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6:30 PM / Saturday February 24, 2018

Seniors

Championing the right to age well

September 29, 2017

NewsUSA In 1967, one of today’s most iconic runners made her mark in history. Despite an angry official who tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer defiantly ran on, broke barriers and became the first woman to officially complete the legendary race. Today, at the age of 70, Switzer…

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Daughters in the workplace need more support

September 29, 2017

NewsUSA For the millions of women caring for an aging adult while balancing a full-time job, it can be a struggle to juggle conflicting demands. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, found that one in four daughters in the workplace report that her career…

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Tips for choosing the Medicare plan that’s right for you

September 22, 2017

BPT Fall and winter don’t just bring cooler temperatures and the holidays – the final seasons of the year also mean open enrollment for Medicare. For most seniors in the United States, the period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 is the only time they can switch or make changes to their Medicare insurance plan….

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Florida nursing home deaths spur efforts to protect elderly

September 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this Sept. 16, 2005, file photo, a wheelchair with a slipper still on the footrest sits in the mud left behind by Hurricane Katrina at St. Rita’s Nursing home, where 34 people died while waiting to be rescued from the floodwaters in St. Bernard, La. Regulations dictate nursing homes and other facilities…

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Savvy Senior: Top new cars for older drivers

September 8, 2017

Savvy Senior Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I are both in our late sixties and are looking to buy a new car. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us evaluate and choose a good car for older drivers? Car Shoppers Dear Shoppers, With more than 40 million licensed drivers in the…

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Savvy Senior: Exercises that help ease arthritis pain and stiffness

September 1, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, What exercises are best suited for seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, hip and knee and have read that exercises can help ease the pain and stiffness, but I don’t know where to start, and I certainly don’t want to aggravate it. Stiff and Achy Dear Stiff, Many…

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Three activities to help you move safely after knee surgery

August 24, 2017

BPT Most patients undergoing knee surgery want to know when they’ll be able to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle and do the things they once enjoyed before knee pain took over. For 58-year-old Kathleen Cohan, this meant a desire to return to mountain biking, hiking and skiing – activities she had always loved to…

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Savvy Senior: Finding money for long-term care

August 18, 2017

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

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Savvy Senior: Low-cost wireless plans for seniors who use smartphones

August 11, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in downsizing my smartphone wireless plan, and am looking for the best low cost options. I use my phone primarily for talking and texting, but also need some cellular data for checking my email and other functions when I’m away from WiFi. What can you tell me?  Senior Saver Dear…

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