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Texas Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Texas Long-Term Care Partnership Program | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
Texas created the Long-Term Care Partnership Program as an incentive for Texans to plan for their long-term care needs. The partnership is a joint effort between private insurers and the state.
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5 Tips for helping seniors manage holiday stress

5 Tips for helping seniors manage holiday stress | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. With travel, family and social engagements, house guests, shopping and a million other to-do's, the holidays can be overwhelming for many.
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For seniors, the holidays can bring additional stress from multiple travel plans, an uprooted routine and even seasonal depression. Try these five helpful tips to help keep holiday stress to a minimum for your senior loved one.
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Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded

Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
Image credit: Johner/Getty Images ABC News’ Ben Maas reports: It has long been known that grapefruit juice can pose dangerous — and even deadly — risks when taken along with certain medications.
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TEXAS SENIOR LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, HOME HEALTH CARE, RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES.

TEXAS SENIOR LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, HOME HEALTH CARE, RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES. | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"If you're searching for Texas senior living, elder care, assisted living or home health for yourself or an elderly loved one, Elder Options of Texas is your one-stop-shop for finding the services you need."

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The Growing Need for Geriatric Physians

The Growing Need for Geriatric Physians | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"The growing need for Geriatric Physicians ~ By 2050, the 65 and older population is projected to be close to 87 million. The 75 and older population is projected to be close to 49 million and the number of people age 85 and older is projected to increase to 7.3 million in 2020."

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Aging boomers present transportation challenges - KOKH FOX25

Aging boomers present transportation challenges - KOKH FOX25 | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
KOKH FOX25 Aging boomers present transportation challenges KOKH FOX25 The analysis, released Thursday by AARP, an advocacy group for older Americans, says boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since.

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Successful aging odds increase with healthy habits - Health - CBC News

Successful aging odds increase with healthy habits - Health - CBC News | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
Following a combination of health behaviours such as never smoking and eating fruits and vegetables daily is associated with successful aging, a new study suggests.

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What You Can Do To Prevent Elderly Falls.

What You Can Do To Prevent Elderly Falls. | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Many falls can be prevented. By making some changes, you can lower your chances of falling. Here are four things you can do to prevent elderly falls, plus, links to additional helpful resources. There is also a video about ways to reduce the risk of elderly falls by Texas Tech University."

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20 Things Midlifers Say They've Stopped Stressing About

20 Things Midlifers Say They've Stopped Stressing About | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
Post 50s stress about many things: career, marriage, legacy –- even loose skin. But midlifers are happy to report a few things they no longer feel the need to agonize over in the world of Medicare plans and reading glasses.
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6 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2013

6 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2013 | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
Social Security recipients will get slightly bigger checks in 2013. The Social Security Administration also recently announced several other ways the program will be tweaked in the coming year.

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Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Shots?

Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Shots? | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Flu Shots? Yes, and for shingles and whooping cough, too."


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Boomers face delayed retirement, dwindling health coverage for retirees: Covering Health

For many baby boomers, retirement is a dream that’s slipping away.


Several publications have looked at this issue over the past few months, documenting the economic malaise that’s gripping boomers as they advance toward the age of 65 – once a retirement goalpost for many.


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Eat This Later In Life And You May Lose Your Mind

Eat This Later In Life And You May Lose Your Mind | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs and sugar.
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Low interest rates affect seniors’ ability to pay medical expenses : Covering Health

Low interest rates affect seniors’ ability to pay medical expenses : Covering Health | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
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A great article by Judith Graham, Association of Health Care Journalist topic leader on aging.

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Is Your Home a Safe Haven? Preventing Elderly Falls.

Is Your Home a Safe Haven? Preventing Elderly Falls. | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Seniors are five times more likely to be hospitalized because of fall-related injuries than all other injuries / causes combined. Here's a few simple adjustments that can make a huge difference to ensure their home is a safe haven." Provided By: Cardinal Senior Care

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Blog - Elder Options of Texas

Blog - Elder Options of Texas | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

Subscribe to the Elder Options of Texas blog and stay up-to-date on the latest topics affecting seniors, baby boomer's and caregivers.

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Are Baby Boomers Causing Doctor Shortage?

Are Baby Boomers Causing Doctor Shortage? | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Are Baby Boomers Causing Doctor Shortage? Baby boomers seeking a doctor's appointment may have to wait months -- even if their condition is serious -- due to a shortage of doctors that's growing worse."

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Making Seniors Wait Until 67 To Join Medicare May Be Bad For Their Health

Making Seniors Wait Until 67 To Join Medicare May Be Bad For Their Health | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Congress are about to begin federal budget negotiations that may once again put older Americans in the crosshairs.
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What Happens When Millions Of Boomers Hang Up Their Car Keys?

What Happens When Millions Of Boomers Hang Up Their Car Keys? | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"At current growth rates, by 2030 there will be 15 million non-drivers over the age of 65. What will happen to all those seniors stuck in the suburbs who can't drive themselves to the places they need to go?"

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Helpful Tips for Seniors to Avoid and Relieve Joint Injury and Pain - Elder Options of Texas

Helpful Tips for Seniors to Avoid and Relieve Joint Injury and Pain - Elder Options of Texas | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"If you’ve reached retirement age, you surely know that joint pain is a common problem once the senior years arrive. However, did you know that joint injury, especially knee and hip injury, is a greater risk after the age of 55? Cartilage, the substance that cushions the joints, tends to thin over time, offering less protection than it once did. Bones lose density and strength as we age, a process that can begin as early as our mid-thirties."

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Helpful Tips for Seniors to Avoid and Relieve Joint Injury and Pains

Helpful Tips for Seniors to Avoid and Relieve Joint Injury and Pains | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

Did you know that joint injury, especially knee and hip injury, is a greater risk after the age of 55? Cartilage, the substance that cushions the joints, tends to thin over time, offering less protection than it once did. Bones lose density and strength as we age, a process that can begin as early as our mid-thirties. The good news is that you can reduce joint pain and your risk of injury with a few relatively simple measures that help protect joint health.

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Growing senior population may bring obstacles to Austin area, officials say

Growing senior population may bring obstacles to Austin area, officials say | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Austin’s senior population has grown in recent years and is expected to greatly increase in the future, according to city officials." 

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Senior Dating - Learn How To Avoid Emotionally Needy Relationships

Senior Dating - Learn How To Avoid Emotionally Needy Relationships | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Occasionally, when senior people meet and begin dating, they find themselves in emotionally needy relationships. This can happen with both men and women. When this happens, the affected partner feels pressured, and wants nothing more than to end the relationship. If you are emotionally needy, try following these helpful tips and if need be, put them into action:"

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Ripping off Grandma: Why seniors should practice tough love

Ripping off Grandma: Why seniors should practice tough love | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it
If older relatives can’t afford what they give as a gift, they can’t afford it as a loan either (Ripping off Grandma: Why #seniors should practice tough love http://t.co/ip3wAdhu Baby-boomers, Financial...

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Happiness In Midife Can Prevent Illness, Delay Death, Study Finds

Happiness In Midife Can Prevent Illness, Delay Death, Study Finds | Healthy Aging | Scoop.it

"Happiness: Study Suggests Well-Being, Or Lack Of It, Can Predict Illness and Death. These remarkable findings became even more astonishing when it became clear that the link between psychological well-being and long-term health and survival was independent of other factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, wealth, education and baseline health,”

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