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

  • Vaccines: What Medicare pays for Medicare pays for many preventive services, including vaccines, but the coverage rules and frequency can be confusing. Our Center for Benefits Access outlines the commonly recommended vaccines for people with Medicare, which part of Medicare covers them, and where to find more information.
  • Start planning for Falls Prevention Awareness Day Did you know that more than 21,700 older Americans die every year from injuries related to unintentional falls? Participate in Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23 to give seniors in your area tips and tools to stay safe.
  • Senior centers on the move NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is working to improve senior centers nationwide. The FY14 NISC Annual Report details how members evaluated senior center operations and programs, shared best practices, advocated for policies that help older adults, and more.
  • It's Hunger Action Month: What about seniors? It’s estimated that more than 4 million seniors are eligible for nearly $4.5 billion in food benefits, but they are not enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Why? Many simply don’t know about the program. September is Hunger Action Month. Help us spread the word—SNAP helps hungry seniors and it's easy to get started!
  • Social Security turns 79, but is senior poverty a thing of the past? Social Security keeps millions of seniors out of extreme poverty, but not all. Today, 15% of American seniors are still living in poverty, most of them women and people of color, according to a new report from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Issues like economic insecurity, homelessness, and hunger remain.