Latest Seniors News

Gov. Parson calls for higher teacher pay, child care access

Jan. 19, 2022 23:18 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson in his State of the State address Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions of dollars to boost child care services and teacher wages as the state battles the latest COVID-19 surge. Parson asked the GOP-led...

Hogan presents final budget proposal amid huge surplus

Jan. 19, 2022 18:39 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday presented his final budget proposal, touting tax cuts, record education and school construction spending and aid for the vulnerable amid an enormous surplus. “The entire mission of our administration has been to leave...

Mental health provider to open new sites in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 08:36 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mental health provider plans to open multiple new facilities. Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex will open five new psychosocial rehabilitation facilities throughout its nine-county region, WJTV reported. The first of the...

3 dead, others injured in Wisconsin apartment building blaze

Jan. 19, 2022 06:13 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said. Kenosha Fire Chief Christopher Bigley said in a statement Tuesday the entire building was filled with smoke...

China's births fall in 2021, as workforce shrinks

Jan. 17, 2022 04:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The number of babies born in China fell again last year, official data showed Monday, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party's ambitions to boost national wealth and influence with a workforce that has been shrinking for a decade. Some 10.6 million babies...

Most seniors in Sun City Center are vaccinated — and tired

Jan. 17, 2022 03:11 AM EST

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Rediger, 74, is sweeping the court ahead of this afternoon’s shuffleboard tournament. It’s still early in Sun City Center, a census-designated place in Hillsborough County where more than 70% of the population is over the age of 65. ...

Unable to afford retirement, Tampa Bay seniors turn to Uber

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Donna Durham spent her life in motion. A career truck driver, she found herself craving the open road when she retired, and missed camaraderie with others. But there’s another reason she became a driver for Uber. “I needed the extra...

Israeli PM: Omicron unstoppable but no need for 'hysteria'

Jan. 11, 2022 14:07 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday tried to calm Israelis anxious about the rapid spread of the omicron variant, insisting the government is managing the crisis better than most and ruling out a national shutdown. Bennett said during an evening press...

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

Jan. 11, 2022 12:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn't have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialized rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers...

Medicare told to reassess premium hike for Alzheimer's drug

Jan. 10, 2022 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday ordered Medicare to reassess a big premium increase facing millions of enrollees this year, attributed in large part to a pricey new Alzheimer's drug with questionable benefits. Becerra's directive came days after...