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10:29 PM / Wednesday October 23, 2019

Seniors

Create an accessible lifestyle: Enhance independence with mobility in mind

June 22, 2018

Family Features If you’re like the majority of the population, mobility is something you take for granted. However, once you or a loved one encounters an illness or disability that results in dependence on a wheelchair, your perspective is likely to change dramatically. Mobility is a major factor in a person’s independence, but when illness…

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Five ways to step up date night without breaking the bank

June 15, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES Most relationship experts agree that making time for date night is important, whether it’s the early days of a blossoming romance or decades into a comfortable marriage. Spending that valuable time together doesn’t have to be expensive as long as you take the time to make it special. Plan your next date with…

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Savvy Senior: Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged Seniors

June 1, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo: AARP)   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…

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

May 17, 2018

By Matt Sedensky ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike were all senior…

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Engage at Every Age

May 12, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES You are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. No matter your age, there is no better time than now to start. To help you do just that, consider these tips from the Administration for Community Living: Be Well •  If you…

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Advice for adult children of aging parents who need help at home

April 27, 2018

BPT Helping a parent stay active and healthy at home can be achieved with careful planning. The rewards of personally caring for, or managing the care of, a loved one who needs help are innumerable. It’s an opportunity to give back and to offer a return on the loving investment they once made in us….

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Your prescription drug coverage and medication questions answered

April 19, 2018

BPT Prescription drug coverage and medications can be complex territory. Enter UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement’s Chief Pharmacy Officer Mike Anderson, PharmD, who has spent his career navigating the ins and outs of the Rx world. Below, Anderson answers some questions people frequently ask about drug coverage and prescriptions. Q. What’s the difference between PDP and…

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Savvy Senior: Is your blood pressure too high?

April 12, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I use to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now. Approaching 60 Dear Approaching, If you’re unsure what your blood pressure levels should be, you’re not alone. Recent changes in the hypertension guidelines made by the…

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Savvy Senior: What to know about the new Medicare cards

April 5, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the new Medicare cards? I’ve heard there are a lot of scams associated with these new cards and I want to make sure I protect myself. Leery Senior Dear Leery, The government will soon be sending out brand new Medicare cards to 59 million Medicare beneficiaries….

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