Posted in Aging Coronavirus Health The Conversation

These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19

Staying active can be challenging, as many older adults are remaining at home most, if not all, of the time to avoid the novel coronavirus. As a result, the very changes in lifestyle that keep people…

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Posted in Aging Analysis Kaiser Health News Safety Net

Starving Seniors: how America fails to feed its aging

Millions of seniors across the country quietly go hungry as the safety net designed to catch them frays. Nearly 8% of Americans 60 and older were “food insecure” in 2017. Laura Ungar and Trudy Lieberman September…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Kaiser Health News Public Health

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

by Judith Graham October 20, 2020 “Lord, give me back my memory.” For months, as Marilyn Walters has struggled to recover from COVID-19, she has repeated this prayer day and night. Like other older adults who’ve…

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Posted in Analysis Community Coronavirus Elders Pro Publica

Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may not be able to vote in November because of the pandemic

Renowned inventor Walter Hutchins has voted in every presidential election since 1952. This year, as many states stopped sending teams to help seniors vote, his nursing home was on coronavirus lockdown and his streak was in…

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Posted in Coronavirus Editorial/opinon Elders

Coronavirus means tough decision time for seniors, here are some thoughts from two

There is little time in this moment to think about “what might have been,” but for seniors like us there are now profound questions about what we do next. by James Adams, James Barker Editor’s note:…

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Posted in Coronavirus Health Health Care Safety Net The Conversation

Reaching out to isolated older adults is essential during coronavirus – here are 7 specific things you can do, just for starters

by Basia Belza, University of Washington; Anita Souza, University of Washington, and Tatiana Sadak, University of Washington Older adults always need social connection, but they need it now more than ever. The novel coronavirus brings with…

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A geriatrician offers 4 tips for seniors to stay connected during coronavirus outbreak

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, University of Virginia As the numbers climb for those infected with the novel coronavirus, the dangers rise for vulnerable populations. People who are older or with underlying medical conditions risk the severest consequences, including…

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Posted in Coronavirus Editorial/opinon Health Pro Publica Public Policy

This coronavirus Is unlike anything in our lifetime, and we have to stop comparing it to the flu

Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate. Not one public health expert he trusts has called that comparison valid. Here’s why. by Charles Ornstein March 14,…

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Posted in Business Common Dreams Coronavirus Economy News Payroll Taxes Public Policy Senior Citizens

‘Stealth Attack on Social Security’: Trump condemned for exploiting coronavirus crisis to push Payroll Tax cut

“This is a Trojan Horse attack on our Social Security system.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Economists and progressive advocacy groups are warning that President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut or temporarily suspend the payroll tax…

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Icon’s Vulcan II 3D printer for homes on a job site in Austin, Texas where it was 3D printing a series of six homes for formerly homeless individuals. (Courtesy of Icon)
Posted in Affordable Housing News Off the wire Public Policy

Around The Corner: 3D housing designed for the homeless and needy seniors

Sharon Jayson March 9, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas — Tim Shea is counting the days until he can move into a new, 3D-printed house. Shea, 69, will be the first to live in one of six such…

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