Bill Would Expand Access to Assistive Technology for Seniors, Disabled

In mid-June, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), the ranking member and chairman of the Special Committee on Aging, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the 21st Century Assistive Technology Act, which would increase access to assistive technology — devices or services that help seniors and people with disabilities maintain their independence and live where they choose.

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The Happiest State

Where you live may determine how happy you are.

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Tech Talk: Computer Shopping: Where to Begin?

Question: I’m ready to purchase a new computer but don’t know what specifications are most important. What should I look for in my next computer?

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Department of Aging Launches Online Volunteer Signup Form

The Department of Aging recently launched an online volunteer signup form (www.aging.pa.gov/pages/volunteer.aspx) for recruiting volunteers to serve older Pennsylvanians.

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Savvy Senior: 2020 Census Offers Temporary Jobs Suited for Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior,

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 Census, and retirees are ideal candidates. Can you write a column to get the word out? Thanks for your help!

– Census Recruiter

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Grief Relief: 10 Signs You Are Managing Grief in Healthy Ways

While making the journey through grief, it is often hard to know if we are managing grief in healthy ways.

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Libraries Lend More than Just Books

Your public library just might be one of the most underused resources in your community.

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Go to the Doctor! Changing the Cultural Mindset that Drives Men Away from the Doctor’s Office

Compared to women, American men perform miserably on most measures of health behaviors, but perhaps the most serious affliction men exhibit is their healthcare attention gap.

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Savvy Senior: Simplified Cellphones for Users with Hearing Problems

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some basic, simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing loss? My 82-year-old father needs to get a new cellphone for occasional calls or emergencies, but he needs something that’s easy to use and one that he can hear on.

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