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senior citizens

Options when paying for long-term care

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Aging has its side effects, as it’s inevitable that individuals’ bodies and minds will change as they approach their golden years. Illnesses, disabilities and other conditions may speed up the changes in certain individuals. While many seniors continue to live independently well into their golden years, some require long-term care. The decision to move an […]

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Women and osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is the disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both and can affect both men and women. But while millions of men suffer from osteoporosis, the vast majority of people with this potentially painful condition are women. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, […]

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Enjoying the IH Rec Room

Guests of the recent Rec Room Grand Opening in Lakeland wasted no time enjoying the amenities at the International Harvester (IH) Clubhouse. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the grand opening. Barbara Taylor, a regular participant at the Lakeland Senior Center next door, had the honor of cutting the ribbon with a […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 1, 2016

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Golfers ask for support to raise education dollars The Bartlett Education Foundation has teamed up with First Tennessee Bank, Brother Industries and area companies and restaurants for its first Golfathon. About 40 golfers will attempt to play 100 holes of golf on Sept. 20 at Quail Ridge Golf Course. These golfers will be asking for donation support […]

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The basics on long-term care

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Various insurance plans protect individuals from financial calamity. Insurance works by requiring policy holders to pay a premium. In the event of an accident or incident, a claim can be filed and the insurance company will reimburse the person for expenses, minus the deductible. Health insurance is one type of insurance that people have to […]

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Great part-time jobs for retirees can result in extra cash

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Upon retiring, many newly minted retirees find themselves looking for ways to fill their free time. Hobbies may not take up too much time, and travel can stretch retirees’ budgets. One way that retirees can make great use of their free time and make a little extra money is to find part-time employment. Part-time jobs […]

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Retirement savings for late bloomers

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Today’s young professionals hear about the importance of saving for retirement seemingly from the moment they are hired. In addition to discussions with human resources personnel about employer-sponsored retirement plans, young professionals are learning about the importance of saving for retirement thanks to the abundance of financial-planning advertisements on television, the radio and the Internet. […]

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Some interesting ways to enjoy travel

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Research indicates that traveling is at the top of the list of interests motivating today’s men and women over the age of 50. Seniors are perhaps the most likely demographic to indulge their love of traveling. Retirement leaves lots of time for recreation, and many choose to spend that time on the road. Travel also […]

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Certain myths about menopause still prevail

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At some point in a woman’s life she will enter menopause. Unlike what the name might suggest, menstruation does not “pause” upon entering menopause. Rather, it ceases to occur from this point on, ending the fertile, reproductive time for females. The North American Menopause Society says menopause typically begins around age 51. It also may […]

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Mismanaging meds can be prevented

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Medication management is an important issue for seniors and their families. Failure to properly manage medications can threaten the lives of seniors, highlighting the emphasis families must place on ensuring seniors take their medications in strict adherence to their physicians’ instructions. Polypharmacy, or the taking of multiple medications for different conditions, can be a potential […]

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Church bids farewell to beloved admin after 4 decades of service

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Historic moments bracket Ada Holmes Person’s four decades of service to her church. When she first came to work at Decatur-Trinity Christian Church in Bartlett, her nation was amidst its 1976 bicentennial celebrations. Now, 40 years later at age 79, while her city is marking its 150th anniversary, she is stepping down from her role […]

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New laws to address abuse, exploitation of senior citizens

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While most caregivers and family members look after senior citizens with love and compassion, there are those who carry out unconscionable acts of violence. The abuse can take many other forms, including psychological cruelty, wanton neglect and financial exploitation. For seniors targeted with financial crimes, this can mean the loss of lifelong savings and pension […]

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