Seniors and COVID-Social Isolation Of Elderly

Seniors and COVID-Social Isolation Of Elderly When dining rooms reopened at senior living communities operated by Laurence Gerber, residents were hesitant to meet in groups again. After all, the seniors had been in social isolation since the COVID-19 outbreak began in early 2020. Seniors were the hardest hit during the pandemic and health officials advised … Continue reading “Seniors and COVID-Social Isolation Of Elderly”

Helping The Elderly JULY 2021

Helping The Elderly JULY 2021 In Albany County, New York, some older adults have resumed their outside activities for the first time since the coronavirus disease pandemic gripped the nation. Other seniors, however, are facing more challenges in their return to normalcy. So, Community Caregivers are stepping in to help them out. The Guilderland-based nonprofit … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly JULY 2021”

Senior Age Tech

Senior Age Tech The age-tech industry is expected to boom over the next few years, and AARP plans to help it along through its Innovation Labs. AARP believes that helping companies in their efforts to offer “innovative, senior-focused tech-based products and services” allows older adults to choose how they live as they age. Companies and … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech”

Helping The Elderly

Helping The Elderly Sam Keursch’s grandparents wanted to get their COVID-19 vaccinations in January, so Sam watched how his father scheduled their appointments online. Sam, a 12-year-old New York resident, realized that seniors wanted to make appointments but were not very good with technology. Inspired to help the elderly, Sam contacted his neighbor, Gitta Silberstein, … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly”

More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID

More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID The older adult population was the first to get hit by the coronavirus disease pandemic in early 2020. So, to reduce their exposure to the potentially fatal virus, public health experts advised people 65 years old and older to stay at home. As a … Continue reading “More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert It takes time and effort to find the right product or service when shopping online. But, while doing an online search, shoppers may not be aware that scammers are following them around. Fraudsters troll online shoppers to find out what they are searching for or the links they are clicking … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Helping The Elderly APR 2021

Helping The Elderly APRIL 2021 Ava Weinstein, 16, and her sister, Lily, 15, wanted to help their grandparents schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. The Rosalyn, New York, sisters said their grandparents, Allen Resnick, 82, and Sheila Resnick, 79, “kept getting sent in circles” when trying to make an appointment. So, Ava and Lily took a … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly APR 2021”

Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech

Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech It’s a well-known fact that the world has gone digital. Unfortunately, some older adults who do not have laptops or smartphones—or have them but do not know how to use them—are finding themselves left out of the digital revolution. This was most evident when routine … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech”

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers Older adults and people with underlying health conditions have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, researchers are now drawing attention to children with disabilities and their struggling families who have also been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Family caregivers were … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers”