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Older Women Who Like To Drink Alcohol Think It’s Normal Memory Cafe Offers Comfort What To Do If Your Home Health Care Agency Ditches You American Trails Lead To Good Food, Libations Family Caregivers Rarely Asked About Support Needs Take A Dream Caribbean Cruise On An Authentic Windjammer My Kids Are Older, So I Can Stop Worrying, Right? What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers
 
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Older Women Who Like To Drink Alcohol Think It’s Normal

Women aged 50-70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low risk drinking guidelines, and most think that’s just perfectly fine.

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Memory Cafe Offers Comfort & Connections

Doug and Connie Moore met at seminary. He was a student and pastor of an inner-city congregation, and she was a student and a public health nurse.

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What To Do If Your Home Health Care Agency Ditches You

Craig Holly was determined to fight when the home health agency caring for his wife decided to cut off services Jan. 18.

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American Trails Lead To Good Food, Libations & History

Elizabeth and Andy Beyer’s drive along California’s Sonoma Valley Wine Trail was a lifelong dream. 

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Family Caregivers Rarely Asked About Support Needs

Nearly 20 million Americans are unpaid, usually in-family caregivers for adults over 64.

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Take A Dream Caribbean Cruise On An Authentic Windjammer

If your fondest dreams are more about the journey than the destination, a trip on a legendary four-masted windjammer in the Caribbean may be just the adventure you’re looking for.

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My Kids Are Older, So I Can Stop Worrying, Right?

My son Patrick and his band mates toured the Midwest recently. I followed their progress on Facebook as they drove from Connecticut to Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

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What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers

Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp of 85.

A different kind of ‘Make a Wish’

27 August 2010

While the organizers are careful not to call them “last” wishes, they’re often the kind of activities the seniors can’t arrange themselves or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, like meeting a favorite celebrity or touring their childhood home.

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Five steps to protect your 401(k) during market activity

27 August 2010

It’s been a harrowing ride in the stock market lately. So much so that it’s prompted scores of investors to pull money out of the market and park it in bonds or other fixed-income assets.

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More than 3 million seniors may have to switch drug plans

27 August 2010

A plan by Medicare to try to make it simpler for consumers to pick drug coverage could force 3 million seniors to switch plans next year whether they like it or not, says an independent analysis.

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What to look for in a home care agency

27 August 2010

By Angela Rocheleau There is a great interest in home-health services these days as the boomer population begins turning 65. With so many options available it has become a more intense process than ever before to search for the right home health agency. An educated consumer needs to have a sense of guidelines: what do […]

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What to look for if you think you have osteoporosis

27 August 2010

By Dr. Gary Blanchard Q: I was diagnosed with osteopenia. I have been faithful with my diet, vitamin D, calcium and a strict walking routine. At 64, I have had very few other health issues. A few weeks ago I suddenly developed severe back pain. I was told that I have a broken bone in […]

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Why can’t you understand speech in noise?

27 August 2010

The digital revolution has made a huge impact on the way hearing aids look and work. They can be so small they are virtually invisible. They can also more accurately mimic the way you used to hear before you experienced hearing loss.

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