From the monthly archives:

September 2012

Signs of Financial Struggles

by Lois Etienne on September 17, 2012

in Finances,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Following, from the Home Instead Senior Care network and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, are ways that a downturn in the economy could impact seniors. If you’re an older adult experiencing difficulties because of the economy, contact your local Area Agency on Aging. Is your senior’s home too warm in the [...]

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Generic Drugs

by Lois Etienne on September 13, 2012

in Finances,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet The majority of older adults in United States obtain their prescription medications through private health or prescription plans. In most plans, and certainly for older adults who lack prescription drug coverage, generic medications are important alternatives to costly brand name drugs and present low-income adults with opportunities to reduce their out-of-pocket expenditures on healthcare. [...]

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More on Diabetes

by Lois Etienne on September 10, 2012

in Diabetes,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. The Archives of Ophthalmology reports that visual impairment in older people appears to be more common in people with diabetes than in those without the disease. An estimated 11 percent of American adults with diabetes had some form of visual impairment (3.8 percent uncorrectable and 7.2 percent [...]

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Diabetes and Weight Gain

by Lois Etienne on September 6, 2012

in Diabetes,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Diabetes has doubled in the U.S. in the last 15 years and is highest among older adults ages 65 to 79. More than 25.8 million people – about 8.3 percent of the U.S. population – suffer from diabetes. The percentage of the population with the disease increases with age. About 10.9 million Americans age [...]

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Labor Day

by Lois Etienne on September 3, 2012

in Holiday,Lifestyle

Tweet Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor said, “All other holidays are in [...]

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