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A homebound senior being cared for by a caregiver
It’s difficult to define what being a homebound senior means as there are varying levels due to social, clinical, and cultural limitations. Often people think the inability to drive defines a person as homebound, but it is so much more than that. A homebound senior faces extreme difficulty with the functions of daily living. Older […]
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a row of indoor houseplants sitting on a countertop
Caring for a living thing creates a deep sense of fulfillment. Whether you’re looking after a child, a cat, or a simple goldfish, one of the beautiful things about giving care is that it’s as positive an experience for you as it is for the person or critter you’re looking after. Though many seniors look […]
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an older women being targeted by a medicare scam by phone
From the snake oil salesmen of the wild west to George C. Parker’s infamous “sale” of the Brooklyn Bridge, scams have been around for centuries. Many people are familiar with the over-the-top legends of notorious con men, but modern technology has created modern fraud. With the advent of cell phones and the internet, scammers can […]
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A senior receiving one of the critical vaccines for older adult
While the battle against COVID-19 continues, vaccines have been on many people’s minds. Here in Arizona, over 50 percent of residents have received their first COVID shot, and 44 percent are fully vaccinated. Still, even with those rising numbers, the work to protect our communities from infectious disease continues.  Seniors are more likely than other […]
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Happy seniors enjoying a post-covid world
It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but perhaps those hardest hit are seniors. Many older people live on their own and rely on caregivers for assistance with daily activities, transportation, and social interaction. For some, visits with caretakers and family or the classes they take at the community center were essential to their well-being. […]
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A senior women enjoying her independence
 A common preference among aging Americans is to stay in their homes as they grow older. For example, a new American Association of Retired People (AARP) study shows that three out of four adults over the age of 50 plan to stay in their homes and communities as they age. There are many positive reasons […]
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Healthy food provided by increased USDA assistance programs
In a bold move to combat hunger, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding nutrition assistance to seniors living in poverty by distributing $37 million of additional support to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The CSFP supplies supplemental food and nutritional information to low income people over the age of 60. While […]
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A man suffering from a headache
Getting old can be a headache–and in some cases, even literally. The good news for seniors this Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is that they’re much less likely to get headaches than younger people. Between ages 21 and 34, 92 percent of women and 74 percent of men reported having headaches. However, after age 75, […]
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A close up of a man's hearing aid in his ear.
Many of us have sat in a crowded restaurant and strained to hear our conversational partner’s words. Maybe we have to ask them to repeat themselves, or perhaps we just guess what was said and stumble through the discussion off-kilter. These moments can be annoying or even embarrassing. Still, when they become more frequent — […]
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The words Mental Health spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Many people hope to spend their golden years with financial security, solid relationships, and a contented outlook. While it would be nice if all of life’s problems steadily resolved as we aged, life is rarely so accommodating. The fact is, seniors often face just as many difficulties as younger people, and often with fewer resources. […]
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