Older Americans stroke rate continues to decline

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Starting in the late 1980s, stroke rates among older Americans began to fall -- and the decline shows no signs of stopping, a new study finds.

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Florida state senator proposed tax break for senior citizens

Florida’s senior citizens who’ve owned a homestead exemption property for at least 25 years would be shielded from rising school taxes due to increasing property value, under a proposed Florida Constitution amendment proposed Monday by state Sen. Manny Diaz.

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Survey reveals 79% of future retirees are uninformed about Medicare costs

Millions of seniors rely on Medicare for health coverage during retirement. But the less you know about how that program works, the more you risk struggling to afford your healthcare costs under it.

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The Health Savings for Seniors Act would provide older Americans with a healthcare tax cut.

When it comes to any issue, especially healthcare, there is very little bipartisan commonsense cooperation in Washington these days. That’s too bad, because there are a lot of areas in healthcare where the parties substantively agree but can’t get past the “gotcha” stage. H.R. 3796, the Health Savings for Seniors Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Jason Smith, a Republican from Missouri, and Ami Bera, a Democrat from California, is a rare exception. In a Congress in which legislating takes a back seat to posturing, H.R. 3796 deserves to become law.

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Tennessee is working to provide more transportation options for seniors

One year after launching Portland Adult Transportation, coordinator Terri DeZwarte said “(we’re) wanting to do more because I know there are more people out there that need it.”

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105 and feelin' fine! Six Nashville women enjoy centenarian celebration for the age

Just how old is Opal James? Well, she'll tell you.

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Georgia Attorney General warns seniors of genetic testing scam targeting the elderly

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – We have another scam to warn you about following an alert from the office of Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. Carr warns that scam artists are targeting older at-risk Georgians with a “Genetic Testing Scheme.”

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Congress considering proposals that may dramatically impact your retirement

A string of pending proposals on Capitol Hill could change the way current and future retirees live.

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Here's how to decide when it's time to move from independent living to assisted living

AGING IS MORE ART THAN science. Each person ages at a different rate and may face varying health challenges as the years march on. Because of this, navigating health care decisions later in life isn’t always a straightforward proposition. One of those decisions may be trying to decide when is the right time to move into an assisted living community, and when to begin making plans for such a transition.

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New research confirms being socially active lowers dementia risk

Older and middle-aged adults who are socially active appear to be at lower risk of developing dementia, according to new research

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