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Daring Décor: Orchids add splashy color and style to any space

June 3, 2021

STATEPOINT It’s no secret that spending the past year in quarantine has made people focus more on their homes. DIY projects are at an all-time high. Painting. Furniture fixups. Baking. Outdoor and indoor gardening. That’s right. Indoor gardening is hot. During the pandemic, people searched “Buy Plants” on Google more than “Buy Shoes.” This may…

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First steps in retirement planning — for all Americans

May 14, 2021

BPT Even if you’re young, newly employed or haven’t yet started to save for retirement, many financial professionals agree planning is key to achieving a sense of security for your future. But a new survey shows that if you’re a first- or second-generation American, a woman, African American or Hispanic employee, you may feel disconnected…

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Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths

May 7, 2021

BPT U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age 65, people are 2.5 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those age 85 and older) to…

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How to combat social isolation

April 30, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of social isolation is especially prevalent in Americans over the age of 50. …

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Supporting fair housing, inclusivity in your community

April 23, 2021

BPT Home and property ownership is a nearly universal part of the American dream. An unfortunate reality of our nation’s past and present, however, is that this dream has been much more difficult to achieve among minority groups. April marks the 53rd anniversary of the passage of the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act, the federal…

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Here’s why you should consider seeing a geriatrician

March 26, 2021

BPT  It comes as second nature for most parents to take their children to a pediatrician at least once a year. The differences between children and adults are so stark that it makes sense to choose a doctor specially trained to treat younger patients. Yet as we age, far too few of us apply this…

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New survey: Americans cut prescription costs by ordering from Canada

March 18, 2021

BPT Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing. For anyone who needs regular prescriptions to manage serious chronic health conditions, the soaring cost of their medications creates a real burden. Studies show that one in four adults skip medications primarily due to cost, which leads to bigger problems both for their health outcomes and for increasing medical…

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Five fun ways to keep your cat entertained at home

March 5, 2021

BPT Thanks to the pandemic, many people have gone from working in an office to working from home, giving cat owners a chance to spend more time with their furry friends. With all this extra time, you have the opportunity to strengthen the bond you share with your cat while helping them get active and…

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