Battling isolation during a pandemic

Pandemic Depression: Genetic Insight May Help Treatment

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

(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

(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, …

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

(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 …

Making Alzheimer's Just a Memory

(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

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

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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

(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 Boomer generation knows how to have fun—such as with a new pop culture trivia game about the days of their youth.
Making Life More Fun

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

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a …
New wireless phone plans mean money savings and include Netflix.

Being 55+ Has Its Advantages

(NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic …
You can control your Social Security account from the comfort of home.
Managing Your Finances

A Free Tool From The Social Security Administration You Need

(NAPSI)—Whether you are receiving Social Security benefits or retirement is years away, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a free and secure online tool you want to check out today. …
The Saver’s Credit—an overlooked IRS tax credit made available to eligible taxpyers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than many people realize.
Planning Your Retirement

An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement

(NAPSI)—Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times but even harder during the pandemic and challenging economy. One thing that can make it easier is the Saver’s Credit, a tax …
Many Boomers have not properly planned for their retirement care needs—but it’s not too late and help is available.
Planning For Your Financial Future

Why Long-Term Care Should Be A Retiree’s Top Concern

(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren.  In anticipation of these …

Commit to Getting the Care You Need as You Age

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.

On the Road and On the Go: Tips for Getting Away this Summer

(NewsUSA) -This year, many Americans are facing a strong urge to get away and recharge with a summer vacation. Nowadays, the time and effort that goes into planning a vacation, a sense of 'making up …

Five Tips to Get On Track to Peak Fitness This Spring

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

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

(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

(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

(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

(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 …
Families can get together—at least virtually—to celebrate good times with the help of a new app.

Eat, Love, Snap, Share

(NAPSI)—These days, it’s still essential for families to stay connected. The last months have been challenging. More than ever …

Get Educated During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

(NAPSI)—Over 61 million people are enrolled in Medicare. As of October 15, individuals age 65 and older can make changes to their …
Learn about long-term care and consider the possibility that you may need this type of care some day so you should start planning for it today.

Long-Term Care Planning Made Easy: Find A Plan That’s Right For You

(NAPSI)—You may already be aware of what long-term care is, whether it’s through personal experience caregiving for a loved one …
When businesses support working daughters, it’s good for these women, their parents and the companies themselves.

Working Daughters Deserve Support

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children …
When businesses support working daughters, it’s good for these women, their parents and the companies themselves.

Working Daughters Deserve Support

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children …