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Seniors

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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Navigating volatile markets for a secure retirement

May 27, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Copyright: Monkey Business Images /Shutterstock Family Features Persistent and significant stock market swings, combined with shifting workplace structures and an outdated retirement benefit system, are profoundly impacting Americans’ ability to save and prepare for a secure retirement. In fact, a quarter of Americans age 50 and over exhausted all of their savings during…

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Savvy Senior: How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan

May 14, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Medicare Shopper Dear Shopper, Medicare Advantage plans have become increasingly popular among retirees over the past 10 years, as more than 30 percent…

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