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What to know about Medicare in 2018

For Meth-Wick residents on Medicare, there are a few notable updates to keep an eye on over the coming year. The National Council on Aging and AARP tell us more: …

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Researchers: Future falls detection devices should meet emotional needs

A growing number of researchers are exploring the way that humans interact with computers. So much, in fact, that a common term has taken hold to describe this field of …

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Research and technology support older drivers

The world is growing grayer. By 2050, the global population of those 80 years and older is expected to triple; one-third of the population will be older than 65 years …

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Over-the-counter hearing aids are coming!

Hearing loss is getting a lot of attention from the federal government, researchers and manufacturers. As Americans are living longer, age-related health challenges like hearing loss can become barriers to …

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Virtual Reality technology is enhancing the lives of older adults

Virtual reality, or VR, is a three-dimensional realistic environment. It is controlled and experienced through the body movements of the user, who wears special headgear. While the technology seems out …

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2017 Technology Show Introduces Innovative Products for Seniors

Every January, a Las Vegas exhibition called CES showcases leading-edge consumer electronic products, attracting people from around the world. The fact that the 2017 show was attended by 175,000 tech …

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Senior fraud steals $36 billion annually: Be aware and be safe

Although anyone can become a victim of financial fraud (deceptive sales and marketing tactics), predators frequently target senior citizens because they are trusting, often live alone and may have reduced …

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Surprising discovery by Texas researchers: Quilting helps seniors improve memory

You’ve probably seen the TV ads touting online puzzles as a way to improve brain function. But a growing body of research, like the study led by Dr. Denise Park …

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New descriptor, same great community

Meth-Wick Community is trading its former description as a Continuing Care Retirement Community to embrace a new name that better describes what it truly is: Life Plan Community. The name …

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