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Resources and information for active, older adults from the University of Illinois Extension
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Growing old alone: More seniors at risk of becoming elder orphans

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In Chicago, about 27 percent of seniors are widowed, 15 percent are divorced and 14 percent never married, according to 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Home for the holidays? Talk with aging parents about money

Home for the holidays? Talk with aging parents about money | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
Home for the holidays? Talk with aging parents about money
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Back on Her Feet at 85, Thanks to a Chair

Back on Her Feet at 85, Thanks to a Chair | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

In the middle of Marilyn Oshman’s otherwise cozy apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, between an antique candelabra, flower-covered curtains and framed family photos, was a hospital bed.

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One Day University gets boomers back in class

One Day University gets boomers back in class | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

Baby boomers who embraced the humanities in college are flocking to a growing number of programs that feed their desire to keep learning without the pressure of tests or grades.

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Care for caregivers: Report finds they are often ignored

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About 12 years ago, Nancy Menchhofer’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 59. When she moved him to a care facility five years ago, it was the hardest thing she had ever done.

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Is 70 the New Retirement Age?

Is 70 the New Retirement Age? | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
Forget about 62, 63, or 65. More and more Americans are embracing the new reality that is retiring at 70 -- or later.
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In Aging America, New Efforts to Connect Young and Old

In Aging America, New Efforts to Connect Young and Old | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
By bringing old and young together, in an academic hall at the center of campus, Virginia Tech hopes to help older adults with conditions like dementia live better lives, while also teaching children how to be respectful and understanding of seniors and those with disabilities, and college students how to work with both groups.
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When solitary life darkens one's twilight years

When solitary life darkens one's twilight years | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
Loneliness darkens twilight years
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Chatham's 96-Year-Old World War II Vet Hasn't Quit Gardening Yet

Lee Curry's garden is filled with corn, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, okra and grapes.
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Lifting Their Voices, and Spirits, at a Bronx Nursing Home

Lifting Their Voices, and Spirits, at a Bronx Nursing Home | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
Lifting Their Voices, and Spirits, at a Bronx Nursing Home
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86-Year-Old Grandma Meets Her 86th Great-Grandchild

86-Year-Old Grandma Meets Her 86th Great-Grandchild | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
86-Year-Old Grandma Meets Her 86th Great-Grandchild
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Chicago's oldest-known sailor keeps the wind at his back

Chicago's oldest-known sailor keeps the wind at his back | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
At 99, Ed Stein, is still impatient about getting his boat in Lake Michigan.
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84-year-old grandfather to graduate from Chicago's Northeastern Illinois University

84-year-old grandfather to graduate from Chicago's Northeastern Illinois University | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

College student Jerry Pollard never pulled an all-nighter cramming for an exam. No frat parties. He doesn't text or use Facebook. Forget sharing a campus dorm room with a roommate.

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Touching portraits of 100-year-old Americans

Touching portraits of 100-year-old Americans | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

100 years of wisdom: Touching portraits of century-old Americans

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They look good for 100!!!
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Growing old alone: More seniors at risk of becoming elder orphans

Growing old alone: More seniors at risk of becoming elder orphans | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
A growing number of seniors who outlive family, or live far from relatives, are at risk of becoming what researchers call elder orphans, people who are socially or physically isolated and do not have someone to help them manage aging.
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What astronauts can teach us about aging

What astronauts can teach us about aging | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
What astronauts can teach us about aging
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For older folks, exercise is shown to stave off disability

For older folks, exercise is shown to stave off disability | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
Being physically active while young and middle-aged increases the likelihood of living longer and better into old age. Once you’ve reached old age, does exercise still matter?
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Effort fights ‘epidemic’ of deadly elderly falls

Effort fights ‘epidemic’ of deadly elderly falls | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
People 65 and older are falling and an increasing number are dying as a result. Nationally, the rate of death after a fall jumped more than 35% between 2005 and 2014.
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Couple Wed 57 Years Shine in 'Notebook'-Inspired Photo Shoot

Couple Wed 57 Years Shine in 'Notebook'-Inspired Photo Shoot | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

Clemma and Sterling Elmore fell for each other practically the moment that they met, going steady soon after and marrying each other four months later. That was 57 years ago and their love is still going strong.

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Why we're happier when we're older

It's the paradox of aging when we should be feeling worse as we get older, but we actually have a better sense of well-being.
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The benefits of a positive attitude toward aging

The benefits of a positive attitude toward aging | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

A positive attitude about aging can help seniors cope with stress, a small study suggests.

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Many elderly are taking medicines in risky ways, underusing and misusing drugs

Many seniors are taking their medicines in risky ways
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Chorus Lets Those With Dementia Create New Memories in St. Paul, MN

Chorus Lets Those With Dementia Create New Memories in St. Paul, MN | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

Alzheimer's patients and caregivers are proud members of the Giving Voice Chorus

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For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games

For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it

Truth is, there is no known cure for dementia, or any evidence that exercising the brain in different ways can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. But such classes still offer useful skills to older people and are seen as helpful by many experts in improving the overall health and quality of life for participants.

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World's longest serving orchestra musician, collapses and dies during performance of Atlanta Symphony

World's longest serving orchestra musician, collapses and dies during performance of Atlanta Symphony | Seniors: Learning is Timeless | Scoop.it
World's longest serving orchestra musician, collapses and dies during performance
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