• Daily HeraldSeniors from St. Charles' Brighton Gardens volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank

    To create a picture in your mind that the senior citizens living at Brighton Gardens of St. Charles basically eat, sleep and watch TV all day would be a terribly inaccurate portrayal. Sure, the health of some of our elderly would be cause for a sedentary lifestyle, but some Brighton residents are carrying on with the passions in their life Read more...

  • UPISupplement may slow vision loss in seniors with macular degeneration

    THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 — An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests. The combo pill has been dubbed the “Age-Related Eye Disease Study,” or AREDS, supplement, based on trial in which it was studied previously. Dr. Aaron Lee, a researcher on the new trial, said his Read more...

  • The ConversationHow robots could help bridge the elder-care gap

    Despite innovations that make it easier for seniors to keep living on their own rather than moving into special facilities, most elderly people eventually need a hand with chores and other everyday activities. Friends and relatives often can’t do all the work. Growing evidence indicates it’s neither sustainable nor healthy for seniors or their loved ones. Yet demand for professional Read more...

  • FOX NewsWalmart employee's act of kindness toward ill elderly customer goes viral

    A Walmart employee in Georgia is receiving massive support online after a shopper snapped a photo of him on the ground helping an elderly woman who had fallen ill. Read more on FOX News.

  • Miami HeraldCops say an 11-year-old’s pot-smelling backpack helped put parents in jail

    A school backpack led to a Hialeah police raid on a small marijuana grow house run by parents of two children. Police say the older child, the 11-year-old, unwittingly gave his parents up on… Read the story on Miami Herald.

  • Detroit Free PressComcast expands low-cost Internet access program to seniors in Detroit

    In an effort to increase access to the Internet for low-income seniors, Comcast Corp. is announcing Wednesday it is expanding its Internet Essentials program in Detroit to include low-income residents 62 and older.”The Internet arguably could be the most transformative technological innovation in the last 100 years,” David Cohen, a senior executive vice president at Comcast, said. “With the Internet comes the potential to Read more...

  • Miami HeraldMiami’s low-income seniors and youth to benefit as Comcast expands Internet access

    Taking aim at the digital divide, Comcast Corp. is announcing Tuesday that it is expanding its low-cost Internet program to Miami’s low-income senior citizens and sponsoring digital literacy courses for South Florida youths. … Read the story on Miami Herald.

  • CBS NewsNew study: Strokes declined among men, but not women

    In 2013, Diana Hardeman was 30 years old. She was a vegetarian, a non-smoker, a surfer and the picture of health — until she had a stroke.”The paralysis ended up seeping down from my arm to my leg, leaving the whole right side of my body basically immobile,” Hardeman said. “I thought maybe I’m becoming paralyzed or potentially seeing death.””It Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneWoman finds naked parolee in her shower, authorities say

    A 47-year-old man wanted on a parole violation was arrested Friday, accused of trying to shower in a stranger’s home in Valley Center, authorities said.Jerald Harris was wanted since mid-June, suspected of eluding supervision while on parole, state corrections officials said. He started serving a two-year prison sentence for burglary and identity theft in February 2016, according to records.On Friday, Read more...

  • The Columbus DispatchFirst Person: Reflecting on 'what-ifs' is all part of turning 65

    By I am officially a senior citizen today.When I called a friend a few months ago on her 65th birthday, she told me that she actually felt like a senior citizen now, what with her age and her Medicare eligibility.”Funny you should say that,” I said. “I’ve had the exact same thoughts.”I told her that turning 65 and signing up for Read more...