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Seniors

AARP Poll: S.C. Women 50+ plan to Vote in force, health Care a top issue

February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.— A newly released AARP poll finds an overwhelming majority of women voters aged 50 and over in South Carolina plan to turn out in force, with 79% of Democrats definitely planning to vote in the primary next week. The survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, shows that women 50-plus are most concerned about…

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Three questions every senior with diabetes should ask

February 28, 2020

BPT  If you’re a senior with diabetes, you’re not alone. The statistics are eye opening – more than 25% of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. What’s more, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. If…

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Staying socially connected this winter Feb. 21

February 24, 2020

By Keri Lipperini, director, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living Winter is upon us. While some may enjoy the colder climates, others may start withdrawing from activities and disconnecting from family and friends. Those who suffer from seasonal depression will face an even harder battle as they withdraw until springtime…

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Social Security launches new campaign to fight scammers

February 6, 2020

The Social Security Administration has launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people…

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

January 23, 2020

Family Features By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years. As the aging population increases, some 11.3 million seniors are living alone, according to…

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Five Questions to Ask When Planning for Long-Term Care

January 17, 2020

Family Features You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S….

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Manage grief with grace this holiday season

December 5, 2019

Family Features Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be particularly challenging.  Mental and physical preparation are your best tools for managing the feelings that may accompany holidays. While family members, particularly children, may want things to be…

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Seven tips to help choose your health plan during open enrollment

October 11, 2019

BPT Open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for 2020. To help guide you during this important time, Elena McFann, regional CEO with UnitedHealthcare, shares the following tips that may help lead you to better health and…

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