Latest Seniors News

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, inmate Chester Weger is interviewed at Pinckneyville Correctional Center in Pinckneyville, Ill. Illinois officials have granted parole to Weger, an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. Weber is set to be released the week of Feb. 17, 2020. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Illinois man, 80, set for release in 1960 triple-killing

Feb. 16, 2020 1:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 80-year-old man is set to be released from an Illinois prison this week, nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Chester Weger was convicted in 1961 of killing of Lillian...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

Feb. 14, 2020 3:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this point in any season since the severe flu outbreak of 2009-10, health...

The Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook for 2020 over pages of a Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General report, are shown, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Washington.  A government watchdog tells The Associated Press it will launch a nationwide audit that may shed light on how seniors’ personal Medicare information is getting to telemarketers, raising concerns about fraud and waste. An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office says the audit will be announced next week.  (AP Photos/Wayne Partlow)

Feds probing how personal Medicare info gets to marketers

Feb. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is launching a nationwide probe into how marketers may be getting seniors’ personal Medicare information aided by apparent misuse of a government system, officials said Friday. The audit will be formally announced next week said Tesia Williams, a spokeswoman...

By 2060, a quarter of U.S. residents will be over age 65

Feb. 13, 2020 7:04 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — By 2060, almost a quarter of all U.S. residents will be over age 65, and life expectancy will reach an all-time high of 85 years, according to new reports the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday. The growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next four decades is expected to be...

Republican N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu gestures during his State of the State address at the State House in Concord, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sununu touts New Hampshire as a bit different, a lot better

Feb. 13, 2020 5:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu touted economic, educational and environmental successes in his State of the State address Thursday, while offering a handful of initiatives spanning life stages from pre-birth to old age. Sununu, who is seeking a third term in November, urged lawmakers to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: North East charts path to future Erie Times-News Feb. 10As the 2021 closure of the Mercyhurst University North East campus draws near, the North East community stands at a pivotal crossroads. We don’t have to look far to...

More assisted living facilities pop up as baby boomers age

Feb. 11, 2020 5:13 PM EST

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Resting on her rollator walker inside a spacious, modern-styled model room at the new Branches of Framingham, Ronni Felicetti smiled in satisfaction. “The people here are so nice - it’s hard to believe,” she said. Felicetti was among the first residents to move...

LGBT bereavement groups give support for unacknowledged loss

Feb. 11, 2020 4:58 PM EST

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — When Cape snowbird Marie Seufert tells people in her Florida retirement community that she’s a widow, they sometimes ask when her husband died. “I say, ’No, it was my wife,” said Seufert, 71, who lost Mary Sidlevicz, her spouse of nearly nine years, on Jan....

In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 photo made available by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Fla., Rebecca Fierle-Santoian is under arrest. Authorities say Fierle-Santoian filed a

Guardian for elderly arrested on abuse, neglect charges

Feb. 11, 2020 12:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former guardian for the elderly and incapacitated who was accused of filing "do not resuscitate" orders without her clients' permission has been arrested in Florida on felony charges. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said local authorities arrested Rebecca Fierle-Santoian in...