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  • Don Young just became the longest-serving congressman

    12/05/2017 5:15:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 5, 2017
    U.S. Rep. Don Young has become the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives with the resignation Tuesday of Rep. John Conyers of Michigan amid harassment claims. Young was first elected in an Alaska special election in 1973 — the year Secretariat won horse racing's Triple Crown and the movie "The Exorcist" was released.
  • Guns, Canes, and Home Security: What Senior Citizens Need to Know About Self-Defense

    12/05/2017 4:23:27 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/1/17 | Jeff Sanders
    It's easy for martial artists to talk about self-defense for most of us. Most of us probably don't struggle with physical challenges throughout the day. But what about senior citizens? I have taught self-defense to people in their late 60s and 70s. They were actually quite mobile and had the strength to hit the focus mits hard. (I remember one student was a 73-year-old retired physical education teacher. She was in great shape, had an awesome attitude, and man could she knock the stuffings out of the kick shield!) However, in many cases, our elderly citizens struggle daily with loss...
  • AMAC: Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of “Elder Abuse”

    12/02/2017 8:23:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help. WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], calls it “a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with. But too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help.” Weber points out that...
  • TV Legend Norman Lear, Age 95, Shooting New Pilot About Life, Sex in Nursing Home

    12/01/2017 2:06:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | December 1, 2017 10:44 am | by Roger Friedman
    Norman Lear, age 95 and about to be honored by the Kennedy Center, never stops. He is some kind of living miracle. Today a casting call went out for his new series. His NEW series. In the 1970s, Lear produced landmark comedies like “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times.” Lear already has a hit Latino version of his 70s sitcom “One Day at a Time” on Netflix. But he’s not going to stop there. Now, with TV veteran Peter Tolan, he’s got “Guess Who’s Dead?” a droll comedy set in a Palm Springs nursing home with frisky...
  • Top 5 Concealed Carry Guns for Seniors

    12/01/2017 6:23:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/1/2017 | J Hines
    As you get older in age, your CCW pistol may not be the same as when you were young. Your hand strength may not be the same as it was. Here are things to consider when choosing a handgun for concealed carry for seniors: easy trigger pullgrip ergonomicrecoileasy operation There are many fine handguns to choose from but we’re narrowing it down to some great brands that fits the senior level criteria. Here's our top 5 concealed carry pistols for seniors: Glock 26 One of the most popular for concealed carry and fits the criteria for seniors, especially the ergonomic...
  • Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

    11/22/2017 7:21:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2017
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. Pittsfield police say 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert and 45-year-old Randy Lambach have been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Nov. 29. Authorities say Lambach recruited drug addicts from Pittsfield, took photos of them, and posted ads on adult websites. Police say he scheduled and drove them to and from meetings with men, kept most of the proceeds, and paid the women in drugs. Police say Van Wert used his apartment at...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple

    11/18/2017 12:20:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies ^ | 11/18/17 | dailymail reporter
    Full title.........................BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ failure' and his family is told to 'prepare for the worst' nine months after revealing he had dementia............................... The actor and singer, 67, was taken to a hospital in Florida three days ago He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months His family is said to be gathered at his bedside and are preparing for the worst Cassidy is widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family In...
  • The US has been home for nearly 20 years. Now Trump is expelling these Nicaraguans

    11/18/2017 10:10:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    MSN/Miami Herald ^ | November 18, 2017
    MIAMI — For nearly 20 years the Nicaraguan man worked long hours cleaning homes and buildings in South Florida. He started his own cleaning business 11 years ago and now employs half a dozen workers. He thought he could soon begin to enjoy the fruits of his labor. But now all of that is at risk. Like many Americans approaching retirement age, the 62-year-old planned to retire next year and start collecting his benefits. But the Trump administration announced bad news a week ago: It's ending an immigration protection for him and 2,500 other Nicaraguans. "I worked so many years...
  • Westmoreland's mistaken practice of allowing age-based absentee voting ends

    11/14/2017 6:03:43 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | Updated 14 November 2017 | Rich Cholodofsky
    A week after Westmore­land County acknowledged it erred in allowing several hundred voters to improperly cast absentee ballots in this month's general election, officials are still trying to figure out why it occurred. “The only thing we can really surmise is that what happened was a misinterpretation of the law,” said Beth Lechman, the county's election bureau director. Voting officials allowed 278 people to cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 7 election solely because they were 65 and older. That accounted for 16 percent of nearly 1,700 absentee ballots submitted countywide. Voters cast 65,770 total ballots on Election Day in...
  • Trump Ends Obama-era War on Coal; Scraps Clean Power Plan

    10/14/2017 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Associatoin of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal—an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].Weber says that extreme restrictions on the use of coal to generate electricity “acted like a national energy tax. They minimized the positive impact of our lowest cost and...
  • One-third of retirees end up getting full-time jobs

    10/10/2017 9:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nicole Sinclair
    One-third of those who retire actually come back to the labor market and take another full-time job, according to Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slřk. This “reverse retirement” rate is higher for workers in the highest and lowest income quintiles, as shown in the chart below. “Retirees either come back because they need more income (lowest income quintile) or they come back because the opportunity costs of staying at home are too high (highest income quintile),” Slřk explained....
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician – primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • Southern Utah tire shop cited by state regulators for defrauding I-15 travelers

    08/25/2017 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nate Carlisle
    On a winter day in 2016, Curt Albert was traveling Interstate 15 in Utah on his way to Arizona. Near New Harmony, another motorist drove up beside him and signaled him to pull over. The other motorist, according to Albert and findings by an administrative law judge, was an employee of Freeway Tire in New Harmony. He said the right rear tire on Albert’s travel trailer was wobbling. Albert agreed to follow him to the tire shop for a repair. “I don’t want to get stranded somewhere,” Albert recently explained. “It’s 25 degrees outside, and the wind’s blowing.” But $1,018.10...
  • Medicare Is in Deep Trouble: Here’s How to Rescue It

    08/23/2017 9:40:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | August 23, 2017 | by Sally Pipes
    Medicare’s trust fund will run out of money in just over 10 years, according to a new report from the program’s trustees. Once that happens, the federal government won’t collect enough in payroll taxes to cover beneficiaries’ hospital bills. Congress could hike taxes to cover the shortfall. Or it could ration care to save money. Or it could modernize and restructure Medicare — by giving beneficiaries means-tested vouchers to buy private insurance. Doing so would protect taxpayers now, preserve the program for future generations and even provide higher-quality care to seniors. Medicare‘s spending isn’t sustainable. Congress can stave off massive...
  • Baby boomers are refusing to sell and will age like a fine wine in their homes.

    08/15/2017 6:42:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 138 replies
    Older Americans own half of the houses in the market. Many are simply refusing to sell and others have adult “kids” moving back in since they can’t afford a place to rent or buy. It is a Catch 22 and many people are looking at countries like Italy where the number of adults that live at home is enormous. Multi-generational families just don’t coincide with the “rugged American” worldview where you go out on your own and you make it with your own two hands. Of course, many house humpers had mom and dad chip in but that doesn’t make...
  • Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance

    07/20/2017 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to "age out," according to a report.The "Science Guy" said that generationally, the majority of climate change deniers are older."Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational," Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with "due respect," acknowledging that he is "now one of them.""We're just going to have...
  • Exclusive– Seniors Group Files FCC Complaint Against Very Fake News CNN

    07/01/2017 10:25:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 6/30/17 | Ian Mason
    The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the leading conservative seniors’ organization in the country, filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday over CNN’s reporting on Russian hacking. In the light of hidden camera videos from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas showing a CNN producer calling the narrative “bulls***,” and CNN Contributor Van Jones’s characterization of the Russia “collusion” story as a “nothing burger,” AMAC has brought a complaint under FCC regulations against the knowing broadcast of false information. AMAC President Dan Weber, in a press release accompanying the filing of the complaint, said: [I]t became clear CNN...
  • Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms

    06/06/2017 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 222 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 04 June 2017 | Beth Teitell
    <p>For 30 years, Pat Fryzel stored her children’s memorabilia, and her grandmother’s, too. But when she and her husband downsized, from a large Winchester home to a two-bedroom Boston town house, there was no room for the American Girl dolls or Nana’s cake plates. So Fryzel asked her grown kids to collect what they wanted.</p>
  • The Meals On Wheels Lie Keeps Rolling Along

    03/21/2017 6:41:13 PM PDT · by 198ml · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | 3/21/17 | IBD
    Let's start with a basic fact. Contrary to news reports last week, President Trump is not eliminating funding for Meals on Wheels. He's not even cutting it. How do we know this? Meals on Wheels says so. A statement issued by Meals on Wheels America on Thursday notes that 35% of the revenues at the 5,000 or so local Meals on Wheels programs come via the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. Trump's budget outline says nothing about this program whatsoever.
  • Hollywood ‘Disses’ Our Members, says AMAC

    03/04/2017 10:57:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | March 3, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Seniors suffer the consequences of the way they are portrayed in the movies WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 3 – Hollywood’s entertainment elite appears to be increasingly dismissive of America’s aging population, according to a new study by Humana and the University of Southern California. “I came across the research and then it hit me: perhaps all of their incessant whining over the election of President Donald Trump has roots in the vanity that oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with being a so-called star.  The fact is that many of the movies produced in Tinseltown in recent years have indeed been increasingly disdainful of...