Older Americans Month Celebrated This Month Of May

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Older Americans Month was established in 1963 to celebrate the lives and contributions of our respected senior citizens.   In 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About one third of these senior citizens lived in poverty and there were few programs, on the Federal, State or City levels to meet…

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Seniors Hearing Loss: Treat It Or Ignore It, That Is The Question

Seniors hearing loss statistics are grim. According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD), hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. Approximately 33% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and 50% of seniors aged 75+ have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss impairs…

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Palliative Care: What it Is, How it Works, Can it Help?

Palliative care helps people with serious illnesses feel better. It treats the physical symptoms of disease as well as the emotional, social, and practical symptoms. The goal is to improve the quality of life. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of…

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