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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

Heat

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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For Seniors, Home Is Where The Harm Is

One of the most dangerous places for a senior citizen could be what is considered to be the safest place — the home.

03/16/2011

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Suspects Involved In Elderly Scam

Burlington Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in searching for two suspects accused of scamming elderly women.

03/06/2011

Norristown Nurse Not Guilty Of Neglect

A southeastern Pennsylvania nurse has been acquitted of all charges of endangering a nursing home patient by ignoring an alarm signaling that her breathing tube was disconnected.

01/29/2011

Meals On Wheels

Volunteers Needed For Kosher Meals On Wheels Program

The Philadelphia Meals on Wheels program is looking for help to make and deliver kosher meals.

11/14/2010

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