Latest Seniors News

Senior center steps up to meet food demand during pandemic

Jun. 19, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Mike and June Benedict walked from their car to their Bismarck apartment on a cold, blustery spring morning in April, carrying boxes and sacks of meals they received from the free-will offering program at the Bismarck Senior Center. Inside the...

Mexican elderly lose work as grocery baggers, protest

Jun. 18, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and changing consumer habits threaten to put an end to a decades-old practice of allowing elderly people in Mexico to earn extra income as grocery store baggers. Baggers over 60 had expected to return to stores last month as...

Elderly victim who died unnaturally identified in Rock Co.

Jun. 18, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday released the name of the elderly woman who was found dead this week of what sheriff's officials say was a complex, violent act. Ninety-seven-year-old Kathleen Beggs was found dead in a garage...

Juneteenth becomes official state holiday in WA in 2022

Jun. 18, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden this week signed legislation establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery – a move lawmakers made for Washington state earlier this year. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last month signed a measure making Juneteenth...

North Kingstown math teacher named state Teacher of the Year

Jun. 17, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A North Kingstown High School math teacher who during the coronavirus pandemic helped lift student morale was named the state's Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Lisa Garcia, who has been at the school for 27 years, was notified of the honor...

Michigan Republicans pass bills to add voter ID requirements

Jun. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate passed contentious legislation Wednesday that would mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail. The bills, which were sent to the GOP-led House...

Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Teresa Marez spent 14 years building a strong clientele base as a hair stylist in San Antonio. When her son, who is autistic, had to switch to virtual learning because of the pandemic, she quit her job to help him. It’s been 10 months, and the clients...

Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

Jun. 14, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West. A high pressure system is expected to push...

Senior citizens glad to get back to centers in Alabama

Jun. 13, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — There was an overlying theme among the more than two dozen senior citizens who returned to the Muscle Shoals Living Center. While they were glad to participate in exercises and bingo, the main reason the men and women who frequent the center...

Weather service: Arizona will get hot, even for the locals

Jun. 11, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerously hot temperatures are on the way throughout the Southwest. An excessive heat warning prompted health officials in Arizona to reschedule outdoor COVID-19 vaccination operations, fire officials to rotate crews working major blazes and the U.S....