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When Army veteran Eugene Milligan fell off a charity’s rolls for home-delivered Meals on Wheels because of a long stay in the hospital last winter, he had to rely on others such as his son, a local church and a generous off-duty nurse to bring him food. (Andrea Morales for Kaiser Health News)

How America Fails To Deliver Meals To Its Aging

Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure.

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President Plays “Trump Card” With Seniors

On Sept. 24, Donald Trump held a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina to present the media with his new America First Health Care Plan.

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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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What You Should Know Before Elective Procedures

Hospitals, outpatient clinics and physicians’ practices have started providing elective medical procedures; services that had been suspended for several months.

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Davetta Brooks lives in a building for low-income seniors on Chicago’s Near West Side. Residents are not wearing masks or gloves to guard against the coronavirus, she said: “They’re touching everything on the elevator, in the laundry room. And anybody and everybody’s relatives and friends are coming in and out with no scrutiny.” (Nolis Anderson for KHN)

Seniors In Low-Income Housing Live In Fear Of COVID Infection

Davetta Brooks, 75, who has heart failure, a fractured hip and macular degeneration, is afraid.

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Should You Consider A Reverse Mortgage Now?

Reverse mortgages allow older homeowners to turn part of their home equity into tax-free cash, using a loan that doesn’t have to be paid back until they die, sell or move out.

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