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Most People 65 and Older Need Help, Study Finds

Posted on 12/18/2013 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingAccording to a new disability study, two-thirds of people 65 and older need help to perform what are known as the activities of daily living (showering or bathing, eating, dressing, getting out of bed or a chair, walking and using the toilet). Help can take the form of using scooters, grab bars, canes or other people to stay well-functioning. While not surprising, this large figure is significant. It should give public health experts better insight into the needs of this older group—which may …

What's Next in Health Care Reform?

Posted on 10/24/2009 by | General News | Comments

EntertainmentFrom Barbranda Walls Health care reform may not dominate the news to the extent it did in the hot days of August, when tempers boiled over at Town Hall meetings; the balloon boy, the war in Afghanistan, and the mystery of the Northwest pilots have pushed it ever-so-slightly to the background. But it’s a complex topic that remains a major concern among AARP members, as evidenced by interest in the Vegas@50+ session “Don’t Roll the Dice: Find Out What’s Next …

What’s Next in Health Care Reform?

Posted on 10/24/2009 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentFrom Barbranda Walls Health care reform may not dominate the news to the extent it did in the hot days of August, when tempers boiled over at Town Hall meetings; the balloon boy, the war in Afghanistan, and the mystery of the Northwest pilots have pushed it ever-so-slightly to the background. But it’s a complex topic that remains a major concern among AARP members, as evidenced by interest in the Vegas@50+ session “Don’t Roll the Dice: Find Out What’s Next …

News To Know: Swine Flu Hullaballoo

Posted on 04/27/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthWith the swine flu outbreak all over the news, how concerned should you be?