Posts filed under: Advocacy

by Peter Rosenberger | Nov 12, 2017, 12:01 AM  Politicians, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, patients, attorneys, law enforcement, and the common citizen have all weighed in on the public health emergency we know as the opioid crisis. Yet one demographic, with significant input into...
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Paula Span THE NEW OLD AGE SEPT. 1, 2017 In April, Nancy Niemi entered Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C., with cardiac problems. She stayed four nights, at one point receiving a coronary stent. Then she went home, but felt faint...
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By Ronnie Cohen Reuters                    Jul. 14, 2017, 10:58 AM One in 18 older Americans falls victim to financial fraud or scams annually, and that figure excludes seniors who’ve been financially abused...
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In a new scientific paper, researchers highlight a troublesome trend that’s likely to get worse as the nation’s population gets older. By Amanda MacMillan May 15, 2017 Women shoulder a disproportionate amount of responsibility in caring for family members with...
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MAY 9, 2017 By: Richard Eisenberg5 It’s no secret that Americans are living longer and working longer or that both trends are likely to continue. People over 65 made up 13% of the U.S. population in 2000; they’re expected to...
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A local agency gives free help to support your plans for aging at home May 5, 2017   By Denise Logeland One of the best supports for older adults and family caregivers might also be the least known. Here’s how...
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com 04/20/2017 06:19 am ET | Updated 5 days ago In the United States, there are an estimated 1.4 million caregiving youth (children under the age of 18), and nearly 10 million Millennial caregivers (aged 18-34 years old). Of the...
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Senior Gap Analysis Presentation Join us for an interesting presentation and Q&A session regarding the new Senior Gap Analysis report. The NWCCOG and Alpine Area Agency on Aging commissioned a regional study to provide an in-depth understanding of senior needs and service gaps for...
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The internet is a wonderful place to stay in touch with friends, conduct business and get information. Scammers also really like the internet because it gives them access to the billions of people who are online every day. When you...
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AARP Bulletin, January/February 2017 Issue  Download and Share Our Medicare Special Report MEDICARE WORKS WONDERS for millions of American families, providing affordable access to today’s most advanced health care. Poll after poll invariably confirms its popularity. But will Medicare continue...
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