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Experts stress handwashing and social distancing, farther apart than above, are still crucial to slowing spread ... Anxious Older Clients Now Calling Therapists ... Click on the map above to see th...
  AARP Health
Proper handwashing may be a better line of defense against coronavirus, flu ... En español | Editor's Note: On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all Ameri...
  AARP Health
And stay tuned for next week's topic. ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans — even people who feel healthy — to wear cloth face masks or homemade fac...
  AARP Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield latest insurer to suspend deductibles or copays for coronavirus-related medical services ... Medical equipment sits in a hospital in New York City. ... En español | Blue ...
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Three huge, white tents pitched in the parking lot of Stony Brook University Hospital make the COVID-19 pandemic sadly real to Carol Gomes, who runs the 624-bed hospital at the tip of Long Island.
  AARP Health
With medical-grade masks in short supply, try making a DIY alternative ... In Austin, Texas, crafter Sarah James has been sewing face masks as quickly as she can turn them out. ... She's supposed t...
  AARP Health
En español | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans — even people who feel healthy — to wear cloth face masks or homemade face coverings in public when 6-...
  AARP Health
Two physicians discuss a proactive approach to fight infections, improve health ... vgajic/getty images ... As the new coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S., federal officials are urging American...
  AARP Health
Experts share information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself ... AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall right here on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Please bookmark th...
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Diabetes and heart disease puts Americans more at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 ... SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images ... En español | Public health experts have warned for several weeks t...
  AARP Coronavirus
And stay tuned for next week's topic. ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans — even people who feel healthy — to wear cloth face masks or homemade fac...
  AARP Coronavirus
Nonessential travel grinds to a halt, cancellation policies evolve ... Latest updates ... Health officials are advising against nonessential travel, especially for older adults and people with unde...
  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
Blue Cross and Blue Shield latest insurer to suspend deductibles or copays for coronavirus-related medical services ... Medical equipment sits in a hospital in New York City. ... En español | Blue ...
  AARP Coronavirus
The hospital ship was deployed to help treat non-COVID-19 patients ... The hospital ship USNS Comfort has a ceremonial departure from Norfolk, Virginia. ... En español | Since it was converted from...
  AARP Coronavirus
A sign explains the closure of a shop in the Pike Place Market Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Seattle. ... En español | The unemployment rate for workers 55 and older rose to 3.3 percent in March, fro...
  AARP Coronavirus
An employee tapes up paper in the windows of a Boston restaurant, which is temporarily closing during the coronavirus pandemic. ... The devastating recent jobs numbers show that the coronavirus is ...
  AARP Coronavirus
Bloomberg/Getty Images ... Many of the nation's small businesses are struggling financially since they have been shut down temporarily to deter the spread of the new coronavirus. ... Help could soo...
  AARP Coronavirus
How one mother, 93, and daughter are handling the separation caused by the coronavirus ... Mildred Hoxie has faced many tests in her 93 years. ... Not surprising for a woman who once taught grammar...
  AARP Coronavirus
Three huge, white tents pitched in the parking lot of Stony Brook University Hospital make the COVID-19 pandemic sadly real to Carol Gomes, who runs the 624-bed hospital at the tip of Long Island.
  AARP Coronavirus
iStock / Getty Images ... Nothing can sink a financial plan faster than debt, and seniors already weighed down by credit card debt may find themselves even further in debt because of the coronavirus.
  AARP Coronavirus
With medical-grade masks in short supply, try making a DIY alternative ... In Austin, Texas, crafter Sarah James has been sewing face masks as quickly as she can turn them out. ... She's supposed t...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans — even people who feel healthy — to wear cloth face masks or homemade face coverings in public when 6-...
  AARP Coronavirus
Floyd Morelos of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is turned away March 12, 2020, at the entrance to a nursing home and rehabilitation center where he sought to visit his 85-year-old mother. ... En español | N...
  AARP Coronavirus
Guests not allowed in nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En español | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is increasing efforts to protect its most vulnerable patients from the coron...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee is being moved from July to August, organizers said Thursday. ... The move comes the morning after f...
  AARP Coronavirus
Editor’s note: The IRS is in the process of developing procedures for the issuance of stimulus payments to Americans, as called for under the CARES Act. ... These procedures are evolving, and the I...
  AARP Coronavirus
Government enacts legislation that will send out stimulus checks, boost unemployment benefits ... En español | Congress and President Trump enacted a broad, bipartisan $2.2 trillion economic stimul...
  AARP Coronavirus
Editor’s note: The IRS is in the process of developing procedures for the issuance of stimulus payments to Americans, as called for under the CARES Act. ... These procedures are evolving, and the I...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | Editor's note: The IRS is in the process of developing procedures for the issuance of stimulus payments to Americans, as called for under the CARES Act. ... These procedures are evolvi...
  AARP Latest News
La FTC toma medidas drásticas contra compañías que presuntamente realizaron estafas de empleo. ... ALEKSANDR DAVYDOV / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO ... In English | Era una oportunidad difícil de rechazar par...
  AARP Latest News
Experts stress handwashing and social distancing, farther apart than above, are still crucial to slowing spread ... Anxious Older Clients Now Calling Therapists ... Click on the map above to see th...
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This addictive show, written and produced mostly by women, is good feminist fun. ... Hunt (whose character is inspired by renowned reporters William Shirer and Claire Hollingwood) explains the even...
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Withers, whose 1972 hit “Lean on Me” was sung at the inaugurations of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and has become a comforting anthem during the coronavirus crisis, came from the tough ...
  AARP Latest News
Proper handwashing may be a better line of defense against coronavirus, flu ... En español | Editor's Note: On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all Ameri...
  AARP Latest News
And stay tuned for next week's topic. ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans — even people who feel healthy — to wear cloth face masks or homemade fac...
  AARP Latest News
Lo último: Exhortan a todos a continuar el ‘distanciamiento’ ... Gobierno pide a la ciudadanía permanecer en sus hogares lo más posible durante el mes de abril para enlentecer el contagio. ... por:...
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¿Las máscaras son realmente eficaces para prevenir enfermedades? ... Lavarse las manos correctamente podría ser una mejor línea de defensa contra el coronavirus y la gripe. ... por: Rachel Nania, A...
  AARP Latest News
Al igual que con la gripe, los culpables son los cambios en el sistema inmunitario y otras enfermedades. ... Nota: Haz clic en el botón de “CC” y selecciona el idioma español. ... In English | A me...
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Nonessential travel grinds to a halt, cancellation policies evolve ... Latest updates ... Health officials are advising against nonessential travel, especially for older adults and people with unde...
04/06/2020   Aging Life Care Association

On March 25th, 2020, I had the honor of meeting with some of the top women business leaders in the Seattle area. These ladies are some of the hardest working women I know. They are smart, creative and committed to not only making their businesses succeed, but they also want to make the world a … Continue reading Ambiguity and Acceptance in the Time of COVID-19

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04/06/2020   NPR On Aging
An office of the Department of Health and Human Services surveyed 323 U.S. hospitals and found shortages of "intravenous therapy poles, medical gas, linens and food." Many are still scrambling.
04/06/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks
Category: Health News
Created: 4/4/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
04/06/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Can Coronavirus Spread Through the Air -- Talking, Exhalation?
Category: Health News
Created: 4/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
04/06/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Clothes and Laundry?
Category: Health News
Created: 4/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
04/05/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Provisions Align with Protections for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

(PRWeb April 06, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/major_covid_19_package_extends_naela_priorities_and_more/prweb17032752.htm

04/05/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Era Living, a Seattle-based operator of eight retirement communities, today announced that data from two rounds of broad-based COVID-19 testing at one of its communities, Ida Culver House Ravenna in...

(PRWeb April 06, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/broad_based_testing_paired_with_aggressive_preventative_measures_markedly_reduces_covid_19_spread_at_era_livings_ida_culver_house_ravenna_senior_living_community/prweb17031804.htm

04/05/2020   NPR On Aging
There can be emotional and financial strength in a close, multigenerational family, those who live with kids and grandparents say. Now they're finding ways to keep members safe and sane in a pandemic.
04/04/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Juniper Communities, a national owner-operator of seniors housing communities announced it will begin full testing of consenting residents and associates in its communities as a proactive measure to...

(PRWeb April 05, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/juniper_communities_takes_proactive_approach_to_testing_residents_and_staff_for_covid_19_to_limit_illness_and_deaths_in_seniors_housing_communities/prweb17027926.htm

04/03/2020   Aging Life Care Association

By: Lisa Mayfield As more residents in retirement communities are diagnosed with COVID-19, some families are struggling with the decision of whether to bring their parents back home. With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this is an understandable and important question. Yet any consideration of a move should not be taken lightly, especially with so … Continue reading Should I move mom back home?

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04/03/2020   Senior Health
Title: Mindfulness a Powerful Tool for Aging
Category: Health News
Created: 4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
04/03/2020   Senior Health
Title: How Pets Can Be True Lifesavers for Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

LifestyleCX today announced the launch of AgingChoices, a groundbreaking new website that offers aging adults and their families the...

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/agingchoices_com_launches_with_groundbreaking_tool_to_match_aging_adults_with_senior_living_home_care_options/prweb17023149.htm

04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

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

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/memorycare_com_names_the_best_facilities_for_senior_memory_care_in_walnut_creek_ca/prweb16979171.htm

04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

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

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/memorycare_com_names_the_best_facilities_for_senior_memory_care_in_tomball_tx/prweb16979533.htm

04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

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

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/memorycare_com_names_the_best_facilities_for_senior_memory_care_in_tyler_tx/prweb16979688.htm

04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The world’s largest cannabis superstore and entertainment complex will utilize Trece, its on-site restaurant, to prep meals for Clark County Social Services - making 100 free meals per day

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/planet_13_to_provide_2_000_free_meals_to_clark_county_seniors_in_need/prweb17027252.htm

04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Vincent Development Receives Approval for Summers Ridge Senior Living in Prior Lake, MN. The Construction will Comprise 40 Units for Assisted Living & Memory Care.

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vincent_development_receives_approval_for_summers_ridge_senior_living_in_prior_lake_mn/prweb17029102.htm

04/02/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Nationwide, there is a shortage of basic yet essential supplies at senior living communities. Juniper Communities is asking the public to mobilize their sewing teams, dip into their reserves of fabric...

(PRWeb April 03, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/send_in_the_gowns_juniper_communities_begins_campaign_to_obtain_gowns_face_masks_and_face_shields_for_senior_living_communities/prweb17023708.htm

04/01/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Integration of 7digital into purpose-built GrandPad tablet gives super seniors access to more than 30 million songs and customized playlists

(PRWeb April 02, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/grandpad_and_7digital_announce_partnership_renewal_to_give_seniors_access_to_music_customizable_playlist_capabilities/prweb17024473.htm

04/01/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Older Adults Face an Increased Risk from COVID-19, Most Communities Are Taking the Vital Steps to Protect Seniors

(PRWeb April 02, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/caring_com_study_highlights_steps_senior_living_communities_are_taking_to_protect_their_residents/prweb17023965.htm

04/01/2020   Aging Life Care Association

by Lisa Kaufman Even if I have been a member of the Aging Life Care Association for nearly 20 years, I have always thought of myself as the “red-headed stepchild”  (yes, go ahead and laugh if you know me…) of ALCA. And now I see an opportunity for my “particular set of skills” to be … Continue reading Engagement During Isolation

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03/31/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Palo Alto University, Northern California’s leading school of psychology and counseling, joins the Age-Friendly University Global Network, a global group of colleges and universities committed to...

(PRWeb April 01, 2020)

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03/31/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Automated calls and in-app notifications helps seniors stay safe during Covid-19

(PRWeb April 01, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/hibou_connects_covid_isolated_seniors_to_family_with_free_daily_wellness_checks/prweb17018269.htm

03/31/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

SafeKeeping looks to connect families with isolated residents during the coronavirus outbreak

(PRWeb April 01, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/senior_care_facilities_offered_free_software_during_covid_19_crisis/prweb17013141.htm

03/31/2020   Senior Health
Title: AHA News: Dropping Blood Pressure May Predict Frailty, Falls in Older People
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM
03/30/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

During the Covid-19 crisis, this online tool is free for the public to use to help clarify care for themselves or their loved ones

(PRWeb March 31, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/your_careplan_is_making_it_easy_for_new_jersey_residents_to_be_proactive_with_their_end_of_life_care_preferences/prweb17016385.htm

03/30/2020   Aging Life Care Association

By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Walnut Creek, CA   The current worldwide pandemic is causing sleepless nights, hand wringing and some strange behaviors having to do with fear that can sometimes bring out the worst in us.  However, we are also seeing some incredible acts of kindness and selflessness in neighbors helping neighbors.  As, … Continue reading Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times

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03/29/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Amidst the current COVID-19 chaos—with companies worldwide scrambling to figure out where to go from here—many employees are understandably worried about their job security. Rather than reduce its...

(PRWeb March 30, 2020)

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03/29/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Home Instead Senior Care® offers tips to help older adults confidently prepare for the future

(PRWeb March 30, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/advice_on_aging_how_to_navigate_life_independently/prweb17010472.htm

03/26/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Grant Program to Support Nonprofits’ Senior-Focused Outreach Amid COVID-19 Crisis

(PRWeb March 27, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/jean_griswold_foundation_activates_griswold_gives_program_early_to_aid_nonprofits_during_pandemic/prweb17012058.htm

03/26/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Luxury Continuing Care Retirement Community provider among other leading companies teaming up with leading hospitality brands to extend jobs to the industry’s impacted workforce

(PRWeb March 27, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vi_partners_with_global_hotel_brands_to_provide_jobs_for_displaced_workers_in_hospitality_industry_amid_covid_19_pandemic/prweb17012542.htm

03/25/2020   NPR On Aging
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Nicole DiNicola, whose mother resides at the Shuksan Healthcare Center in Bellingham, Wash., which has seen over 30 coronavirus positives between residents and staff.
03/25/2020   NPR On Aging
Usually in health emergencies — HIV, vaping and more — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is key to shaping policy and explaining it. That's changing to America's detriment, leaders say.
03/25/2020   NPR On Aging
To stop COVID-19, retired doctors are signing up to take clinical shifts. Specialists, including dentists, could move to front line care. And med students are fielding calls in overwhelmed clinics.
03/20/2020   Aging Life Care Association

by Lisa Kaufman I received a call this morning. A man who has never spoken with me before wanted my opinion about the care needs of his 80-year-old mother. He explained that she has moderate to severe (read severe) dementia, visual impairment, is hard of hearing and is in renal failure requiring dialysis. He went … Continue reading Love In the Time of COVID-19

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03/20/2020   NPR On Aging
Fifteen percent of hospital pharmacists who prepare injectable drugs are going without the protective masks they typically rely on, or are using substitutes for the masks.
03/19/2020   Aging Life Care Association

by Miriam Zucker I live in New Rochelle, New York, a city whose fame is rooted with the Petrie’s of The Dick Van Dyke show. That image of a suburban family living on a quiet tree-lined street changed dramatically on March 10.  New Rochelle became the first COVID-19 containment area in the United States. On … Continue reading Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do

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03/17/2020   NPR On Aging
Here's what it will take for medical facilities across the nation to handle the coming surge of COVID-19 patients.
03/17/2020   NPR On Aging
There is no universal protocol defining "deep clean" as industries work to eradicate the coronavirus. Instead they are tailoring sanitation efforts in accordance with what makes sense for them.
03/16/2020   Aging Life Care Association

By: Tasha Beauchamp What we know as of 3/1/20 COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing it. And many have symptoms … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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03/14/2020   NPR On Aging
In severe cases of COVID-19, as lungs become inflamed, membranes that transfer oxygen into the blood can become blocked. Some hospitalized patients need mechanical breathing support to recover.
03/13/2020   NPR On Aging
From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It's all to slow the spread of coronavirus so hospitals don't get so overwhelmed that they can't treat the sickest.
03/12/2020   NPR On Aging
A key medical adviser to the president on COVID-19 defends the travel restrictions as "the right public health call." But others dismiss the move as "remarkably pointless" or, potentially, dangerous.
03/11/2020   Aging Life Care Association

By Kate Granigan In this trying time with the Coronavirus (COVID 19) upon us, the one thing that seems certain is uncertainty. Creative and out-of-the-box thinking, flexibility and need to think on your feet is critical with the rapidly changing tides. Who better than Aging Life Care Professionals® to meet this challenge? As a midsize … Continue reading Aging Life Care Professionals: Caring For Yourself As We Care For Others

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03/10/2020   NPR On Aging
Whether your mild or moderate symptoms mean you have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19 doesn't change the medical advice right now. Stay home, rest, and call or email your doctor if symptoms worsen.
03/09/2020   NPR On Aging
Insurers have begun easing restrictions on refills of some prescription drugs, in light of coronavirus. Still, co-pays for stocking up on that bigger supply can be prohibitive, say consumer advocates.
03/09/2020   NPR On Aging
Though COVID-19 has captured the headlines, influenza places a huge burden on the health care system. This year's flu shot provides good protection, the CDC says, so do get one if you haven't already.
03/09/2020   NPR On Aging
Should "potential exposure" by a health worker to someone with coronavirus be enough to send that worker home for two weeks of self-quarantine? Health systems have begun debating relative risks.