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Older Americans

The number of older Americans increased by 5.4 million since 2000 with 72% of the men married contrasted with 48% of women unmarried and 3.5% of that population is at or below the poverty level.

05/07/2012

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3 On Your Side: Elderly Still Renting Home Phones

Do you have landline phone in your home? Well some consumers could be paying hundreds of dollars a year more than they have to and you won’t believe the reason why.

04/27/2012

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Suspect Wanted For Attack On Elderly Woman In Philadelphia

Philadelphia police are looking for a suspect who allegedly attacked and beat up an elderly woman.

04/11/2012

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Expert Warns That Severe Cold Weather Can Easily Harm Elderly

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to extreme cold, and a geriatric expert is offering tips on keeping senior citizens safe.

01/04/2012

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AARP Holding Anti-Hunger Event Next Week in Center City Philadelphia

The advocacy group AARP is seeking to tackle hunger among older Americans. To that end, it is holding a fundraiser at the Shops at Liberty Place.

11/10/2011

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects many people as they get older, often with their knees.

10/06/2011

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New Website Offers Advice And Resources For Caregivers Of The Elderly

The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly in Philadelphia or CARIE has launched a website to help caregivers

07/31/2011

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Heat Wave Creates Busy Emergency Rooms

With the mercury soaring into the upper 90s on Tuesday, the fourth day in a row of 90-plus temperatures, emergency room doctors were getting some extra work.

07/12/2011

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The Risk Of Generic Drugs

From time to time, generic drugs may vary in shape or color, confusing some patients, especially the elderly.

06/27/2011

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Delaware Hosts ‘Senior Driver Day’

The Delaware Department of Transportation is hosting a “Senior Driver Day” to help older drivers.

05/14/2011

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Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a leading cause of fractures in the elderly. Sadly it is also a leading cause of death.

05/13/2011

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The Benefit Of Companion Animals For Seniors

Studies have also shown that seniors benefit greatly from living with a pet.

03/31/2011

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Delaware Police Locate Missing Elderly Man Suffering From Dementia

Police in Wilmington are asking for the public’s assistance in searching for a 78-year-old man who went missing Thursday night.

03/20/2011

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Exercise As You Age

Over the years, the healthiest people have been those who have continued to stretch, eat well and exercise as they got older.

03/18/2011

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Seniors Happier With Companions

What is the role of companionship as far as our health is concerned? According to several major studies, having companionship can help us at any age.

03/17/2011

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