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

  • 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.
  • Renewed employment and self-esteem For nearly 50 years, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has helped unemployed, low-income older adults gain skills and training to re-enter the workforce. NCOA is a national SCSEP sponsor, and last year helped 4,600 mature workers find job training and placement.
  • NISC chair travels to Taiwan Carol Reagan, chair of our National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), was invited to be a keynote speaker at the International Conference of Elder Education and Intergenerational Learning in Taipei, Taiwan. Reagan spoke about innovative programs and services at senior centers throughout the U.S.
  • 10 Ways the Ryan Budget Could Harm Older Americans The House of Representatives last week approved a nonbinding budget blueprint from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that could significantly harm our nation’s seniors, particularly millions struggling to make ends meet. The Senate will not take up the measure.
  • 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. Also, take a minute to email your lawmakers asking for increased falls prevention funding.