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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...

Healthy Us – Fall 2017

Free Hearing Screenings The UGA Speech & Hearing Clinic is offering free screenings on Friday, Nov. 3. State-of-the-art services are provided by graduate students under...

Worth It! – Fall 2017

Love that Mid-Century Modern! Design in the 1950s and 60s was hip and cool then, and it still is today. See what there was to...

Poets on the Loose – Summer 2017

The Owl and the Mockingbird by Eugene Bianchi I didn’t expect to meet him great gray-blue barred owl walking the driveway as I sought the New York Times. I slowed...

Healthy Us – Summer 2017

Heart Attacks Have Beginnings Heart attacks have early signs and symptoms that when recognized can be treated before any damage to the heart can occur....

Worth It! – Summer 2017

  Walking For Life The 2017 Clarke/Oconee Heart Walk is a local part of a nation-wide fundraiser for The American Heart Association. The event is set...

Worth It! – Spring 2017

Remember Ping-Pong Diplomacy? Table Tennis, anyone? It’s a fast-growing sport and clubs are spreading throughout the nation. And now there’s one in Athens. You are...

Artistically Designed Bus Shelters in Athens

Here's a sample of the latest art shelters funded by the SPLOST program and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Program.

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Governor signs senior care safety bill

In a special summer session, the state legislature unanimously passed HB 987, which provides more safeguards for seniors in assisted living and personal care...

Stuck On A Cruise Ship and Other Stories of Sudden Change

Athens resident Wendy Bartels flew out of Atlanta on Feb. 29 for a two-week cruise along the coast of South America with her sister,...

Nursing Home Model In Trouble

Life and Death in Senior Living Facilities Senior Wire Getting older in American will never be the same, after the astonishing death toll in nursing homes...