Battling isolation during a pandemic

Pandemic Depression: Genetic Insight May Help Treatment

You don’t have to live with depression. An increasingly popular test may help your doctor make a more informed treatment decision.
(NAPSI)—Social isolation during the pandemic may pose a mental health threat for those already at risk for COVID-19—people over age 65.    As doctors treat more senior patients for …
(BPT) - Many seniors and their loved ones are taking special precautions to stay healthy, including limiting or eliminating visits and other activities that can cause COVID-19 to spread. That's …
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(BPT) - Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of …
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How to combat isolation and loneliness among older adults

(BPT) - Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of …

The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, …

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Making Life More Fun

Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a …
The Saver’s Credit—an overlooked IRS tax credit made available to eligible taxpyers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than many people realize.
Planning Your Retirement

An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement

(NAPSI)—Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times but even harder during the pandemic and challenging economy. One thing that can make it easier is the Saver’s Credit, a tax …
Many Boomers have not properly planned for their retirement care needs—but it’s not too late and help is available.
Planning For Your Financial Future

Why Long-Term Care Should Be A Retiree’s Top Concern

(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren.  In anticipation of these …
Families can get together—at least virtually—to celebrate good times with the help of a new app.
Family Life

Eat, Love, Snap, Share

(NAPSI)—These days, it’s still essential for families to stay connected. The last months have been challenging. More than ever people need family and friends. Modern technology has gone a …
Understanding Medicare

Get Educated During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

(NAPSI)—Over 61 million people are enrolled in Medicare. As of October 15, individuals age 65 and older can make changes to their coverage and enroll in a Medicare plan during the annual open …
Learn about long-term care and consider the possibility that you may need this type of care some day so you should start planning for it today.
Planning A More Secure Future

Long-Term Care Planning Made Easy: Find A Plan That’s Right For You

(NAPSI)—You may already be aware of what long-term care is, whether it’s through personal experience caregiving for a loved one who needs daily assistance, or knowing a family member or friend …

Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard

(NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Even …

Prepare for Flu Season During COVID-19: Tips for Older Adults

(NewsUSA) - With COVID-19 still looming this fall, the upcoming flu season will be more challenging and complicated than in years past. Flu vaccine manufacturers recently projected they will provide …

Fitness Has a New Focus During Medicare Open Enrollment Time

(NewsUSA) - Regular exercise is an important part of healthy aging. That's why many Medicare plans offer affordable exercise programs among their benefits. Today, in the wake of the COVID-19 …

Safe at Home: Care Options Abound for Aging in Place

By Lakelyn Hogan, MA For NewsUSA (NewsUSA) - In the COVID-19 pandemic, home has been reinforced as the center of the universe for many of us. It's evolved into our office. It's doubled as our …

Free Public Senior Exercise Classes on Facebook, YouTube Help Seniors Stay Fit

(NewsUSA) - When gym closures due to COVID-19 locked most seniors out of their exercise classes and daily workout routines this spring, they quickly began combing the internet for new strategies to …

Silver&Fit Expands Free Senior Exercise Classes to 54 Per Week

(NewsUSA) - For those seeking new exercise options in 2021, the Silver&Fit® program is expanding its free, public Facebook Live and YouTube senior exercise classes from four classes a day to …
When businesses support working daughters, it’s good for these women, their parents and the companies themselves.

Working Daughters Deserve Support

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children …
When businesses support working daughters, it’s good for these women, their parents and the companies themselves.

Working Daughters Deserve Support

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children …
The isolation of the pandemic can cause some older Americans to feel depressed—but doctors can help.

Many Older Americans Headed Into The Holidays Feeling Depressed

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans say they feel depressed—yet the majority of them are not planning to get help, according to a new …
Preparing for your future is possible even during a pandemic—and easier and more important than ever.

Financial Difficulties During a Global Pandemic: Why It Is Important To Start Saving For Retirement, Despite Your Age

(NAPSI—The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Americans in more ways than one. With the ups and downs the market has experienced since …
Researchers are finding new ways to treat people with IBD.

NIDDK’s 70th Anniversary Marks Advances in Medical Research

(NAPSI)—This year, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) marks its 70th anniversary. Over the …