Senior Couple in Hot Tub
Program looks to inform seniors of scams and what they can do.
Medicines designed to help with chronic health conditions may speed memory loss in older adults, a University of Florida researcher and his colleagues report.
68-year-old Steve Dziadik owns the Driving School of Florida.
(NAPSI)—Many believe that the idea “you are what you eat” has particular significance for seniors.
Senior Man sitting on Lawn Chair Using Laptop, elevated view portrait.
(BPT) - One in six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Also, the risk of eye diseases and conditions increase with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. Here are some facts and tips about keeping your eyes healthy as you age, why it's particularly crucial for seniors to have regular eye exams and how EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, can help.
(NAPSI)—If you are an older adult, exercise is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, older adults should exercise for 150 minutes a week, with a good mix of cardio and strength training. Unfortunately, many people don’t get enough exercise to keep them healthy and strong as they age. Not only does exercise help individuals stay healthy and reduce the risk of disability and disease, it has been proven to reduce the cost of care for individuals and their families.
(NAPSI)—Investing a little time and effort to create a safer environment for a senior can pay dividends when it comes to preventing falls.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- New U.S. Census numbers show the nation's population is aging, and they are flocking to the Suncoast.
(ARA) - One in three seniors over the age of 65 will experience at least one fall annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the home for the elderly. Slick floors, small spaces, sharp edges and few things to grasp make mobility difficult and increase chances for dangerous falls.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – There is almost 40 million Americans over the age of 65. Five years from now, that number is going to double. That means one-in-five people will be in their mid-60’s. Those 85 and older will stand for 15 percent of the population. Seniors want independence and new technology is allowing them to live at home longer than ever before. Now, there are four high-tech devices that you need to know about.
(ARA) - Many Americans are in the process of reassessing their spending patterns, and boomers and seniors are no exception. Seventy-three percent of adults over age 50 started saving more or cutting back on spending last year, compared to 2010, according to a November 2011 report by the AARP.
I was teaching in Hong Kong last month. My students from both America and Hong Kong study elder care with me -- comparing Hong Kong, mainland China, and the United States. As I was preparing to depart from Philadelphia, several people said to me: "Oh, China! It must be wonderful to visit a society where older people are truly respected. Seniors there must have a very good life compared with that older people have here in the U.S."
Older adult patients may sometimes lack the motor skills and sharp memory needed to properly care for their oral hygiene. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—While it’s often overlooked, good dental health plays an important role in keeping older adults healthy.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Sarasota County Commissioners have approved the appointment of Janna Overstreet, executive director of the Lifelong Learning Academy, to fill a three-year term on the Seniors Advisory Council. The council, which consists of 14 members who represent a variety of backgrounds and interests, provides a conduit for citizen input to the Board of County Commissioners on matters affecting Sarasota County's senior community.
(NAPSI)—An astounding 87 percent of Americans 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, and 67 percent have multiple chronic conditions, according to a 2004 report prepared by Partnership for Solutions. Baby boomers are aging into Medicare at a clip of 10,000 per day, which means that the number of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic diseases is set to skyrocket, putting an unprecedented strain on our health care system.
(NAPSI)—Volunteering is easy way to give back the increasing number of older Americans who rely on services and social activities within their community.
(NAPSI)—Over the next decade, millions of baby boomers will begin their well-earned transition into retirement. This unique stage in life allows retirees time to do more of the things they love like enjoy time with friends and family, but it also comes with the added responsibility of keeping a closer eye on health to maintain an active lifestyle.
VENICE, Fla. - Sarasota County honored its unsung heroes Tuesday night: volunteers in our schools.
A new Quinnipiac poll puts support at almost 90 percent.
(NAPSI)—According to the National Safety Council, injuries related to falls are still a primary concern for seniors, and with good reason: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states one in three adults aged 65 and over experience a fall each year.