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McClatchy: Senate vote on stimulus delayed; battle looms

"These older Americans spend 92 percent of their income - a greater proportionate share of income than all other adults. This spending pattern strongly suggests that rebates for these individuals will be spent entirely and quickly, helping to provide an immediate boost to the economy," Bill Novelli, the AARP's chief executive officer, wrote in a letter Thursday to all senators.

CNN: Caring for Mom and Dad from afar

So what do you do when you live a continent away from your aging, ailing parents? As the AARP aptly puts it, there are no magic answers.

Queens Gazette: Senior-Friendly Home Makeovers

AARP Home Design section ( This Web page provides information and resources on universal design and remodeling solutions, including a checklist that helps you evaluate each room for safety and long-term livability.

Associated Press: Leavitt seeks expanded use of electronic health records

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt proposed a $150 million incentives plan Thursday to expand physicians' use of electronic medical records.

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