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Summary: Our library below features 104 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Seniors News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Seniors News RSS feed.

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U.S. Seniors Agree on Ways to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare
Older Americans agree on ways to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, according to surveys by The Senior Citizens League.
Publish Date: 2021-01-26 - Updated: 2021-01-31

Nearly 50% of Seniors Go Without Essentials During Pandemic
A survey to learn the financial impact of the coronavirus on older Americans indicates almost half of the retirees say they have gone without essential items.
Publish Date: 2020-07-22 - Updated: 2023-02-18

Senate Health Bill Buries Biggest Medicaid Cuts Using Insufficient Inflation Adjustment
The U.S. Senate health care repeal and replace bill, contains significantly deeper Medicaid cuts than those in the House bill.
Publish Date: 2017-06-29

79% of U.S. Seniors Think Millionaires Need to Start Paying Their Fair Share
Recent survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) reveals 79% of older Americans think millionaires should start paying a fair share.
Publish Date: 2017-02-10 - Updated: 2018-03-15

Senior Americans Deserve Fairer COLA Payments
Consumer price index the U.S. government uses to determine annual COLA is not protecting buying power of older and disabled Americans.
Publish Date: 2016-10-19 - Updated: 2020-04-24

Seniors Take Medical Risks Given Enough Benefits
When it comes to the essential domain of health or medical decision making, older adults also focus strongly on the benefits of a given procedure.
Publish Date: 2016-09-27

What Is a Senior Moment? Senior Moments Explained
Elderly people often struggle to remember important details because their brain can not resist irrelevant information they absorb subconsciously.
Publish Date: 2016-06-16 - Updated: 2021-05-21

New Tax Credit Would Help Families Age In Place
Senior Citizens League endorses The Credit For Caring Act (H.R. 4708), legislation that would provide a tax credit for caregiving expenses.
Publish Date: 2016-05-13

50% of Adults Over 50 Wish They Had More Strength and Energy
U.S. health check-up: AARP and Abbott survey finds half of adults 50-plus wish they had more strength and energy to enjoy daily activities.
Publish Date: 2016-05-08 - Updated: 2021-05-31

Understanding Ageism Discrimination
The concept of ageism needs to be redefined to mirror practical experiences of chronological, social, biological and psychological parts of ageing.
Publish Date: 2016-02-29 - Updated: 2021-06-20

Sensory Loss in Seniors
The study found that deficits in multiple senses were strongly associated with age, gender and race.
Publish Date: 2016-02-18 - Updated: 2020-11-13

Loneliness and The Risk of Premature Death
Article looks at the health aspect of loneliness and social isolation, particularly among seniors.
Publish Date: 2015-03-18 - Updated: 2020-09-30

Nurse Interventions Increase Physical Activity in Seniors
A primary care nurse-delivered intervention can lead to sustained increases in physical activity (PA) among older adults.
Publish Date: 2015-02-17

How Negative Stereotyping Affects Seniors
Research on effect of negative stereotypes on older peoples abilities has concluded these stereotypes create significant problem for that demographic.
Publish Date: 2015-01-29 - Updated: 2021-09-10

Sitting Results in Higher Disability Risk
For those 60 and older, every additional hour a day you spend sitting is linked to a 50% greater risk of becoming disabled.
Publish Date: 2014-10-23 - Updated: 2020-12-07

Ageism: From Capable Consumer to Old Person
Study participants viewed someone as old when a person consumed in ways consistent with society concept of older people and not when they experienced inabilities that come with increased chronological age.
Publish Date: 2012-11-15 - Updated: 2021-06-29

Seniors Often Unable to Recognize Memory Loss
Patients deny or overrate their thinking and tell doctors that they remember all that they need to remember and they give excuses for their memory failures..
Publish Date: 2011-11-19 - Updated: 2022-06-05

Lifestyles of the Old and Healthy
People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits.
Publish Date: 2011-08-03 - Updated: 2015-04-19

Seniors Could See Social Security Checks Slashed by More Than $18,000
Popular deficit reduction proposal would slash Social Security benefits by about $18,000 for seniors with average benefits retiring this year.
Publish Date: 2011-06-28

Seniors Have Lost 32% Buying Power Since 2000
Seniors have lost almost one third of their buying power since 2000 according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs.
Publish Date: 2011-05-20

Report on Aging: Make Aging and Caregiving a Priority
How seniors and their caregivers are faring during the current American economic downturn.
Publish Date: 2011-05-06 - Updated: 2022-04-07

Older Americans Month - May
May is designated as national Older Americans Month to encourage support for American seniors.
Publish Date: 2011-05-02

Tea and Toast Syndrome
Article explains Tea and Toast Syndrome including common symptoms when seniors do not prepare wholesome meals and limit their dietary intake to tea and toast at the expense of vital nutrients and their health.
Publish Date: 2011-03-01 - Updated: 2022-05-21

House Approves Cuts Targeting Seniors
Slashing initiatives that help older Americans to sustain their economic independence and health.
Publish Date: 2011-02-23

Baby Boomer Retirement Delayed At Least 4 Years
Half of Baby Boomer who have postponed retirement due to economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned.
Publish Date: 2011-02-18 - Updated: 2022-05-30

A Family That Plays Together Stays Together
Study finds leisure time helps grandparents maintain bonds with adult grandchildren.
Publish Date: 2011-02-14

Elder Abuse Found to Occur Frequently
Preliminary results indicate that abuse of seniors occurs 25 times more often than officially reported.
Publish Date: 2011-02-11

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Memory Loss in Seniors
Elderly with larger waistlines high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss.
Publish Date: 2011-02-03

One in Six Seniors Lives in Poverty
At 16% the proportion of seniors living in poverty is also higher than the proportion of all Americans in poverty.
Publish Date: 2011-01-24

Help for People 65 and Older with Incomes at $1360/mo Single, $1820/mo Couple
Unemployment, decreases in investment income and disappearing pensions have left many retirees quietly struggling to make ends meet.
Publish Date: 2011-01-09

Best New Years Resolutions for 2011 - Boomer Guru
Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Boomers in 2011 and for everyone else who wants to be able to retire some day.
Publish Date: 2010-12-20

2011 Annual Enrollment Period for Seniors
Time is Running Out for Seniors in the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period.
Publish Date: 2010-12-17

Best U.S. Cities for Retirement
Latest U.S. Uncovered study ranking the most popular and desired cities for retirement in America.
Publish Date: 2010-12-16

Where Will Seniors Get Health Care
More Than One in 10 Family Medicine Practices Consider Closing with Continued Threats to Medicare Payment.
Publish Date: 2010-12-04

Deficit Commission Proposal Hurts Middle Class Americans
AARP has responded with concern about how these recommendations would hurt the health and financial security of middle class Americans in particular.
Publish Date: 2010-11-11

Use of Senior Volunteers Shows That WisdomWorks
National Council on Aging Program Uses Self-Directed Teams of Older Americans to Solve Pressing Community Needs.
Publish Date: 2010-10-28

Pre-Retirees Not Prepared for Healthcare Costs in Retirement
Pre-retirees aged 50-64 are not confident they are saving enough money to handle healthcare costs in retirement.
Publish Date: 2010-10-25

70-year-Olds are Smarter Today
70-year-olds do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors.
Publish Date: 2010-10-22 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Centenarians Birthday Party of a Century (and more)
Centenarians including some who are 107 and 109 celebrate a unique birthday party in their honor.
Publish Date: 2010-10-14

Civil Justice System Uncovers Abuse and Neglect of Elderly Americans
New AAJ report shows how litigation holds nursing homes insurance companies accountable when they target nations seniors.
Publish Date: 2010-10-07

Boomers Going Broke
Recently more baby boomers are finding themselves in financial difficulty.
Publish Date: 2010-10-04

National Broadcast of Elder Abuse Film Announced for International Day of Older Persons
Link TV will broadcast An Age for Justice Confronting Elder Abuse in America on October 1 at 9:45 pm ET on DIRECTV the DISH Network.
Publish Date: 2010-09-28

Educating Elderly Regarding Prevention of Falling
Amedisys Balanced for Life Program offers practical tips to educate seniors about fall prevention as falling is the leading cause of death from injury for seniors.
Publish Date: 2010-09-24 - Updated: 2019-03-07

Senior Community Service Employment Program
In Face of Continuing Economic Challenges Program Trains and Provides Job Opportunities for Adults Aged 55 plus.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21

Lower Social Security Payments for Millions of Seniors Next Year
23 Million Seniors to Receive Lower Social Security Payments Next Year.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21

Recession Impact on Lower-Income Adults
Struggles low income older adults are facing during the current recession and economic times.
Publish Date: 2010-09-14 - Updated: 2011-01-25

Seniors Experience Destination Amnesia
Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures forgetting who they have shared or not shared information with.
Publish Date: 2010-08-31

Seniors Receive Medicare Prescription Drug Checks
Medicare beneficiaries receive one time tax-free checks of $250 to help pay for prescription drug costs.
Publish Date: 2010-08-30

Nutrition for Baby Boomers for Healthy Aging and Maintaining Active Lifestyles
Expert Healthcare Panel Recommends Select Nutritional Support for Baby Boomers for Healthy Aging to Maintain Active Lifestyles.
Publish Date: 2010-08-30

100 Women Over 60 Years of Age Go Skydiving
More than 100 Women will jump out of planes over Wisconsin to demonstrate that healthy aging means staying strong and energetic.
Publish Date: 2010-08-25 - Updated: 2016-09-23

Senior Moments Redefined - Truth About Senior Moments
Nationwide poll of older Americans the Vi Next Chapter study reveals seniors to be redefining senior moments.
Publish Date: 2010-07-31

45,000 Homeless Seniors in US, Number to Double by 2050
Population of homeless seniors in the US is expected to increase by at least 33 percent within 10 years.
Publish Date: 2010-07-21 - Updated: 2016-04-05

Helping Seniors Avoid Scams
Information for seniors to help avoid financial scams to protect themselves and their money.
Publish Date: 2010-07-16 - Updated: 2015-09-09

EBRI Retirement Readiness Rating: What is Your Rating
New Study Shows Wide Variations by Income and Time Eligible to Participate in a Defined Contribution Plan.
Publish Date: 2010-07-13

Elder Care Pros Offered FineThanx Phone Check-In System
FineThanx makes twice daily phone calls to check on the well-being of the aging person or other client.
Publish Date: 2010-06-10

Americans Not Taking Action to Protect Themselves Against Muscle Loss
While 70 percent of Americans are concerned about muscle loss the majority are not taking action to maintain muscle health.
Publish Date: 2010-06-09 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Social Security Averages 40% of Seniors Income
Social Security was the largest source of income for those currently age 65 and older.
Publish Date: 2010-06-03

Differences Between US and Canada for Middle Aged
Major Canada US differences in people in middle age as middle aged Americans close to panic about the future.
Publish Date: 2010-06-02

Aging Baby Boomers will have to Innovate
Having fewer children, they will be counting on an extended family and non-traditional networks.
Publish Date: 2010-05-31

Is Sixty-Five the New Forty-Five for Seniors
Nearly all (90 percent) respondents 65 and older said they felt 10 years younger.
Publish Date: 2010-05-26

Medicare Policies Ignore Aging-at-Home Concept
CMS bureaucracy sought to control Medicare costs by adopting policies that harm providers and slow expansion of Medicare mobility benefit.
Publish Date: 2010-05-25

Women in America Prefer Aging at Home But Most do not Have the Financial Resources
American women 45 to 65 years of age report that they are frighteningly unprepared for old age.
Publish Date: 2010-05-06

Phone Check-in Service for Seniors
FineThanx is an affordable and non-technical way to check on an aging relative.
Publish Date: 2010-04-28

Congressional Pay Grows 15 Times Faster Than Social Security Checks
Congress have awarded themselves pay raises totaling $77,400 per year 1,458 percent more than seniors.
Publish Date: 2010-04-21

Seniors Could End Up Stranded Without Right to Repair Act
Seniors could end up forced to go to a dwindling number of car dealers for their vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Publish Date: 2010-04-08

Workers Age 60 Plus Putting Off Retirement Due to Financial Restraints
Workers over the age of 60 are putting off their retirement because they can not afford to retire financially.
Publish Date: 2010-03-04 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Over Half of Seniors Getting Smaller Social Security Checks This Year
A majority of seniors are receiving a smaller Social Security check this year than in 2009.
Publish Date: 2010-02-16

Technology to Improve Care for Seniors With Cognitive Impairment
VNSNY Researchers Receive Funding for Test of Innovative Technology to Improve Care for Seniors With Cognitive Impairment.
Publish Date: 2010-01-21

Boomers and Older Volunteers Serving on Their Own
Report from AARP finds that informal service work among baby boomers and others 45 plus is on the rise.
Publish Date: 2010-01-18 - Updated: 2010-02-03

Hospitalizations for Pneumonia in Seniors Linked to Air Pollution
Exposure to pollutants found in car exhaust fumes and industrial air pollution can lead to hospitalization for pneumonia.
Publish Date: 2009-12-23 - Updated: 2019-02-03

Brain Training Helps Improve Specific Abilities in Seniors
Brain training can lead to an improvement in seniors for a specific ability.
Publish Date: 2009-12-23

Pensioners Send Message to Whitehorse Meeting
Protect orphaned pension plans that offers a win-win situation for companies workers retirees and governments.
Publish Date: 2009-12-16

Preventing Walking Disability in Older People
Determine whether a specific physical activity program can stave off disability in older people.
Publish Date: 2009-11-05 - Updated: 2010-06-27

Solutions for Better Care for Pennsylvania Elderly
Fight for quality of life for Pennsylvania consumers assisted living industry pushes for smaller rooms and less space.
Publish Date: 2009-10-22

Study Links High Heel Shoes to Heel and Ankle Pain
High-heel shoes pumps and sandals may cause future hind-foot heel and ankle pain in women.
Publish Date: 2009-09-29 - Updated: 2016-05-26

Older Americans and the Recession Crisis
Older Americans are experiencing the financial crisis through the housing troubles of their children than through their own difficulties.
Publish Date: 2009-09-17 - Updated: 2019-05-31

Seniors and Health Insurance Reform
How health insurance reform will strengthen Medicare and protect coverage for seniors.
Publish Date: 2009-08-28 - Updated: 2010-07-08

Hip and Back Fractures Increase Mortality Rates
25% of seniors who develop hip fractures and 16% of people who develop spine fractures will die over a five-year period.
Publish Date: 2009-08-05 - Updated: 2010-07-03

Risk of Frailty in Older Women
Evidence that frailty is related to the number of abnormal physiological systems rather than a specific system abnormality.
Publish Date: 2009-07-30

Reducing Risk of Hospitalization in the Elderly
Older adults who have less strength poor physical function and low muscle density are at higher risk of being hospitalized.
Publish Date: 2009-07-30 - Updated: 2010-08-30

Green Paper Aged Care Reform - UK
To protect older peoples dignity and independence action is needed to fund care and insure quality care is available.
Publish Date: 2009-07-29

Computers for Seniors - Learning How to Use a Computer
Modern computer technology is wonderful, and it is reassuring to know that seniors have not been left out.
Publish Date: 2009-05-25 - Updated: 2010-07-03

Women Live Longer- But Not Better
In a study of people over 65 women suffered up to two and a half times more disabilities than men of the same age.
Publish Date: 2009-05-02 - Updated: 2016-04-15

Government of Canada Supports Seniors in Saint John
Mr. Weston highlighted funding for Hospice of Saint John to ensure seniors have opportunity to participate in their community.
Publish Date: 2009-04-16

Senator Isakson Addressed Seniors at Park Springs, Stone Mountain
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson spoke to seniors last week at Park Springs in Stone Mountain.
Publish Date: 2009-04-16

Personality Traits - Siblings and Offspring of Centenarians
Personality traits associated with healthy aging and longevity amongst the children of centenarians.
Publish Date: 2009-04-04

Octogenarian Muscles don't get Stronger with Exercise
Octogenarian women were unable to increase muscle mass after a 3-month weight lifting program targeted at strengthening the thigh muscle.
Publish Date: 2009-03-31

Things Seniors Can No Longer Manage to Do
As a public service to marketers, and others that deal with older people, here are some things that most old people can not do.
Publish Date: 2009-03-23 - Updated: 2019-06-14

Mortality Risk Greater for Elderly Women Who Nap Daily
Study shows older women who reported taking daily naps had a significantly greater risk of dying.
Publish Date: 2009-03-04

Moderate Alcohol Intake Associated with Bone Protection
Regular moderate alcohol intake associated with greater bone mineral density in seniors over 60.
Publish Date: 2009-03-03

CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Seniors
People age 60 and older should be vaccinated against shingles or herpes zoster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.
Publish Date: 2009-03-01 - Updated: 2015-01-14

Single Seniors Lack Sufficient Income to Pay Bills
Nearly half a million seniors living alone in California lack sufficient income to pay for a minimum level of housing food health care transportation and other basic expenses.
Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Updated: 2021-07-10

Vitamin B and Folic Acid May Reduce Age Related Vision Loss
Taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Publish Date: 2009-02-23 - Updated: 2012-04-22

Exercising Brain Prevents Memory Loss
Participating in mental activities like reading playing games or crafting in middle age may prevent memory loss.
Publish Date: 2009-02-17

Seniors in Medicare Doughnut Hole Use Less Medication
Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D who reach a gap in health care coverage known as the doughnut hole less likely to use prescription drugs than those with employer based plan.
Publish Date: 2009-02-03 - Updated: 2011-07-21

Vitamin D Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Researchers have identified a relationship between Vitamin D and cognitive impairment in a large scale study of older people.
Publish Date: 2009-01-22

Seniors Affected by Hurricane Katrina Show Decline in Health
Following Hurricane Katrina health of survivors 65 and over declined nearly 4 times that of a national sample of older adults not affected by the disaster.
Publish Date: 2009-01-22

Impaired Kidney Function Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Elderly
Study reveals older adults with damaged kidneys are at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure and stroke, and other causes of mortality.
Publish Date: 2009-01-21 - Updated: 2022-08-18

Seniors Universal Health Care and Dementia
In spite of universal health care seniors in UK are less willing to undergo dementia screening than their counterparts in the US.
Publish Date: 2009-01-15

Slow Bone Healing in Seniors - New Research
Researchers have unraveled details of how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly in seniors.
Publish Date: 2009-01-15

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Seniors Keep Disabilities Away
Moderate consumption of alcohol may help prevent the development of physical disability in seniors.
Publish Date: 2009-01-15 - Updated: 2011-06-21

Interstate Travel Cheaper for Australian Seniors
Australian seniors will pay less to travel on public transport outside their home states.
Publish Date: 2009-01-04

Adult Day Care Centers
Adult day care centers provide a variety of classes from swimming to painting, music and yoga.
Publish Date: 2009-01-02 - Updated: 2010-07-08

New Year Resolutions for Grandparents
A list of new year resolutions for seniors and grandparents including starting a blog and joining a community.
Publish Date: 2009-01-02 - Updated: 2019-06-15

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