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National Council on Aging

Move it or lose it: five moves to put seniors back in the game

For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them, according to statistics:


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Senior Circle

Senior Circle offers wellness and learning opportunities

Senior Circle is a non-profit resource program offered by Springs Memorial Hospital. The mission of Senior Circle is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for seniors by providing programs that encourage continued learning, wellness, health, volunteer opportunities and social activities at our hospital and throughout the community.  We also provide a forum for fellowship and member-only discounts and privileges.  


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NewsUSA release

Good communication vital to quality auto repairs

A poll of ASE-certified automotive technicians indicated that drivers over 60 are among the most conscientious when it comes to taking their vehicles in for routine maintenance and repair.

The experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) remind consumers that good communication between shop and customer can help make the repair process go smoothly.


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Senior lifestyles

Seniors take politics and the right to vote seriously

By Julie Graham

Politicians speak to them. Communities rely on them. Seniors not only come out in droves to vote, but they are busy making the political season work.
John Aves, Ann Hurley and Joe Ramsey are just a few of the local seniors gearing up for Election Day on Nov. 6, when races for president, Congress and the state Legislature will be determined.

Hurley works the polls


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April Joplin, CRL, a certified nursing assistant with Hospice Care of SC

When is it time for Hospice Care?

When is it time for hospice? Many terminally ill patients, families, and healthcare providers face the dilemma in deciding when hospice becomes an option. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, about 58 percent of Americans die without hospice services.

Upon diagnosis of a terminal illness, it is helpful to seek consultation from a hospice provider to discuss the future. Once a decision is made to forgo curative treatment for the terminal illness and to focus on quality of life and being comfortable at home, hospice is an option.


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From release

Majority of Americans fail Alzheimer's quiz

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It may hit you and your siblings when you visit Mom this Mother’s Day. She’s not as sharp as she used to be – very forgetful and confused. Is it just old age or Alzheimer’s? You suddenly feel panicked and scared…but you’re not alone.


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For the love of learning

By Nita Brown

Tom Morgan never gave up on earning a college diploma, even though it took him 50 years to get it. In May, 2006, at age 68, he walked across the stage in Columbia to graduate, after starting fresh out of Lancaster High School in 1956.


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Jason Alderman's Practical Money Skills

When seniors need financial assistance

When the last national census was taken in 2010, 48 percent of the population was classified as poor or low–income (earning less than 200 percent of the poverty level). Anyone who’s ever tried to live on a low income knows how difficult it can be to make ends meet when cost increases for essentials like healthcare, housing, food and energy outpace their earnings. This can be especially challenging for seniors living on a fixed income.


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Senior lifestyles

Travel offers seniors new opportunities for friendship

By Chris McGinn

Travel offers seniors opportunities for friendship, adventure and relaxation. Whether heading out for a day trip to a local historical site or a longer excursion to a faraway locale, people over 65 have great opportunities to hit the road.

Day trips

Lancaster resident Annie Sue Steele, 70, has been organizing day trips for several years. Her trips use local transportation company Lancaster Tours to take groups of 30 and more to regional sites, such as Shatley Springs and Mount Airy in North Carolina.


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Sally Sherrin, executive director of Lancaster County Council on Aging Inc.

Falls are leading cause of senior injuries

Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an Emergency Department for a fall–related injury. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those aged 65 and over. Moreover, the chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall increase with age.


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