Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.

Seniors News

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.

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Synthetic ID theft is fastest growing cybercrime, seniors at risk

Consumers, especially seniors, should brace themselves for synthetic identity theft which is the fastest growing form of ID theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It's estimated to comprise of 80 to 85 percent of all identity fraud.

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.

Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.

US seniors see slow migration to tech: study

Washington - American senior citizens are gradually finding their way to the Internet, but lagging the overall population in online usage, a survey showed Thursday.

Cholesterol guidelines could mean statins for half of adults over 40

When sweeping new advice on preventing heart attacks and strokes came out last November, it wasn’t clear how many more Americans should be taking daily statin pills to lower their risk.

Impact of Medicare advantage cuts on seniors sharply disputed

Seniors enrolled in Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plan In Baltimore County, Md., saw their monthly premiums rise from $33 to $51 this year. Enrollees in HealthNow New York, a Medicare HMO in Erie County, saw their premiums jump from zero to $28 a month.

Public forum airs concerns about Canada Post changes Special

Edmonton - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) organized a public forum in Edmonton on January 25 to discuss upcoming changes proposed by Canada Post.

McDonald's and Seniors in New York City reach a McDeal for peace

New York - Elderly residents and a New York City McDonald's have reached a McDeal, thanks to local politicians and community leaders. The restaurant and the elderly citizens had been at odds over how long the customers would stay when they ate.

Seniors occupy Health Minister Fred Horne's office Special

Edmonton - A group of senior citizens in Edmonton occupied provincial Health Minister Fred Horne's office, demanding a meeting with Premier Alison Redford and Minister Horne concerning changes to the current universal seniors drug plan.

Review: Xbox 360 Kinect is a great gift for anyone, even grandparents Special

One of the problems with becoming old is the ability to exercise usually declines as aging occurs. The reduction in physical activity can be due to a myriad of health problems such as arthritis or loss of muscle mass.

TopFinds: Bringing holiday cheer to seniors, saving dolphins

Find out how volunteers are helping spread the Christmas joy to low-income seniors. A viral video shows a woman being attacked by a cat after kicking snow in the animal's face. We investigate how to save dolphins in Japan. Welcome to TopFinds.

Two local groups bring holiday cheer to seniors Special

Elk Grove - On Wednesday, Dec. 18, residents of the Seasons, a senior living apartment complex, gathered in the community room as they waited for Santa and his elves to arrive. Well, they were not really expecting Santa; they were waiting for Rosa.

Pro-senior lobby 'terrifies' some GOP lawmakers in budget talks

The pro-senior lobby in Washington, led by AARP and its 37 million members, as well as unions and Democratic-activists, stand between those ready to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. Lawmakers are terrified of these groups, and with good reason.

Op-Ed: Should diabetic seniors be worried about getting life insurance?

Diabetes can be a debilitating disease, and often takes a huge amount of dedication and self-restraint, in addition to a strict medication regimen, to control.

20 percent of Toronto's homeless are LGBT youth

Toronto - The city of Toronto just released the latest numbers for their homeless population. The report shows that the population numbers have not changed since 2009. Those numbers though don't tell the whole story though.

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.

STDs on rise among senior citizens

Officials have said that one age group in particular, senior citizens, has shown an alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases.

Will retirement homes become obsolete as more seniors stay home?

Torrance - Due to the baby boom population of the 1940s and 1950s, the American public is aging. Over the next four decades, a significant number of the baby boom generation will reach the age of 65 and will become close to a quarter of the United States population.

Senior ladies in old-folks home go toe-to-toe in fight over bingo

It wasn't exactly an MMA tilt and the details are scanty, but Portsmouth, New Hampshire police were called to a seniors home Friday to deal with a fight between two old ladies. One of the aged combatants ended the scrap with scrapes on her arms.

Man, 46, dies after dancing Gangnam Style, doctors warn seniors

Darwen - Eamonn Kilbride, 46, collapsed and died from acute heart failure Saturday after he danced Psy's YouTube hit Gangnam Style. He died after he complained of chest pains following an energetic session of the horse-gallop dance at his office Christmas party.

Report on the 2012 Zoomer Show in Toronto Special

Toronto - The wind and rain reduced attendance at the 2012 Zoomer Show held at the Direct Energy Bldg at Exhibition Place in Toronto on Oct 27, and 28 weekend. Instead of growing larger, attendance was down this year, but only because of Hurricane Sandy.

Op-Ed: Obamacare and its impact on end-of-life care

End-of-life care is facing a very serious challenge from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. What will be affected and how the program could have to turn to the private sector.

Op-Ed: Do seniors need mandatory road tests?

When do you become "too old" to drive? Is this a decision best left up to individuals, or are mandatory road tests necessary to keep everyone safe?

Op-Ed: Mitt's own advisers say Medicare claims untrue

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been going around the country telling seniors that they don't have to worry about the changes they will bring to Medicare and Medicaid, because these changes won't affect anyone older than 55.

TopFinds: Seniors protest nuclear facility, NASA's Mars images

A group of seniors shut down a nuclear storage facility. NASA beams images of Mars back to Earth. A Digital Journalist wonders if Israelis are preparing for war. These are the top stories from across the world.
  1 2 3 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Seniors


Seniors Image

Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79608:0::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79607:0::0
Seniors at a park
Seniors at a park
image:104336:0::0
Seniors at Emeritus assisted-living center in Richmond  Virginia enjoy dinner together. Photo taken ...
Seniors at Emeritus assisted-living center in Richmond, Virginia enjoy dinner together. Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2009.
image:179693:0::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79603:0::0
A retirement home
A retirement home
image:65235:3::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79606:0::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79604:0::0
The roads were treacherous in Natchitoches at the outset by midday Friday  as people hoped to get to...
The roads were treacherous in Natchitoches at the outset by midday Friday, as people hoped to get to the Super Bowl, as many were turned back because of severe weather and difficulty driving conditions.
image:83575:2::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79605:0::0
Older drivers will often avoid heavy traffic spots.
Older drivers will often avoid heavy traffic spots.
AAA
image:111084:0::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79602:0::0
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Be a Santa to a Senior launches at Harbourfront Community Centre.
image:79609:0::0
A man looking over his Medicare paperwork
A man looking over his Medicare paperwork
image:176283:0::0

Latest News
Top News

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers