Healthy Aging

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s becoming clear that minorities—specifically African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and in some studies Asians—are affected more often than other ethnicities, and have a higher death rate. Experts are trying to figure out why, but even before they have definitive answers, there is some reassuring news. Anyone who is a member
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If you’re feeling the raw edge of the terrifying world pandemic of COVID-19, you are not alone. And while now might seem a tough time to experience gratitude, doing just that can provide soothing comfort in these scary weeks.  Look around. If you’re healthy with a roof overhead, there’s lots to be grateful for. Are
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During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone should worry about is filling and receiving prescriptions, especially if you rely on them to treat serious or chronic conditions. Experts recommend keeping several weeks’ worth of prescriptions you take regularly on hand in the event that you need to stay home, due to illness or shelter-in-place
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During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone should worry about is filling and receiving prescriptions, especially if you rely on them to treat serious or chronic conditions. Experts recommend keeping several weeks’ worth of prescriptions you take regularly on hand in the event that you need to stay home, due to illness or shelter-in-place
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Listening to the nightly news and its update of COVID-19 cases and deaths can put you in a less than happy-hour mood. While the situation with the pandemic remains critical and protective measures remain crucial, there are also some glimmers of hope, both on the treatment and vaccine fronts. Faster Cures, a center of the
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Ballet is a beautiful way to keep moving forward when our lives are standing still.So, embrace your personal space and treat it as a work of art. That’s what I’ve said countless times as a ballet teacher. But never has it been more meaningful than now. I’ve always been passionate about the everyday benefits of
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Note: On Friday, April 17, 3-4pm EST, Senior Planet will host Dr. Michael Spertus, a family doctor and instructor at Harvard Medical School, to talk about how people can stay connected to their doctors through different platforms and video chat options. He will also talk about when he must see a patient in person vs. doing
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Being new to Medicare can be extremely intimidating. Not knowing if, when, and how to apply is confusing enough. Then, you can top the confusion off with all the annual Medicare changes. Even if you’re already enrolled, there can oftentimes be uncertainty about what is and is not covered, especially during this global pandemic. We’ll
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Note: While we take every effort to keep our statistics current, the fast-moving nature of this pandemic makes it difficult to stay on top of the numbers and locations of infections and mortality rates.  If you’re over 60, the facts are clear: you are at higher risk for developing the coronavirus infection causing COVID-19. As
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Will “What’s your ageotype” replace “what’s your sign” as an ice-breaker? People age differently, at different speeds and through different body processes, a recent study of aging by Stanford University School of Medicine found. Led by Stanford’s genetics department chairman, Dr. Michael Snyder, the team’s research involved a group of 43 healthy participants between the ages of
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At 92, Ike Baker refuses to retire. He’s been a host at McDonalds in Dayton, Tennessee, for the past 21 years and intends to continue for another 10. He greets customers with a smile and a cheery word, making sure they have everything they need, and may be one of the oldest workers at the
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Note:  this is a fast moving story, so keep current by checking the sources mentioned throughout this article.  As of Monday morning, media reports now say 80+ deaths, more than 2,800 cases and 59 recovered from the virus.   Monday morning reveals five confirmed cases in the US of the novel coronavirus: in Chicago, Washington State,
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Most of us will pay thousands or even tens of thousands into life insurance policies. All that money spent comes with an implicit trust that when we pass, our spouse or other loved ones will see a payout for all those years we loyally paid premiums. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Life insurance companies are
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You can plan ahead for aging on your own terms and mitigate the aging process without the loss of your personal freedom or independence.  The Boomer generation is the first to have readily accessible tools that enable smart strategies to age in place, saving tens of thousands per year in assisted living by aging safely
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