Pandemic has people embracing technology-related services

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Pandemic has people embracing technology-related services

How much have people 60 and older started or increased using technology and digital tools in order to deal with the pandemic? That’s a question that was put to 615 Americans by Senior List, an online (seniorlist.com) research team that provides consumer information for older adults. Among other things, researchers said, that COVID-19 continues to spur the use of ordering groceries online for home deliveries, as well as other online activities in place of routines that previously were handled in person or at workplaces.

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News

Medicare 101: The five types of plans to think about during open enrollment

Open enrollment for 2022 Medicare health insurance runs until Dec. 7., and for Washington’s 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries, the process can be confusing—especially when it comes to choosing the right plan. As a first step, it’s important to know the different types of Medicare health insurance. These include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Supplemental (Medigap) and
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Anti-vaccination ‘horse pucky’ irritates 95-year-old Anti-vaccination ‘horse pucky’ irritates 95-year-old

Ninety-five-year-old Hugh McMillan doesn’t want to hear why you haven’t been vaccinated for COVID-19. The World War II and Central Intelligence Agency veteran says now is no time for excuses. “Stay alive and keep your kids alive and keep your neighbors alive,” the longtime Key Peninsula resident said. “Get the shot.” Just more than 50
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‘Prepare for what is coming’ for boomers and Medicare

It’s estimated that by 2030, the youngest of the baby boomer generation  –  born in the post-World War II era between 1946 and 1964 – will be eligible for Medicare and 81.5 million people will be enrolled in it. Here’s some of what that could mean for the healthcare-for-seniors system: While this generation has longer
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Tribal activist to be memorialized in U.S. Capitol ‘for generations to come’ Tribal activist to be memorialized in U.S. Capitol ‘for generations to come’

A statue of Billy Frank Jr. will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building to memorialize the work and “legacy” of the Native American leader and environmntal activist. Tribal and government officials attended a ceremony in which Governor Jay Inslee signed state legislation formally authorizing the ststue. Each state in the U.S. can be represented
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Lifestyles

Michael, Jean and dementia: Their story Michael, Jean and dementia: Their story

In this first-person account of the road he and his wife traveled with dementia, Michael Magee writes dementia is like “looking through a telescope at something far away, training your eye to see, understand and make sense of what you’re observing, but not being able to see everything.”

Food

Eating fatty fish helps migraines

A diet higher in fatty fish helped frequent migraine sufferers reduce their monthly number of headaches and intensity of pain compared to participants on a diet higher in vegetable-based fats and oils, according to a new study by esearchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and other organizations. Over a 16-week period, study participants
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Adventures

Travel tails: Your dog could be banned Travel tails: Your dog could be banned

Could you face life without your dog? International travelers and people looking to move abroad with their furry friends may find out that their dog’s breed is banned in other countries. International Citizens Insurance offers a rundown of some of the countries which have restrictions in place if people want to enter with their four-legged
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Health & Fitness

What women should know about bladder cancer What women should know about bladder cancer

Karen S. was a long-time oncology nurse when she got her own cancer diagnosis at age 54. What she thought had been recurrent urinary tract infections was revealed to be bladder cancer. This year, nearly 19,500 women nationwide will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. And while research shows that bladder cancer is more prevalent among
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Personal Finance/Consumers

Some facts about reverse mortgages

You’ve saved up a nice little nest egg to fund your retirement, but despite all of your hard work scrimping and saving, you’re worried you might need some extra income to fully enjoy your golden years. A reverse mortgage can be a great way to access additional funds by tapping into the equity you’ve built
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