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Italy's country doctor making house calls on horseback

Verduno - Through vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and shrouded in fog, the thud of hooves pounding the loose earth grows louder. A man on horseback gallops into view.

Japan's 'Insta-gran' finds fame with wacky selfies

Kumamoto - A madcap Japanese great-grandmother armed with a camera and an appetite for mischief has shot to fame for taking side-splitting selfies -- many of which appear to put her in harm's way.

Life in jail for serial killer Canadian nurse

Ottawa - A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

Toukyo - The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

Toukyo - The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.

Powerhouse seniors wield hefty influence in Florida vote

Coral Gables - People older than 60 represent a powerhouse voting bloc in the battleground state of Florida, and their zeal for the hotly contested US presidential election could tip the scales, experts say.

Senior Millionaires and the education of their grandchildren

According to a 2014 Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner wealth level study, 39 percent of senior Millionaires over the age of 65 consider financing their grandchildren’s education one of their primary concerns.

High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.

Home Health Care: The cost saving plan for seniors Special

An industry for the future as well as the present, home health care is predicted to grow with the aging Baby Boomer population until 2050.

Senior LRA leader captured: News welcomed by US

Kampala - Major General Caesar Acellam Otto, one of the highest-ranking members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been captured by Ugandan security forces who then flew him to the headquarters of forces fighting the LRA in South Sudan.

Seniors get their groove back with hip hop

Jackson - Who says life stops after 50? These seniors are dancing their way to good health with a customized version of hip hop movement.

79-year-old is first African American woman to reach both Poles Special

A 79-year-old from New York has become the first African American woman on record to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole.

Changes halted to Canadian seniors' income support

Ottawa - The Federal government withdraws changes to a plan that would cut a portion of income support for Canadian seniors announced Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources in Parliament on Friday.

UK senior dies after being mugged for third time

Burnley - An 84-year-old woman, who was mugged for the third time in less than two years, died in her home in Burnley, Lancashire and family members and friends feel the attacks contributed to her death.

London police looking for man who harassed, stole from senior

London - Police are looking for a 37-year-old who harassed an elderly man and stole items from his home. The man did not show up for a court appearance on August 20.

Old 'Geezer' One Step Faster than the Coppers

The FBI is hunting an elderly man who is said to have robbed five banks in California in the last three months. The man has been nicknamed the Geezer Bandit because police estimate him to be in his seventies.

Elderly man with oxygen tank robs bank

Saturday, a 70-80 year old male walked into a bank in San Diego and robbed the place. He was seen with an oxygen tank and a tube running to his nose.

101-year-old man plans to compete in London Marathon

A former Army man, currently the UK's oldest employee, also want to become the world’s oldest marathon runner and plans to compete it in the next London Marathon. Buster Martin, 101, plans to have a pint of beer and a cigarette after the race.

Holiday Attack on Senior Leaves Community in Shock

A community in Kitchener, Ontario is dealing with the emotional loss of a 74-year old neighbour. Hugh Hunter Brown was attacked and killed by an unknown assailant while distributing holiday cards to friends this weekend.

Man, 72, refused alcohol over age

Morrisons Supermarket in UK refused to sell alcohol to a 72 year old man because he could not confirm that he is over 21. Tony Ralls wanted to purchase two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon wine.

94-year-old woman is world's oldest recipient of a masters degree

Phyllis Turner, 94, became the world’s oldest recipient of a master’s degree. She was also named South Australia’s adult learner of the year. She completed her master degree in medical science in July 2007.

Senior clubs intruder with urinal

A 72 year old Cape Breton man woke up to find an intruder in his bedroom. He fought back by hitting him in the head with a urinal.

A senior and his son injured in Home invasion

A senior and his son were injured in a terrifying home invasion on Thursday in Markham, Ontario.

Mouse makes off with a Seniors dentures

A mouse got away with a 65-year old's dentures.

Another senior attacked on street

Someone in Barrie is going around hitting and kicking seniors.

Man charged with assault at Sudbury nursing home

A resident of a Sudbury Ontario nursing home is in hospital after being beaten by his roommate over the volume of the television.

Senior Women Choose Basketball To Keep Fit

In 1961, Jewel Chapmans highschool principal told her that basketball wasn't ladylike, and he banned the girls basketball program, leaving Chapman and her teammates extremely frustrated. It's now almost 50 years later, and 62 year old Chapman is ba...

Police arrest naked couple on balcony

"A couple in their 50s were charged with indecent exposure for allegedly having sex on the balcony of a Myrtle Beach, S.C., hotel in broad daylight."

Senior jailed for raping girl, 13

Eldridge Boyer, 74, got a total of three and one half years in a federal penitentiary. He raped the girl, a newspaper carrier, two years ago and sexually assaulted a young girl nearly three decades ago.

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Dr. Richard Murie is a retiree living in Bella Vista  Ark.
Dr. Richard Murie is a retiree living in Bella Vista, Ark.

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