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In May, life became too much for Sally Anthony. She’d recently bought a home in Medical Lake and didn’t know a soul. Profoundly depressed and grieving the 2016 death of her husband, she decided that she’d had enough.
Federal agents took down an alleged Medicare scam Friday that exploited seniors’ curiosity about genetic medicine by enticing them to get their cheeks swabbed for unneeded DNA tests. Medicare was billed $2.1 billion.
Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say.
Remember the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when the retractable floor over the gym swimming pool slides open during a dance? Residents at Trilogy at Tehaleh, an active-adult community near Seattle, might be able to reenact the moment when the dancers slip into the water, now that they have an indoor lap pool that transforms into an event space at the push of a button.
Across the country, older adults and retirees are stepping up to the lifeguard chair – a job that historically has been a rite of passage for high-schoolers and college students.
Senior citizens identifying as LGBTQ now have a new group to make friends and discuss community issues.
Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers.
Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers Joe and Warren Barger are finding new spots in their homes for the gold medals they’ve just earned in track-and-field events at the National Senior Games.
For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than children.
From wages to guns to restroom access, ballot measure topics for voter cover a wide spectrum of issues in Washington this year. To have a chance of making the ballot, signatures on petitions must be turned in by week's end.
The number of people age 50 and older who are homeless is growing. Many of the newly homeless held low-wage or unspecialized jobs during their working lives and are running up against a lack of affordable housing.
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 Pheasant Hunting Season, like the one that will debut this month in Eastern Washington?
After providing hot meals to seniors in the Spokane Valley for the past 35 years, Valley Meals on Wheels has been awarded the contract with Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington to provide meals at senior centers and home delivered meals throughout all of Spokane County. Pam Almeida, executive director of Valley Meals on Wheels, said hot meal recipients in the county should not notice any change in services with this new contract.
Senior citizens have a chance to explore the new world of the Internet by taking computer classes at the Institute for Extended Learning in the Hillyard Center.
Operating out of an office in her home, Colleen O'Dowd strives for compatibility between elderly clients and care providers. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review
Cecelia Kelly crosses the finish line as relatives cheer her on. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review