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Seniors

It’s easier than ever to improve your hearing

September 21, 2023

BPT Imagine this: You’re having dinner with friends. You know that someone just said something funny because everyone else at the table is laughing. You’re too embarrassed to admit that you didn’t hear the joke, so you laugh along with everyone else. For many adults, living with hearing loss is a daily struggle. But it…

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What you need to know about cholesterol

August 25, 2023

Stay in control to help prevent heart disease, heart attack and stroke FAMILY FEATURES Understanding and improving cholesterol is important for people of all ages, including children and teens. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can help keep your heart healthy and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. High cholesterol usually has…

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How to make your home work for you through the years

July 21, 2023

BPTCourtesy of Peerless® Faucet“Aging in place” (aka independent living) is the phenomenon of older adults remaining in their homes as they age, rather than relocating or moving into an institutional setting. In fact, about 75% of 50+-year-olds would like to stay in their current homes or communities for as long as possible, compared to about…

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Five ways older adults can exercise in the heat like a senior athlete

July 14, 2023

BPT It’s vital to stay active as you age, but how can you keep working toward your fitness goals during the sweltering summer heat? Exercising outdoors as the temps — and humidity — climb may be not only uncomfortable but can risk conditions like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. If you’re beginning any exercise program,…

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Aging gracefully at home: Three stylish safety and mobility products  

July 7, 2023

FAMILY FEATURES While aging is inevitable, it doesn’t mean you can’t do so with grace and style. For many seniors hoping to look and feel their best, there are plenty of options, from the clothing they wear to products they use every day. Choosing more ‘stylish’ safety accessories is one way to go.  To improve…

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Guest Commentary:  Expand access to life saving Alzheimer’s drug

June 2, 2023

By Rep. Darisha Parker,  (D-198 Dist.) Imagine losing your cognitive ability while your body stays in a healthy condition. Think about watching your family member’s cognitive ability decline and facing the burden and responsibility of caregiving. It begins by forgetting simple things but progresses into a rapid cognitive decline. This is the reality for the…

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How to get the most out of your retirement

May 19, 2023

FAMILY FEATURES Retiring from the workforce provides opportunities you may have been unable to take advantage of during your working years, including discovering new passions and devoting more time to the people you love. Even though your income might be lower than when you were working full-time, being free of financial burdens like credit card…

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How confident are you that you’ll be able to retire?

May 12, 2023

BPT More Americans are retiring earlier than previous generations. According to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank, their odds of retiring before age 62 rose to roughly 50% in July 2021, partly due to the pandemic. For many, moving up their retirement seemed like the right choice given the state of the labor market…

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