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Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On Older Entrepreneurs As Successful As Younger Counterparts Food Expert Offers Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping Tips Reopening In COVID Era: How To Adapt To New Normal Nursing Homes Residents Feeling Trapped During Pandemic Wisdom Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms Hopeful Things During This Unreal, Upside Down, Crazy Time
 
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Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On

Back home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Richard and Denise Victor would get to see their four grandchildren almost every day. One set of kids lives around the block; the others are half an hour away, all close enough for frequent visits and sleepovers.

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Older Entrepreneurs As Successful As Younger Counterparts

From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative.

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Food Expert Offers Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping Tips

efore going to the grocery store, plan menus for one to two weeks focusing on the foods you already have in your refrigerator and pantry.

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Reopening In COVID Era: How To Adapt To New Normal

Should I go to the beach? What about the hair salon? A sit-down restaurant meal? Visit Mom on Mother’s Day?

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Nursing Homes Residents Feeling Trapped During Pandemic

The terrible irony for the elderly in nursing facilities is that family and friends who came to visit their loved ones, staff caregivers who went room to room to care for the residents, and other residents at the facility, are likely sources of the virus spreading.

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Wisdom & Old Age Allow The Mind To Soar During COVID-19

With more time on my hands as I stay at home out of harm’s way, I’ve been reminiscing about conversations from long ago.

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Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms

Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians.

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Hopeful Things During This Unreal, Upside Down, Crazy Time

It’s like the world’s been given a giant time-out. New sayings are popping up that would’ve confused only a short while ago.

Pursue creative endeavors at any age

15 November 2010

Sitting on a beach in Aruba with a coworker as part of a promotional trip, the answer hit him. “Out of nowhere, I just said, ‘I wish I could paint the green water and rocks that surrounded us.’ ” It turned out his cohort was a watercolor painter, but hadn’t brought his paints with him.

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Deficit targets: Social Security, mortgage breaks

11 November 2010

In a politically incendiary plan, the bipartisan leaders of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission proposed curbs in Social Security benefits, deep reductions in federal spending and higher taxes for millions of Americans Wednesday to stem a flood of red ink that they said threatens the nation’s very future.

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Medicare open enrollment starts Nov. 15

10 November 2010

“A lot can happen in a year,” said Deborah Banda, state director of AARP Massachusetts. “You may have been diagnosed with a new medical condition, changed medications, or moved. There may also be changes to your Medicare plan. Now is the time to take a close look at your medical needs – including prescription drugs […]

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The Affordable Care Act: A good deal for everyone

09 November 2010

The new law does not cut Medicare’s guaranteed benefits; it improves them. Before the law was passed, those with Medicare prescription drug coverage faced a growing gap (the “doughnut hole”) that left them vulnerable to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket drug costs. This year, people in the doughnut hole received a $250 rebate toward the […]

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Vote shows independents, seniors upset with Dems

09 November 2010

For seniors, a group that takes voting seriously, Obama’s health care overhaul legislation was a driving issue. Fifty-three percent said the measure should be repealed — and almost all of this group backed Republican House candidates on Election Day. Among all voters who are younger, 46 percent want the law revoked.

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Medicare lawsuits could impact long-term-care delivery

02 November 2010

Previously, Medicare would stop paying for a person’s home health care or nursing facility care if the person was considered “stable.” This would force seniors to pay out of their own pocket or stop receiving the care, resulting in the possible deterioration of their health.

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