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Senior News and Resources for March 2021

Released: 3/1/2021

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Resources to meet the needs of older adults, their families, caregivers and other service providers within the community, health and elder care network.

 1.)  Why 70 is a Good Age to Get a Dog (Our Best Tips)

If you're over 65, you might think you're too old to get a dog, especially if you're getting a puppy. A dog can indeed be a lot of responsibility, even for those who are retired or don't have to work full-time. But dogs can also provide many important benefits to seniors, too. Learn more:

 2.)  Cuyahoga County Board of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Information

An important resource for monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Cuyahoga County. Learn more:

 3.)  Important Facts about Falls From The CDC

Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Learn what can happen after a fall and what conditions make you more likely to fall. Learn more:

 4.)  Computer-Shy Elderly Are Shouldered Aside In Vaccination Race

As more and more people compete for short supplies of the life-saving Covid-19 vaccine, some of the oldest and most infirm Americans are struggling just to enter the contest. Learn more:

 5.)  Top Reasons Why Seniors Need A Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems allow seniors to summon help, literally at the press of a button. This means that they are even easier to use than phones and also easier to carry. There are many reasons why seniors benefit from them. Most of these reasons hinge on three key points. Learn more:

 6.)  5 Biggest Reasons for Aging in Place

As the old saying goes, "Home is where the heart is." That saying holds true for most Americans, but it holds particular meaning for America's seniors. According to data from the AARP, nearly 90% of American seniors wish to remain in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. Even when faced with significant age-related difficulties, most older adults believe that aging in place is important. Learn more:

 7.)  Take Action to Help Protect Your Vision Starting Today

What every adult over age 50 should know about AMD. Learn more:

 8.)  AARP Answers: Your Tax Return and the Coronavirus

The latest on filing extensions, tax refunds, deductions and more. Learn more:

 9.)  The Big Heart of Lidia Bastianich

In her new special, the celebrated chef shares her love (and food!) with America's first responders. Learn more:

 10.)  After Vaccination, Tiptoeing Back to Normalcy

Many find relief and get a taste of pre-pandemic life after getting their shots. Learn more:

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