seniors

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Risk Of Deadly Fall Increases With Age

Compared with adults ages 65 to 74, adults ages 85 and older faced 16 times the death risk from falling.

07/09/2015

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The Difficult Decision To Stop Driving

Just when do you ask a parent to give up the keys to the car and stop driving? And – just when do you face the decision yourself?

05/19/2015

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A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.

05/13/2015

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All Seniors At A Camden, NJ High School Attending College Next Year And Some Are Getting Paid For It

A charter school in Camden is celebrating its most accomplished graduating class yet.

04/17/2015

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Study: Little Can Mean A Lot For Elderly When Preventing Falls

A local study shows that just a few weeks of work can go a long way to improve balance.

04/16/2015

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Low Muscle Density Increases Risk Of Hospitalization For Seniors

Do you want to stay out of the hospital? Maybe you should exercise more often.

03/03/2015

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Vulnerable Population At Risk For Community Acquired Pneumonia

Community acquired pneumonia attacks those who are vulnerable; either the very young or the elderly. Preventive care is key.

02/02/2015

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Household Chores Have Health Benefit

According to a new study, even light physical activity around the home reduces the risk for disability in older adults.

01/09/2015

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Meet The Granny Handymen: Veterans Helping Seniors

Earlier this year, veterans Valen Cianni and Richard Lorah decided they wanted to give back to the community, so they started Granny Handymen, Inc. in May, to help seniors 60 and older living in Chester County.

12/13/2014

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Relatively Uncommon

While it’s true most people with Alzheimer’s are age 65 or older, some people get this disease at a younger age.

12/02/2014

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Let The Grandparents Watch The Kids

A Johns Hopkins study done four years ago found that grandparents watching children actually reduces the incidence of injury by 50% or more.

10/31/2014

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Join Elderly Relative For Doctor’s Visit

If you have an elderly relative, one of the best things you can do for them is to go with them to a doctor’s appointment. There are several reasons.

09/24/2014

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Taking Guardianship When Seniors Can’t Manage Their Own Finances

By Amy E. Feldman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you think an elderly parent can’t make good decisions, what can you do about it? Boy that Donald Sterling is despicable. But is he incapable of making […]

08/28/2014

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Seniors Who Exercise Reduce Risk Of Hospitalization

Regular exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. And now, medical journals are reporting that exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations, especially among seniors.

08/14/2014

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Recruiting Seniors For Non-profit Work

While marketers have generally ignored the 50+ population, what a boon they could be for the non-profit world.

07/21/2014

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