- Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget Updated: Aug-01-15 1:13 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new opportunities for a breakthrough in the squabbling between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrats who control the General Assembly.
- State Fair's Senior Day set Aug. 4 for older Ohioans Updated: Aug-01-15 11:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Older Ohioans can get free blood pressure and other health screenings amid the funnel cakes, corn dogs and other Ohio State Fair fare.
- Lawsuit says Oakland Township zoning biased against elderly Updated: Jul-30-15 2:29 am
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A developer and a former Oakland Township official are suing the Detroit-area township after plans to build a 282-unit development accommodating the elderly and disabled were denied.
- Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 Updated: Jul-29-15 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.
- Navajo nursing home faces closure Updated: Jul-29-15 9:07 am
GALLUP, New Mexico - The Navajo Nation's only nursing home, which caters to nearly 80 elderly patients, is at risk of being shut down as the facility faces a hefty fine over safety code violations.
- Music and Memory program connects seniors with their past Updated: Jul-29-15 4:12 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Before he puts on his headphones, Barnabia Jones, 94, sits still in his wheelchair and doesn't have much to say when he's asked a question. When the music begins to flow into his headset, however, the Healthwin resident becomes almost another person. He closes his eyes, begins tapping his feet, and starts moving around in his wheelchair, dancing. The music clearly provides him a sense of joy.
- St. Clair Shores senior center expansion gets federal loan Updated: Jul-28-15 2:22 am
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Michigan - A senior center in the Detroit suburb of St. Clair Shores is getting support from the federal government for a planned expansion and renovation.
- Zumba a step toward helping Updated: Jul-26-15 6:14 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - Nicole Morris said getting certified in Zumba instruction is in line with her plans for her future of helping the elderly and young people with special needs.
- Dover seeks to attract more young professionals to city Updated: Jul-25-15 9:06 am
DOVER, Delaware - Diane Doyle has a youthful air about her. Whether it is selling lemonade outside of NASCAR races or driving nine miles to get to the post office during Firefly, the 78-year-old is always looking for the positive and fun side of things.
- Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss Updated: Jul-24-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.
- Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's Updated: Jul-23-15 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide- and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.
- Police: 3 die when SUV fails to yield, hit by pickup truck Updated: Jul-22-15 7:19 pm
EGLESTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Police in western Michigan say three elderly people were killed when their SUV failed to yield at an intersection and was hit by a pickup truck in Muskegon County.
- Pence says gambling regulators need to use 'common sense' Updated: Jul-22-15 5:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Days after a state inquiry into a long-running senior center euchre game stirred controversy, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday sought to tamp down criticism and suggested state gambling regulators need to use common sense when going about their job.
- Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year Updated: Jul-22-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.
- Indiana agency : No action planned over card game prizes Updated: Jul-20-15 6:49 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - An Indiana senior center has stopped offering prizes like cookies and toilet paper in euchre card games in which residents paid a few dollars to play after state officials warned them the practice constituted gambling.
- Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars Updated: Jul-20-15 4:20 pm
NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.
- Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk Updated: Jul-20-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.
- Hot weather leads city officials to open cooling centers Updated: Jul-20-15 7:31 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hartford has announced plans to open four cooling centers city to battle the summer heat.
- Arkansas residents alerted to 'favorite grandson' scam Updated: Jul-16-15 3:08 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Attorney General's Office is warning elderly residents about the return of an old scam that uses their relatives to swindle them out of money.
- Labor participation continues to lag in Oregon Updated: Jul-15-15 3:36 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Nearly 40 percent of Oregon adults neither work nor look for jobs.
- LDWF numbers show Louisiana's anglers may be aging Updated: Jul-14-15 10:27 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Across the Sportsman's Paradise it's not unusual to see the bumper sticker, "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work," on the back of a pickup.
- Obama says US must step up care for aging Americans Updated: Jul-13-15 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama warned Monday of an increasing urgency for the U.S. to care for older Americans as millions of baby boomers head into their golden years.
- 8 die, 12 hurt as fire sweeps through Spanish nursing home Updated: Jul-12-15 9:01 am
MADRID - A fire swept through a nursing home early Sunday outside Spain's northeastern city of Zaragoza, killing eight elderly residents and injuring 12 other people, officials said.
- Stampede at charity handout in Bangladesh kills at least 25 Updated: Jul-10-15 9:01 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A stampede killed 21 elderly women and four young people early Friday when hundreds of people in central Bangladesh stormed the home of a businessman for a charity handout during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, police said.
- Too liberal, divisive to win Senate seat? Grayson says no Updated: Jul-09-15 5:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson entered the race to replace Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday with some points he wants to make for the people who think he's an inflammatory, Republican-hating liberal who's too divisive to win a statewide election.