Keeping your home – and you – safe during COVID

While many people are at home more, some household items are used more than usual causing them to breakdown and need repairs. A recent story in the Aging News from the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living said the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has made these recommendations for having someone come into [...]

“It invigorates me’ host of Jeopardy! says in new book

In his new book, “Alex Trebek: The Answer is… Reflections on My Life” the 79-year-old Jeopardy! host writes about his career, his life, his cancer diagnosis and his retirement. A recent story on NextAvenue.org by Richard Harris includes an interview with Trebeck. “I’m the typical product of my generation: a hardworking breadwinner who looks after [...]

New research finds flu and pneumonia vaccines may lower Alzheimer’s risk

With vaccines top of mind at the White House and across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, two studies presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, shed new light on how vaccines for flu and pneumonia may lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Both studies were previewed at AAIC prior to peer-reviewed journal [...]

Exercise online, get free equipment, win prizes

A free, interactive six-month fitness program that incorporates physical activities into daily life can be a great online choice during COVID-19 outbreak. Geared toward tech-savvy individuals aged 55 and older, this program offers effective exercises that can be completed in the comfort of your own home for beginners and advanced persons alike. The program is [...]

What is being done to prevent more nursing home-related COVID deaths?

AARP is wrapping up efforts to move Congress to enact a five point plan to prevent further COVID deaths in the nation’s nursing homes. More than 56,000 people living and working in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died from the coronavirus, and many states are reporting record numbers of new coronavirus cases. [...]