Tag Archives: seniors

Seniors and Depression

Many seniors experience depression as they age. While the causes or depression may be varied, it is important to identify depression and treat it. There is no reason a senior should suffer through depression. There are ways to help. Causes … Continue reading

Exercise for Seniors – Swimming

If you want an excellent way to get great cardiovascular exercise that is also low impact, swimming is an excellent option. It is full body workout. Swimming uses your core muscles, your arms, legs, and glutes, and gives you a … Continue reading

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How the Healthcare Bill Will Affect Seniors

The new healthcare bill is complicated and can be confusing. There are a number of ways that seniors will be affected by the new healthcare bill. Here are some specifics to help you figure it all out. Medicare Advantage Plans … Continue reading

Seniors and Downsizing

A lively discussion regarding seniors and downsizing was featured in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Load program on “Downsizing as a Senior,” broadcasted in December 2010. A central part of the program and discussion was a resident at Portland retirement … Continue reading

Innovative housing for elders with special needs

Published by the Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section Newsletter The demand for housing and care designed to the meet the needs of people with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s Disease, continues to grow. When a facility advertises dementia care, it … Continue reading

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Senior News from the NCOA

  • Tell Congress to increase funding for falls prevention The federal government spends only about $7 million per year to prevent falls among older adults. Yet, with 1 in 3 seniors falling each year, the annual medical costs for treating these injuries are now over $36 billion. Help us tell Congress to give elder falls prevention the funding it needs!
  • Promote falls prevention during Older Americans Month The theme for Older Americans Month in May is "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow." Our focus is on falls prevention. Check out our resources that you can use and share throughout the month.
  • Webinar: Community First Choice Option The Community First Choice Option provides states with a new opportunity and financial incentive to expand access to home and community-based services to individuals with disabilities and seniors. Hear from three states that are actively considering or implementing it in a May 16 webinar sponsored by NCOA and the Friday Morning Collaborative.
  • How to get help paying for dental, vision, hearing care Medicare pays for a range of health care services for older adults and persons living with disabilities. But routine teeth cleaning, vision and hearing tests, eyeglass and hearing aid fittings, and similar procedures are not covered. Find out how seniors can get help paying for these services.
  • Webinar: Steps to Avoiding Scams Join NCOA and IlluminAge for a free webinar on April 24 to discover common scams and fraud targeting older adults, resources to help protect them, and how to use our Savvy Saving Seniors® scams toolkit in your community.