Battling isolation during a pandemic

Pandemic Depression: Genetic Insight May Help Treatment

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
You don’t have to live with depression. An increasingly popular test may help your doctor make a more informed treatment decision.
(NAPSI)—Social isolation during the pandemic may pose a mental health threat for those already at risk for COVID-19—people over age 65.    As doctors treat more senior patients for …
(BPT) - U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age …
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(BPT) - It comes as second nature for most parents to take their children to a pediatrician at least once a year. The differences between children and adults are so stark that it makes sense to …
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(BPT) - Maintaining your quality of life can become more challenging as you age. In addition to routine living expenses, your medical bills may begin to pile up, consuming more and more of your …
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(BPT) - With people being more active and healthier than ever at any age, today's retirement isn't about slowing down. It's about having the time for growth, discovery and expanding horizons. For …
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(BPT) - In what seemed like an instant, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. In addition to completely changing the way we work, shop and interact with others — just to name a …
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(BPT) - Many seniors and their loved ones are taking special precautions to stay healthy, including limiting or eliminating visits and other activities that can cause COVID-19 to spread. That's …
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(BPT) - Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of …
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How to combat isolation and loneliness among older adults

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

(BPT) - Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of …

The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely

Friday, February 26, 2021

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, …

Get Back to Doing the Things You Love with the Help of the Eldercare Locator

Wednesday, March 23

(NewsUSA) - We've missed birthdays, holidays and so many of our favorite activities during this pandemic. But with the COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots--which are free and widely available--we can …

Resources and Tips for Healthy Aging in a Pandemic World

Monday, February 28

(NewsUSA) - After nearly two years of living with COVID-19, many of us, especially older adults and caregivers, could benefit from checking up on our health and lifestyle habits -- and could use help …

Poll Reveals Changes to Seniors' Lives Since the Pandemic

Monday, November 15, 2021

(NewsUSA) - The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment period (October 15 -- December 7) is open. If you're eligible for Medicare, now is the time to think about how your …

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Managing type 1 diabetes is getting easier thanks to research by the NIDDK.
Medical Breakthroughs

Insulin at 100: How The Discovery Improved Lives

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
(NAPSI)—The discovery of insulin 100 years ago led to many research and clinical advances that have greatly improved strategies used to help people manage diabetes to live longer and healthier …
Medical Breakthroughs

NervGen Pharma: A“Blockbuster Drug” in the Making?

Thursday, July 8, 2021
(NAPSI)—More than 6 million people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer’s, and that number continues to increase each year. In 2021, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $355 …
You can gain a lot of satisfaction when you volunteer your expertise to help small businesses grow.
Volunteer News And Notes

Rebuilding Small Businesses: Volunteers Wanted

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you know is a successful corporate executive with deep business knowledge; a social media maven who guided a corporate brand to big time success; a public speaker and …
The worst of times can bring out the best in people, as many Texans discovered during a terrible winter storm.
Texas Topics

Apartment Living Fosters Much Needed Sense Of Community

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
(NAPSI)—Communities are more than groups of people who live together in the same geographical area. In their truest sense, communities transcend the physical spaces they occupy to become places …
Researchers are testing a new drug that may someday be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Health News

New Hope for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Friday, May 7, 2021
(NAPSI)—There could be promising news for the more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the people who care for them.  The Problem  Although nearly …
Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain gets a colorful birthday celebration—but not on her birthday.
Entertaining Ideas

Understanding The Tradition Of ‘Trooping The Colours’

Thursday, April 22, 2021
(NAPSI)—Imagine if you had to celebrate your birthday not on the actual day but on one decided by the government. Surprisingly, that’s just what happens to one of the most celebrated women in …

Making Alzheimer's Just a Memory

Monday, June 28, 2021
(Family Features) Although the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, the rapid development of multiple vaccines has spurred hope that treatments – or even potential cures – may be found for other devastating conditions. One such candidate is Alzheimer's Disease.

Navigating Your Health Over 65

Monday, June 28, 2021
(Family Features) Taking care of your health, especially over age 65, requires an understanding of your personal needs.

Commit to Getting the Care You Need as You Age

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Special Health Benefits That Address Life's Challenges

Monday, November 8, 2021
(NewsUSA) - If you've ever struggled to find a ride to a doctor's appointment, or gone without healthy food in your home, or been isolated from family and friends for a long time -- you're not alone. …

Three Tips to Help Plan for Retirement

Monday, November 1, 2021
(NewsUSA) - Nationally, the average retirement age is 64, though in some states, the average retirement age is 66. The decision to retire later can impact several important life choices. When it …

Three Tips to Help You Prepare for Retirement

Monday, November 1, 2021
(NewsUSA) - After spending years working hard and saving up, retirement is that welcome reward of relaxation, travel, and new hobbies, or even a transition to something new such as consulting or a …

Care at Home or in the Doctor's Office -- Seniors Have Options

Monday, October 18, 2021
(NewsUSA) - Medicare's annual enrollment period (October 15 - December 7) is an important time of year during which Medicare beneficiaries can review their current coverage and evaluate whether they …

Five Tips to Get On Track to Peak Fitness This Spring

Sunday, April 25, 2021
(NewsUSA) - With the cold weather retreating and some lifting of COVID restrictions across the nation, more seniors are feeling hopeful about getting back to their normal routines of life, including …

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Even …

Cuestionario En-Linea Ayuda a Personas Mayores Prevenir y Protegerse de Caidas

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - La pandemia del coronavirus ha cambiado muchas cosas. Pero hay algo que no ha cambiado: caerse NO es una parte normal del envejecimiento. Hay medidas que puede tomar para reducir su …

Prepare for Flu Season During COVID-19: Tips for Older Adults

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - With COVID-19 still looming this fall, the upcoming flu season will be more challenging and complicated than in years past. Flu vaccine manufacturers recently projected they will provide …

Fitness Has a New Focus During Medicare Open Enrollment Time

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - Regular exercise is an important part of healthy aging. That's why many Medicare plans offer affordable exercise programs among their benefits. Today, in the wake of the COVID-19 …

Safe at Home: Care Options Abound for Aging in Place

Friday, February 26, 2021
By Lakelyn Hogan, MA For NewsUSA (NewsUSA) - In the COVID-19 pandemic, home has been reinforced as the center of the universe for many of us. It's evolved into our office. It's doubled as our …

Free Public Senior Exercise Classes on Facebook, YouTube Help Seniors Stay Fit

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - When gym closures due to COVID-19 locked most seniors out of their exercise classes and daily workout routines this spring, they quickly began combing the internet for new strategies to …

Spotting the Signs: Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - While the holiday season can be a busy and hectic time for many, it presents the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. But with the presence of COVID-19, holiday plans …

This Heart Month, Pledge to Help Your Heart with These 3 Fitness Tips

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - It's Heart Month and a good time to have a little heart-to-heart with yourself about the health of your ticker. Heart disease is one of the deadliest diseases in the nation, but the good …

Silver&Fit Expands Free Senior Exercise Classes to 54 Per Week

Friday, February 26, 2021
(NewsUSA) - For those seeking new exercise options in 2021, the Silver&Fit® program is expanding its free, public Facebook Live and YouTube senior exercise classes from four classes a day to …
The Boomer generation knows how to have fun—such as with a new pop culture trivia game about the days of their youth.

Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

Monday, April 5, 2021
(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing …
New wireless phone plans mean money savings and include Netflix.

Being 55+ Has Its Advantages

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
(NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of …
Better vision due to cataract surgery meant seeing lanes and pins clearly and so better bowling for one enthusiast.

Cataract Surgery Saves An Avid Bowler’s Vision In Record Time

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
(NAPSI)—If you ever have trouble seeing your way clear to getting your eyes checked, here’s a case to consider: Genida White could …
A whole team of people is ready to help you get the services you need to transition to financial independence, even if you’re getting disability benefits right now.

Working From Home With Ticket To Work

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
(NAPSI)—If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are interested in working from home, Social Security’s Ticket to …
Lara Garey provides full-time care to her husband Tom who lives with ALS, caused by his military service.

Free Professional Help For Family Caregivers

Thursday, March 18, 2021
(NAPSI)—There is good news for many individuals who care for a loved one living with an injury or illness connected to military …