• Yo, college kids, shots during spring break do not mean guns and bullets. (Why we seniors shake our heads in dismay)

    For the third year in a row, Miami Beach finds itself struggling with spring break violence, including two fatal shootings and unruly crowds, despite a massive police presence and activities designed to give people alternatives to drinking alcohol and roaming the streets. The party-all-the-time vibe in the South Beach section of the barrier island city has already led officials to ban alcohol sales at larger clubs after 2 a.m. Police are stationed everywhere, including in mobile towers that give officers a birds-eye view of the streets. Art, music, yoga and volleyball tournaments were added this year to give people something to do, at least during the day. Yet the violence continues at night. All night.

  • One in five Medicare recipients currently uses medical marijuana. When will Medicare cover the cost?
    One in five Medicare recipients currently uses medical marijuana, according to an April 2022 poll by the Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center, an organization that provides Medicare guidance and information. And nearly a quarter have used it in the past. Two-thirds of Medicare recipients think Medicare should cover it, the poll found. [Read more]
  • This multi-year cruise around the world costs less than living in Toronto. Would retiring at sea be a better plan?

    news.google.com / Non-personalized content is influenced by things like the content you’re currently viewing, activity in your active Search session, and your location. (Mar 20 12:00 PM)

  • Here’s what you need to know about the International Criminal Court’s case against Putin

    The ICC accuses Putin and Russian official Maria Lvova-Belova of allegedly deporting Ukrainian children to Russia – a practice the Russian government has defended as saving them while denying that the deportations are forced. The Kremlin on Friday rejected the arrest warrants as “unacceptable,” arguing that it is not subject to the ICC’s decisions. Putin is unlikely to appear before the court as the ICC does not conduct trials in absentia. Russian officials charged would either have to be handed over by Moscow or arrested outside of Russia. But speaking to CNN, Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan said it could still happen, pointing to the trials of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milošević, and former Liberian leader Charles Taylor. US President Joe Biden welcomed the move, saying Putin “clearly committed war crimes.”

  • Social Security update: Direct payment worth up to $4555 to be sent to millions in four days

    news.google.com / Non-personalized content is influenced by things like the content you’re currently viewing, activity in your active Search session, and your location. (Mar 18 02:00 PM)

  • If it’s this easy to lose weight, there must be a catch! Should you take a diabetes medicine to shed pounds without dieting!?!?

    It’s hard to read the headlines or watch TV these days without seeing an article or ad praising the weight-loss wonders of Ozempic. The injectable drug, whose technical name is semaglutide, first gained federal approval in 2017 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects more than 35 million Americans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved a version of semaglutide with a slightly higher dose and a different name (Wegovy) as a treatment for obesity.

  • Not just about retiring at 64: What you may have missed in the French pension reform

    news.google.com / Non-personalized content is influenced by things like the content you’re currently viewing, activity in your active Search session, and your location. (Mar 17 03:05 PM)

  • If age is just a number, can you change it? How biological age tests aim to make you younger
    A growing batch of tests claim to predict a person’s ‘true’ biological age. The next step is turning back that biological clock.
  • We dread the onset of Alzheimer’s. Why do some get it and others don’t?

    More than 6 million Americans, and an estimated 55 million people worldwide, have Alzheimer’s. Simply getting older is the main risk — it’s usually a disease of people over age 65. Less than 1% of Alzheimer’s is caused by inheriting a single copy of a particular mutated gene. Children of an affected parent have a 50-50 chance of inheriting the family Alzheimer’s gene. If they do, they’re almost guaranteed to get sick at about the same age as their parent did.

  • It can be harder for seniors to get mortgages, research shows

    The road to homeownership is not always easy. Here’s another challenge: Once you reach a certain age, it can be harder to secure a mortgage. Especially when you hit 70. That’s according to new research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The top denial reasons for older homeowners are high debt-to-income ratios, lack of collateral or insufficient home equity, as well as deteriorating credit scores. For mortgage lenders, there is also the question of whether it makes sense to give someone in their 70s or 80s a loan that’s designed to be paid off over many years. Teresa Ghilarducci of the New School for Social Research put it bluntly: “Older people have a shorter time to live and may have less resources to pay a mortgage off.”

  • Are you a rapid ager? Biological age is a better health indicator than the number of years you’ve lived, but it’s tricky to measure
    Do you ever wake up some days and think, “When I was younger, I could survive on just four hours of sleep, but now it seems like I need 10”? Or have you ever walked out of the gym and “felt” your knees? Almost everyone experiences these kinds of signs of aging. But there are some people who seem to defy their age. The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg stayed on the bench until her death at age 87. The “Great British Bake Off” judge Mary Berry, now in her 80s, continues to inspire people all over the world to bake and enjoy life. And actor Paul Rudd was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2021 at age 52 while still looking like he’s in his 30s. Is age just a number then?
  • Seniors in Ukraine face greatest likelihood of being killed or injured.

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022, has been characterized by a flagrant disregard for civilian life and frequent war crimes. Russia has indiscriminately attacked Ukrainian cities, including with banned weapons, committed extrajudicial executions in areas under its control, and targeted clearly-marked civilian infrastructure in places like Mariupol. Tens of thousands civilians in Ukraine have been killed or injured and millions have been forced from their homes. Ukraine, where people over 60 years old make up nearly one-fourth of the population, is one of the “oldest” countries in the world. According to HelpAge International, the proportion of older people affected by the war in Ukraine is higher than that of any other ongoing conflict. This report shows how intersecting challenges, from disability to poverty to age discrimination, are compounded in emergency situations, putting older people at heightened risk. Often reluctant or unable to flee their homes, older people appear to make up a disproportionate number of civilians remaining in areas of active hostilities, and as a result they face a greater likelihood of being killed or injured. Amnesty International documented several cases in which older people who stayed behind were hit by shelling or sheltered in harrowing conditions.

  • Does Medicare Cover That? Test your knowledge of the system that provides your health care

    Take this quiz to learn what’s covered and what isn’t under the health insurance program

  • Should there be a mandatory age for seniors to give up their driving license? As it turns out, the topic was not so controversial after all.
    Seniors adamantly against mandatory age for driving license

    The results of the Senior News Daily opinion survey are in and the opinions expressed were virtually unanimous. What we thought might be controversial proved not to be so, after all. Responses from our senior readers were adamantly against suspending one’s driver’s license based on reaching an arbitrary age.

                To say everyone over the age of 75+ is not suited to driving a vehicle is totally unfair to those individuals who are healthy in all aspects to handle a vehicle. (P.F)  My Gramps on my mom’s side was 102 when he quit driving (L.E.) Absolutely not.  My grandmother lived to be ninety nine years old and people that didn’t know her thought she was in her sixties. (L.J)

    A few responses endorsed the policies now in effect in most states; to give seniors an eyesight exam and a driving proficiency test every two years after age 80. 

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