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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.

Boomers

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.

Can you manage heart disease with exercise and diet?

23 July 2010

By Dr. Gary Blanchard Q: I am a fit 55-year-old man with a family history of heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. I work out daily and watch what I eat, but unfortunately my cholesterol and blood pressure is still very high. My primary care physician wants me to start taking cholesterol medication and high blood […]

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Intergenerational lifeline, Social Security, celebrates 75

22 July 2010

Marjorie Platt, 80 knows the benefits of Social Security. But so does Mark Walker, 57, who depends on the program’s disability benefits, or Susan Rummel, 63, who has resorted to early benefits to keep her financially afloat.

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Social Security Timeline

22 July 2010

• 1935: Social Security is created. •1937: Social Security begins to collect payroll taxes and provides single, lump sum payments to retired workers who paid into the program, but who will not work long enough to be eligible for monthly benefits. • 1939: Social Security provides benefits to spouses, minor children and survivors of workers […]

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Timeline shows when major changes take place in health law

16 July 2010

“By finding out about what’s in the new law and when the various provisions go into effect, you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family,” said Deborah Banda.

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Labor officials release new rules on 401(k) fees

16 July 2010

Workers with a 401(k) retirement account will soon know exactly how much they’re paying in fees.

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Retirement savings likely to run out sooner

14 July 2010

A third of middle-income workers probably will run out of money after 20 years of retirement and significantly more lower-income workers will deplete their savings after 10 years.

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