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Smart and simple technologies to make life easy for seniors

The population of senior citizens is largely comprised of baby boomers — people who have been through a series of revolutions yet falling behind the tech wave. Here’s how you can help them navigate the tech labyrinth to their advantage and comfort.

CBD for Senior Canines: How Can It Help?

Just like humans, age can take a toll on our four-legged friends. CBD can be a great addition to your senior dog’s life because of its wide ranging health benefits.

CBD for Senior Golfers — No Mulligans Needed

When it comes to playing a consistent golf game and keeping the mulligans to a minimum, these factors play a major roll. For the aging golfer, CBD is one of the best natural alternatives for keeping your golf game on point.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD And Seniors for Pain Pill Replacement

In the past, many people turned to pain medication in order to treat chronic and acute pain. Unfortunately, many painkillers are highly addictive. Because of this, more people are looking for non-addictive options like cannabidiol (CBD).

Golf cart war: politics-riven Florida retirees see red (or blue)

The Villages - Hurled insults, physical attacks and pleas for police protection: It sounds like the fallout of a gang turf war or the scene of an inner city riot.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Joint and Back Pain

Chronic joint and back pain can be debilitating. Researchers are now looking at cannabidiol (CBD) to see how it can alleviate pain levels.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Arthritis

There is no known cure for arthritis, so reducing the body's inflammatory response allows people to live in less pain. CBD is showing some promise as a way to treat the pain of arthritis.

Q&A: Measures for protecting seniors from cyberattacks Special

Seniors are seen as easy targets by cyber-criminals, especially those who seek to exploit fears or who looking for easy routes in such as via email scams. In terms of measures to take, Yotam Gutman provides some solutions.

Pile of bodies linked to coronavirus found at US nursing home

New York - US police found 17 bodies piled up in a nursing home morgue in New Jersey, media reported Thursday, highlighting how the coronavirus outbreak is overwhelming long-term care facilities.

Artificial intelligence predicts disease risk in aging seniors

Edmonton - Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. and Health City – a non-profit economic development initiative for the Edmonton region – are to collaborate on a project that uses artificial intelligence to help predict frailty in older adults.

Canopy Growth and Tilray embark on cannabis studies on seniors

Ontario - The elderly suffer from a range of ailments - from arthritis pain to sleep disorders, while many also take medications for other illnesses. The use of medicinal cannabis in the elderly is now getting some attention through two new studies in Canada.

How Skype can help beat depression

There are different ways through which technology can help tackle depression, especially with seniors. One tool that has been tested recently is the communication platform Skype. Video communication was shown to reduce depressive symptoms.

Using AI-led predictive analysis to assess seniors’ health

A new study shows how predictive analytics is capable of reducing seniors’ urinary tract infection rates and sepsis. This is based on an artificial intelligence solution in the form of a wearable device.

Three tax-savings ideas to help seniors

One major expenditure awaiting a large percentage of U.S. citizens near the end of their lives is long-term care. Expenses extend to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. A new guide gives advice.

French pensioners, health aides kick off Macron reform protests

Paris - Pensioners and retirement home workers staged protests across France on Thursday, kicking off a series of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.

Office workers sit down longer each day than retirees

Edinburgh - Many forms of employment are becoming increasingly sedentary and this is bad for our health. A new report shows the typical office worker spends longer sitting each day than a typical retiree.

South Africa's record-breaking running 'Grande Dame'

Johanesburg - Deirdre Larkin breezes through Johannesburg's suburbs most mornings, her white hair buffeted by the wind as she runs her well-trodden eight-kilometre training course.

IBM wants to protect seniors by tracking nearly their every move

Baby boomers aren't getting any younger, and IBM knows it. Over the last several years, the computing giant has spent much of its time researching ways to keep America's second-largest generation happy and healthy in old age.

At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

Damascus - Alone in her room at an overcrowded retirement home in Damascus, Naz Ashiti thumbs through photographs of her daughters overseas, her eyes lingering on features she has not seen in years.

Generation gap: Seniors not accessing Internet for health

A new survey suggests that seniors are not accessing the Internet in high numbers in order to access health information. This is seen by some health experts as a sign of a ‘demographic deficit.’

Seniors, don't text? — You will be locked out of Social Security

For some senior citizens, their lack of texting skills are locking them out their Social Security accounts online because of a new security measure added this week.

One in four seniors carries a superbug in hospital

New research suggests that one in four people entering hospital in the U.S. is carrying a so-called "superbug" (an antimicrobial resistant bacterium.) In addition, seniors seem to pick up higher numbers of these organisms during their stay.

New increases to Medicare Part A and Part B

All new Medicare enrollees will see changes in Part A and Part B premiums and deductibles in 2016, but some will see more changes than others.

Op-Ed: Interior designer on quest to bring more art programs to seniors Special

Sonoma - Over a year ago, when some of the seniors at Vintage Sonoma Assisted Living Center wanted to do more art work, interior designer Bonnie Walner realized something.

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers in Canada

Judy Southon, from Toronto, said she had her husband had great jobs and raised a son, and they owned a home, but she never thought she would have to declare bankruptcy.

British couple become world's oldest newlyweds

Eastbourne - A 103-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman held their wedding in Britain on Saturday, becoming the oldest couple to get married in the world.

Cleaners accused of sweeping up elderly sisters' fortune

Lyon - Two cleaners who worked for a pair of elderly sisters have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of euros the women kept in cash in their home near Lyon in central France, a judicial source said Saturday.

Satisfaction with life goes up with age in some nations

Seniors, above the age of 65, who live in English-speaking countries report the most satisfaction with their lives. But those in other countries around the world grow increasingly less satisfied as they age.

Op-Ed: Working after retirement may be the best thing for you

Retirement isn’t just about kicking back and relaxing in your sunset years anymore. Americans are living longer, and many are finding that retirement is really more about finding a second career rather than hanging up their time cards altogether.

Seniors struggling with healthcare costs, retirement planning

The proverbial "golden years" aren't so golden for an alarming and growing number of seniors in the United States today.
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Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
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Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.

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