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STDs are a growing problem among senior citizens

Dr. Bradley Stoner, an associate professor of anthropology and of medicine at Washington University who both treats patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and also conducts research in this area, says that STDs are growing amongst seniors.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Study: Older Americans spend more on vacations

Americans tend to spend more on travel and vacation as they get older, according to a newly released study by Capital One Labs.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown

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.

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Op-Ed: The quiet epidemic of elder abuse by caregivers

When we think of abuse we think of child abuse and domestic abuse usually abuse of women. There is another abuse that is not thought of or talked about very often. That is the abuse of the elderly.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 20 comments

Suicide rate among seniors increasing

Retirement is often referred to as the Golden Years—the years spent enjoying the new found life of leisure. There is, however, a growing trend among the middle aged and early seniors—suicide.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt

Senior citizen accused of running hooker ring from old age home

Englewood - A 75-year-old man is being accused of running a prostitution ring from an old age home. He is also accused of promoting crack cocaine use.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Video: A look at the elderly video game players

While the general demographic of video gamers are generally from children to young adults, the elderly are a demographic that is often overlooked. BBC News, in a segment, follows one such gamer.
In the Media by Can Tran

Upscale retirement life takes place at Living Life on the Avenue Special

Toronto - Luxury is not a word generally thought of when thinking about retirement homes. At Toronto's Living Life on the Avenue the atmosphere is that of a boutique hotel with an amazing staff.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Big rise in adults online, half of seniors now use Internet

Pew Research Center's latest report on Internet use shows that in the last 8 months the number of seniors going online have started to grow significantly; half of seniors now use the Internet.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 10 comments

Study: Old people smell better than youngsters

Philadelphia - Do old people smell worse than young people? Not according to some recent scientific research into body odor which suggests that those over 75 have a 'more pleasant' aroma.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: Senior citizens stage flash mob dance at Dulles mall

Ashburn - A group of senior citizens recently staged a surprise flash mob at a Virginia shopping mall. The group of 25 pensioners staged an impromptu synchronized dance that attracted a crowd at the Dulles Town Center mall on Friday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Video: Senior citizens stage Christmas flash mob at Target

Lawrence - A senior citizen flash mob, that could warm the heart of even the Grinch, was staged at a Target by residents of a retirement home. The video has become become a viral hit as web users rock with the old folks to the Glee cast singing "Last Christmas."
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 8 comments

GPS shoes become latest tool to track seniors with Alzheimer's

A newly marketed shoe with a built-in global positioning system has become the latest tool available to quickly track seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia sufferers who wander away from their homes and loved ones.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Forstine Carter - 3 comments

Seniors hospitalized after eating marijuana brownies at funeral

Huntington Beach - Three senior citizens were hospitalized in California after unknowingly eating marijuana brownies at a memorial service for a friend, who was a medical marijuana user, and had recently died.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 9 comments

Seniors in Germany taking up graffiti

Senior citizens in Germany are taking up an art form that probably isn't what most expect it would be. Gone are the days of knitting and crocheting as these older generations trade in their needles and hooks for cans of spray paint for graffiti painting.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast

Group of elderly Japanese want to volunteer to work at Fukushima

Fukushima may have a group that could tackle the nuclear crisis looming over Japan. The Skilled Veterans Corps, retired engineers and professionals, want to volunteer to work in the dangerous conditions instead of putting younger generations at risk.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Census shows Americans are getting older

Washington - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a brief showing that the country has grown older while the male population grew faster than the female population over the last decade.
In the Media by Graeme McNaughton - 1 comment

Man wanted for assaulting two senior citizens in Markham, ON

Markham - York Regional Police is looking for a man who assaulted two elderly men who were biking their groceries home Monday southbound on Highway 48 near Denison Street.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Retired bank worker accused of fraud, 31 senior citizens victims

Toronto - During the last five years of her career at a financial institution a woman is accused of fraud with many of her victims elderly citizens say Toronto Police.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

U.S. House to vote on $250 payments to social security recipients

Washington - The House will vote in November on a bill to provide $250 payments to Social Security recipients to make up for the lack of a cost-of-living increase for next year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

1% of global GDP spent on Alzheimer's care

Dementia, whether caused by Alzheimer's or other illnesses, is a heavy hit to the global economy, says a report titled The World Alzheimer Report 2010.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Study: Baby boomers will need non-traditional support

Who are tomorrow's seniors going to call when the going gets rough? Today's young adult may not have a child to help out when they become older.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Canadian population to exceed 40 million, more seniors than kids

Ottawa - A new report by Statistics Canada suggests that Canada's population could exceed at least 40 million people by the year 2046. The figures also show that seniors will outnumber children by 2021.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Canadian police request help in locating scam artist Special

The Toronto Police Service, along with other police departments in the province, is requesting the public's assistance in locating Richard Earl Rupert, 54. There have been victims in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

60,000 drop their AARP membership over health care position

As the debate on government-sponsored health care was elevated throughout the summer, many AARP members expressed concern with the organization's general support of Democratic approaches. Now 60,000 members have defected over the issue.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Senior citizens represent threat to Democrats' longevity

As town hall presentations have been met with widespread protest nationally, Democrats may be in danger of neglecting the concerns of senior citizens - and may feel this neglect at the polls in 2010.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Restoration of Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens of the Philippines Sought

Senator Edgardo Angara has filed a bill seeking to amend the provisions of existing tax laws to exempt senior citizens from the value-added tax they pay when buying goods and availing of services.
In the Media by Ronel Pelovello - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Senior's Birthday Reveals Treasure in a Touch of Class Special

She is 91 today. For other people a birthday might not mean so much, but at a certain age birthdays really count. For Pearl Payne, she is one of those rare individuals who gives the world a touch of class at a time when much of it is being lost.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 2 comments
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