eye, exam, Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmologists Are Ready To See You

03 June 2020

No one can tell you when it will be safe to go back to the hair salon, when the kids will return to school or when you can hug your grandchildren again.

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Eating Habits: Pandemic Impact On Healthy Dining, Shopping

02 June 2020

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5 percent had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll.

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Pandemic Reveals Need For Nursing Facility Overhaul

01 June 2020

On May Day, I received a confidential call from a person who works in a Massachusetts nursing facility. Many of the elders and staff are COVID positive — including herself.

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Time Lost, Plans Canceled, Dreams Deferred

31 May 2020

Elizabeth Hubbart was booked for a cruise that followed the path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition in the Pacific Northwest. Joel Demski was set to watch and cheer his grandson graduating from the Naval Academy.

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Older American

Older Adults Facing Isolation, Despair As COVID-19 Continues

30 May 2020

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation and uncertainty is becoming hard to bear.

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Food, shopping

Bizarre Food Shopping Rituals During Quarantine

29 May 2020

We all took a vow recently in our family — we would avoid grocery stores at all costs. We have several people in our house more susceptible to Covid-19 than others.

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