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  AARP Health
Greg Abbott on July 2 issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. ... Severa...
  AARP Health
En español | With U.S. coronavirus cases reaching record daily highs, the three states with the largest populations of retirement-age Americans are among those hardest hit by the surge. ... Califor...
  AARP Health
Fitness centers are taking precautions; only you can decide if it's enough ... When the Cooper Fitness Center (CFC) in Dallas reopened in May, Cooper Stuart didn't think twice about returning, even...
  AARP Health
Getty Images ... The plea from health experts for the public to wear face masks has intensified in recent weeks, as coronavirus cases continue to climb in many areas of the U.S. ... And a lot of it...
  AARP Health
Some of the country's biggest chains are requiring customers to cover up ... Getty Images ... With the country reaching record highs in new coronavirus cases, many state, city and county government...
  AARP Health
Medicare is complicated and can be confusing to sort through. ... To make it easier, the program has been broken down into four basic parts that include coverage for everything from hospital care t...
  AARP Health
In addition to elective cosmetic surgery, Original Medicare does not cover many vision and hearing services or routine podiatry visits. ... Some Medicare Advantage plans do pay for some of these ne...
  AARP Health
En español | Missing deadlines, delaying enrollment or choosing the wrong plan can cost you a bundle when it comes to Medicare. ... Here’s a list of 10 common mistakes new Medicare enrollees make a...
  AARP Health
Though complicated and costly, the federal insurance program helps older Americans afford the health care vital to their well-being ... What is Medicare? ... For 55 years, it's been the program tha...
  AARP Health
Which path you take will determine how you get your medical care — and how much it costs ... Getty/AARP ... As you think about how Medicare will cover your health care needs, your first major decis...
  AARP Coronavirus
Greg Abbott on July 2 issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. ... Severa...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | Governors across the country are issuing orders and recommendations to their residents on the status of schools, businesses and public services as their states respond to the coronavir...
  AARP Coronavirus
Bloomberg/Getty Images ... En español | Many of the nation's small businesses are struggling financially because they had to shut down temporarily to deter the spread of the new coronavirus. ... He...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | The CARES Act signed into law in late March offered some relief to the nation's estimated 30 million small businesses, especially through its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), meant p...
  AARP Coronavirus
Some states are allowing outdoor visits, but most long-term care facillities remain locked down ... En español | With nursing homes in lockdown since mid-March, residents and their loved ones are d...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | With U.S. coronavirus cases reaching record daily highs, the three states with the largest populations of retirement-age Americans are among those hardest hit by the surge. ... Califor...
  AARP Coronavirus
Fitness centers are taking precautions; only you can decide if it's enough ... When the Cooper Fitness Center (CFC) in Dallas reopened in May, Cooper Stuart didn't think twice about returning, even...
  AARP Coronavirus
Unemployment rate for workers 55 and older drops to 9.7 percent ... J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images ... Since states and cities started easing the restrictions placed on busines...
  AARP Coronavirus
States with declining outbreaks are lifting a coronavirus-era ban ... Bill had been unable to visit with Betty since March due to coronavirus-related restrictions. ... Ginny Jeffries laughs when sh...
  AARP Coronavirus
Getty Images ... The plea from health experts for the public to wear face masks has intensified in recent weeks, as coronavirus cases continue to climb in many areas of the U.S. ... And a lot of it...
  AARP Coronavirus
Some of the country's biggest chains are requiring customers to cover up ... Getty Images ... With the country reaching record highs in new coronavirus cases, many state, city and county government...
  AARP Coronavirus
Now Alison Lolley, 55, is on a mission to change the long-term care industry ... by Jessica Ravitz, AARP, July 1, 2020 | ... After the coronavirus pandemic triggered a federal ban on nursing home v...
  AARP Coronavirus
Cavan Images/Getty Images ... As more people recover from COVID-19 across the country, many are facing another uphill challenge: rebuilding the physical strength and cardiorespiratory endurance los...
  AARP Coronavirus
Net cost of name-brand drugs jumped 60 percent ... Report reveals increases on 245 medicines since first coronavirus case hit U.S. ... A readily available, and inexpensive, drug may help in some cases
  AARP Coronavirus
Couples therapists can help with relationship tune-ups and serious repairs ... Finding new ways to show affection amid the COVID-19 outbreak ... Members save on eye exams and eyewear at participati...
  AARP Coronavirus
Though complicated and costly, the federal insurance program helps older Americans afford vital health care ... Medicare and Medicaid will no longer require a doctor’s prescription for COVID-19 scr...
  AARP Coronavirus
Some states are allowing outdoor visits, but most remain locked down ... Our leaders must act immediately to stem the loss of life due to coronavirus and improve conditions in America’s long-term c...
  AARP Coronavirus
When Fourth of July arrives in Washington, fireworks bursting in the air aren't the only sounds that traditionally enliven the capital. ... The U.S. Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps normally so...
  AARP Coronavirus
Experts share information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself ... Thursday, July 9, at 1 p.m. ET ... This live Q event will address some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve receiv...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall by two distributors of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer products manufactured in Mexico by Eskbiochem. ... Sani...
  AARP Latest News
Estos errores comunes pueden perjudicar tus posibilidades de conseguir el empleo. ... ERO VESALAINEN / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO ... In English | Aunque la tasa de desempleo puede cambiar con el tiempo, al...
  AARP Latest News
Now Alison Lolley is on a mission to change the long-term care industry ... If the Virus Hits Your Loved One's Nursing Home ... ... One case doesn't have to become an outbreak ... Click below for l...
  AARP Latest News
Happy Independence Day weekend, America! ... While we all reconfigure our celebrations to stay on the safe side of COVID-19, your small screen has stepped up with a star-spangled cluster of great T...
  AARP Latest News
En español | Medical identity theft is when someone uses your personal information, especially a Medicare or health insurance number, to get treatment, prescriptions or medical devices, submit clai...
  AARP Latest News
A man who logged more than 10,000 hours on television, Hugh Downs had a career that spanned cohosting ABC’s 20/20 newsmagazine, stints on early morning and late-night shows, and hosting the game sh...
  AARP Latest News
A medida que los estados vuelven a abrir, se insta a los individuos de alto riesgo a permanecer en el hogar en las primeras fases. ... La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) publicó un...
  AARP Latest News
Greg Abbott on July 2 issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. ... Severa...
  AARP Latest News
En español | Governors across the country are issuing orders and recommendations to their residents on the status of schools, businesses and public services as their states respond to the coronavir...
  AARP Latest News
Bloomberg/Getty Images ... En español | Many of the nation's small businesses are struggling financially because they had to shut down temporarily to deter the spread of the new coronavirus. ... He...
  AARP Latest News
En español | The CARES Act signed into law in late March offered some relief to the nation's estimated 30 million small businesses, especially through its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), meant p...
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Americans Started Staying Put Early in the Pandemic, and That May Have Saved Lives
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: No Good Evidence on Accuracy of Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: New Leash on Life: How Dog-Walking Is Helping Veterans Battered by PTSD
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Numbers of Non-COVID-19 Deaths Up During Pandemic
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Seizures After Vaccination Don't Affect Kids' Development: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Promising Results for Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine in Early Testing: Pfizer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000 as More States Slow Reopening Plans
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Could Threshold for COVID-19 Herd Immunity Be Lower Than Thought?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Pandemic Means More Backyard Fireworks This Year -- And More Danger
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Scientists Find Source of COVID Clots
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Fireworks Release Toxic Metals That Are Bad News for Your Lungs
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Biases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than Women
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: U.S. Grab of Only COVID-19 Treatment Outrages Health Experts
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: An HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
07/03/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: AHA News: COVID-19 Pandemic Brings New Concerns About Excessive Drinking
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
06/30/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Elderwerks Virtual Senior Fair will have 22 educational webinar classes on senior topics for caregivers, adult children, older adults and seniors.

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/elderwerks_virtual_senior_fair_august_12_and_13_2020/prweb17172239.htm

06/30/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Meridian Senior Living is honored to have supported the Alzheimer’s Association® event: The Longest Day® on Saturday June 20th to raise awareness and funds to advance the care, support and...

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/meridian_senior_living_communities_support_the_alzheimers_associations_the_longest_day_to_raise_funds_and_awareness/prweb17225014.htm

06/30/2020   Aging Life Care Association

Nearly 1 in 10 American senior citizens are abused or neglected each year, yet only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is brought to the attention of authorities, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Elder abuse can mean physical and psychological harm, but it also may manifest through financial exploitation … Continue reading Caring for our Elders and Raising Abuse Awareness

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06/29/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Home Instead Senior Care shares tips to establish smart eating habits

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/making_the_most_of_mealtime_from_grocery_shopping_to_cooking_at_home/prweb17223250.htm

06/26/2020   Senior Health
Title: Amid Pandemic, Fears That Older Americans Are Feeling 'Expendable'
Category: Health News
Created: 6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
06/25/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

University of Richmond School of Law Professor and Former Students Receive John J. Regan Writing Award

(PRWeb June 26, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/national_academy_of_elder_law_attorneys_announces_winner_of_national_writing_award/prweb17220531.htm

06/25/2020   NPR On Aging
After a decade of failure in treating Alzheimer's with drugs, the National Institutes of Health is funding a five-year effort in Seattle to learn more about how the disease starts in the brain.
06/24/2020   Aging Life Care Association

//// By Susan Birenbaum LCSW, MBA, C-ASWCM //// People do not realize that suicide is a major problem in the elderly. Since Older Adults have so many medical issues, it is assumed that death is a result of co-morbidity rather than suicide. Albeit, our society does not value older adults as other cultures do. In … Continue reading Suicide Among Older Adults – And Help For Them

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06/24/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The Heritage Downtown Active Senior Living Community in Walnut Creek CA just announced they have had zero cases of COVID-19.

(PRWeb June 25, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/walnut_creek_senior_living_community_the_heritage_downtown_reveals_zero_cases_of_covid_19/prweb17213828.htm

06/24/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Regency Palms Long Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care, a Meridian Senior Living community, delivers exceptional care to their residents by not only implementing strict infection control measures,...

(PRWeb June 25, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/regency_palms_long_beach_assisted_living_and_memory_care_delivers_exceptional_care_to_its_residents_during_the_covid_19_outbreak/prweb17192620.htm

06/24/2020   NPR On Aging
If you miss your mom and dad — or they miss their grandkids — how safe is a summer trip? Older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the coronavirus, so consider these tips to reduce risk.
06/23/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Long-term care facilities have turned to the AppointmentPlus online scheduling system for visitation appointments during the pandemic. This has allowed them to control the number of visitors at any...

(PRWeb June 24, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/nursing_homes_use_online_appointment_scheduling_for_visits/prweb17214296.htm

06/23/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Online guide highlights senior living communities with quality programs and top features.

(PRWeb June 24, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/memorycare_com_names_the_best_facilities_for_senior_memory_care_in_hemet_ca/prweb17081308.htm

06/23/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Weekly bridge games adapt after being dealt a wild card with the novel coronavirus

(PRWeb June 24, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/pine_run_retirement_community_bridge_clubs_go_online_during_pandemic/prweb17213776.htm

06/23/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

NAAP, NCCAP and Linked Senior to partner in building the future of the #ActivitiesStrong platform to acknowledge, educate and empower activity and life enrichment professionals in senior living.

(PRWeb June 24, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/naap_nccap_and_linked_senior_to_partner_in_building_the_activitiesstrong_platform/prweb17205284.htm

06/22/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

One You Love Homecare franchise development agreements signed for six new senior care locations as coast to coast expansion continues

(PRWeb June 23, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/one_you_love_homecare_builds_momentum_in_senior_care_industry_with_franchise_growth_in_2020/prweb17207359.htm

06/22/2020   NPR On Aging
After three months of restrictions, nursing homes in the state are beginning to allow visitors again. Families are learning that the experience of reopening won't be the same for everyone.
06/21/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Senior Housing News (SHN), an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the 2020 SHN Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that draws interest from owners, operators,...

(PRWeb June 22, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/senior_housing_news_launches_2020_architecture_design_awards_program/prweb17200317.htm

06/21/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Online guide highlights senior living communities with quality programs and top features

(PRWeb June 22, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/memorycare_com_names_the_best_facilities_for_senior_memory_care_in_hendersonville_tn/prweb17081200.htm

06/18/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The Coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle-area nursing home has some seniors scared -- not only of infection, but increased isolation. “Senior living communities like Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC provide...

(PRWeb June 19, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/coronavirus_crisis_ai_heath_app_helps_seniors_avoid_anxiety_isolation/prweb16982064.htm

06/18/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The newly redesigned site will allow buyers to shop for unique treasures and everyday items that come with a story.

(PRWeb June 19, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/caring_transitions_launches_new_design_for_its_online_estate_sale_auction_site_ctbids/prweb17150968.htm

06/18/2020   Senior Health
Title: People Die When Hospital Bed Shortages Force Patients Out
Category: Health News
Created: 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
06/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

LCX Life has officially launched operations as the premiere Life Settlement Marketing Organization (LSMO) in the insurance industry. Headed by Chris Orestis, LCX Life will offer the LifeCare Xchange...

(PRWeb June 18, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/lcx_life_launches_new_life_settlement_marketing_organization_lsmo/prweb17200432.htm

06/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Meridian Senior Living is thrilled to launch the Table Talks program to support resident and family engagement safely in select locations where government health departments have relaxed COVID-19...

(PRWeb June 18, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/meridian_senior_living_launches_table_talks_program_in_select_communities_to_support_resident_and_family_engagement/prweb17190924.htm

06/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Meridian Senior Living is thrilled to announce that its community The Grande was recognized with two Hernando Sun Silver Reader’s Choice awards on May 30th. The community was voted by Hernando Sun...

(PRWeb June 18, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_grande_is_recognized_by_hernando_sun_readers_choice_awards_for_assisted_living_facility_professional_services_and_retirement_facility_independent_living/prweb17196147.htm

06/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Compare-autoinsurance.org (https://compare-autoinsurance.org/) announces a new blog post, “Top Tips For The Elderly To Get Better Car...

(PRWeb June 18, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/senior_citizens_can_save_money_on_their_car_insurance_premiums/prweb17201531.htm

06/17/2020   Aging Life Care Association

“To write a letter is human, to receive a letter, divine” – Susan Lendroth Four years ago, I downsized. Living in an apartment house, I am now part of a community, not a formal one, but one with a passing hello in the lobby or weather conversation in the elevator. However, it was my relationship … Continue reading Putting Pen to Paper in the Time of COVID-19

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06/16/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Claris Healthcare and Breathing Spaces announced today a new partnership to help seniors and family caregivers stay connected in order to tackle the serious problem of social isolation.

(PRWeb June 17, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/claris_healthcare_and_breathing_spaces_partner_to_provide_intuitive_tablet_technology_to_address_the_critical_issue_of_social_isolation_with_older_seniors/prweb17188517.htm

06/15/2020   Aging Life Care Association

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched in 2006 on June 15th by the World Health Organization. Elder abuse is one of the most overlooked public health problems in the United States. Victims of abuse are three times more likely than those who weren’t mistreated to die prematurely. Learn how to identify those at risk and … Continue reading 7 Common Myths About Elder Abuse

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06/15/2020   Senior Health
Title: Want Added Years? Try Volunteering
Category: Health News
Created: 6/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
06/11/2020   NPR On Aging
At least 711 nursing homes reported running out of N95 masks at the end of May, and 1,963 said they had less than a week's worth. "The federal government has got to step up," says one advocate.
06/10/2020   Aging Life Care Association

//// By: Lakelyn Hogan, MA, MBA, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate //// Caring for a family member can require a lot of coordination. Often family caregivers are living day-to-day juggling their responsibilities of caregiving, work and family. Few have the time or make the time to stop and consider plans for the future. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has … Continue reading COVID-19 Highlights Caregiver’s Need to Plan Ahead

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06/08/2020   NPR On Aging
As more and more people filter back to the workplace, many face a tiny space that can create a large logjam: the elevator. Even the lobby is fraught with coronavirus questions. We have answers.
06/06/2020   NPR On Aging
The unconscious man was a Beatles fan, his sister said. When she couldn't be with him in his final ICU hours she asked Dr. Daniel Colón Hidalgo to play music and say the words she wanted him to hear.
06/05/2020   NPR On Aging
Nationwide, coronavirus infection numbers are trending down, but several states are seeing upticks, with the heaviest impact falling on communities of color and nursing home residents.
06/05/2020   Aging Life Care Association

//// By: Harisa Paco, MSW, LICSW, CMC //// During March and April our whole world saw this pandemic wreak havoc on our lives. And yet, I’ve been amazed by creative ways that people have celebrated while social distancing. It feels like we’re constantly being bombarded by bad news, it’s tough to think about the current … Continue reading Stories of Celebration During COVID-19

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06/04/2020   NPR On Aging
A paper suggesting hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of death for patients with COVID-19 has been retracted by three of its authors because they were not able to verify the data used in the study.
06/04/2020   NPR On Aging
Dr. Francis Collins says some candidates for a coronavirus vaccine will be ready to start large-scale human trials as early as next month. Scaling up production may start before tests are complete.
06/03/2020   NPR On Aging
A study of more than 800 health workers, first responders and others finds that taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 is no better than a placebo in preventing the illness.
06/03/2020   NPR On Aging
Most preventive medical care that can't be handled via telehealth has taken a back seat in recent months, but that's starting to change. Here's what to ask when you schedule an in-person appointment.