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Feds crack Medicare gene test fraud that peddled cheek swabs

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say.

Today’s active-adult communities are stepping up their games

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Why your pool’s lifeguard is more likely to be a senior citizen

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.

New LGBTQ group fills a need for Spokane area seniors

Senior citizens identifying as LGBTQ now have a new group to make friends and discuss community issues.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Seniors snap up U.S. national park passes before price hike

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 …

It’s mind-set: Oldest seniors refuse to accept the stereotype of growing feeble

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Canada now has more seniors than children

For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than children.

The number of older homeless people is growing, spurred by low-wage jobs and lack of affordable housing.

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 …

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 …

Colleen O’Dowd Arranging Quality Care For Elderly A Satisfying Pursuit

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

Slowly But Surely 105-Year-Old Woman Becomes Oldest Bloomsday Finisher Ever

Cecelia Kelly crosses the finish line as relatives cheer her on. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review

Nursing Home Horrors Lurk Again

Forgive me if I scare you. Bob Dole says I mustn’t do that. The presidential contender talked this week about a “transparent campaign to scare Americans.” One day, he said, …

Needs Of Elderly Topic Of Forum

The needs of older Idahoans will be discussed at an open house Wednesday. The purpose is to gather comment for the Idaho Commission on Aging in a three-year state plan …

Maybe The Old Name Was Getting Old?

Rep. Clyde Boatright’s bill to rename the Idaho Office on Aging to the Idaho Commission on Aging passed unanimously Tuesday, and now goes to the House. The bill also would …