring in the new year with a new chief executive officer. James (Jay) Biere, 59, takes over from the retiring Dale Lilburn, effective Jan. 1. “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead at Plymouth Place,” he said in a telephone interview. “I was impressed with the staff, board and leadership. […]

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CMR senior Akasia Denton healthy and ready to contribute for Rustlers

GREAT FALLS — CM Russell senior Akasia Denton is enjoying every minute at practice this season. She’s where she belongs, on the court shooting her shot with her teammates beside her. “You know, they mean so much to me we’ve been together playing since fourth grade,” Denton said. “To make it this far with four […]

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Group of seniors is laughing their way to health and happiness

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Some say laughter is the best medicine. The Senior Circle at the College Station Medical Center gathers once a month to get a dose of joy and happiness. It’s called Laughter Yoga. You won’t find any downward dogs or tree poses here. But what you will find is a lot of singing, hugging, […]

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New Plan Offers More Health Care Choices For Senior Citizens

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As our parents age, many of us are forced to decide whether they can safely keep living in their home or they need to be moved. Governor Tom Wolf introduced a plan Thursday that should make it possible for seniors to live at home longer. More health […]

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How Tax Reform Could Impact Senior Citizens

Among several issues hanging in the balance as the House and Senate try to reconcile their versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a deduction for medical expenses. The House version of the bill eliminates this tax break, which is used by people who incur significant health care costs, such as those with […]

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Personal tech helps seniors stay in touch, stay at home

Americans 65 and older are about 13% of the U.S. population — 19 percent by 2030. There’s a need, and a market, for technology to help them remain healthy while they remain at home. By Nancy DahlbergThe Miami Herald Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline is Thursday: What You Need to Know

Medicare’s fall open enrollment period ends Thursday. During the annual seven-week period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, beneficiaries can make changes related to Medicare Part C (known as an Advantage Plan) and Part D (prescription drug coverage). Medicare Advantage coverage is offered by private insurers under contract with the Centers for Medicare […]

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Walking for life: Ephrata’s Early Bird Walkers Club celebrates 25 years

What originally began as a breakfast club blossomed into a group of 50 seniors who walk each Monday at different locations in Lancaster, such as trails, campuses and school grounds. It’s not an easy feat to wake up at dawn and go for a walk, especially in inclement weather. But there’s a group of seniors […]

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Video Games Can Improve Seniors’ Mental Health, Scientists Find …

Video games are part of the long, long list of supposedly lowbrow pop culture items that people are convinced will rot your brain. It’s got plenty of company alongside the likes of television, comic books, and pop music — if you go back far enough, you can probably find some ancient Sumerian claiming this whole […]

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Health Care Measures Everything Except What Really Matters To Seniors

Shutterstock As board chair of a community hospital, I am often confronted with the dozens of quality and safety measures that state and federal regulators use to score and pay us, and private organizations use to rate us. And as someone who works to improve the quality of care for older adults, I am struck […]

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By helping seniors set life goals, coaches motivate them to get stronger and live well

Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here. Bea Lipsky shuffles into her wellness coach’s office one morning earlier this fall and parks her walker by the wall. Lipsky, 89, has had a trying year, enduring a hernia operation and two emergency room […]

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Keep Gaming Forever to Save Your Brain, Scientists Say

Video games are part of the long, long list of supposedly lowbrow pop culture items that people are convinced will rot your brain. It’s got plenty of company alongside the likes of television, comic books, and pop music — if you go back far enough, you can probably find some ancient Sumerian claiming this whole […]

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New technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life

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Resources help seniors navigate Medicare options

PLATTSBURGH — Medicare Open Enrollment closes Thursday. If seniors 65 and older want to switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage Plan or vice versa, the time is now. “When it’s open enrollment, anyone can change for any reason,” said Marisa S. Pers, services for the aging specialist at the Clinton County Office for the […]

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Bills Filed to Reinstate Health Services to MO’s Low Income Seniors

Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Three Democratic House members have filed bills to reinstate funding for low income nursing care […]

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Condom dispute highlights dangers of HIV among seniors

Caption Close QUEENSBURY — A dispute over free condoms at a senior center highlighted the idea that AIDS can no longer be considered a young person’s disease. On Tuesday, the Glens Falls Post-Star reported that Queensbury senior center director Kathryn Cramer was under fire from the center’s board president, former cardiologist David Schwenker, after she […]

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Local health events: Dec. 5 through Dec. 12 – The Herald

Ongoing • Abuse/neglect of seniors or disabled adults – In Grundy County, call Catholic Charities at 815-933-7791 or the 24-hour adult protective services hotline at 866-800-1409. ‘); // SHOW ORIGAMI CONTAINER WHEN WINDOW LESS THAN 1024px } else { $(“#inline-ad”).html(”); // SHOW BIG BOX WHEN WINDOW GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 1024px } • Advocate […]

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Christmas comes early at Aurora long-term care facility

Alice Owens of Aurora has seen decades’ worth of Christmas celebrations, but when it comes to enjoying the magic of the season, it never gets old. “As far as the holiday and celebrating the arrival of Santa, it’s never too late. I’m excited about it,” Owens said. Santa and his elves made an early Christmas […]

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Missouri House Democrats offer set of options to restore health services to low income seniors

Three Democratic House members have filed bills to reinstate funding for low income nursing care recipients and providers as well as money for prescription drugs. Over the summer, Governor Eric Greitens vetoed a bill that finances the nursing care for 8,000 low income seniors by pulling excess money from other state departments.  He said the […]

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Accenture’s latest AI platform to help seniors with loneliness wraps up pilot program

Accenture has recently completed a pilot program in the UK, which uses its artificial intelligence platform to help seniors manage their care and daily lives. The technology was developed by Accenture Liquid Studio in London and is tailored for older people living independently.  It can learn users’ behaviors and preferences and suggest activities to support […]

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Queensbury Senior Center director in hot water over effort to reduce HIV – Glens Falls Post

Whenever Kathleen Moore 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://poststar.com/news/local/queensbury-senior-center-director-in-hot-water-over-effort-to/article_78290c49-57fa-59d4-9f17-994b16c8807e.html

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Ohio Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7

Seniors with Medicare insurance have until Dec. 7 at midnight to make changes for next year. Many seniors never review their health plans during the open enrollment period and they could be missing out on a chance to save money, said Christina Reeg, Director of the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program. OSHIIP is a […]

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December at the Senior Center… | Community | mooresvilletribune …

Need Information Assistance? The South Iredell Senior Center provides information and assistance for the following (*services provided directly by the Senior Center/ICOA): Adult Day Care/Day Health, Adult Protective Services, Affordable Housing, *Caregiver Support Group/Classes, *Disaster Preparation/Planning/Response, Emergency Food, Energy Assistance, *Evidence-Based Health Programs *Fitness and Health Promotion, *Weight Loss and Nutrition Education, *Health Screenings, Help […]

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Orvis students reach vulnerable seniors with nutritional information

As a method for further immersing nursing students into the community, increasing their understanding and awareness of patient lives outside the hospital, and in preparation for their careers, the Orvis School of Nursing requires its Level 3 students to collaborate with an agency serving vulnerable populations to develop and provide a health promotion event. Working […]

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Valley Christmas carolers ‘give back’ to seniors one note at a time

Dylan Busse may not always sing on key but that doesn’t stop her from belting out Christmas carols for seniors and their caregivers each holiday season in the San Fernando Valley. Holiday Caroling Festivities presents their ÒAnnual L.A. Holiday CarolingÓ event singing at the West Hills Health Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park Sunday. More than […]

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Nonprofits ask for donations to ‘Share the Heat’ with seniors by January – Waco Tribune

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Rising Medicare costs leave many US seniors with a flat COLA

Millicent Graves will get a raise from Social Security next year, but her household budget will get worse, not better. The 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, announced by Social Security for 2018 will boost Graves’ monthly benefit by $20.70. But in reality, that increase will be wiped out by a higher Medicare Part B […]

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Workforce scrambles to keep up with aging population

Related Article The region’s health care industry is greeting an influx of older adults at the same time it’s bidding a significant portion of its workforce farewell, creating opportunities for youngsters to enter the arena — if they can be trained fast enough. But, according to data, the college graduation rate, particularly within the tech […]

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Failure to fund CHIP leaves health care for 3300 McLennan County kids uncertain – Waco Tribune

Whenever Phillip Ericksen 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.wacotrib.com/news/health/failure-to-fund-chip-leaves-health-care-for-mclennan-county/article_f6901ac8-9b8f-5a24-9469-6272820b74f1.html

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Coordinated care with doctors and hospitals can improve health and save money – WXIA

  Robin Gladden’s most traumatic moments weren’t due to her being raised by abusive, drug-addicted parents in a violence-plagued community. Instead, she says it was because of mistakes and neglect by the health care system.  Gladden, 62, is a thyroid cancer survivor who also has diabetes, bursitis, high blood pressure, acid reflux and sciatica. She’s […]

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Opinion: Congress abandons community health centers, hurting thousands in Bay Area

Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this photo gallery on your mobile device. On Sept. 30, critical funding for federally qualified community health centers expired. This perceived lack of urgency endangers the health of our nation’s most vulnerable. Now, every community health center in California faces drastic cuts in federal funding that will cause […]

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Local seniors voice fears of health care slashes to legislators – News …

By Stephanie Menders smenders@norwichbulletin.com (860) 425-4256 GRISWOLD – Kathleen Coletti is trying to figure out how she will pay for her 18 prescription medications if her Medicare is cut. “That’s not including the vitamins I have to take and the dietary restrictions,” Coletti, 53, of Jewett City, said. “If I didn’t have financial support, there would […]

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A Roadmap of the 21st Century Senior Living Community

Senior living needs to make the ultimate push into the 21st century. With that push, providers can’t ignore technology. But the 21st century senior living community, or one that incorporates technology with the aim to enhance both the patient and provider experience, has many components, and defining it varies greatly by provider and perspective. Overall, […]

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A Roadmap of the 21st Century Senior Living Community

Senior living needs to make the ultimate push into the 21st century. With that push, providers can’t ignore technology. But the 21st century senior living community, or one that incorporates technology with the aim to enhance both the patient and provider experience, has many components, and defining it varies greatly by provider and perspective. Overall, […]

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Local seniors voice fears of health care slashes to legislators

By Stephanie Menders smenders@norwichbulletin.com (860) 425-4256 GRISWOLD – Kathleen Coletti is trying to figure out how she will pay for her 18 prescription medications if her Medicare is cut. “That’s not including the vitamins I have to take and the dietary restrictions,” Coletti, 53, of Jewett City, said. “If I didn’t have financial support, there would […]

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Local seniors voice fears of health care slashes to legislators

By Stephanie Menders smenders@norwichbulletin.com (860) 425-4256 GRISWOLD – Kathleen Coletti is trying to figure out how she will pay for her 18 prescription medications if her Medicare is cut. “That’s not including the vitamins I have to take and the dietary restrictions,” Coletti, 53, of Jewett City, said. “If I didn’t have financial support, there would […]

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Students collect senior stories to define health

A group of kinesiology researchers is taking on a single question for a research project: What is health? Some might say it’s about the numbers. “Health promotion types of fields tend to put numbers around what health is—120/80 is healthy blood pressure and under 200 is your healthy cholesterol,” said Kinesiology Professor Christi Johnson. The […]

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SilverSneakers: 25 years of helping seniors stay healthy

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Senior Health: When to talk to your loved one about assisted living

Your mom still lives in the house where you grew up. It’s filled with memories of family and friends. You know your mom loves that house. But today she said something you’ve never heard her say before: “Sometimes I feel like this house is too much for me.” Maybe it’s time to talk to your […]

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Why Seniors Aren’t Shopping Around on Medicare Plans

Many older adults spend more time shopping around for the best deals on groceries and gasoline than they do for their Medicare plan, reports a new survey. As a result, they could be losing out on potential savings for prescription drugs, insurance copayments, and other out-of-pocket medical expenses. These statistics come from WellCare’s “The Cost […]

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Payer Roundup—Cigna taps Lyft to give seniors rides; UnitedHealth …

Cigna-HealthSpring taps Lyft to provide rides to seniors Cigna-HealthSpring has teamed up with Lyft on a program to help Medicare Advantage enrollees get rides to and from their doctors and pharmacies. The program, which is available to customers in select plans in seven states and the District of Columbia, has facilitated 14,500 transports since it […]

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New Program at South Plains Food Bank to Help Seniors Stay Healthy

LUBBOCK, TX – The South Plains Food Bank is introducing a new program to help keep seniors healthy. Watch the video above to see how the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and how you can get signed up for it. For more information on other programs through the food bank or how you can volunteer, visit […]

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Arlington firefighters help defeat large Cambridge fire

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 Closing the SNAP gap: Help close the gap between those who qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and those enrolled. […]

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Martha Cashman — Northfield – Post

Martha Mary Cashman, age 63, of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 30, 2017. Martha was born on Nov. 14, 1953, in Owatonna to Charles E. and Barbara A. Cashman as the fourth of 10 children. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1972. Martha received her B.A. in communications […]

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SCAN Health Plan Names Top-Performing Medical Groups

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is proud to announce the top performing medical groups in its California provider network. The medical groups recognized are the top seven performers for care and service based on SCAN’s internal quality metrics. “SCAN’s mission is […]

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ADRC training helping seniors navigate Medicare Part D

Whether it’s for a new cellphone carrier or car insurance, comparison shopping on a good day can be aggravating and confusing. For seniors, annually comparing plans for Medicare Part D prescription coverage can be especially challenging, but it is something worth doing, according to experts in Medicare benefits. Each year since the inception of Medicare’s […]

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Housing Quality and the Health of Seniors, the Disabled is Lecture Topic at MCCC Dec. 5

Past vice chair of the Trenton Housing Authority Dr. Jennifer Warren will discuss public housing and the relationship with health issues during a lecture at Mercer County Community College Nov. 21. WEST WINDSOR – A former member of the Trenton Housing Authority board will address the link between poverty, substandard housing, and illnesses among seniors […]

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SCAN Health Plan Names Top-Performing Medical Groups

Oct 12, 2017, 08:00 ET Preview: Scripps Congratulates SCAN Health Plan on Medicare 4.5-Star Rating Article source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scan-health-plan-names-top-performing-medical-groups-300563380.html

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Pilot program seeks to improve seniors’ health by connecting them …

Pauline Thomas, 76, was stressed to the point of tears. The retired floral designer had just gotten a new pacemaker; her husband was fighting cancer; she needed a knee operation; and she was struggling to live on Social Security in Palo Alto, Calif., where the cost of living has skyrocketed. “People would look at me […]

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Niagara Health’s senior-friendly focus gets welcome boost

We are making great progress with our commitment to senior-friendly health care. Health-care professionals from a number of disciplines at the hospital meet monthly to develop the Niagara Health strategy for senior-friendly care and share new practices that our clinical teams can adopt. We also look at opportunities to develop stronger partnerships with community agencies […]

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What Really Happened At The School Where ‘Every Senior Got Into College’

Ballou High School, in Washington, D.C.’s Southeast quadrant, is located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that the school’s administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption toggle caption Tyrone Turner/WAMU Ballou High […]

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Local health events: Nov. 28 through Dec. 5 – The Herald

Ongoing • Abuse/neglect of seniors or disabled adults – In Grundy County, call Catholic Charities at 815-933-7791 or the 24-hour adult protective services hotline at 866-800-1409. ‘); // SHOW ORIGAMI CONTAINER WHEN WINDOW LESS THAN 1024px } else { $(“#inline-ad”).html(”); // SHOW BIG BOX WHEN WINDOW GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 1024px } • Advocate […]

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Health check for seniors on Wednesday

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Hacking Health St. John’s Cafe on Seniors’ Health and Wellness

Hacking Health St. John’s Cafe on Seniors’ Health and Wellness Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Medical Education Centre, room 1M102 Join Hacking Health St. John’s, in partnership with Eastern Health, for a Cafe on Seniors’ Health Wellness. All are welcome to participate in this free event. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hacking-health-st-johns-cafe-on-seniors-health-wellness-tickets-39489217312 Presented by Hacking Health – St. […]

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Coastline: Helping seniors stay active, healthy

By Ashley WojtunikContributing Writer Whether it’s home care and nutrition or transportation and support, Coastline Elderly Services Inc. wants to make sure SouthCoasters get the care they need. Coastline Services was founded in 1977 after the Older Americans Act was passed. Around that time, there were not many care-giving options for elders and if they […]

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Seniors, leaving the house daily may help you live longer

We’ve all been there: confined to our homes for days, or even weeks, thanks to the dreaded flu or some other ailment. When you’re finally able to go outside, there’s no feeling quite like it. And for older adults, this seemingly simple pleasure could be life-saving. Researchers say that leaving the house daily may help […]

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Mobile Health App Helps Seniors Reduce Their Risk For Dementia

By Eric Wicklund November 27, 2017 – An mHealth application designed to help seniors “train their brain” lowered their chances of developing dementia by almost 30 percent over a decade. That’s the takeaway from a study, published on Nov. 16 in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Translational Research Clinical Interventions. And according to experts, it’s the first evidence of […]

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Seniors health strategy looks at ‘unique needs’ of French speakers

French-speaking seniors and caregivers will be an active part of developing P.E.I.’s new seniors health and wellness strategy. The Department of Health is setting up focus groups to learn more about how to best meet the needs of seniors. The Department of Health wants to gain a complex understanding of the experience of Islanders, says […]

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Why Telemedicine is the Future in Senior Housing

The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. The series takes a clear-eyed look at how leading providers and their partners are creating the next generation of senior living communities by raising the bar on […]

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PrimeWest Health earns quality rating from Medicare

ALEXANDRIA—PrimeWest Health, a health plan owned by Beltrami and 12 other rural Minnesota counties, recently received a 4.5 star rating (out of five) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2017 for its PrimeWest Senior Health Complete Medicare Advantage health plan. CMS’s star ratings measure the quality of Medicare plans across the country. […]

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Local health events: Nov. 21 through Nov. 28 – The Herald

Ongoing • Abuse/neglect of seniors or disabled adults – In Grundy County, call Catholic Charities at 815-933-7791 or the 24-hour adult protective services hotline at 866-800-1409. ‘); // SHOW ORIGAMI CONTAINER WHEN WINDOW LESS THAN 1024px } else { $(“#inline-ad”).html(”); // SHOW BIG BOX WHEN WINDOW GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 1024px } • Advocate […]

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PCs promise to outpace Liberals’ plan for long-term-care beds

Low-income families will receive 75 per cent refund on child care costs, Tory platform says Who is Patrick Brown? The Ontario PC leader opens up about life, love and his new haircut as a June election looms If elected premier, Brown would match the Liberal commitment for 30,000 new long-term-care beds over 10 years, but […]

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LSS’s Respite & Caregiver, Senior Nutrition programs benefit from UW support

Note to readers: Every Friday during the fundraising campaign, the Times will be featuring submitted profiles of the agencies who receive support from the United Way of Crookston. Today’s featured agency is Lutheran Social Services). Submitted     Your donation to the United Way of Crookston helps them to fight for the health, education, and financial stability […]

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Even low levels of exercise can reduce cardiovascular risk in …

New European research has found that when it comes to exercising in our senior years, something is better than nothing for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Carried out by the Academic Medical Centre, in Amsterdam, the 18-year study looked at 24,502 adults aged 39 to 79 years to compare the association between different levels […]

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Resistance training may boost seniors’ psychological well-being

Resistance training may benefit some aspects of psychological well-being in older adults, according to new research from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Muscle-strengthening activities could boost psychological well-being among seniors. The researchers — who reported their findings in the journal Quality of Life Research — came to this conclusion after studying the effect of […]

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Tech-savvy seniors create a silver boom for businesses – Post

‘+ ‘ ‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.title,85,’…’)+’ ‘+ ‘ ‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.summary,iTextTrun,’…’)+’ ‘+ ‘ Article source: http://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/tech-savvy-seniors-create-a-silver-boom-for-businesses/article_3658db75-7e1f-5d98-8c23-65313fd1e274.html

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CarePredict tracks seniors’ health for caregivers in a natural way

Company: CarePredict Headquarters: Plantation; also has an office in Silicon Valley. Concept: Elder care powered by artificial intelligence. Story: Health-technology veteran Satish Movva founded CarePredict to help him take care of his now 90- and 80-year-old parents. They live 10 miles away from where he lives in western Broward County, and because of their advancing […]

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Week of lasts for Pierson-El, Husker seniors

LINCOLN — The interview was De’Mornay Pierson-El’s last in front of a group of reporters at Nebraska’s weekly news conference on Monday. And the senior wide receiver reminded everyone. “These are all the questions, the last time I’m up here, all the questions I got. This is it,” he said near the end of the […]

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American seniors are sicker than global peers – CBS News

Steve Vernon On Twitter» View all articles by Steve Vernon on CBS MoneyWatch» Steve Vernon helped large employers design and manage their retirement programs for more than 35 years as a consulting actuary. Now he’s a research scholar for the Stanford Center on Longevity, where he helps collect, direct and disseminate research that will improve […]

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Bernice Spreckman, longtime Westchester legislator, dies

CLOSE Bernice Spreckman talks about her qualifications for the 14th Westchester County Legislative District during an interview with The Journal News/lohud Editorial Board. Spreckman died Thursday at age 82. Video by Albert Conte Wochit Buy Photo Bernice Spreckman.(Photo: File photo/The Journal News)Buy Photo YONKERS – Former Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman, who was known for […]

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Mesa View Hospital Visits Overton Seniors

By MAGGIE MCMURRAY Moapa Valley Progress Local senior, Ward Sutton, gets a quick check of her blood pressure from Mesa View Hospital nurse Leslie Woodson at a senior health fair held at the Overton Senior Center. PHOTO BY MAGGIE MCMURRAY/Moapa Valley Progress. Moapa Valley senior citizens were treated to a free health fair and lunch, […]

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Health and wellness event Wednesday

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

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4 Your Health: importance of seniors getting out, pregnancy link to autism, cancer leading to hypertension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. Article source: http://www.kvoa.com/story/36906616/4-your-health-importance-of-seniors-getting-out-pregnancy-link-to-autism-cancer-leading-to-hypertension

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SHICK saving seniors on insurance

By Kansan Staff County Commissioner Chip Westfall has been on a mission — save one of his good friend money. That friend, he said, would never really review their Medicare Part D plan. Every year they simply renewed their plan. Westfall believed there was money to be saved with a little homework — and as […]

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American seniors are sicker than global peers

Steve Vernon On Twitter» View all articles by Steve Vernon on CBS MoneyWatch» Steve Vernon helped large employers design and manage their retirement programs for more than 35 years as a consulting actuary. Now he’s a research scholar for the Stanford Center on Longevity, where he helps collect, direct and disseminate research that will improve […]

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Movers & Shakers: Hillcrest Health Services, Erickson Living

Hillcrest Names New Chief Medical Officer Hillcrest Health Services, a Bellevue, Nebraska-based provider of assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services, has appointed Anthony Hatcher, DO, FAAFP, as its first chief medical officer. Hatcher will work to establish care protocols and clinical pathways, collaborating with Hillcrest’s existing medical directors, to ensure continuity of care […]

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OlympiActs keeps seniors’ minds, bodies active

Seniors at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville competed in Olympics-style games last week. More than 100 seniors from five retirement communities across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina competed Nov. 15 in the OlympiActs. “It is a great way to compete different communities in the same region in friendly competition,” said Lisa Sileo, communications manager […]

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U.S. seniors have tougher time paying for health care | BenefitsPRO

Not only are seniors sicker in the U.S. than their counterparts in 10 other high-income countries, but they’re hindered by financial barriers to obtaining the care they need. (Photo: Shutterstock( There’s at least one group for whom America isn’t quite the greatest country in the world, and that’s seniors, who tend to be sicker and […]

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