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12:02 AM / Thursday April 9, 2020

Seniors

Tips for caretakers to help their loved one get better nutrition

August 5, 2016

BPT When a patient is battling cancer, good nutrition is essential to maintain physical strength and help ensure a better response to treatment. Foods high in protein are an important part of your loved one’s balanced diet, and helping them eat well is a critical investment in their health and well-being. That said, there may…

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Savvy Senior: How to find financial assistance for elderly parents

July 28, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I go to locate financial assistance programs for seniors? I have been helping support my 70-year-old mother the past couple years and really can’t afford to do it any longer. Feeling Overwhelmed Dear Overwhelmed, There are actually a wide variety of financial assistance programs and government benefits that can help…

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Four simple ways to stay safe this summer

July 15, 2016

BPT Summer is an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for…

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Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Service

July 8, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on finding and choosing a good adult day care service for an elderly parent? My 82-year-old mother, who is moving in with me, has Alzheimer’s and needs attention during the day while I’m at work. Looking for Help Dear Looking, Adult day care services can be a…

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The truth about Alzheimer’s: early detection makes a difference

June 24, 2016

BPT It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease. Contrary to what many people think about Alzheimer’s, it’s not a normal part of growing older. And while there’s not yet a…

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City officials break ground for new MLK Older Adult Center in North Philadelphia

June 18, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  These ladies will soon enjoy a brand new facility!  (Photo: MLK Older Adult Center) City Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Commissioner of Parks & Recreation Kathryn Ott Lovell and other City officials joined community leaders and senior citizens to break ground on a new facility for the Martin…

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New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder

June 18, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO: Carolyn Hampton (insert) BPT Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she’s not shy about sharing her age because it’s a tribute to how she’s lived. She’s more active than ever, loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years…

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Hepatitis C: A silent epidemic among baby boomers

June 11, 2016

BPT Did you know baby boomers are at higher risk of being infected with the Hepatitis C virus, and that often they don’t show symptoms for many years? That’s a concern, because Hepatitis C is a serious liver condition that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. Seventy to 85 percent of those with…

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Aging with Vitality, Grace and Confidence

June 2, 2016

Family Features It’s one of the great ironies of life: Your reward for surviving the tumultuous teen years, establishing a career and nurturing a family culminates in dry skin, a thickening waist and too many moments peppered with “Now, where did I leave those car keys?” You know … that time of your life that…

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