Senior Life

News & information for the seniors in our community

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How to ease arthritis pain

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[June 22, 2012]  (ARA) -- For the 50 million American adults currently suffering from arthritis, symptom management is the name of the game. Although it's the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and the second most frequently reported chronic condition, there are currently no cures for the family of musculoskeletal disorders known as arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Therefore, arthritis treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and improving joint function.   (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Springfield Social Security office moves to new location

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield Social Security office will move to its new location at 3112 Constitution Drive on June 25. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Avoid becoming 'unscoreable' and maintain your credit history as you age

(ARA) -- You've spent your whole life managing your money with flawless proficiency. You have a sparkling credit score and very little debt. But is it possible to get to a point where you have so little debt that you could actually fail to register a credit score?  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Disability: What you don't know can hurt you

(ARA) -- The average adult rushes off each weekday morning to work or school, focused on the busy day ahead. No one ever thinks that one day, suddenly, his or her life will be changed forever by a sudden, unexpected disability.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Tips to help seniors avoid identity thieves

(ARA) -- Tommy and Susie aren't the only ones who love Grandmom and Grandpop. Identity thieves love seniors too.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Consuming more fatty acids may reduce symptoms of dry eye

(ARA) -- Spring weather may bring warmer, humid air, but millions of Americans still experience discomfort associated with dry eye syndrome. Dry eye is a condition where tears lack sufficient moisture and lubrication, which is necessary to maintain good eye health and clear vision. Tears not only wash away dust, but also soothe the eyes, provide oxygen and nutrients to the cornea and help defend against eye infections by removing bacteria.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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Medicare releases home health compare tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now have a tool that beneficiaries can use to search for and compare home health agencies in their area. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Help mom save $4,000 a year

By Judith Bartels,
Social Security district manager in Springfield

Given the current economic climate, buying a nice gift for Mother's Day may be more difficult than in years past. But people across the nation are discovering that the best gifts are often free. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Boomers: Living comfortably at home in style

(ARA) -- As the years pass, Americans in the baby boomer generation are changing the definition of how they want to live comfortably during their later years.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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