Savvy Senior: Why High Blood Pressure is Even More Dangerous in the COVID-19 Era

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are people with high blood pressure at increased risk of getting coronavirus?

– Hypertensive Helen

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My Gym Just Reopened — Now What?

In the age of COVID-19, gyms have been forced to close around the country. Now, as many are reopening for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, gym staff must make sure they’re following recommended guidelines for social distancing and ensuring proper cleaning and sanitization.

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Older Adults Reminded of Rights Regarding Stimulus Checks

As Pennsylvanians continue to receive federal stimulus payments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Pennsylvania departments of Aging, Human Services, and Insurance remind consumers living in long-term care facilities that these checks belong to them, not the facilities where they live.

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Hispanic Older Adults at Greatest Risk of Poverty from COVID-19

The National Council on Aging is warning that while the financial hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the economic security of all older adults, it will disproportionately hurt Hispanics over age 60.

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Caring for a Patient at Home

Chances are we’ll be living with COVID-19 for a while — sometimes literally.

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Troop Donates Girl Scout Cookies to United Zion Residents

United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz recently received nearly 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for residents and employees caring for a high-risk population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guard against Phishing Scams during the Outbreak

The implications of COVID-19 are scary enough without adding the threat of online fraud or identity theft.

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Tax Time during Coronavirus: What Retirees Need to Know

Retirement and the effects of aging come with a lot of changes, but at least one thing remains constant.

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How COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Behavior

The coronavirus crisis is likely to change American culture and behavior long after it’s passed. Ad Age points out these trends that are likely to endure:

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