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Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

Distractify

Robin Zlotnick

1 August 2019

London, England

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People suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia often struggle with drinking enough water, but an engineer in London developed Jelly Drops which serve to hydrate this population. Disguised as a chewable gummy, Jelly Dro...

Quartz

Larissa Hjorth

8 July 2019

Badalona, Spain

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Pokemon Go may have faded from mainstream popularity after it peaked in 2016, but the game is finding new life in Spain, where older generations are using the game to be more socially engaged in their communities. Soc...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

31 May 2019

Burlingame, California, United States

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For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places you...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

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1 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chroni...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

30 April 2019

Australia

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Senior centers often offer activities for senior citizens to choose from, but most of the options aren't centered around physical activity or fostering community. Men's Sheds, Australian concept that has recently caug...

WGME

David Singer

30 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As more doctors move towards retirement than doctors entering the field, many states are facing the realities of an upcoming shortage. To combat this, Maine is trying to position primary care in rural areas as the bac...

NPR

Emily Corwin

27 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is home to many senior patients with serious medical needs, but doesn't have enough nursing homes to accommodate. Now, some people are opening their homes to the elderly and providing necessary services - whil...

NBC News

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

3 April 2019

Santa Clarita, California, United States

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Providing senior citizens with animal-assisted therapy has been known to lessen rates of loneliness while also aiding in brain health by reducing cases as dementia. Because taking care of a living animal is not always...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

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27 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Producing art has a positive influence on the health of senior citizens. In addition to promoting the work of artists aged sixty and above in galleries and exhibitions, the Geezer Galley in Portland, Oregon, leads art...

Richland Source

Carl Hunnell

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26 February 2019

Mansfield, New Hampshire, United States

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Assistive technology meant to support senior citizens looking to age in place is getting better at responding to senior needs. Security systems, health monitors, and more advances are helping seniors live independentl...

Yes! Magazine

Julia Hotz

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25 February 2019

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, loneliness is an epidemic. Those who feel chronically lonely may have weaker immune systems, an increased risk of cancer, and shorter life spans. These afflictions and risks associated with lone...

Wall Street Journal

Christopher Mims

23 February 2019

Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

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Research shows that prolonged feelings of loneliness can have unhealthy outcomes, and the likelihood of experiencing loneliness increases as a person ages. To combat this, many technology companies are trying a host o...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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21 February 2019

Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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It is not uncommon for senior citizens to face mobility issues, but a clinic in Guanacaste is working to "boost mobility for senior citizens and, along with it, their independence and safety." The program, which atten...

TVOntario

Dylan Klempner

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11 February 2019

Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada

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The inclusion of music makes for a more healthful long-term care environment. The nonprofit organization, the Room 217 Foundation, helps lessen the effects of isolation suffered by seniors living in nursing facilities...

NPR

Patty Wight

20 January 2019

Maine, United States

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For America's aging population, loneliness is a serious concern and a public health issue; a national program for Senior Companions relies on volunteers, who must be at least 55 years old and commit to at least 15 hou...

The Guardian

Tom Wall

15 January 2019

Bracknell, United Kingdom

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In the UK, where loneliness amongst senior residents has been declared a public health issue, councils, churches, and local charities are working to ensure that people are provided opportunities to connect with others...

Grady Newsource

Kristen Adaway

6 January 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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In Athens, Georgia, an ombudsman program for long-term care residents at senior and nursing homes is holding institutions accountable and ensuring that residents' complaints are heard. The program comes from a require...

Richland Source

Courtney McNaull

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14 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of the city of West Sacramento's process to be more friendly to their aging population, they partnered with the organization AARP to implement their age-friendly framework and received funding to fund their ob...

Richland Source

Courtney McNaull

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13 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of a larger effort to make the city of West Sacramento more friendly to their aging population, an on-demand ride-sharing app was developed to make transportation more accessible for seniors who cannot easily ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gail Rosenblum

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8 December 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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To address concerns about loneliness and isolation amongst retired men, organizations like Men's Sheds are gathering to give people a safe space to convey and process emotions while building the personal relationships...

Model D

Estelle Slootmaker

4 December 2018

Grand Rapids, Wyoming, United States

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Throughout the Untied States there are many rural areas that do not have quick access to hospitals or other means of healthcare, so some providers are turning to repurposing abandoned buildings into clinics. Focusing ...

The Guardian

Angelique Chrisafis

23 November 2018

France

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France's postal office is combatting declining letter-writing by using their services to tackle another problem: the increasing number of elderly people living alone. With the new service "Watch Over my Parents," post...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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12 October 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In cases of exploration and scamming, particularly of senior citizens, Richland County, Ohio has found that teamwork and collaboration between local agencies is key. Those agencies include Adult Protective Service, th...

Colorado Public Radio

Andrea Dukakis

9 October 2018

Lakewood, Colorado, United States

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Companion robots are making their way into Colorado senior living communities with the goal of providing meaningful company to residents. Equipped with a "soft human face," the companion robots mitigate against depres...

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