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Three ways to re-shape senior health

HEALTH With rising rates of chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease among populations of aging adults, reshaping the idea and approach to senior health has never been more important. EMPOWER SENIORS Supplying older adults with the tools and skills they need to manage their own health effectively can make all the difference in both […]

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Senior Health & Wellness Expo Set for July 28

St. Elizabeth and Ascension Council on Aging’s 2017 Young at Heart – Senior Health Wellness Expo, will be held on Friday, July 28, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, from 9 to Noon. The event is geared toward seniors 55+ and their caregivers, and will offer a number of free health and wellness resources […]

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health

BILOXI, Miss. — “Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eyeroll, but you might consider tweaking it to “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures soaring this summer, hot days can indeed be too hot. Heat can make everyone uncomfortable; but for older adults, that discomfort can also […]

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Expos offer 1-stop shopping for health info

SHARON — Community events, like last week’s Senior and Health Education Fair sponsored by state Rep. Mark Longietti, are a convenient way for people to get information about available health services close to home. The fair, held in American Legion Post 299 in Sharon, provided a place for residents to get information and ask questions […]

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Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, takes a virtual-reality trip to the Grand Canyon on July 12. Article source: http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/assisted-living-tries-virtual-reality-to-help-seniors-with-dementia/article_b5f32337-22e1-58cb-8848-296ca044802d.html

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health | Health, Medicine and …

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Black seniors hit memory lane to guard against Alzheimer’s

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon’s African-American community. Wasn’t this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise. It’s more than a stroll down memory lane. Steen […]

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Hot summer days can seriously affect seniors’ health

By Tammy Smith | The Sun Herald (TNS) — “Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eye roll, but you might consider tweaking it to, “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures in the 90s during mid- to late summer and the heat index even higher on many […]

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Daily Digest: Senior Health Fair, asthma study

Whenever Roger Miller 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.pantagraph.com/print-specific/pantagraph/briefs/daily-digest-senior-health-fair-asthma-study/article_eb4636a6-4e20-534b-b09f-69d093e7d6f6.html

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Seniors Concerned Senate Republican Health Care Plan is an ‘Age Tax’

A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. Organizations like AARP are concerned that the cuts unfairly target senior citizens. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond said in a statement that the Senate bill imposes […]

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ProHealth Care Foundation receives $100000 grant to enhance care for memory clinic patients

William Randolph Hearst Foundation program officer Alison Yu (right) toured ProHealth Care’s memory clinic and met with ProHealth leaders including CEO Susan Edwards (center) and chief community liaison John Robertstad (left).(Photo: Submitted) The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the ProHealth Care Foundation. The funding will enable ProHealth to provide follow-up home visits […]

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Senate proposals imperil rural health care, hospital leaders warn

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a news conference on Monday, March 6, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson said Monday that he wants to add a work requirement to Arkansas’ hybrid Medicaid expansion and to lower its eligibility cap, which would add new restrictions to the program even as the future of the federal […]

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eye roll, but you might consider tweaking it to, “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures in the 90s during mid- to late summer and the heat index even higher on many days, hot days can indeed […]

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Mobile farmers’ market takes produce to seniors

Donna Pearson McClish never planned to run a farmers’ market, yet on a recent Wednesday she bagged up tomatoes, weighed cucumbers and handed out recipe cards for cooking arugula. After a 45-minute stop at West Side Baptist Church, across the street from Delano’s Downtown Senior Center, McClish and her grandson packed up their van and […]

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AgeWise: Medicare coverage and services – Winston

AgeWise is a weekly column compiled by information specialists of Senior Services Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Winston-Salem. If you have a question, email agewise@seniorservicesinc.org or mail to Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Article source: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/agewise-medicare-coverage-and-services/article_cb554f6a-dcad-5a7c-9864-6f26834140c4.html

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Clinical trials for cancer could use more older people

More than 60 percent of cancer patients are older adults — and that will rise to 70 percent by 2040. Yet seniors are underrepresented in clinical trials, making it difficult to assess how treatments are likely to help or harm them. The newest evidence of the imbalance comes from a Food and Drug Administration analysis. It […]

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‘Beat the Heat’ initiative provides air conditioners to those at risk

HOUSTON – U.S. Rep. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, announced her partnership with the city of Houston and other officials to launch a “Beat The Heat” conference for seniors and children. “We should never risk the lives of seniors and children who are most at risk for health-related complications in Houston’s extreme heat,” Lee said. […]

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Reducing risk factors key to healthy lifestyle for seniors

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Column: Affording insulin for diabetes control

Crystal Noles, Dept. on Aging Dir. A gentleman brought up an issue this week that I know is an issue for many people: The cost of insulin for diabetics. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have […]

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New study reveals benefits of volunteering for seniors – WLNE

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Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, takes a virtual-reality trip to the Grand Canyon. Article source: http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/assisted-living-tries-virtual-reality-to-help-seniors-with-dementia/article_0cbe4708-30ab-5402-93c9-b0426b07407b.html

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Older Adults Health Council surprises seniors with paid lunches …

ALTON — The Older Adults Health Council hosted its first Pay it Forward event July 18 at Senior Services Plus in Alton. More than 60 individuals were pleasantly surprised when they showed up to order lunch and found that it was paid for in advance. The council decided to host the event as a way to […]

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New study reveals benefits of volunteers for seniors – WLNE

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)—Two longitudinal studies conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), have showed consistent volunteering can improve the health and wellbeing of people ages 55 and older. CNCS, the federal agency that oversees national service programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps examined the health […]

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Don’t cut programs Rappahannock seniors depend on

Max Richtman Sometimes Washington, D.C., seems farther removed from rural Rappahannock County than the roughly 70 miles of distance would indicate. Working on Capitol Hill and living part-time in Woodville, I regularly traverse both worlds. I know first-hand that decisions being made in the marble halls of the Capitol could soon impact the thousands of […]

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Bolivar Man Aims To Keep Seniors Feeling Young, Healthy

BOLIVAR, Mo–5 o’clock on Tuesday and Thursday’s at Bolivar’s CMH Senior Health Center, means one thing… it’s family time. “There were a lot of things I wanted to do that some of the other people couldn’t do, so I started the class with Jody’s approval and it kind of grew and grew and grew,” said […]

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UnitedHealth Group Predicts 50% Of Seniors Will Choose Medicare …

Medicare Advantage plans could quickly become the choice of one in two seniors as millions flock to privately administered health benefits for the government’s health insurance for elderly Americans, the nation’s largest health insurer is predicting. UnitedHealth Group executives are confident it’s only a matter of time before more than half of the nation’s seniors […]

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Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Jane Auchter, 85, a resident at Encore at Avalon Park assisted living facility, gets some help from Encore activities director Shannon Manning to view a Mynd Virtual Reality video on Wednesday. Article source: http://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/assisted-living-tries-virtual-reality-to-help-seniors-with-dementia/article_9509cb6c-6cc9-521e-bdb4-2ab1ebf30a5f.html

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Older Adults Health Council surprises seniors with paid lunches

ALTON — The Older Adults Health Council hosted its first Pay it Forward event July 18 at Senior Services Plus in Alton. More than 60 individuals were pleasantly surprised when they showed up to order lunch and found that it was paid for in advance. The council decided to host the event as a way to […]

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UnitedHealth Group Predicts 50% Of Seniors Will Choose Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans could quickly become the choice of one in two seniors as millions flock to privately administered health benefits for the government’s health insurance for elderly Americans, the nation’s largest health insurer is predicting. UnitedHealth Group executives are confident it’s only a matter of time before more than half of the nation’s seniors […]

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Hot days can seriously affect seniors’ health | The Sun Herald

“Is it hot enough for you?” That comment might deserve an eye roll, but you might consider tweaking it to, “Is it too hot for you today?” With daytime temperatures in the 90s during mid- to late summer and the heat index even higher on many days, hot days can indeed be too hot. Heat […]

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Poor Home Health, Doctor Communication Drives Readmissions

A recent study confirms what home health care agencies know all too well: gaps in communication between physicians and home health care providers are detrimental to seniors’ health and lead to hospital readmissions. Many areas of care are disrupted by communication challenges, including disparities in medication lists, lack of clarity in who is responsible for writing patient […]

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Program helps seniors’ behavioral health

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- A program at Decatur Memorial Hospital aims to help older adults with emotional or behavioral problems. For about two years, the hospital’s Senior Behavioral Health Services has provided in-patient treatment for seniors from nursing homes and other backgrounds. “Lots of times, patients come to us that are not communicating with their caregivers,” […]

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Senior Health And Fitness Walk Set For September

EDISON, NJ – Spotswood seniors can join other Middlesex County seniors for a fun-filled health and fitness walk through picturesque Roosevelt Park on Wednesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The free event will include wellness information, health screenings, boxed lunches, raffles, t-shirt, entertainment and of course, a fitness walk. Interested seniors can […]

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What This Week’s Congressional Action On Health Care And Social Services Will Mean For Seniors

Shutterstock Congress took two big steps this week that could have a major impact on seniors and younger people with disabilities. The one that got the most attention, of course, was the Senate’s failure to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The second, which was barely noticed, was a series of key decisions […]

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Website dubbed ‘one-stop resource’ for seniors goes live

Richard Bammer — The Reporter Gerald Huber, the director of Solano County Health and Social Services, gestures as he speaks about the county’s website of resources for seniors, www.SolanoCares4Seniors.org, during a media event held Tuesday morning in the County Events Center in Fairfield. A message from Solano County to seniors: “Get informed, get involved and […]

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Trump’s budget would sink SHIIP counseling and leave seniors …

The ongoing effort in Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act is far from the only bad news from Washington of late when it comes securing health care for vulnerable people. Both of the budgets proposed by the Trump administration and the U.S. Senate would completely eliminate funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs. This would […]

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Garmin, K4Connect partner on wearable healthcare devices for …

K4Connect, a technology company focused on seniors and those with disabilities, has partnered up with Garmin International on wearable devices geared toward residents of senior living communities, as well as staff and operators.   The devices will be part of K4Community, K4Connect’s “connected-life” platform. The idea is to give senior living residents a means of […]

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Food, fun & bingo at Senior Day – Sentinel

The Merchant’s Building was packed Monday during the senior health and wellness day at the Ionia Free Fair. Darcy Meade — darcy.meade@sentinel-standard.com IONIA — The Merchant’s Building was packed Monday during the senior health and wellness day at the Ionia Free Fair. This is the second year senior day and wellness day have been combined. […]

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Genesis expanding services at CASI – Quad

DAVENPORT – Genesis Post-Acute Care will expand its health and wellness services at the Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, starting Aug. 1. Genesis will be the exclusive provider of medical and wellness services to CASI. Expanded services will include home medical equipment education and sales; a clinic staffed by supervised […]

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Senate health plan creates barrier for seniors and those with disabilities

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Columbus and Franklin County officials say GOP health care plan hurts seniors

Kayla Beard @QkayK Senior citizens could pay thousands of dollars more in health insurance premiums under the latest federal health care proposal from Congressional Republicans, Columbus and Franklin County officials told a forum at the Gillie Community Senior Center on Monday.  “We all come together today because we share these core values that every person […]

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Rep. Stuart holds town hall on senior citizen services, home health … – Belleville News

The state program that provides some seniors with home caregivers is safe — for now, but State Rep. Katie Stuart told seniors it still needs to be protected in upcoming budget talks. Stuart, D-Edwardsville, had a town hall meeting Monday with seniors at the Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville to discuss the Community Care […]

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Health care website for seniors set to launch

FAIRFIELD — Solano County will launch a senior-specific website Tuesday to provide information on issues relevant to the aging population, their families and their caregivers. SolanoCares4Seniors.org includes a directory of local services, a social events calendar and a library of educational resources – all designed to enhance the public’s understanding of specific health issues and […]

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The health care vote is delayed. Does that help or hurt its chances?

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/politics/senate-health-care-delay/index.html

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When should seniors stop driving? This program helps find out …

Always be informed. Click here to get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox A program at Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health (CEALH) is helping seniors stay safe on the roads — and determining when they should stay off them. (file photo) You don’t realize how important driving is […]

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RI Democrats unite against GOP health bill with doctors, senior advocates

Related Coverage PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — All four members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation reinforced their opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill at an event Monday morning. After Senate Republicans delayed voting on the latest bill, the four Democrats in Rhode Island’s delegation met doctors, nurses and advocates for seniors at the Allen […]

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Senior Expo draws large crowd

The event brought together a wide array of services to answer questions and get residents thinking about ways to stay healthy and independent. From transit to health services, the variety of voices attracted many visitors. Many representatives from local businesses gathered to promote their services and answer questions relevant to the area’s aging population. Elaine […]

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GOP Senator Warns Republican Health Care Bill Would Slash Medicaid

In an interview with ABC’s This Week, Collins said she estimates “there are about eight to 10 Republicans” in the Senate who have “deep concerns” about the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. “This bill would make sweeping and deep cuts to the Medicaid program, which has been a safety net program on the […]

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Medicare Health Fair offers seniors medication safety review, screenings

FAIRFIELD — For those willing to brave the summer heat Sunday, the Medicare Health Fair, sponsored by the University of the Pacific at the NorthBay Healthcare Green Valley Administration Center, was a cool way to save some money on Medicare prescription costs. Margaret Favuzzi, 77, came with her daughter, Carla Regan of Fairfield, to see if […]

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Senior Gathering beats loneliness

Charlie McLeod, 84, has all sorts of health problems, including heart and back trouble, macular degeneration, glaucoma and a bum shoulder. On top of that, he is navigating a relatively new world, having moved more than a year ago to Smithfield from New Hampshire to be closer to his daughter, who takes care of his […]

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Karren Weichert: Senate health bill eliminates services for Kansas …

As a health care provider serving frail elders who wish to live at home, I’m alarmed that the news coming out of Washington these days makes little sense or cents for seniors and their families. The health care bill being considered would cut services that allow older Kansans to age in their homes instead of […]

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When should seniors stop driving? This program helps find out.

Always be informed. Click here to get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox A program at Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health (CEALH) is helping seniors stay safe on the roads — and determining when they should stay off them. (file photo) You don’t realize how important driving is […]

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Golden years: Medals, fitness motivate seniors to stay in shape

LIMA —The greatest generation is once again leading by example. These older people are hopping on the healthy and fit regime, in order to maintain an independent and vibrant life. Tom Dautenhahn, 82, of Lima, and Linda Clay, 70, of Ada, stay fit and active. The duo competed at the Senior Olympics in Birmingham, Alabama, […]

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Aging Matters: Parkinson’s support group to meet Monday – Winston

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Karren Weichert: Senate health bill eliminates services for Kansas seniors

As a health care provider serving frail elders who wish to live at home, I’m alarmed that the news coming out of Washington these days makes little sense or cents for seniors and their families. The health care bill being considered would cut services that allow older Kansans to age in their homes instead of […]

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Beiser highlights efforts to protect services that help seniors

ALTON – Continuing his efforts to provide vital services to seniors, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is highlighting programs designed to help seniors that were fully funded in the balanced budget that was recently passed with support from both Democrats and Republicans. “For the past two years, I have heard from many seniors who lost […]

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LETTER: Health care bill punishes seniors

Sen. Pat Toomey takes part in a TV town hall in the Harrisburg, Pa., studios of WHTM-TV, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (James Robinson /PennLive.com via AP)(Photo: James Robinson / AP) Most of us have read or heard a lot of material about the Senate’s proposed replacement for Obamacare. It’s easy to lose track of what’s […]

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Senior Scene: From the Office: Schoharie OFA offers many services for seniors

Schoharie County Office for the Aging’s mission is to assist and advocate for county residents ages 60 and older and their caregivers through programs and services designed to promote health, safety, dignity, independence and community involvement. We do this for all seniors, regardless of race, income level, English proficiency level, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or […]

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Seniors learn from officials in health, wellness sectors

MOUNT VERNON – Dozens of senior citizens sharpened their skills at a special informational seminar at the Church of Ascension in Mount Vernon. The event gave seniors a chance to meet with key officials in the health, wellness and estate planning fields. “It’s not just about taxes, but it’s about giving them the information they […]

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Two medical entities come together to serve seniors in East Naples

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 8 2 of 8 3 of 8 4 of 8 5 of 8 6 of 8 7 of 8 8 of 8 Last SlideNext Slide Buy Photo Vickie Bricker, 62, listens to nurse practitioner Sherry Nagle as she talks through […]

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Seniors learn from officials in health, wellness sectors

MOUNT VERNON – Dozens of senior citizens sharpened their skills at a special informational seminar at the Church of Ascension in Mount Vernon. The event gave seniors a chance to meet with key officials in the health, wellness and estate planning fields. “It’s not just about taxes, but it’s about giving them the information they […]

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Friendship Health Center brings together two groups to serve seniors

Friendship Health Center brings together two groups to serve seniors Vickie Bricker, 62, listens to nurse practitioner Sherry Nagle as she talks through her health concerns during an appointment at the Friendship Health Center in East Naples on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The center operates as a collaboration between the Senior Friendship Center and Healthcare […]

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Donations Help Two Senior-Related Programs in Central … – Kpq

From a press release – UnitedHealthcare is donating $39,000 to help Chelan Valley Hope and Lake Chelan Lutheran Church (LCLC) implement innovative programs that deliver coordinated, whole-person care for seniors in rural Washington communities.   The grants are part of UnitedHealthcare’s effort to identify and support organizations in Washington that help seniors, individuals with disabilities […]

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Magellan Shares Up Strong After Shelling Out $400M to Buy Senior Whole Health

Magellan Health Inc. (MGLN) announced its intent to acquire privately-held Senior Whole Health for $400 million in cash, which will precede a $10 million contingent payment. Shares of Magellan surged during mid-morning trading in light of the news, climbing 4.51% to $76.55 on Thursday, July 13. The acquisition will allow Columbia, Md.-based Magellan to expand […]

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EliteHealth launches senior-focused AI health companion

MIAMI — A recent sketch on “Saturday Night Live” envisioned a version of the Amazon Echo, called the Alexa Silver, which would serve as an artificial intelligence companion to seniors. South Florida’s EliteHealth is launching a new product that doesn’t make the fictional version seem far off. The chain of medical wellness facilities focused on […]

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Marianne Jackson: Proposed Better Care Act threatens seniors’ health

To the editor: Let’s look at the impact of the proposed Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act on older Americans. Americans aged 50-64 who buy their health care insurance need to be very cautious in considering the Senate’s proposed new health-care legislation as it is written now. Here are important details for this age group: Out […]

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SNL Skit About Alexa Silver, A Fictional Amazon AI Device for Seniors, Actually Exists; "AVA", A Medical Companion …

EliteHealth, an acclaimed chain of 5-star, innovative medical wellness facilities in South Florida, specializing in health care for Baby Boomers and Seniors led by industry leading physicians who care for past and present celebrities, politicians and Fortune 500 Companies’ CEOs, launched the ‘Intelliwellness AVA’, powered by Care Angel earlier this year. EliteHealth has targeted AVA […]

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Website for seniors launches Tuesday

FAIRFIELD — Solano County will launch a senior-specific website on Tuesday to provide information on issues relevant to the aging population, their families and their caregivers. SolanoCares4Seniors.org includes a directory of local services, a social events calendar and a library of educational resources – all designed to enhance the public’s understanding of specific health issues […]

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Jefferson Co. seniors voice health care concerns ahead of new Senate plan – WBIR

About two dozen seniors brought their healthcare concerns to a Sen. Corker representative in person on Wednesday. (Photo: WBIR) JEFFERSON COUNTY – Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate will release its revised health care plan on Thursday. Leaders released their initial plan last month, which would have scaled back funding for Medicaid […]

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Demonstration planned in movement arts at Hudson Valley Mall July 19

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. A dance, yoga and tai chi therapist will demonstrate the beneficial applications of movement arts at the monthly Seniors Health Wellness Breakfast Club of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, July 19. Music will accompany Celeste Graves-Hoyal of Saugerties, a registered yoga teacher, as she demonstrates interactive movements beginning at […]

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Good Sam says Senate health care bill would force nursing homes to turn away seniors

x Embed x Share CLOSE Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to unveil a revised health care bill on Thursday and begin voting on the measure next week. This comes as the Senate also announced a two week delay to their August recess. (July 11) AP The Good Samaritan Society logo.(Photo: Submitted image) […]

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Jefferson Co. seniors voice health care concerns ahead of new … – WBIR

About two dozen seniors brought their healthcare concerns to a Sen. Corker representative in person on Wednesday. (Photo: WBIR) JEFFERSON COUNTY – Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate will release its revised health care plan on Thursday. Leaders released their initial plan last month, which would have scaled back funding for Medicaid […]

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3 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Devastate Communities of Color

Last August, then-candidate Donald Trump tried to court voters of color by asking, “What the hell do you have to lose?” When it comes to health care, the answer is clear: everything. Senate Republicans are poised to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which would strip coverage, reduce access to care, and cause […]

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Seniors Urge Sen. Heller to Stand Strong Against Senate Health Plan

July 12, 2017 LAS VEGAS – Senior advocates are blanketing the airwaves this week with a new ad blitz meant to convince Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to stick with his stated opposition to the Senate GOP health-care bill. Heller is one of 10 Republican senators to speak out against the bill, but Sen. Mitch McConnell, […]

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NJ’s Congressmen should reject Medicare GOP interference | Opinion

By Mary Abrams Congress could soon weaken prescription drug coverage for more than 900,000 New Jersey residents. Lawmakers want to fundamentally alter Medicare Part D, which has provided seniors and the disabled with affordable medicines for more than a decade. The program has become a lifeline. Without Part D, nearly two out of three seniors […]

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Senior fair bringing together health screenings, state services, insurance information

According to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, a man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Butler County, Missouri. Article source: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/35859771/senior-fair-bringing-together-health-screenings-state-services-insurance-information

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Coaliton gearing up for annual Great Days of Service

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Joyce opposes health care path; Republican says current bills hurt seniors

ASHTABULA — The pace and priorities of the Republican’s proposed health care plan “defies logic,” GOP Congressman Dave Joyce said.  During an interview last week, Joyce, a Republican who represents the 14th Congressional District that includes all of Ashtabula County, said he broke with his party and voted against the House’s version of the health […]

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Air quality unsafe for children, seniors, people with health conditions

x Embed x Share CLOSE Helicopters work on the Farad Fire near Verdi on Monday, July 10, 2017. Andy Barron/RGJ Buy Photo A Tuesday morning view of smoke from the Farad Fire hanging over hills west of Reno on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.(Photo: Sarah Litz/RGJ)Buy Photo   Even touchdowns are staying inside on Tuesday. Air […]

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Rep. Batinick to host July 19 Senior Health Fair in Plainfield

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) hosting his third annual Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. – Noon on Wednesday, July 19 at St. Mary Immaculate Parish’s Cana Hall, located at 15629 South Route 59 in Plainfield. The event is free and open to the public. “Helping local seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle is […]

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Rock County Council on Aging to offer health class for seniors

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — Rock County Council on Aging will offer Stepping On, a health and wellness class for seniors, from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, Aug. 11 through Sept. 22, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, 3400 E. Racine St. The class aims to help participants prevent falls; it will include strength and balance exercises, […]

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Seniors talk health care, 2020 election with Jim McGovern

NORTHAMPTON — Health care, Donald Trump and war were some of the topics of conversation when U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, visited 19 residents of Rockridge Retirement Community for an intimate conversation. Several health care-related topics dominated Friday’s conversation: rising prescription drug prices and efforts to keep them under control; additional assistance to help families […]

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Seniors’ well-being may depend more on psychological factors than physical ones

New research suggests that anxiety and depression may affect seniors’ well-being more than physical ailments. Old age often comes with physical discomfort and health problems. But new research points to psychosocial, not physical, factors as the main culprit for lower well-being in later life. Aging-induced physical ailments are not the primary source of lower quality […]

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Video: OBA Press Conference On Seniors/Health

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] held a press conference today [July 10] with Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden, and election candidates Andrew Simons and Simone Barton discussing matters related to seniors and health care. The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime […]

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Medicare Health Fair for seniors set for Sunday – Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — The University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, in conjunction with NorthBay Healthcare, is hosting a medicare health fair for seniors and others with Medicare in Fairfield. The event will take place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday at the NorthBay Healthcare Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive, in Fairfield. For the past 10 years, […]

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Thousands of volunteers prepare meals for food insecure seniors

Why? To make food for seniors that are at risk of going hungry at night. Article source: http://www.9news.com/life/senior-source/thousands-of-volunteers-prepare-meals-for-food-insecure-seniors/455354278

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As seniors get sicker, they’re more likely to drop medicare …

When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who treats his serious eye condition. “That turned out not to be so,” said Shipotow, 83, who lives in Bensalem, Pa. Shipotow said he had to scramble to get back on a health plan he […]

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Programs keeping seniors busy, active, healthy – Times Record

By Scott Smith Times Recordssmith@swtimes.com Retirement. It’s now a never-a-dull-moment game for many individuals. A variety of programs, activities and services are helping ensure senior citizens can stay active, happy and in-the-know on many subjects, said Deanna Rice, executive director for the Fort Smith Senior Activity Center and its eight partner facilities in Sebastian County. […]

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Guest Commentary: Seniors should oppose Medicare reform – Champaign/Urbana News

By MICHELLE ORIVE President Donald Trump has proposed massive changes to Medicare. That should make the 1.1 million Illinois residents who rely on the federal health insurance program very nervous. Trump and many members of Congress want to alter the structure of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, Part D. This change would jeopardize patients’ access to […]

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Programs keeping seniors busy, active, healthy

By Scott Smith Times Recordssmith@swtimes.com Retirement. It’s now a never-a-dull-moment game for many individuals. A variety of programs, activities and services are helping ensure senior citizens can stay active, happy and in-the-know on many subjects, said Deanna Rice, executive director for the Fort Smith Senior Activity Center and its eight partner facilities in Sebastian County. […]

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Health Reform Putting Retirement Under Pressure

As Congress grapples with potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, seniors should be saving more in preparation for higher health care costs, financial experts recommend, but they should also be cautious about tax-advantaged savings accounts that get a big boost in the legislation. “I think of this as retirement legislation rather than a health […]

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As seniors get sicker, they’re more likely to drop Medicare plans

When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who treats his serious eye condition. “That turned out not to be so,” said Shipotow, 83, who lives in Bensalem, Pa. Shipotow said he had to scramble to get back on a health plan he […]

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4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer’s li …

Amid the death threats and hate mail, Vance said she also got countless positive messages from parents. Article source: http://www.kvoa.com/story/35834174/4-your-health-keys-to-seniors-living-independently-cancers-link-to-parkinsons-disease

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As seniors get sicker, they’re more likely to drop Medicare Advantage – Chicago Sun

When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who treats his serious eye condition. “That turned out not to be so,” said Shipotow, 83, who lives in Bensalem, Pa. Shipotow said he had to scramble to get back on a health plan he […]

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With Air Quality Rules at Risk, Black Seniors May Suffer Most

As the Trump administration moves to dismantle clean air regulations, a landmark study in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that existing air quality rules do not go far enough. The nationwide investigation, published last week, finds that long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and ozone, even at levels deemed safe by federal rules, […]

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Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go | Health & Fitness …

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4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer’s link to Parkinson’s disease

Amid the death threats and hate mail, Vance said she also got countless positive messages from parents. Article source: http://www.kvoa.com/story/35834174/4-your-health-keys-to-seniors-living-independently-cancers-link-to-parkinsons-disease

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4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer’s li – KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Stretch marks are a common, totally normal physical feature, but we don’t often see them in clothing ads. It’s not because models don’t have stretch marks, but because they’re usually Photoshopped away. Now, one retailer is embracing women’s natural look, stretch marks and all, and the internet is taking note.  Article source: http://www.kvoa.com/story/35834174/4-your-health-keys-to-seniors-living-independently-cancers-link-to-parkinsons-disease

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Oregon leads US in seniors hospitalized for opioids

The opioid epidemic sweeping the country has taken a heavy toll on older people in Oregon as nowhere else – an unexpected trend that has caught doctors by surprise. Oregonians age 65 and up are landing in the hospital for opioid overdoses, abuse, dependence and adverse effects at a greater rate than any other state, […]

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As seniors get sicker, they’re more likely to drop Medicare Advantage plans

When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who treats his serious eye condition. “That turned out not to be so,” said Shipotow, 83, who lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Shipotow said he had to scramble to get back on a health plan he […]

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