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Seniors

Senior Fitness: You may have more choices than you think

December 2, 2022

BPT Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, especially if you’re over 65 and want to be sure that you work out in a way that is safe and effective. The good news? Physical…

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Resources for grandparents raising grandchildren during Family Caregivers Month

November 24, 2022

The Pennsylvania departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Human Services (DHS), and Aging (PDA) recently highlighted available resources for grandparents who are raising grandchildren and discussed the need for additional supports for these grandparents because of the overdose crisis. “We know that the overdose epidemic and substance use disorder has impacted Pennsylvanians of all…

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Urban healthcare developer opens senior housing 55+ waitlist

November 24, 2022

Qualifying individuals will have the opportunity to apply online for mixed income senior Housing until December 31. PHOTOS: TPP Philadelphia and Jacksonville-based urban healthcare real estate developer TPP Capital Holdings TR (“TPP”) recently announced the opening of Tioga District’s Senior Housing 55+ waitlist. The waitlist will remain open until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31,…

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Liz Weston: How to cultivate a happier retirement

October 14, 2022

By Liz Weston of NerdWallet ASSOCIATED PRESS  Researchers have identified several factors besides money that contribute to a happier retirement, including good health, strong relationships and a sense of purpose. But setbacks are inevitable, in life and in retirement. Not everyone enjoys good health — and no one enjoys it forever. Loved ones die or…

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Fall into fitness to improve balance and mobility

October 7, 2022

BPT Falling is a common concern among seniors, particularly as a fall has the potential to be more devastating for an older adult than the small scrape or bruise many might expect. While Fall Prevention Awareness Month is in September, it’s always a good time to learn more about these very real risks and ways…

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Art program helps people living with dementia

September 23, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sylvia M. paints a colorful pattern at an “ARTZ in the Making” program.  (Photo/PCA) By Jay Nachman PCA ARTZ Philadelphia is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to using group interactions around arts and culture to enhance the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners, according to…

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EXPLAINER: Lower prescription prices to take time in new law

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Retiree Donna Weiner shows some of the daily prescription medications that she needs and pays over $6,000 a year through a Medicare prescription drug plan at her home, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Longwood, Fla. Weiner supports giving Medicare authority to negotiate drug prices. Negotiating Medicare drug prices is the linchpin of President…

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Smart choices for your health: Resources for selecting a provider

August 26, 2022

Family Features Getting health care for yourself or a loved one is a big responsibility, especially if you’re just getting started with Medicare or have changes in your life, such as a new diagnosis of a condition or disease. It can be overwhelming if you need services like nursing home care, have to find a…

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