Senior Life

News & information for the seniors in our community

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Women and Social Security

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[March 06, 2012]  March is Women's History Month -- a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face in the 21st century. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Watch out for scams involving benefits applications

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[March 06, 2012]  The Illinois SMP program at AgeOptions has been receiving reports of health care companies offering to do benefits applications for older adults in senior buildings in various parts of the state. While there is nothing inherently wrong with health care providers assisting with benefit applications, we would like to provide a couple of relevant tips to ensure that consumers protect themselves from potential fraud. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Part D phone scam

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[March 06, 2012]  The Delaware SMP reported a scam this week in which a caller claims to be verifying that the person they are calling is enrolled in Part D. The caller asks the person for his/her address, phone number, and banking information. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Boomers: Big-impact health activities you can do in 15 minutes or less

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[March 06, 2012]  (ARA) -- The American baby boomer generation isn't content sitting still -- they live full lives working, traveling and pursuing their favorite hobbies. Age is only a number for this determined group whose population is pushing an estimated 78 million. If you are one of the many active baby boomers, you understand your health is a priority, but that doesn't mean you want to spend long hours each day making sure you stay well. Luckily some of the best things you can do for yourself only take a matter of minutes each day. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


7 simple steps to senior bathroom safety

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(ARA) -- One in three seniors over the age of 65 will experience at least one fall annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the home for the elderly. Slick floors, small spaces, sharp edges and few things to grasp make mobility difficult and increase chances for dangerous falls. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


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Medicare Part B deadline approaching

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If you didn't sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply but time is running out. The deadline for applying during the general enrollment period is March 31. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait until 2013 to apply.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Heart disease: 1st signs different, but threat similar for men and women

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(ARA) -- While heart disease continues to receive a lot of attention, certain myths surrounding the disease persist. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Unscrambling the myths behind eggs and cholesterol

Enjoying an egg a day can be part of a healthy diet

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(ARA) -- When it comes to eggs, dietary cholesterol and heart health, what you think you know may be a bit scrambled. Concerns over dietary cholesterol and its impact on heart disease keeps many people from eating eggs, despite their nutritional benefits. However, more than 40 years of research shows healthy adults can enjoy an egg every day without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


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