Seniors rally to support Hong Kong youth

Asia & Pacific 07/17/19, 15:26

As tensions are simmering, thousands of Hong Kong’s greying population on Wednesday, July 17, took to the streets to rally against the extradition bill, in solidarity with young protesters. Organizers said some 8,000 silver-haired senior citizens, including a well-known actress, and ...

Wisconsin officials warn of predatory contractors

Business 03/29/19, 12:50

Wisconsin consumer protection officials are warning victims of recent flooding to be wary of predatory contractors who use low-quality material or fail to finish repair work.Transient contractors look to take advantage of homeowners affected by flooding or other natural disasters, ...

Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups

U.S. 03/05/19, 00:13

Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is brewing.Medicare pays for an annual "wellness ...

Medicare ambulance rides may no longer end up at ER

U.S. 02/14/19, 16:46

Medicare officials say they want to change how the program pays for emergency ambulance services to give seniors more options besides going to a hospital emergency department.Other options could include going to an urgent care center, a doctor's office, or ...

Alabama mayor: Possible tornado hits downtown Wetumpka

U.S. 01/19/19, 19:28

The mayor of Wetumpka in central Alabama says a possible tornado has caused significant damage to the city's downtown, with several buildings on the ground after an intense storm passed through the area.The Montgomery Advertiser reports Mayor Jerry Willis says ...

Michigan awards $4.8M in ‘mobility’ grants to help disabled

Tech 01/15/19, 17:27

The state of Michigan on Tuesday announced the final round of "mobility" grants it gives out to encourage pilot projects to help transport seniors, the disabled and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.The nearly $4.8 million will provide short-term ...

Proposed changes on Medicare drugs, but would costs go down?

Health 11/26/18, 17:06

The Trump administration is proposing changes to Medicare's prescription drug benefit that would affect people's costs over the next few years. Officials say their goal is to lower costs and modernize Medicare, the government health insurance program that covers about 60 ...

Fire at apartments for seniors traps some people; 13 hurt

U.S. 11/17/18, 18:39

A fire in a suburban Denver apartment complex for seniors created smoke so thick it trapped some people in their homes early Saturday, injuring more than a dozen people, including three seriously, authorities said.Police officers and firefighters guided residents out ...

Pleas flood social media with loved ones missing after fire

U.S. 11/09/18, 18:37

A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and relatives are flooding social media with desperate pleas for help finding them. In this undated family photo shows Jean Forsman. A ...

Californians weigh property tax break for older homeowners

U.S. 11/06/18, 10:28

Ending a low-key campaign with high stakes, California voters were set to decide Tuesday whether to expand a property tax break to older homeowners who move.Other ballot measures commanded more time on the airwaves but Proposition 5 would deliver significant ...

Trump trashes Democrats’ Medicare for All plan in op-ed

Health 10/10/18, 06:15

President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it "would end Medicare as we know it."Trump omits any mention of improved benefits for seniors that Democrats promise while ...

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