- Galvin: Banks need to help fight scams aimed at the elderly Updated: Nov-28-15 2:50 pm
BOSTON - Secretary of State William Galvin is urging banks and credit unions in Massachusetts to make sure their workers are trained to recognize signs of financial exploitation of the elderly.
- An elderly dance troupe heavy on laughter Updated: Nov-28-15 11:01 am
OGDEN, Utah - There's one place where one would be hard-pressed to find a frown.
- Learning to ride mass transit leads to independent seniors Updated: Nov-28-15 9:00 am
RESTON, Virginia - Eleven older people boarded a Fairfax County Connector bus for a run-through of something that seems, on the face of it, so simple: how to get from Point A to Point B using the region's network of buses and Metrorail.
- FDA approves booster-enhanced flu vaccine for seniors Updated: Nov-25-15 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind flu vaccine that contains a booster to help protect seniors vulnerable to the virus.
- As you get older, let your pet carry some of the load Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES - Teach your dog or cat a few tricks, and your golden years will be better for it.
- Public weighs in on Vermont budget priorities Updated: Nov-23-15 5:21 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Service providers and beneficiaries of Vermont mental health programs, services for the elderly and others went on the Internet Monday to tell state officials that the state must spend more to help those in need.
- Fewer Rhode Island households struggle to afford food Updated: Nov-23-15 12:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - One in eight Rhode Island households cannot afford three meals a day for everyone living in the home, but officials say that rate of food insecurity actually marks the first improvement since 2007.
- Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan Updated: Nov-22-15 9:52 am
WASHINGTON - With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.
- Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients' memories Updated: Nov-19-15 1:51 am
EASTON, Pennsylvania - From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
- Special unit to investigate crimes against Warren seniors Updated: Nov-09-15 4:58 pm
WARREN, Michigan - The mayor of a Detroit suburb ordered his city's police department to create a special unit to investigate crimes against senior citizens after a string of purse snatchings and other robberies.
- Estate sales 101: You'd be surprised what people buy Updated: Nov-08-15 11:09 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Your parents have died or are moving to a nursing home, and their house is filled with a lifetime of possessions. Or maybe you're ready to downsize your own house.
- 5 groups get Arts in Health grants for projects Updated: Nov-08-15 9:36 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Five groups are getting Arts in Health grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to help veterans, Alzheimer's patients and others.
- Fire destroys old fire station in northern Illinois Updated: Nov-08-15 5:02 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - An old fire station that's been used recently as a senior center has been called a total loss after a fire.
- Prosecutor setting up team to handle elder abuse cases Updated: Nov-05-15 5:02 pm
LAS VEGAS - The district attorney in Las Vegas is responding to cases involving crimes against people 60 and over by assigning a team of prosecutors to handle them.
- 4 women killed in stabbing attacks in Lithuanian village Updated: Nov-05-15 8:18 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Lithuanian police have arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of killing three elderly women and a social worker in a three-day stabbing spree in a rural village.
- Senate panel summons price-hiking CEO of Turing Pharma Updated: Nov-04-15 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee has launched an investigation into exorbitant drug price hikes by Turing Pharmaceuticals and three other companies, responding to public anxiety over rising prices for critical medicines.
- Sheriff's program gives Flint-area churches a hand Updated: Nov-04-15 3:09 pm
FLINT, Michigan - They go to church every week, but you won't find them in their Sunday best.
- The Latest: Maine voters bolster clean election law Updated: Nov-03-15 11:42 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The latest on the Maine election. (All times local.)
- Maine voters pass campaign finance reform, $100M in bonds Updated: Nov-03-15 10:45 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - In a victory for advocates of clean elections, Maine will bolster public campaign finance laws weakened by a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court ruling because of voters' passage of a referendum on Tuesday.
- Spain: Flood inundates nursing home, killing 4 residents Updated: Nov-03-15 8:08 am
MADRID - A river in northeastern Spain swelled by torrential downpours overflowed its banks early Tuesday morning, inundating a nursing home and killing four elderly residents, authorities said.
- Baby Boomers in Charlotte County buying flipped homes Updated: Nov-03-15 3:02 am
PUNTA GORDA, Florida - Charlotte County was the No. 1 spot in the nation during the third quarter for flipping a house to someone from the baby boomer generation.
- Bristol-Myers buying heart drug maker Cardioxyl for $2.1B Updated: Nov-02-15 12:27 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is acquiring a private biotech company developing a medicine for one of the most common cause of hospitalizations in senior citizens, in a deal that could be worth up to $2.1 billion.