Jun 30

Cheaper over-the-counter hearing aids could be on the way

Story by JUDITH GRAHAM Kaiser Health News Imagine seniors walking around with stylish ear devices that amplify and clarify sound and connect wirelessly to smartphones, tablets, televisions and digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. That day is coming, sooner than you may think. Technology is already moving in this direction, and consumer […]

Jun 30

Introduce loved ones to Social Security’s many programs

Story by NICOLE TIGGEMANN Tribune News Service Create a safe and secure my Social Security account at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, with features including: Get your Social Security statement to review: Estimates of your future retirement, disability and survivors benefits Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we […]

Jun 30

Taking the plunge: One writer’s journey in checking off a bucket list item

Story by JANICE MINEER for Montana 55 I never wanted to jump out of an airplane. That was never on my bucket list and I imagine if it was, my list would become as short as the time it would take me to hit the ground. No, I always wanted to do something much more […]

Jun 30

Writing a will can be unpleasant, but it is time worth spending

Story by TIM GRANT Tribune News Service Contemplating one’s own demise is not what many people would consider a fun activity. But the time and energy spent writing a will – regardless of how young or how broke the person may be – means being able to choose what eventually happens to financial assets and […]

Jun 30

Giving it a shot: First hand account of a new wellness bootcamp

by Lucy Guthrie Beighle When my kids were little and they’d say something outrageous, I’d tease them and say, “Hmm, that sounds dubious!” They thought that was hilarious, and as I result I had a 2- and a 5-year-old who used the word “dubious” like it was as common as saying “macaroni.” A sweet memory, […]

Jun 30

Spirit out of the trees: A life of woodworker Tim Carney

Story by Brian D’Ambrosio Photos by Tim Carney Timothy Carney’s woodwork is both a mark of respect and a living will. His work is a lifetime of exertion requiring strength as well as a steady execution of choice. Perhaps, most importantly, his woodwork indicates a lifetime of staying true and points toward the most thoughtful […]

Jun 30

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

Story by Mayo Clinic News Network Men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. That’s according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen […]

Apr 14

Leave the Legacy You Want with This End-of-Life Checklist

by Toni Tantlinger, newsandexperts.com A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but what happens to all those assets once you’re gone? Maybe you want everything to go to the kids. Perhaps a charity or a cause you champion should get a portion. And what happens […]

Apr 14

Should You Get Another Dog?

by Wina Sturgeon, Adventure Sports Weekly It happens to all dog lovers as they get older. Your frisky pup that used to romp over hiking trails with you and run through tall grass starts slowing down. Eventually, your beloved dog either dies of old age and illness or must be euthanized to end their pain. […]

Apr 14

Alone and Aging: Creating a Safety Net for Isolated Seniors

by Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Phyllis Krantzman knows what she should do, but like many of her peers, the 71-year-old doesn’t know how to approach a casual acquaintance to ask who will take care of her when she needs it most. Krantzman is among a growing number of seniors who find themselves alone just […]