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22,000 seniors left in the cold by Harvard Pilgrim

The second-largest health insurance provider of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim, has announced that it will end coverage for those who are subscribed to its Medicare Advantage plan at the end...

September 29, 2010

Alan Wu

Class pairs medical students with seniors

One class at the University of Minnesota gives some medical students hands-on experience in caring for senior citizens, while also becoming their friends, according to NECN.com. ...

September 27, 2010

Alan Wu

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski to attend 2011 ALFA conference

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, have agreed to speak at April's Assisted Living Federation of America's 2011 conference, which will discuss the future opti...

September 23, 2010

Alan Wu

Oregon faces healthcare crisis with aging population

OregonLive.com reports that Clark County, Oregon, is now facing an unprecedented health crisis due to the amount of retiring baby boomers in the region....

September 21, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Retirement boot camps help retirees with post-work lives

The New York Times reports that the University of North Carolina, Asheville, hosts two workshops every year at the Center for Creative Retirement, where retirees who may have felt like they ...

September 17, 2010

david_meistrell

Independent hospitals struggling against healthcare reform

USA Today reports that some of the facilities that are most affected by the Obama administration's healthcare reform are independent or community hospitals that aren't part of a chain, becau...

September 15, 2010

david_meistrell

Retirement savings that last

Financial planner Eric Green recently wrote in The Spokesman-Review that there were some steps baby boomers could take in order to save enough money to have adequate retirement savings. ...

September 15, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Network launched as a resource for senior citizens

The Lutheron Homes of Michigan have launched the Aging Enriched Network, an initiative that provides resources for baby boomers and senior citizens who need answers to practical questions ab...

September 14, 2010

david_meistrell

More baby boomers using medical alert systems to care for parents

HealthZone.ca reports that more baby boomers are now using remote technology to care for aging parents who may be far away. This is the case of 59-year-old Sandra Pierce, who is using the de...

September 13, 2010

Jasmine Phu

The difference between outdoor and indoor falls

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 40 percent of seniors who aren't living in facilities fall every year, but a new study suggests that there is...

September 13, 2010

Alan Wu