Webinar Series to Focus on Mental Wellness during Pandemic

A free webinar series developed by Penn State Extension aims to help people better manage their mental health as they navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hearing Highlights Bills to Stop COVID Spread in Nursing Homes

In a recent hearing entitled, “Caring for Seniors amid the COVID-19 Crisis,” U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, highlighted legislative proposals to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

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Grief Relief: Ways Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren Deal with a Friend’s Death

Sooner or later, everyone experiences the death of someone they love. That experience also includes teenagers, many of whom lose friends as a result of drug overdoses, auto accidents, and terminal illness.

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3 Reasons You May Not Work as Long as Planned

If you are among the many Americans planning to work past age 65 to help make up for a shortfall in retirement savings, some recent studies should give you pause to rethink those plans.

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COVER STORY: Seniors with COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms

Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians.

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Savvy Senior: What Older Diabetics Should Know about Coronavirus

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband and I are both in our late 60s and have diabetes. We would like to find out if our diabetes increases our risk of getting the coronavirus.

– Concerned Diabetics

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How to Get Prescriptions You Need during the Pandemic

With a primary goal of staying healthy on everyone’s mind during the coronavirus pandemic, for many, that includes maintaining a supply of prescription medications in a time when we are encouraged to limit trips to the pharmacy.

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Learn about Stroke — and How to Recognize One

What is a stroke? Also called a “brain attack,” it’s when blood to an area of the brain is blocked, or when there’s sudden bleeding in the brain.

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How Seniors Can Protect Their Health and Finances during the Pandemic

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have been clear and consistent in their message to seniors: While anyone can fall victim to COVID-19, those who are 65 and older are in an especially high-risk group.

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