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Tips for conquering loneliness

According to studies, loneliness is one of the greatest health concerns people face: it is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes daily. Physician Stephanie Collier,...

Silent no more

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to honoring past genrations of women and educating future generations about he suffragists....

Marking the 100th anniversary

The University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library has extended the time frame to visit their exhibit on the 19th amendment until...

Healthy Us Summer 2019

Piedmont Athens hospital offers new procedure for carotid artery disease Over 30% of strokes in the United States each year are caused by untreated carotid...

Good To Know Summer 2019

Sign up to be a docent at the art museum The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) is recruiting new docents for the fall of 2019....

Need To Know Summer 2019

Free transit for seniors in Athens-Clarke County All Athens-Clarke County Transit services for fixed routes are now free for people 65 and older, those with...

Money Follows the Person: A program to help avoid long-term institutional care

In recent years, Georgia has created a program to increase the use of home/community-based services to help people avoid long-term institutional care. It’s called Money...

Healthy Us – January 2018

Medicare Part B price increase Are you expecting a raise in your Social Security check? Not so fast. Chances are high that Medicare will eat...

Worth It! – January 2018

Senior Week at the Capitol Advocate for yourself and the needs of other folks over 50. There’s strength in numbers so join more than 400...

Will women be the deciders?

2020 is a year like no other—a global pandemic and economic downturn, street protests against racism, hellish wildfires, and drenching hurricanes. Against this chaotic backdrop,...

Just a thought: Tap and step

We Boomers began our journey during the poliovirus epidemics in the 1940s and ‘50s, and today we’re ending it with the coronavirus pandemic. Polio...

Advocating on behalf of nursing home residents and their families

Checking on our loved ones during COVID-19 is a top priority for many of us. As nursing homes and other long-term care facilities resume...

Healthy Us: Advice from trusted sources

Time for a flu shot October is the ideal month to get your flu shot so that it will last through the upcoming flu season...

UGA professor uses art to persuade

Amitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently turned his talents to creating pandemic posters. Instead of...