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LETTER: Officials should fix, not gut, ACA – Journal Gazette and Times

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A little exercise goes a long way, especially in seniors

Home » General Health » Senior Health » A little exercise goes a long way, especially in seniors By: Mohan Garikiparithi | Senior Health | Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – 05:00 AM The word exercise often induces images of sweat and labored breathing, discouraging many people. Exercising on a regular basis helps us stay healthy […]

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From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Care for older people in nursing homes accounts for 21 percent of Medicaid’s budget, even though they are just 9 percent of people covered by Medicaid. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images/Picture Press RM hide caption toggle caption Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images/Picture Press RM Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor. That’s the shorthand explanation. But […]

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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors …

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Changes in health insurance for Texas seniors – News – The Glen …

By Sandra W. Reed Janice is currently residing in Longshore Care, a memory care unit, in her Texas home town paid for by Medicaid. Jamie is a teacher who retired after 32 years of service. Jamie’s insurance is through a Humana Medicare Advantage Plan provided by the Teacher Retirement System. Both Janice and Jamie have […]

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The Republicans’ health-care cuts would affect 62% of the Americans in nursing homes

The Republican attempt to re-write the US health-care system is the main story in Washington this week, and the focus is largely on how the bill cuts spending on Medicaid, the health program for poorer Americans. But the cuts will actually affect a far wider swathe of the country—potentially, anyone elderly who isn’t pretty wealthy, […]

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ERs adding palliative care to treat seniors’ chronic conditions

Encarnacion Pyle The Columbus Dispatch @EncarnitaPyle For months, Dee’a Ragland went from one emergency department to another seeking relief from the pain, breathing problems and other nagging symptoms caused by her many chronic conditions, only to be told that there wasn’t much the personnel could do. Then in March, an emergency-department doctor at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital […]

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Medicaid cuts in GOP health bill could take toll on Minn. seniors …

The Senate GOP health care bill could lead to cuts in programs that help frail Minnesota seniors and jeopardize many cost-saving services that support caregivers and help seniors stay in their homes. The Senate bill, which could come up for a vote this week, takes a number of steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. […]

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For many seniors, retirement gets more expensive if Senate’s health-care bill is passed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crafted the Republicans’ Senate health-care bill, which represents the party’s long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of the Affordable Care Act. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) It arrived, and it’s not kind to some seniors. The Senate finally unveiled its health-care overhaul of the Affordable Care Act — the Better Care Reconciliation Act. […]

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Senior Solutions Has New Nutrition, Wellness Director

Springfield, Vt. — Catherine Wisniewski spent the past two years living in South Africa fighting HIV/AIDs, but she feels that her new role as nutrition and wellness director for Senior Solutions, a Springfield, Vt.-based nonprofit, will be just as challenging and rewarding as her Peace Corps experience.  “This job, working with a population that I […]

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Offer home health care education when seniors want to be left alone

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a ministroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home – he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Pathways to Your Future: A Senior Health and Wellness Seminar

Susan M. Huskey, 51, of Port Clinton, passed away, Tuesday,… Article source: http://thebeacon.net/beacon-news/news-around-ottawa-county/item/12197-pathways-to-your-future-a-senior-health-and-wellness-seminar

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Medicaid cuts in GOP health care bill could take toll on Minnesota seniors

The Senate GOP health care bill could lead to cuts in programs that help frail Minnesota seniors and jeopardize many cost-saving services that support caregivers and help seniors stay in their homes. The Senate bill, which could come up for a vote this week, takes a number of steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. […]

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More Sex Leads To Higher Brain Function in Seniors

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Improved seniors’ health care possible

A doctor leading the way to improved health care for seniors while reducing costs let loose a torrent of facts and some charming stories during a Bluewater Health meeting. “It’s doable,” said Dr. Samir Sinha, guest speaker at Thursday’s Bluewater Health annual general meeting. The implementation of improvements in geriatric care saved one hospital $6.7 […]

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For Seniors, Senate Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than The …

The Senate bill closely mirrors the Obamacare subsidies, which are currently available to those who earn between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Under the Senate bill, starting in 2020 this assistance would be capped for those earning up to 350 percent of poverty level, with adults aged 59 to 64 paying […]

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What baby boomers need to know as seniors – Pekin Daily Times

By Sharon Woods Harris/Pekin Daily Times/sharris@pekintimes.com     When asked what advice 91-year-old Fondus E. Chism would give to baby boomers as they near retirement he said, “Get a lawyer and have him do it.” “It’s hard for a person to get a lot of it done,” said Chism, a Navy retiree who was stripped […]

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Why confusion leads seniors to turn down home health care

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/23/health/seniors-refuse-home-health-care-partner/index.html

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What baby boomers need to know as seniors

By Sharon Woods Harris/Pekin Daily Times/sharris@pekintimes.com     When asked what advice 91-year-old Fondus E. Chism would give to baby boomers as they near retirement he said, “Get a lawyer and have him do it.” “It’s hard for a person to get a lot of it done,” said Chism, a Navy retiree who was stripped […]

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For Seniors, Senate Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than The House Version

The Senate bill closely mirrors the Obamacare subsidies, which are currently available to those who earn between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Under the Senate bill, starting in 2020 this assistance would be capped for those earning up to 350 percent of poverty level, with adults aged 59 to 64 paying […]

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Trump budget, GOP healthcare bill will crush seniors, disabled (Your letters)

To the Editor: President Trump’s proposed budget and the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will harm 23 million people in our country. The House of Representatives has passed this outrageous bill and now it’s up to the Senate to vote against it. The budget would have a devastating impact on our country’s safety net programs. […]

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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors – Yakima Herald

This image provided by Roche, and manipulated by blurring the center of the image by the source, to illustrate how vision is affected by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors’ central vision, making […]

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California heat wave claims the lives of 2 Bay Area seniors

A record-breaking heat wave that has been roasting California for days has claimed the lives of two seniors in San Jose, public health officials said Wednesday. A 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died from heat-related illnesses Monday, according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Days of punishing heat probably aggravated any existing […]

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Dartmouth research: Communal meals key to senior health – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. – It’s a buffet for lunch at the Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction. “I had the sausage and pepper today,” said Rosealie Salerno of North Hartland. “It is very good.” Salerno comes for dinner a couple of times a week. She’s not alone. “Get out, see people, get out […]

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Senior Health Fair

 OELWEIN — The sixth annual Oelwein Senior Health Fair takes place this Thursday, June 22, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Oelwein Community Plaza. Local companies representing physical, speech, and occupational therapies have organized the public event for seniors and their caregivers.    The fair features informative health booths with presentations by local sponsors, free […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

As many as 28 percent of patients offered home health care when theyâEUR(TM)re being discharged from a hospital âEUR” mostly older adults âEUR” say âEURoenoâEUR to those services, according to a new report. (Dreamstime/TNS)(Photo: Dreamstime, TNS) The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being […]

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Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril …

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone after leaving the hospital …

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke with a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health-care services. And the patient went back […]

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American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

Whether young or old, Americans continue to live sedentary lifestyles, as evidenced by a new study. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the average American teenager is no more as physically active than the average 60-year-old. This suggests that levels of exercise or physical activity among children and teens were […]

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WHAT’S HAPPENING – Journal Gazette and Times

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Healthcare Hunger Games: Seniors, Please Report to the Arena

The first group selected to enter the arena in the Healthcare Hunger Games are seniors. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the 2018 Federal Budget released by the Trump Administration proposes cuts and unprecedented new eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Based on the earlier analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the budget cuts of $800 […]

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Statin Drugs Don’t Benefit Healthy Seniors

Older adults who don’t have a history of cardiovascular problems don’t benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, says a new study of seniors with high blood pressure and moderately high cholesterol. Researchers from New York University School of Medicine studied the data from 2,867 older adults and found that they had the same risk of […]

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Health care for Yakima Valley seniors: High demand, short supply – Yakima Herald

Dr. Caryn Jackson, far left, checks the vitals of Patricia Cooper, 81, as Lance Styles accompanies his mother during an appointment at a Yakima Neighborhood Health Services clinic in Yakima, Wash., Friday, May 19, 2017. Styles says it’s difficult to get appointments to see the physicians for his mother’s various medical needs. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic) […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone after leaving the hospital

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke with a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health-care services. And the patient went back […]

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Digital health startups: Don’t overlook the senior market

A 2016 report by Gust found that healthcare ranks third in top startup industries, just behind consumer products and services and Internet web services. Healthcare startups span health IT, telehealth, diagnostics, genetics, consumer facing markets like wearables and wellness, and target diverse audiences. More often than not, seniors don’t fall into the target market for […]

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Senior Health: Medications and the elderly: Beware of polypharmacy

Older populations generally experience more disease and complex medical conditions, which is why seniors are often consumers of a large number of medications meant to treat their ailments. However, it is important to understand how the simultaneous use of multiple drugs to treat one or more conditions can impact functioning. As we age, the changes […]

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Wenzel: Wayside Athletic Club hosts National Senior Health & Fitness Day

By Mary Wenzel National Senior Health Fitness Day was held recently at the Wayside Athletic Club with Darren McLaughlin, Wayside general manager, telling those on hand that the catch phrase for this year’s event was “With Movement, There’s Improvement!” The event featured a lunch as well as awards to three deserving senior athletes.The 2017 George […]

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Tai chi class helps Murphys seniors find balance

Exercise for seniors can be a challenge, but working out can also be a life saver. With this in mind, Arlene Halford, the new activities director at the Murphys Senior Center, created a summer schedule filled with senior-appropriate exercise classes that combine fun and fitness for the mind and body. Instructors Pat Moline and Louise […]

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The Glebe celebrates day for health and fitness

DALEVILLE — The Glebe joined an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health Fitness Day (NSHFD) May 31. More than 80 attendees at The Glebe joined with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country to promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. “The festival is […]

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The Senate’s Stealth Raid on Seniors’ Health Care

The health care repeal bill, often known as “Trumpcare”, would be a disaster for tens of millions of Americans, and especially those over fifty. Trumpcare would allow health insurance corporations to charge older Americans up to five time as much for coverage. Particularly for those just below Medicare age, this would be catastrophic. Currently, a […]

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Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didnt want anyone coming into his home, and he didnt think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Senior-Care GC on AHCA: ‘Where Does That Leave the Elderly?’

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Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To …

By Judith Graham The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And […]

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Health forum helps seniors ‘trump’ stress

At the Sixth Annual Community Health Forum, from left, Sara Vogeler; Lynne Brown; Emma DeVito, Village Care president and C.E.O.; Dr. Jonathan Whiteson; Elizabeth Butson; Dr. Tara Cortes; Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, and Dr. Max Gomez. Photos by Scott R. Axelrod BY SCOTT R. AXELROD | More than 200 senior citizens gathered at New York University’s […]

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Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems

By Judith Graham The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And […]

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Eastern Health has new website page for seniors

“A significant percentage of those we serve are part of an aging population, and we need to be responsive to their needs and ensure we provide appropriate care and service,” said Judy O’Keefe, vice president, Eastern Health, and chairwoman of the Senior-Friendly Care Task Force. Article source: http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/6/14/eastern-health-has-new-website-page-for-seniors.html

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Seniors’ healthcare system complex and confusing: report – Prince …

A new report commissioned by the province calls the current seniors’ healthcare system fragmented, complex and confusing. It says not enough is being spent on home care and that seniors lack sufficient access to healthcare and rehabilitation services. P.E.I. planning review of long-term care: minister Don Sanderson, president of the Senior Citizens’ Federation of P.E.I., said that wait […]

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New county senior health care neighborhood approved for GVH

Money to come from a variety of sources By Toni Todd A new Senior Health Care Center is in the offing for Gunnison County. On Tuesday, June 6, Gunnison Valley Health representatives shared their vision with Gunnison County commissioners, presenting a life-like schematic of the proposed facility. Commissioners approved the center’s request to submit an application […]

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State DOH to launch senior fall prevention awareness campaign

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Fall-related injuries and fatalities among Hawaii’s seniors have reached alarming levels. On average in Hawaii, 94 seniors die each year from fall-related injuries, 1,940 are hospitalized and 8,050 are taken to emergency rooms. Statistics from the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Emergency Medical Services Injury Prevention Branch show that falls disproportionately […]

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Statin Drugs Don’t Benefit Healthy Seniors – Newsmax.com

Older adults who don’t have a history of cardiovascular problems don’t benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, says a new study of seniors with high blood pressure and moderately high cholesterol. Researchers from New York University School of Medicine studied the data from 2,867 older adults and found that they had the same risk of […]

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Development deal would give Anchorage new health department, grocery store and senior housing

• Redevelopment of about 13 acres of city land at 3500 Tudor Road into a vast complex with a 70,000-square-foot grocery store, a hotel, apartments and condos, medical offices, shops and restaurants. Article source: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2017/06/12/major-anchorage-development-deal-includes-new-city-health-department-grocery-store-and-senior-housing/

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New clinic brings health care to Plainfield seniors

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Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people’s health, down two spots from last year’s ranking, a new report says. The state improved on several measures despite the lower ranking, according to the fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by United Health Foundation. Georgia had a 12 percent decrease in senior poverty in […]

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Senior health fair in Marion on June 27 – WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

MASSAC CO. — In Massac County, police said a man they were chasing pointed his fingers at an officer and said, “Pow, pow, pow.”  Article source: http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35648258/senior-health-fair-in-marion-on-june-27

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Weight management plays a key role in senior health

x Embed x Share CLOSE Joyce Abady, owner of The Juice Theory in Long Branch, walks us through her process of making fresh almond milk. Brian Johnston As you get older, keep moving.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) The epidemic of obesity in the U.S. has also had an impact on older Americans. According to the Centers for […]

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Community Health Services offer tips, classes to keep seniors on their feet

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America’s health rankings senior report released

The 2017 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health. This report’s model is based on the historical America’s Health Rankings model of health and was adapted in 2013 for the senior population under the guidance of an […]

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Dog ownership provides many health benefits for seniors – News

Posted in: Men’s Health News | Women’s Health News Tags: Dementia, Diabetes, Exercise, Heart, Heart Disease, Public Health, Seniors, Type 2 Diabetes, Walking Article source: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170611/Dog-ownership-provides-many-health-benefits-for-seniors.aspx

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Mental health center for seniors to open in Leesburg

By Frank Stanfield / Correspondent LEESBURG – The Leesburg and Villages Regional hospitals will be opening a mental health center for seniors on July 1. “There is a huge need in the community,” said Christopher Adams, the program director of Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Senior Behavioral Health Center. “One out of every four people has […]

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Mental health tips for seniors

Why are we often slow to take care of our mental health needs? There could be a number of reasons: Mental/emotional struggles are often seen as less valid than other medical issues. They’re sometimes portrayed as a sign of weakness. There are some that feel someone “chooses” to feel this way and should “shake out […]

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Springfield health fair draws hundreds of seniors

SPRINGFIELD – Attendees for the “Thrive After 55” wellness fair had already surpassed the registered number of 500 even before the four-hour event opened at 10 a.m. in Western New England University’s Rivers Memorial Auditorium Friday. By 11 a.m. State Sen. Eric P. Lesser, sponsor, was remarking early birds included many who had not registered […]

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Georgia Slips To 41st In National Senior Health Rating

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people’s health, down two spots from last year’s ranking, a new report says. Like us on Facebook The state improved on several measures despite the lower ranking, according to the fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by United Health Foundation. Georgia had a 12 percent decrease […]

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New health center for seniors opens in Wayne county

Residents of Wayne and Ontario counties eligible for nursing home care now have another option to try. ElderONE is a new center in Newark, run by Rochester Regional Health, which operates on a national model called Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly or PACE. There are already three such PACE centers in Rochester. “They […]

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Connected health and safety business for seniors, GreatCall, finds exit door in private equity deal

illuminated exit sign. GreatCall, a San Diego company that developed connected health and safety devices to help seniors age in place, has been snapped up by private equity firm GTCR. Although the transaction amount was not disclosed, GTCR will partner with GreatCall CEO David Inns and the GreatCall management team to continue to build on […]

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Lodi Health offers free fall-prevention program for seniors – Lodi News

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:30 pm Lodi Health offers free fall-prevention program for seniors Special to the News-Sentinel Lodi News-Sentinel Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of those 65 and older. Falls can be devastating and costly, but more importantly, falls can be prevented. Lodi Health has teamed up with […]

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Sun City celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Article source: http://www.blufftontoday.com/sun-city/2017-06-06/sun-city-celebrates-national-senior-health-fitness-day

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A health plan to encourage seniors to get the care they need

A House committee is set to hold a hearing on a plan to lower costs for people on Medicare. The bipartisan legislation would let Medicare make some basic services cheaper for patients with chronic conditions. A diabetes patient who’s prone to blindness, for example, would get cheaper eye exams. It’s a model private insurers are […]

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Does GOP health care bill mean steep increases for seniors …

A Florida Democrat running for governor is warning about massive insurance-ncreases for low-income seniors as part of the House Republican health care bill. Chris King, an Orlando-area businessman, recently called on Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to disavow the health care overhaul based on analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. “The […]

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Springfield health fair looks to help seniors in ‘time of great uncertainty’

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Eric P. Lesser, D-Longmeadow, a member of the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, frequently hears from older residents about  healthcare concerns and retirement costs. Lesser is hoping that “Thrive After 55,” a wellness fair that he is presenting Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Western New England University’s […]

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Evergreen Park Fire Department Hosts FREE Health Fair for Seniors …

EVERGREEN PARK, IL — The Evergreen Park Fire Department’s fourth annual Senior Health Fair gets underway Wednesday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is FREE to seniors and their caregivers. It will be held at the fire station at 9000 S. Kedzie Ave. Attendees will be given a wealth of resources […]

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Why light is so important for seniors’ health

Marie Coolidge’s apartment at the Eskaton Monroe Lodge was bathed in soft light on a recent afternoon, her newly installed light bulbs glowing beneath white fabric lamp shades around the living room where she spends most of her time. The high-tech bulb system, installed last fall at the Land Park senior living community, is designed […]

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PolitiFact Florida: Is the GOP health bill bad for seniors? We fact …

A Florida Democrat running for governor is warning about massive insurance rate increases for low-income seniors as part of the House Republican health care bill. Related News/Archive PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking attack ad against GOP health care bill 3 Weeks Ago PolitiFact: Fact-checking Samantha Bee on Florida felonies 1 Week Ago PolitiFact Florida: Utility group says […]

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AgeWise: Importance of advanced care planning – 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-importance-of-advanced-care-planning/article_db66497e-abb5-521e-8b5b-c0188decd2af.html

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Seniors get important information at Health and Fitness Expo

SARAH CONDONscondon@uticaod.com UTICA — People filtered Wednesday into a busy Parkway Center for the 13th annual National Senior Health Fitness Day: Health and Fitness Expo. Tables and representatives lined the gym with information geared toward members of the community older than 50 and caretakers. Various stations offered health and wellness information, licensed Medicare advisers, as well as giveaways, raffles and […]

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Minnesota ranks as healthiest state for seniors

x Embed x Share CLOSE The health care policy discussion seems to get more confusing, politicized and polarized by the day. There is one point of agreement: Primary care is important. “Worldwide data show the more access to primary medical care, the lower the cost, higher the quality, and the lower the mortality,” said Dr. […]

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Seniors get important information at Health and Fitness Expo – Uticaod

SARAH CONDONscondon@uticaod.com UTICA — People filtered Wednesday into a busy Parkway Center for the 13th annual National Senior Health Fitness Day: Health and Fitness Expo. Tables and representatives lined the gym with information geared toward members of the community older than 50 and caretakers. Various stations offered health and wellness information, licensed Medicare advisers, as well as giveaways, raffles and […]

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Fact-check: Does the GOP health care bill mean steep increases for seniors?

A Florida Democrat running for governor is warning about massive insurance rate increases for low-income seniors as part of the House Republican health care bill. Chris King, an Orlando-area businessman, recently called on Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to disavow the health care overhaul based on analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. […]

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Senior Health and Wellness Expo draws big crowd

Hundreds of Texarkana area seniors attended a free health fair Friday morning at the Texarkana Convention Center. More than 70 vendors participated in the 17th annual Senior Health and Wellness Expo. The event is primarily geared towards those 50 and older. Health screenings, door prizes, and a variety of information was available to participants at […]

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NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY AT LA MESA’S THE MONTERA

  By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson June 1, 2017 (La Mesa) — “It helps with fall prevention” said fitness instructor Eduardo Gracia of the exercises he designs for seniors at La Mesa’s The Montera-Westliving Senior Living Community.  Gracia led seniors through indoor (balloon) volleyball, basketball, darts, and other activities on the 24th Annual National Senior Health […]

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Gettin’ their brunch on — Seniors gather for fun, exercise and learning

What better way to spend a warm summer morning than hanging out with friends, having brunch and doing some Zumba? Golden Brunchersize, the second of its kind, was held at The Cook Education Center Thursday, hosted by New Century Hospice, Brookdale Corsicana, Guardian Home Health, Twilight Home and Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle. In addition […]

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Letters: Medicare change would hurt seniors

Buy Photo Letters to the editor(Photo: IndyStar)Buy Photo For decades, local affiliates of the National Urban League have worked to empower Hoosiers of all backgrounds by removing any barriers that could keep them from leading successful, healthy lives. One of those barriers continues to be access to affordable, quality health care. Knowing the complexity of […]

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Video: Corvallis Senior Health and Fitness Day

Whenever Amanda Loman 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://democratherald.com/corvallis/video/video-corvallis-senior-health-and-fitness-day/youtube_ead460a6-cdfc-5354-bb20-48ff796e7e6d.html

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Lufkin seniors show importance of exercise on National Senior He …

State Representatives Trent Ashby and Travis Clardy are back at home after a productive 85th legislative session at the state capital. Article source: http://www.ktre.com/story/35559943/lufkin-seniors-show-importance-of-exercise-on-national-senior-health-fitness-day

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Lemoore celebrates Senior Health and Fitness Day

Whenever JOSH BUTTERS 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://hanfordsentinel.com/news/lemoore/lemoore-celebrates-senior-health-and-fitness-day/article_edcd21dc-534f-535c-9bbd-117148eda5a6.html

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Good News: Senior Health Day – WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort …

The Candler County Sheriff’s Office and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office are looking for Geoffery Vance Jr., who has warrants for his arrest for Aggravated Stalking, Battery (Family Violence) and Obstruction of a 911 call in Bulloch County.  Article source: http://www.wtoc.com/story/35558780/good-news-senior-health-day

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CMH Senior Health Center provides free exercise, health opportunities – Bolivar Herald

Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:30 am CMH Senior Health Center provides free exercise, health opportunities 0 comments Summer is great time for getting outdoors and enjoying nature. But for seniors, summer heat and sun can make exercising difficult and uncomfortable. Citizens Memorial Hospital’s Senior Health Center is a special facility for seniors where they can […]

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Owatonna residents take part in National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Whenever ASHLEY STEWART 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.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/news/article_c8eabea4-4569-52ed-bf3a-282a87021ea0.html

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YMCA celebrates National Senior Health and Fitness Day – Story

More News JOPLIN, Mo. – “It’s easy to learn, it’s fun to play,” explained pickleball player Cathy Wendt.   “I’m really surprised at what an active game it is and how sought-after it is,” added Lori Jones with the Y.  The Joplin Family Y celebrates National Senior Health and Fitness Day by getting people active […]

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Good News: Senior Health Day

President Donald Trump says celebrity Kathy Griffin “should be ashamed of herself” for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump’s bloody, severed head. Article source: http://www.wtoc.com/story/35558780/good-news-senior-health-day

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NH sites plan Senior Health Day fairs on Wednesday | New …

   Program allows participants to buy access to long-term care long before it’s needed “With movement, there’s improvement.” That’s the theme of this year’s National Senior Health Fitness Day, an annual event expected to draw 100,000 older Americans to more than 1,000 events across the country this Wednesday. The day is about keeping seniors healthy […]

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Murphy, Byrne Host Senior Health Expo in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Seniors joined state Sen. Terrence Murphy and state Assemblyman Kevin Byrne on Thursday, May 25, for a senior health fair at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center. Local healthcare experts provided free health screenings, including BMI and osteoporosis evaluations; blood pressure checks; and blood sugar testing. Specialists also answered questions on tick bites, […]

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Senior Health Fair seeks to inform, aid in independence

Current 7-day subscribers can add digital for free Current seven-day subscribers to the Richmond Times-Dispatch can add unlimited digital access to their account for no extra charge. Your digital package includes unlimited use of Richmond.com on desktop, mobile web and our mobile app, as well as our replica e-edition. Add digital to your current active […]

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Why Asian-American Seniors Have High Rates Of Depression But Rarely Seek Help

“Many Asian Americans tend to avoid the juvenile justice or legal system, mental health agencies, health services, and welfare agencies, because the utilization of services for certain problems is a tacit admission of the existence of these problems and may result in public knowledge of these familial difficulties,” the report notes.  Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/asian-american-senior-mental-health_us_591c53eee4b041db8965c58e

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Jersey City to host National Senior Health Day

The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services will host a National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday at Berry Lane Park in Jersey City. This occasion will mark the last of a series events held by the HHS this month in celebration of Older Americans Month. The event, organized in partnership with U.S. […]

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Senior health and wellness event Wednesday

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center is running a pilot program expanding health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness, blood pressure monitoring or allowing individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice. There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if […]

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Event Wednesday for senior health and fitness

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Senior health care feels right at home

As more baby boomers choose to stay in their homes as they age, the home health care business is booming in the Greater Lehigh Valley and across the country. “The trend is as people are getting older they don’t want to live in a nursing home. People want to stay at home,” said Lisa Lacko, […]

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Mississippi back on bottom in senior health rankings

Buy Photo Bill Crawford(Photo: Special to Hattiesburg American)Buy Photo Mississippi is getting older. No, this is not about our bicentennial, but our people. Since 1980 Mississippi’s total population increased 18.5 percent, but the population of residents aged 65 and older jumped 43.3 percent. This pushed the median age up from 27.6 years in 1980 to […]

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Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services to Host National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May …

Promoting Health and Wellness with Dance and Various Activities   Several Events Taking Place all this Month to Celebrate Older Americans Month, Ranging from the Upcoming Health Fitness Day to Farmers’ Market Vouchers and Other Programs to Promote Healthy Living in the Golden Years     JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of […]

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