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Seniors take to the stage

It’s a half-hour to curtain, and a wicked stepsister in an emerald dress and an updo dashes through the lobby of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Read more

Find assistance with paying your Medicare costs and coverage

Are there any sources you know of that can help me save on my Medicare coverage? I’m 65 and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare out-of-pocket costs. — Need Some Help Read more

Puzzles do more than pass time

Throughout the day, Betty Geisler, 87, stops by a small recreational room at Glenwood Supportive Living in Mount Zion, Ill., for a bit of relaxation. Read more

Fighting future fractures

Just as lightning can strike the same target more than once in a given storm, hip fractures can and do happen again to the same person. Read more

Beauty products target women in menopause

A couple of months ago, Sonsoles Gonzalez, a former Procter & Gamble Co. executive, introduced a line of hair-care products she had been working on for several years. Read more

Centenarian athlete aces Senior Games events

At 103, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has cemented her title as the oldest woman to compete on an American track after finishing the 50- and 100-meter dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico, event organizers said last week. Read more

Column: You are where you were meant to be

Do you sometimes think that you are not where you are “supposed” to be in life? Or do you sometimes feel as though your life is seemingly going “nowhere”? Or maybe you regret not taking another path. Read more

Column: Beware widespread ‘Social Security impostor scam’

I recently received a strange call from a Social Security employee. He told me my Social Security number had been suspended because it was involved in a crime, and that I needed to reactivate it and secure my bank funds by withdrawing them and putting them on gift cards. Is this a scam? — Worried Rita Read more

Abuse, neglect in nursing facilities going unreported

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients. Read more

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