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Technology Divide Between ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Many older adults follow strict precautions to protect themselves from COVID. The “new normal” ― for those 65 and older ― is a very different and fearful social order. Top row (from left): Willetha and Harold Barnette, Vicki Ellner, Richard Chady. Center row (from left): Patricia Griffin, Wilma Jenkins, Annis Pratt. Bottom row (from left): Ed and Marian Hollingsworth, Harry Hutson, Edward Mosely. (Courtesy of participants

Life Beyond COVID Seclusion Means Challenges

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, older adults are having a hard time envisioning their “new normal.”

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Art Ballard loads a 25-pound plate onto the leg press. “At my age, the best thing you can do is find a routine.”

Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

Most mornings, like clockwork, you could find Art Ballard pumping iron. At least five days a week, he drove to Foothill Gym, where he beat on the punching bag, rode a stationary bike and worked his abs.

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Older Adults Facing Isolation, Despair As COVID-19 Continues

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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Home Life During The Pandemic Differs Between Sexes

While many Americans agree that the coronavirus is changing life at home on an unprecedented scale, men and women report significant differences in their views and behavior.

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Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home

Older adults who otherwise might have had chronic illness checkups may now deteriorate at home, unnoticed. If they don’t go out, their mobility could become compromised, a risk for decline.

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