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Tips for older job seekers

The recession has affected many U.S. citizens, and older adults may be among the hardest hit, especially if their retirement savings run out. SmartMoney.com reports that more senior citizens...

September 7, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Adventures in Leaning program helps older adults expand their minds

At Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna, Virginia, a program is available for baby boomers and seniors who want to attend classes and expand their knowledge, according to Connection Newspapers...

September 2, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Hospital plans senior-specific emergency room

One hospital has taken steps to accommodate the growing senior population in Canada by designing an emergency room that caters specifically to to senior citizens, according to The Times Hera...

September 2, 2010

david_meistrell

Couple shares aging at home health strategy

Bob and Anne Trussell are two seniors who have developed a sound plan for safely aging in their home, according to The Recorder & Times. The Canadian couple is currently taking advantage of ...

September 2, 2010

Alan Wu

New online guide helps assess dementia

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that there are approximately 11 million Americans across the country who are providing unpaid care for patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Th...

September 1, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Boomers may face unprecedented retirement issues

The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports that baby boomers who are caring for children, young adults who are living at home after college and aging parents are facing difficult decisions and inve...

August 23, 2010

Alan Wu

Doctor shortage of 30,000 estimated by 2015

A recent study conducted by Dr Karen Haur and published in The Journal of the American Medical Association has found that less than two percent of current medical students are interested in ...

August 23, 2010

Alan Wu

New study finds that fear of falls can lead to falls

A new study that examined 500 people, aged 70 to 90, has concluded that the anxiety that some seniors have about falling can actually lead to a fall, regardless of the actual, physical risk,...

August 20, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Remote technology helps reduce hospital visits

A Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Virgina, has recently released the preliminary findings of a five-year telehealth program according to the West Virginia Gazette. ...

August 19, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

New class teaches seniors how to use Skype, Facebook

When 52-year-old Mark Shearer asked his class of 60 seniors how many of them had used Skype and Facebook, a total of six raised their hands, according to ReadingEagle.com. ...

August 18, 2010

Jasmine Phu