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  • Strength Training Can Benefit Older Men and Women Equally, Research Suggests

    02/24/2021 7:51:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Millard
    If you’re over 50 years old, or heading that way soon, adding resistance training to your running routine can yield major benefits—and a recent research review suggests that’s true for both men and women. The findings, published in the journal Sports Medicine, included the results of 30 different training studies involving 1,400 participants, all age 50 or older. Comparing muscle mass and strength gains, researchers found men and women both had gains, but in different ways. “What’s really important here is the difference between absolute and relative changes,” lead study author Amanda Hagstrom, Ph.D.—a lecturer in the Department of Exercise...
  • Media Botch Hit On Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis While Trying To Cover Blue State Failures

    02/23/2021 8:36:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 23, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    No governor's story is as emblematic of the media malpractice in the era of coronavirus than that of Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. No governor’s story is as emblematic of media malpractice in the era of coronavirus than of Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. An opponent of the draconian lockdowns eroding liberty at the stroke of a pen, DeSantis has angered statists more than has any Republican in the past year except for Donald Trump.By refusing the one-size-fits-all approach demanded by Dr. Anthony Fauci, a triumphant DeSantis has become both a villain to the left and a hero of the...
  • Pa. offering more help for seniors to get COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Tom Wolf says

    02/11/2021 3:27:16 PM PST · by lightman · 7 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 February A.D. 2021 | Ron Southwick
    Acknowledging the growing anxiety many seniors have had in getting COVID-19 vaccines, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is directing more resources to help older residents make appointments and get transportation. In a news conference Thursday, Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Robert Torres said state agencies are working on solutions to help seniors get vaccinated. Seniors are most at risk for serious complications from the coronavirus. The PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is deploying more staff to help seniors with scheduling appointments for vaccines or finding transportation. The PA Link hotline: 1-800-753-8827. The state’s PACE program, which helps...
  • 'The Villages' Dating Ads

    01/24/2021 11:37:53 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 53 replies
    email from friend | 01/24/2021 | unknown
    You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north. These are actual ads seen in ''The Villages'' Florida newspaper. Who says seniors don't have a sense of humour FOXY LADY Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty, 80's, slim, 5'4' (used to be 5'6'), Searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion. Matching white shoes and belt a plus. ------------------------------ ---------------------- LONG-TERM COMMITMENT Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband, Looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot. Dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath, not a problem. ------------------------------ ---------------------- SERENITY NOW I am into solitude, long...
  • Trump administration to recommend COVID-19 vaccinations for all Americans over 65

    01/12/2021 7:36:23 AM PST · by Kevin C · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2021 | Joseph Guzman
    The Trump administration is expected to issue new guidelines Tuesday to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone age 65 and older in the U.S. in an effort to accelerate the nation’s lagging vaccine distribution, The New York Times reports. So far, more than 25.4 million doses have been distributed across the country, with nearly 9 million people receiving the first shot of the two-dose vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s a significant shortfall from the Trump administration’s estimate last year that 20 million people would receive the shot before the end of 2020. As...
  • Leftists Hijacking Vaccination Rollout

    12/22/2020 7:11:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | December 22, 2020 | Betsy McCaughy
    You were warned about this first in July. Now, it's happening. On Sunday, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that seniors ages 65 to 74 be moved toward the back of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine. The reason, says ACIP, is that "racial and ethnic minority groups (are) under-represented" in this age group. Put another way: Seniors are too white. Vaccines are already being administered to health workers and nursing home residents. The question is this: Who comes next? ACIP wants to push 87 million essential workers -- such as transit workers, supermarket employees and uniformed public...
  • Adults Only!

    12/08/2020 4:42:13 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    email from friend | 12/8/2020 | unknown
    Irish Pride An Irishman moves to the USA & finally attends his first baseball game. The first batter approached the batters' box, took a few swings and then hits a double. Everyone was on their feet screaming "Run, Run". The next batter hits a single & the Irishman listened as the crowd again cheered "RUN, RUN"!! The Irishman enjoyed the game & began screaming with the fans. The fifth batter came up and four balls went by. The umpire called "walk" and the batter started his slow trot to first base. The Irishman stood up and screamed, "R-R-Run ye lazy...
  • Johns Hopkins University: “Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19... In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.”

    11/26/2020 4:24:45 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 26, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Johns Hopkins University: “Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.”Johns Hopkins University has just reported the following:“Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase...
  • Hyenas dragged a man from his bed and mauled him to death

    11/20/2020 12:33:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri November 20, 2020 | Lianne Kolirin
    An elderly man has been killed by a pack of hyenas in Zimbabwe, after they pulled him from his bed while he was sleeping. The man, who has been identified by the authorities as 87-year-old Tendai Maseka, was dragged about 1,000 feet from his mud and wood hut. The incident occurred on Monday night in the rural region of Chirumanzu. in central Zimbabwe. By the time Maseka's body was discovered by villagers, its lower half was missing.
  • Burt Bacharach, singing and rallying Florida seniors for Biden, doesn’t hold back on Trump. ‘I can’t stand this man.’

    10/22/2020 1:24:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 10/16/2020 | Anthony Man
    Burt Bacharach, taking to the political stage at age 92, is using song, reminiscences and commentary on current events to rally Florida seniors to vote for Joe Biden. He didn’t hold back in a Zoom video conference on Thursday evening. Bacharach thinks President Donald Trump is dangerous and must be defeated.
  • The Political Games Proxy Advisors Play With Workers Retirement Security

    10/19/2020 5:37:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 19, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Over the next several weeks, the Department of Labor will begin to sift through the public comments on their recently proposed rule “Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights,” seeking the best course of action to ensure that pension beneficiaries across this country receive the benefits they deserve. This rule reaffirms the fiduciary obligations that ERISA-backed pension fund managers owe to their beneficiaries, and puts forward much needed reforms in a proxy advisory industry that for too long has neglected to serve the best interest of pensioners.  In this tumultuous election season, where even non-controversial issues have become political,...
  • Justice Department And Indian Authorities Announce Enforcement Actions Against Technical-Support Fraud Scheme Targeting Seniors

    10/16/2020 10:07:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | October 15, 2020 | Department of Justice
    First Parallel Action by U.S. and Indian Governments Against Elder Fraud A federal court has ordered an individual and 5 companies to stop engaging in a technical-support fraud scheme that is alleged to have defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable U.S. victims, the Department of Justice announced today. The temporary restraining order issued by the court follows the filing of a complaint by the United States, which seeks both preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent the defendants from further victimizing U.S. consumers.  The complaint filed by the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern...
  • Greeley nursing home residents protest pandemic lockdown: “I’d rather die of COVID than loneliness”

    10/09/2020 2:38:30 AM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 58 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | 10/8/2020 | Sherrie Peif
    Waving signs that read such things as “I’d rather die of COVID than loneliness,” and “We are prisoners in our home,” residents of one nursing facility staged their own anti-lockdown protest along one of the busiest streets in Greeley, ... “Freedom, freedom, freedom,” one lady chanted while waving a sign that read “we want our families back.” ... Gov. Jared Polis’ mandates that do not allow nursing home residents to see their loved ones,.... ... protesting the lockdown as they enter their eighth month of no hugs, no smiles, no kisses from their loved ones. ... “The isolation is what...
  • Watch what you Say!

    10/04/2020 6:37:22 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    email from friend | 10/4/2020 | unknown
    It was entertainment night at the Senior Citizens' Center. After the community sing-along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show - Burt the Hypnotist! Burt explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time," said Burt. The excited chatter dropped to silence as Burt carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain. "I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Burt, holding the watch high for...
  • Why seniors should not have computers!

    09/26/2020 7:53:05 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 130 replies
    email from friend | 9/26/2020 | unknown
    Documented conversations between Tech Support staff and (technologically impaired) seniors.... Tech support: What kind of computer do you have? Customer: A white one... Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen. Customer: Your left or my left? ************************ Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'can’t find printer’. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it.. ************************* Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore. Tech support: Are you sure it's...
  • 'Utterly baffling': 76 vets die of Covid at soldiers home

    09/25/2020 7:08:54 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 2, 2020 | Joe Murphy
    They stormed the beaches at Normandy, liberated Nazi concentration camps and fought the Cold War in Korea and Vietnam only to die in their beds from a virus that infiltrated the veteran’s center in western Massachusetts that was their home. But on Friday the loved ones of the 76 veterans who, starting in March, died from the coronavirus at the Holyoke Soldiers Home, received a measure of belated justice. Former Superintendent Bennett Walsh, a Marine, and the home’s ousted medical director, Dr. David Clinton, were each charged with five counts of “wantonly or recklessly” causing or permitting bodily harm and...
  • Lifelike robotic pets used to help isolated seniors avoid loneliness

    08/11/2020 9:56:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/11/2020
    “Pretty,” was the word an Alabama senior used to describe the lifelike robotic companion pet she received from a new pilot project administered by the Alabama Department of Senior Services. It was the first word she had said in a long time, according to department Commissioner Jean Brown. The Alabama agency, along with several other state agencies managing programs for seniors in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, have partnered with robotic pet manufacturer Ageless Innovation to combat loneliness and provide comfort and companionship for isolated seniors. With insight into the growing epidemic of loneliness and need for interactive play amongst...
  • Trump is Holding COVID Aid Hostage for His #1 Priority: Defunding Social Security

    07/27/2020 3:54:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    Social Security Works ^ | July 16, 2020 | Linda Benesch
    (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in response to Donald Trump demanding that the next coronavirus relief package include a cut in the payroll tax, Social Security’s dedicated revenue: “The coronavirus pandemic is raging across America. Essential workers are in desperate need of tests and personal protective equipment (PPE). Millions of Americans are at risk of eviction. Over 57,000 nursing home residents and workers are dead. Hospitals are in danger of becoming overwhelmed. Donald Trump is doing nothing to address any of this. Instead, he’s stated his intentions to hold...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting Our Nation’s Vulnerable Seniors

    07/23/2020 7:00:17 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | July 22, 2020 | White House
    PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: President Donald J. Trump is making it a priority of our COVID-19 response to protect America’s most vulnerable citizens. President Trump and his Administration are following a four-part strategy to provide additional protection to our most vulnerable seniors.The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services will provide weekly data to States on high-risk nursing homes.The Administration will distribute $5 billion in funding – in addition to approximately $5 billion already approved for skilled nursing facilities – to all nursing homes who receive funds from Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.To enhance testing in nursing homes,...
  • And that's how the fight started

    07/09/2020 4:06:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    email from a friend | 7/9/2020 | unknown
    One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!” And that's how the fight started….. _____________________________ My wife and I were watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?’ 'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?’ She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying,...