Bold action is needed to address the looming shortfall that, if left unaddressed, will undercut the economic security and retirement of millions.
In the 56 years since Medicare was established, few benefits have been added. That may change if Congress passes Democrats’ budget bill.
Studies show a broad array of casual and close ties can lead to better physical and psychological well-being in older adults — and a longer lifespan.
Prospects for the president’s proposal are uncertain. Republicans decry its cost and argue that much of what the plan contains doesn't count as real infrastructure.
With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are moving out into the world and resuming activities put on hold during the pandemic.
Some Oregonians said a Legacy Health website for scheduling vaccine appointments would not let them complete a reservation Monday morning.
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With limited computer skills and transportation, some of the elderly worry they are being sidelined in the race to grab appointments at vaccination sites.
The first wave of vaccinations for health care workers in health care settings went comparatively smoothly but now elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.