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10:28 PM / Tuesday May 11, 2021

Seniors

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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Savvy Senior: Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged seniors

May 6, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to get one that’s super simple to use. What can you recommend? Shopping Around Dear Shopping, There are several different ways you can go about getting your mom a simplified tablet that’s easy for her to…

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Savvy Senior: How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen

April 29, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents?  My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificates, marriage license and passports. Worried Ron Dear Ron, Replacing important documents that are lost, stolen…

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Aging parents at a distance who aren’t really ‘just fine’ (pt. 2)

April 22, 2016

By Lisa Esposito U.S. News & World Report/New America Media “I’m doing fine.” That’s reassuring to hear when when you call a parent who lives far away. But the fact is, seniors living alone in their 70s and beyond may keep serious problems to themselves because they don’t want to worry you or feel like…

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