The Top 3 Daily Reads for Senior News:

Everyday Health: The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

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People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions to stay healthy. “You need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet,” and also make healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, to avoid senior health risks, explains Jeanne Wei, MD, director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock. Also, including a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the health concerns of aging, on your senior health care team can help older adults learn how to live better with any chronic diseases. Then you too can be among the 41 percent of people over 65 who say their health is very good or excellent…

 

Daily Caring: Three Affordable Housing Programs for Seniors 

Author: Guest article by Seniorly.com

Senior housing can be extremely expensive, leaving seniors with no option but to spend the majority of their retirement savings on rent. Luckily, there are affordable housing programs that can help you find the best quality of care for yourself or a loved one without breaking the bank. Here are three Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs with a silver lining…

 

Science Daily: Stereotypes around aging can negatively impact memory and hearing

Source: University of Toronto

A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both.

“People’s feelings about getting older influence their sensory and cognitive functions,” said Alison Chasteen, professor in U of T’s Department of Psychology and lead author of the study published in Psychology and Aging. “Those feelings are often rooted in stereotypes about getting older and comments made by those around them that their hearing and memory are failing. So, we need to take a deeper and broader approach to understanding the factors that influence their daily lives.”…