Wordfind: “What Shots Do Seniors Need?”

November 8, 2018 — December 2 – 8 Is National Influenza Vaccination Week Last year’s flu season was especially severe—in fact, it was the deadliest since the infamous Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Getting your flu shot is still the best way to protect against the flu. Seniors are at higher risk of dangerous complications, so immunization is especially... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

November 8, 2018 — Information, updates from across the country and around the world. In this issue: A fractured bone can weaken all our bones More proof your smartphone can keep you up at night Does Medicare waste money on people at the end of life? Weak Bones Lead to Fractures—And Maybe the Resverse Is Also True Here’s another... Read More

How to Use Veterans Benefits with Medicare

November 8, 2018 — November 11 is Veterans Day—a great time to remind seniors who served about getting the most out of their benefits. While most people 65 and older get their health care through Medicare, if you are a veteran (or family member of a veteran), you are eligible for additional health care options that can provide coverage... Read More

When Caregiving Siblings Squabble

November 7, 2018 — Here’s a family caregiver pet peeve: A sibling comes in from out of town and criticizes the care the local sibling provides. That’s just one of the pitfalls brothers and sisters might encounter as the family gathers for the holidays! Holiday visits are the time when many families get together—and therefore are also the time... Read More