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Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Health Fair to feature nine new vendors

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

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Unique premed program teaches new approach to race and health

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

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Seniors walk with animals at Happy Hollow Zoo

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

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Voice Your Concern With Seniors’ Health Care

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

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

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

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Seniors with Type 2 diabetes may have increased risk for fracture

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

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Flu Shots & Senior Health Fair

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

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Who Gets Health in Old Age? Rich, White People

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

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

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

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

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

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Seniors to get safety and health tips

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

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Seniors to get safety and health tips

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

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South Middleton Township to host senior expo and health fair Wednesday

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

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South Middleton Township to host senior expo and health fair Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rich American seniors are getting healthier, not poor ones

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

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

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

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

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

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Asthma can grow harder to control as time goes by

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

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

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Program helps seniors find their singing voice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey visits Carteret County

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

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Nursing home company sues former execs who face federal racketeering charges

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

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Medicare Advantage promotes preventive care for seniors

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

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Oral health in the golden years – Lockport Union

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

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Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey visits Carteret County

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

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More Than 600 Participate in County Senior Health and Fitness Walk

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

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StaySmart program information session Oct. 11 at Seniors Center

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

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

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

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Muskingum County Center for Seniors

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

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

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

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‘Sticky’ Smartwatch for Seniors Could Improve Home Health

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

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

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

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Community Senior Health & Wellness Expo

Lin Sue Cooney SCOTTSDALE – Discover how to cultivate and maintain a vibrant healthy life at the Community Senior Health Wellness Expo on October 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Multiple organizations serving older residents in the north Valley have joined forces for this free public event hosted at Desert Foothills YMCA, 34250 N. […]

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AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

WASHINGTON – Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them. “Criminals are increasingly targeting people age 65 and older for medical identity theft,” Medicare chief […]

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Community News and Notes

Buy Photo Joseph Clifford of John Glenn runs away from Sheridan’s Will Hamilton during the second quarter of Friday’s football game. This week, John Glenn plays Philo and Sheridan faces Logan.(Photo: Times Recorder file photo)Buy Photo Sulens Dental Studio renovations revealed ZANESVILLE – A ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 29, at […]

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Home health group helping elderly citizens move from shelters to permanent homes

Miller and Moody are 2 and 0 to start the season Article source: http://www.kristv.com/story/36359854/home-health-group-helping-elderly-citizens-move-from-shelters-to-permanent-homes

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Local agency helps seniors navigate health care options – Story

Top Stories BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – With Medicare open enrollment beginning next month, local seniors have a free resource to help navigate health care options. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo held a news conference Tuesday at the Action for Older Persons office located on Plaza Drive in Vestal. She’s highlighting the HIICAP, or Health Insurance Information Counseling and […]

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Baltimore City Council president hosts health event for 600 seniors

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young plans to host a health event for about 600 seniors Thursday — offering testing for Hepatitis C, free immunizations and yoga. The event — which is being co-sponsored by CareFirst, AARP and Johns Hopkins — will gather more than 60 vendors to provide a wide array of […]

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Seniors take Healthy Steps

LAURINBURG – Exercise is important at any age, but more so for seniors. Judy Bell, a resident at Scottish Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, can attest to that. She is a regular participant in the Healthy Steps Exercise program at the nursing home. “I think it’s wonderful that they offer stuff like this,” Bell said. […]

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Seniors in Florida Facing a Variety of Health Issues After Hurricane …

Hurricane Irma has passed, but the impacts of the storm live on in Florida. Especially for senior citizens who may struggle to rebuild their homes and also take care of their health. Many seniors who live in assisted living facilities and active senior developments were evacuated or otherwise assisted. Others who live on their own […]

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ICCOA ‘Senior Health Fair’ is Friday – Sentinel

Activities to include exhibits, presentations, free flu shot and lunch Karen Bota / karen.bota@sentinel-standard.com IONIA — Just in time for flu season, the Ionia County Commission on Aging is offering free flu shots this Friday. But that’s not all. The free flu shot clinic is just part of the ICCOA’s Senior Health Fair Sept. 15 […]

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A brief overview of Medicaid’s role for seniors

There is often confusion for seniors and their family members about which public insurance program pays for what services. Medicaid, known in Maine as MaineCare, is a public health and supportive services program for low-income individuals funded by a combination of federal and state dollars. It is distinct from Medicare, which is an entirely federally-funded […]

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Seniors should choose wisely when selecting Medigap supplement insurance

Caption Close A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance. In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don’t already have what’s known as Plan F or Plan C Medigap insurance won’t be able to […]

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Seniors in Florida Facing a Variety of Health Issues After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed, but the impacts of the storm live on in Florida. Especially for senior citizens who may struggle to rebuild their homes and also take care of their health. Many seniors who live in assisted living facilities and active senior developments were evacuated or otherwise assisted. Others who live on their own […]

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Senior Health Fair coming to Lunenburg

Calling all seniors! Are you looking for a new way to become active or eat healthier? Then our health fair is calling you. More than 25 booths will be set up to help seniors find new ways to get off that couch. There will be booths that have examples to go on your own to […]

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Pets offer companionship, health benefits

Having a pet when you’re older can have many benefits. Studies have shown that stroking the fur of a dog or cat can actually lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and decrease depression. Having a pet can ease the pain of loss of a loved one. It can provide an emotional uplift and fill the […]

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The Journey Of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Acceleration, Diffusion, And Collaboration As Keys To Continued Growth

As more and more of us live longer and healthier lives, we are becoming part of one of the largest demographic shifts in US history, as some 10,000 Americans now turn 65 every day. Innovations in health and care have helped make that increased longevity possible, and now a new wave of innovations to our […]

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Samsung’s Gear watches will help with senior care and employee safety

SoloProtect is a 24/7 monitoring and communication service that provides emergency alerts, geo-location and status checks to businesses that employ lone workers in higher-risk environments. “Safety and reliability are top of mind for all employers, but historically, it has been difficult to manage safety for individual employees operating outside the traditional office setting,” said SoloProtect […]

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Congress: Help protect home health for America’s seniors | TheHill

While Medicare’s skilled home health benefit is successfully saving the program money and keeping patients healthy and happy at home, it’s an area where big changes stand to do big damage. One of those changes comes as part of the federal government’s new proposal on how to pay home health agencies.  Created without any input […]

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Free Senior Health Fair planned for Sept. 19 in Davenport

Fair vendors include Milestones Area Agency on Aging, Scott County Health Department, McDonough Hospital, Genesis VNA and Hospice, Davenport Parks and Recreation, The Bath Company, Golden Dreams Homecare, Healing Hearts, Main at Locust Medical Supply and Scott County Humane Society. Article source: http://qctimes.com/news/local/free-senior-health-fair-planned-for-sept-in-davenport/article_12f0f8ad-9052-5b94-9831-6da4a3e990c9.html

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Healthy aging key to independence

In order to age well and maintain independence, staying healthy is important. A 2014 report on seniors healthy aging found at canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/healthy-living/seniors says that “Canadians are enjoying longer life spans and better health than ever before.” The site suggests that if you are looking for ways to keep yourself healthy, strong and flexible there are […]

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SENIOR: Ways that seniors can improve their sexual health as they age

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 1:39 pm SENIOR: Ways that seniors can improve their sexual health as they age 0 comments Aging brings about many changes in a person’s body. Some of these changes, such as hair becoming gray or white, are known widely, though others might come as a surprise to people who have only […]

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Congress: Help protect home health for America’s seniors

While Medicare’s skilled home health benefit is successfully saving the program money and keeping patients healthy and happy at home, it’s an area where big changes stand to do big damage. One of those changes comes as part of the federal government’s new proposal on how to pay home health agencies.  Created without any input […]

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VIEWPOINT: Congresswoman Bonamici helps seniors, students

I join those across Oregon and the country who are deeply concerned about the devastating and deadly flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. In Congress, I’ll work with my colleagues to make sure the thousands of families harmed by the storm get the help they need. On the Science Committee, I’ll continue […]

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Seniors with strong sense of purpose live longer and stronger

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

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On the Money: Why seniors should choose wisely on Medigap … – TwinCities.com

A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance. In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don’t already have what’s known as Plan F or Plan C Medigap insurance won’t be able to buy it […]

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GV care facilities equipped for mentally ill seniors

Herbert Strauss, owner of Sugar’s II Assisted Living Home in Sahuarita, visits new resident Frankie Kleine, who has dementia. Strauss’ facility will also sometimes take residents who have mental illnesses. Article source: http://www.gvnews.com/news/gv-care-facilities-equipped-for-mentally-ill-seniors/article_1541cbc4-9586-11e7-9daf-c7539866ba4e.html

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Changes ahead for seniors selecting Medigap supplement insurance – Pittsburgh Post

A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance. In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don’t already have what’s known as Plan F or Plan C Medigap insurance won’t be able to buy it […]

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Lifelong learning improves physical, mental health in seniors

SHARE Lifelong learning improves physical, mental health in seniors By Penny Stine Sunday, September 10, 2017 While there is no little pill to take to ensure a happy retirement, research continues to demonstrate that the benefits of lifelong learning are trifold: sharper minds, better social connections and increased physical activity. “Until 15 years ago, we […]

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Moving Florida’s many seniors out of Irma’s path has unique risks

Residents are seen inside Brookdale Margate, a retirement community west of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which evacuated to Tampa on Friday. (Andrew Innerarity/For The Washington Post) NAPLES, Fla. — Learning that they needed to evacuate from Hurricane Irma could have been traumatic for the 40 residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, so a nursing home here […]

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Senior health workshop begins Sept. 14

The six-week course, in partnership with Sanford Health, will teach seniors methods to cope with pain, fatigue and stress. The classes will cover nutrition and exercise choices as well as problem-solving skills. The series will continue every Thursday through Oct. 19. The classes are free, but seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call 701-476-1200. […]

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Hobbyists sought for Tomah Memorial Hospital Senior Expo

Whenever Steve Rundio 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://lacrossetribune.com/tomahjournal/news/local/hobbyists-sought-for-tomah-memorial-hospital-senior-expo/article_4d167903-58da-5c47-95b5-02e0195030b7.html

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Company abandons traditional Medicare, leaving 6900 Southern Nevadans in lurch – Las Vegas Review

A decision by Southwest Medical Associates to stop covering traditional Medicare patients — those who don’t have private add-on coverage to supplement their federal insurance — means nearly 7,000 seniors in Southern Nevada will have to find new doctors by Jan. 1. Southwest currently serves 45,000 Medicare Advantage patients and 6,900 standard Medicare patients. It […]

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Hurricane Irma poses special risks for Florida senior citizens

As Hurricane Irma closes in on Florida, experts urge every precaution be taken to make sure one vulnerable population is not forgotten: senior citizens.  According to the U.S. Census bureau, nearly 1 out of 5 Florida residents is age 65 or over — the highest proportion of any state — and health officials warn they may […]

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Harris letter: High cost of aging

The article, The high cost of aging in the U.S., addresses a couples financial difficulties paying for the husbands assisted living care. In 1978, I heard toxicologist Dr. Bruce Halstead testify before an Idaho legislative committee in support of laetrile. In a later recorded interview, Halstead, who had been a consultant to the World Health […]

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Senior health workshop begins Sept. 14

The six-week course, in partnership with Sanford Health, will teach seniors methods to cope with pain, fatigue and stress. The classes will cover nutrition and exercise choices as well as problem-solving skills. The series will continue every Thursday through Oct. 19. The classes are free, but seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call 701-476-1200. […]

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Seniors to showcase talents at annual performance

Rene Ray De La Cruz Staff Writer @DP_ReneDeLaCruz VICTORVILLE — The 9th annual Senior Talent Showcase rolls into Victor Valley College this weekend and will includes a variety of performers. Hosted by Inter Valley Health Plan, the free show begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday at VVC’s Performing Arts Center in Victorville. Showcase regular Patti […]

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Why seniors should choose wisely when selecting Medigap …

A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance. In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don’t already have what’s known as Plan F or Plan C Medigap insurance won’t be able to buy it […]

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Florida seniors, nursing homes brace for Hurricane Irma – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/health/hurricane-irma-florida-seniors-nursing-homes-profile/index.html

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Righter Named to Team Studying Health Needs of Seniors

Published on September 7 2017 4:19 pm Last Updated on September 7 2017 4:19 pm Written by Greg Sapp State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) will be part of a team of lawmakers, state agencies that oversee healthcare services, and organizations that advocate for senior citizens, among others, that will study and offer suggestions on how […]

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‘Ahead of the game': Florida seniors, nursing homes prep for Hurricane Irma

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/health/hurricane-irma-florida-seniors-nursing-homes-profile/index.html

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Seniors offered tips on staying fit at Hamlet health fair

HAMLET — Belly dancers wiggled their hips, sheriff’s deputies grilled hot dogs and public officials administered vision tests Thursday at the Hamlet Senior Center’s first health and wellness fair. Except for the belly dancers, the fair offered a good bit of conventional wisdom on medicine and social services: • Keep your shots current (hepatitis, shingles, […]

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Health literacy low for Medigap seniors

September 06, 2017 Health literacy is lacking for individuals with Medigap coverage compared to other elderly populations, new research has found. Health literacy is whether a patient can obtain, process and understand basic health information in order to manage his or her health. Nurses and community health workers often lead programs that try to increase […]

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Seniors with strong sense of purpose often live stronger

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

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Kroc hosts Senior Health and Fitness Festival

SUISUN CITY — Tracy Griffin came by Wednesday for the diabetes testing and stayed for the Bingocize class. “I am told it helps with fitness and mobility, and I have always liked bingo,” Griffin said of the health program that melds exercise with bingo. Griffin was one of a couple hundred senior citizens who spent […]

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Seniors with strong reasons to live often live stronger | Health …

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

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Senior Fun Day moves to new location

Senior Fun Day is the one time of year when all the fun is reserved for people 55 years of age and older. Or as Jane Surratt, manager of Surry County Senior Center, an event co-sponsor, says, “55 and better.” Senior Fun Day has traditionally been held during the Surry County Fair but this year […]

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New Program Boosts the Ability of Seniors, Health Providers and …

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) launched a new program today designed to help families, friends and caregivers – as well as seniors themselves – recognize mental health problems or illnesses and intervene early. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Seniors, the latest adaptation of the MHFA basic […]

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Seniors with strong reasons to live often live stronger

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

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Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go

Exercise may improve everyday life for even severely obese older adults, a new study says. Obese seniors can become unable to walk short distances — this is termed a major mobility disorder — and perform day-to-day tasks. Extreme obesity, in particular, may threaten someone’s independence, researchers say. “Having a major mobility disorder can really affect […]

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New Program Boosts the Ability of Seniors, Health Providers and Informal Caregivers to Improve the Mental Health of …

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) launched a new program today designed to help families, friends and caregivers – as well as seniors themselves – recognize mental health problems or illnesses and intervene early. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Seniors, the latest adaptation of the MHFA basic […]

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Congresswoman Bonamici helps seniors, students | Opinion …

I join those across Oregon and the country who are deeply concerned about the devastating and deadly flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. In Congress, I’ll work with my colleagues to make sure the thousands of families harmed by the storm get the help they need. On the Science Committee, I’ll continue […]

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Senior Health Fair is in Killeen on Sept. 15

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Three ways pups can improve seniors’ health

Furry friends can play a significant role in pet owners’ lives. The old saying goes, “dogs are man’s best friend,” and research shows they may be more than that. In fact, they just might be the key to keeping seniors active.  According to a study conducted by the University of Lincoln and Glasgow Caledonian University […]

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Logan County Heritage Center celebrating National Senior Center Month

Logan County Heritage Center is inviting the community to celebrate National Senior Center Month with a number of activities this month. The celebration will start with a “Genealogy 101″ presentation by Judy Fehringer on Tuesday, Sept. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn all about how to discover your family roots. On Monday, Sept. 18, the […]

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September events at the senior center

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Three ways pups can improve seniors’ health

Furry friends can play a significant role in pet owners’ lives. The old saying goes, “dogs are man’s best friend,” and research shows they may be more than that. In fact, they just might be the key to keeping seniors active.  According to a study conducted by the University of Lincoln and Glasgow Caledonian University […]

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Seniors take ‘IPPT’ to gauge frailty, health risks

SINGAPORE: The Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) may be more commonly associated with National Service, but a team of doctors and healthcare professionals have adapted the idea for senior citizens to assess their frailty and health risks. According to a joint press release from Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), the IPPT […]

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Providers Continue to Expand CCRC Without Walls Model

For years, senior living providers have embraced the concept of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) “without walls.” They are, some providers believe, a great way to get a foot in the door with seniors who are otherwise hesitant to live anywhere than in their own homes. These programs allow healthy, active older adults to maintain their independence […]

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