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Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement became the latest of its kind to get pushback from the courts ahead of Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to …


Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds. Who wins the trust of seniors, a group that …


Quitting driving: Families key but docs have role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families may have to watch for dings in the car and plead with an older driver to give up the keys — but there’s new evidence that …


Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don’t shop for a better …


Sniping from within GOP adds to Romney’s struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney struggled to steady his presidential campaign on Friday, buffeted by an outbreak of sniping among frustrated Republicans, fresh evidence of a slide in battleground state …


Obama camp argues Romney video offends seniors

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — The presidential campaigns were trying to win older voters Friday with speeches before the AARP and a new video produced by President Barack Obama’s campaign that …


Romney tries to seize mantle of change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it’s Mitt Romney who wants to be the candidate of change. Romney seized on President Barack Obama’s comment that “you can’t change Washington from the inside.” …


Premiums inching higher for popular Medicare plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monthly premiums for popular private insurance plans through Medicare are only inching up next year, the Obama administration said Wednesday, trumpeting good news for skeptical older voters …


Balance, mobility take center stage

John Freirich broke a number of bones when he played football, but at 79, he’s not eager to repeat the experience. “I realized I wasn’t as comfortable with a lot …


Older drivers face confusing array of license laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …


AP IMPACT: Varied license laws for older drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …


Neighbor: NY rape suspect terrorized W.Va. women

The man accused of raping an elderly woman in New York’s Central Park frightened people for years in his tiny West Virginia hometown, where a neighbor says residents were so …


Testosterone marketing frenzy draws skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Are you falling asleep after dinner?” “Do you have a decrease in libido?”


Obama, Romney plunge into 60-day race to election

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixty days to the election, President Barack Obama is charging onto the campaign trail pleading for patience from hard-pressed Americans toying with the notion of change, …


Report: US health care system wastes $750B a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other …


Landers: Geezer hunting seasons get real old in a hurry

I’ve always looked up to senior hunters, even before I began aging precariously close to their ranks. But tell me: At what age does a sportsman deserve a special Geezer …


Refunds on way to cover CVS business’ price error

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said that it is mailing refund checks to 13,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who were overcharged for drugs because a CVS Caremark …


Boomers retiring to rural areas won’t find doctors

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Nina Musselman had no trouble finding a family doctor when she retired to rural Oregon nine years ago to be closer to her children. But …


Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___


Romney, Ryan bound by substance, differ in style

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They’re the political world’s newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style. The running mates share a …


Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors …


Senior fitness program expands eligible participant demographic

Local seniors will have an opportunity to stay fit and have fun this summer through the Institute for Extended Learning Seniors Program. The program, now called ACT 2, has been …


Classes aim to prevent seniors from falling

The Panhandle Health District is offering fitness-instructor training Thursday for classes that aim to help seniors avoid falls. The district’s Fit and Fall Proof classes are designed to boost strength, …


Pain reliever

After decades of “hard livin’ ” – football and baseball as a young man, 23 years as a Marine pilot, serving in the Vietnam War – Bill Nichols suffers from …


Spokane seniors tired of lack of heat

Some low-income seniors at the St. Andrew’s Court apartment complex feel they’ve been left in the cold. The boiler-fired heating system in one of three buildings there broke down on …


More seeking property tax exemptions

When Rose Fanger reached retirement age, the Spokane resident began looking for ways to save. “It’s scary going on a fixed income,” she said.


Medicare cuts could hit Jan. 18

Nearly 650,000 doctors caring for millions of seniors will get a steep cut in Medicare payments Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve, program officials said today. A …


Seniors work to close tech gap

Some people who’ve bought an iPad have been known to brag about their 4-year-olds figuring out how to use the digital tablet within 15 minutes. There are many others with …


WSU seniors say goodbye at Martin

It happens every fall. All over America, college athletic programs honor their seniors, introducing them and their families before the final home game, thanking them for their service.


Senior Activities

For 08-04-2011