Senior center moves classes outside amid COVID-19 pandemic

The parking lot was quiet, almost zen-like, as a group of senior citizens sat 6 feet apart silently meditating during a tai chi class. All of them wore masks and had their temperatures checked when they arrived.

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Here's how to find the right Medicare drug plan during open enrollment

If you’re on Medicare, now is the time to make sure you don’t pay more for prescription drugs next year than necessary.

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Biogen’s stock jumps 42% after FDA staff says it has enough data to support approving Alzheimer’s drug

Biogen’s stock jumped 42% in midmorning trading Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration staff said they have enough data to support approval of the company’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab.

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Elderly isolation is becoming a crisis

Just hearing the word “isolation” brings Karen Schams to tears.

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101-year-old woman leads her team in walk to end Alzheimer’s

 On Saturday, a 101-year-old woman led her team in the Greater Baltimore Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

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Beware of scams during Medicare open enrollment

Every year during health insurance open enrollment season, scammers try to dupe unsuspecting consumers into sharing their personal information.

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COVID-19 vaccine should be available for senior living residents & staff members by December

A COVID-19 vaccine should be available for assisted living community, independent living community and nursing home residents and staff members by December or January, federal officials said Wednesday.

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High-Quality Care for Medicare Beneficiaries Continues as Medicare Health and Drug Plans Receive Star Ratings

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare beneficiaries will continue to have access to high-quality Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans in 2021.

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Georgia Steers Virus Aid To Care Homes As Rapid Tests Arrive

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday that $113 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will be made available to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

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