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When older adults reach retirement age, for some, it may also be time to search for a geriatrician. Doctors in this field specialize in treating senior citizens, but at a time when the aging population is growing, the number of geriatricians may not be able to keep pace.

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The Over-the-Rhine Senior Center will continue to operate at its current location on Race Street for the time being.

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About six million Americans age 65 and older experience symptoms of depression. Though common among the elderly, depression is not a normal part of aging. 

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While it may be a struggle for some older adults to to attend concerts, lectures and other art events, it doesn'’t mean they lose their passion for the arts. 

Seniors are often inviting targets for financial fraud because of the substantial assets they've accumulated over their lifetimes. A 2010 Investor Protection Trust  Elder Fraud Survey showed that more than seven million older Americans,– one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – have been victimized by a financing swindle, involving everything from reverse mortgages to precious metals.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Twin Towers senior living community have created a new Artist-in-Residence program, through which a pair of CCM student artists will live on one of Twin Towers’ campuses, rent-free. In return, the students will perform one recital each month and invite community members to attend open rehearsals and discussions.

How To Meet The Needs Of An Aging Population

Jul 31, 2015

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, individuals 65 years and older will make up 19% of the U.S. population by the year 2030, an estimated 72 million people. And many experts predict the number of older Americans will put severe pressure on families, communities and governments. 

The reality of how seniors use modern technology

Dec 30, 2014

  Many people think that, as a group, seniors -those over 65 - don't use or even understand new technologies. But according to a study conducted by Link-age, a research company focusing on the aging population, that perception is far from accurate. The study found that more than 80% of seniors actively use technology to access information or connect with family and friends.

  

A local music therapy program for senior citizens

Nov 14, 2014

James Rosenberger is a Certified Clinical Musician who created a program called Audible Therapies in 2006, offering therapeutic music and storytelling to seniors in all manner of living arrangements. He visited with our Anne Arenstein recently to discuss his work and the impact it has on senior citizens.

The ongoing efforts to stop elder abuse

Jun 18, 2014

  It can be physical, verbal, emotional, financial or a matter of neglect, but elder abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. Some studies indicate that 1 in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once. Representatives of elder abuse prevention shelters from seven states met last week in Mason for a symposium to strengthen the network of shelters that protect victims of elder abuse. The nine existing shelters in the U.S. have come together to form the SPRiNG Alliance.