Now More than Ever, It’s Important to Get a Flu Vaccine

Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States yearly.

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Virtual Support Groups, Webinars Available for Caregivers

Taking precautions to keep all staff, volunteers, and constituents safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter continues to offer virtual support groups for dementia caregivers through the end of the year.

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Lancaster Office of Aging Announces Free Virtual Senior Center

Lancaster County Office of Aging has announced the opening of LCOA Virtual Connections, a free virtual senior center for Lancaster County residents age 55-plus. The program is the first virtual senior center in Pennsylvania to be offered by an Area Agency on Aging.

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Savvy Senior: How to Recognize and Stop Elder Abuse in the COVID Era

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you write a column on how to recognize elder abuse and what to do if you suspect it?

– Concerned Relative

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5 Tips for Remote Caregiving during COVID-19

If you’re one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that COVID-19 — and the realities of social distancing and isolation — may complicate the day-to-day tasks of caregiving.

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COVID-19: Why It's More Lethal to Men than Women, Plus Immune-Boosting Steps You Can Take

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), more than 6 million Americans have been infected with the disease, resulting in over 196,000 deaths as of September 2020.

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Pennsylvanians Advised of Possible Contact-Tracing Scams

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Aging are warning Pennsylvanians about contact-tracing scams and emphasizing the need to stay alert as COVID-19 remains a community threat.

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What Seniors Can Expect as ‘New Normal’ in Post-Vaccine World

Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60.

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Savvy Senior: Financial Help for Retirees Affected by COVID-19

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any financial assistance programs you can refer me to? The coronavirus pandemic has cost me my part-time retirement job and has shrunk my measly IRA account.

– Needy Retiree

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