Time to Give Up the Keys?

For many older adults, driving is the key to maintaining independence, self-sufficiency, and, for some, even their identity.

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Harrisburg Hosts Inaugural Statewide LGBTQ Aging Summit

The Wolf administration, in partnership with LGBTQ aging advocates and stakeholders, hosted Pennsylvania’s inaugural LGBTQ Aging Summit Oct. 9-10 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg.

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Free Museum Admission Offered to Active-Duty Military

This year the NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum is expanding its Blue Star summer program to offer free, year-round admission for the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve.

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Fire Prevention and Preparedness Essential for Older Adults (2)

Every year, most fire deaths occur in the home. As of September, Pennsylvania has experienced 104 civilian fire deaths in residential homes in 2018. Of these deaths, 55 have been older adults.

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Kids at Risk? Grandparents to the Rescue

Grandparents today are taking a larger role in the lives of their grandchildren, sharing the kids’ worries and joys, giving them love and support, and helping out harried and exhausted parents.

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Building a Strong Social Network is Job No. 1 for ‘Solo Agers’

If you are like me, a child-free Solo Ager, you have a more limited network of relationships than your parent peers.

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Senior Emergency Preparedness Video Debuts

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Department of Aging recently hosted a debut screening of “Preparing Together for Emergencies,” a video that prepares older Pennsylvanians for disaster and emergency situations.

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Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Passes Senate

In late March, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) celebrated the U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091), which would create a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren as the opioid epidemic increases their numbers.

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