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As Pennsylvania reopens, nursing home residents remain vulnerable

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Even before the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pennsylvania, health officials warned of the elevated risk that the virus would...

New scams target older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Scammers have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud individuals in a variety of new ways. The Federal Trade Commission...

Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s: Taking care of paperwork

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No matter your age or marital status, certain documents are necessary to protect your rights, interests and intentions. Time after time...

Advocating for LGBT inclusion in the State Plan on Aging

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With the many needs facing LGBT older adults today, it is essential that individuals responsible for crafting laws and policies are doing...

Ageism in the LGBTQ community

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The 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year stands to remind the LGBTQ community of the valiant fight for rights that many of...

Exploring the impact of dementia in the LGBT community

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Stigmas surround many health conditions that may prevent individuals from seeking care, even when they are experiencing severe symptoms. These delays in seeking care...

Caregivers on the front lines of the campaign for quality care

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Most of us hope we will never have to make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. Yet, many of...

Stretching your dollar: Enjoying life on a budget

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Just like in “The Wizard of Oz,” when my partner Suz and I arrived in Philly, we landed hard. We definitely weren’t in Kansas...

Summer safety for seniors

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Warm days and long periods of sunlight can be great for spending time outdoors, relaxing, vacationing and socializing with friends and neighbors, offering plenty...

All about the Older Americans Act

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With the chaos in Washington and a new presidential election starting to take shape, we hear a lot about different social issues and policy...

Resilience, positivity and the aging rocess

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Getting older can certainly be a challenging experience with physical limitations, losses, and changes in accustomed routines. Added to this can be a fear...

AMP-ed up! The path to mastering aging

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Most people have some familiarity with the concept of the “Jedi Master” popularized in the Star Wars movies. If you’re not a fan of...

From surviving to thriving: Reframing the narrative of aging with HIV

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Since the early 1980s, the messaging within our communities in relation to HIV has been focused on surviving. In the earlier days of the...

Living with a chronic health condition? There’s help for managing your...

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We often hear the words “chronic disease” on television or in the news. But what do doctors really mean by this term? Chronic disease...

How Technology is Changing the Experience of Aging

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It is often thought older adults have little knowledge of, or interest, in technology and the internet. In a generation that did not grow...

Medicare Open Enrollment is here — do you have the right...

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One may have noticed recently an abundance of ads from TV to billboards for Medicare Advantage plans. This signals that Medicare Open Enrollment is...

Medicaid program offers improved services for LGBT seniors

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As they age, some 76 percent of LGBT adults are anxious about having adequate family and/or social supports to rely on, according to a...

The growing epidemic of elder abuse

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Abuse against older adults is a public-health issue that impacts seniors, their families and communities across the United States. The size of the older-adult...

The transition out of a nursing home

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Norma Tramel was confined to the isolation and stigmatization of life in a nursing home for four years after suffering a ruptured hernia that...

The importance of end-of-life decision-making

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While most of us know we will have to die someday, we may practice denial or avoid thinking about the prospect all together. ...

A Family-Run Newspaper

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Words are important, and over time they take on a meaning of their own. Take, for example, "One man, one woman,” or...

Congress Must Act for LGBTQ People