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Veterans, are you missing out?

Every year, millions of senior veterans miss out on a benefit that could help them pay for much needed care. It’s called Aid & Attendance (A&A), and for qualifying veterans and their families, it can go a long way toward paying for the cost of an assisted living community or nursing home, or even pay…

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Tech empowers Holocaust survivors

A unique pilot program designed by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is helping a special group of trauma survivors gain a sense of community, access resources, and enter the digital age.  “Our Voices” is a special six-month program for Holocaust survivors, supported by a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Center for Advancing…

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Take the “Moral Machine” test

Should a self-driving car headed for an unavoidable accident swerve to hit – or save – a dog, a baby, or a older person? The rise of Artificial Intelligence in equipment is bringing unintended consequences and moral dilemmas, especially as self-driving cars become more accepted. How can a self-driving car make the life and death…

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Ten best cities for Older Singles

It’s never too late. Love can be found at any age. Some people prefer to connect with potential dates through online dating sites, while others still want to meet the “old-fashioned” way, in person.  But did you know that where you live could increase your odds of meeting someone? As first reported in an article…

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Need a favor Post-Op?

Whether you need a colonoscopy, an eye operation, a hip or a knee replacement, or back surgery, there’s usually one common denominator: you need a ride home, because the anesthesia has to wear off. And you may also need some at-home help to recover. If you’re married or co-habitating, your partner typically gets the chauffeuring…

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Is this the most Ageist Ad of all time?

Adweek called this a “Comically Savage” election PSA series; but there’s nothing comic about it.  This ad series tries to scare Millennials into voting by portraying older people, who vote in much higher numbers, as greedy, selfish monsters.  Read about the series and watch the ads here. At a time when our society is more…

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Model home made of money

Tech can turn an extra room into extra $$

When Irene Carr-Zalusky and her husband Paul moved to San Diego 15 years ago, they found a property with a cottage in the backyard that made a perfect “mother-in-law” suite for her aging parents. But her parents eventually moved to Washington State to live with another sister.  When Irene retired in 2017, it occurred to…

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Spooky Short Films on Youtube

You don’t have to visit a haunted house or amusement park to get thrills and chills – just fire up your laptop or desktop, turn off all the lights, and check out some of the spookiest short films on Youtube.  These short films span sci-fi, suspense, and horror. The Black Hole: an ordinary office machine…

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Senior Planet teams up to fight Alzheimer’s

Great strides are being made every day in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Earlier this year, a team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes made a huge breakthrough. They discovered the cause of — and a potential solution for — the primary genetic risk factor…

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