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In Baltimore, Black Men in 50s to 70s Hit Hardest by Drugs
In Baltimore, Older Black Men
Are a 'Lost Generation'

In Baltimore, Older Black Men Are a 'Lost Generation'

Drug deaths are taking a huge toll among those from the mid-50s to early 70s

(Newser) - Baltimore is undergoing an epidemic of fatal drug overdoses , and one group there is being hit hardest: Older Black men. Some sobering statistics: They are more likely to die of drug overdoses than cancer. More Black men between their mid-50s to early 70s have died from overdoses than COVID during...

When It Comes to Retirement, a Possible 'Cultural Shift'

Less than half of Americans think they'll work past age 62, per a new survey

(Newser) - Less than a decade ago, the percentage of Americans who anticipated they'd work past age 62 hovered close to 60%. Now, that figure comes in at less than half: According to the SCE Labor Market Survey released in March and cited by Liberty Street Economics , only about 46% of...

Women Live Longer, but With More Health Issues
Women Live Longer,
but There's a Catch

Women Live Longer, but There's a Catch

Researchers say they have more health issues than men, an overlooked problem in health care

(Newser) - Women may live longer than men, on average, but a new study suggests their quality of life in later years is often hampered by health problems. The study in Lancet Public Health found that while men are more affected by conditions that cause earlier death, women live with higher levels...

Alarming Issue at Homes for Seniors: Fatal Wanderings

'Washington Post' counts near 100 deaths at assisted-living facilities

(Newser) - Living in an assisted-living facility isn't cheap, running an average of $6,000 a month, but families are willing to pay that to ensure their loved ones are well cared for and safe. That safety part is now under scrutiny, however, after a Washington Post investigation that has found...

Walking Improves Memory in Older Adults
Research May Give Seniors
Motivation to Walk
New Study

Research May Give Seniors Motivation to Walk

30 minutes a day, four times a week makes a big difference in brain function, study says

(Newser) - A brisk walk could be a ticket to a sharper mind and more precise memory. A new study out of the University of Maryland has offered yet another endorsement for the benefits of benefits of exercise , especially for older adults, reports the Washington Post . Researchers studied a group of about...

The Suspects in Calif. Shootings Are 'Particularly Stunning'

Elderly mass shooters are few and far between, as are those of Asian ancestry

(Newser) - Two of the oldest suspected mass shooters in US history struck days apart. Saturday's shooting in Monterey Park, California, and Monday's shootings in Half Moon Bay, California, share more in common than location. The suspected gunmen were both senior citizens, which experts describe as "stunning." Huu...

The Building Was Home to Seniors—and a Serial Killer

A deep dive into what happened at Brooklyn's Woodson Houses

(Newser) - "How many people can say they know a serial killer and everyone that he killed?" It's a chilling question that a resident of the Carter G. Woodson Houses in Brooklyn poses in a lengthy piece by New York Magazine about the killings that took place there over a...

5 Die in New Orleans' Senior Apartments

City forms teams to search hot buildings after some residents were trapped

(Newser) - Officials in New Orleans are thoroughly inspecting senior living apartments in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida after finding people living in buildings without working generators, trapping residents in wheelchairs in dark, sweltering upper floors. Five people died in the private buildings Sunday, and hundreds have already been...

Trump Campaign Says New Ads 'Test Off the Charts'

Among seniors, the group the campaign is targeting

(Newser) - The 2020 election isn't just a battle between senior citizens, it's a battle for senior citizens—and the Trump campaign is trying to get back on top after what analysts say is a " stunning drop in support ." Campaign officials say an "eight-figure" advertising campaign being...

Trump Sees 'Stunning' Drop in Support by Seniors
A 'Gray Revolt' Might Be
Trump's Biggest Problem
the rundown

A 'Gray Revolt' Might Be Trump's Biggest Problem

Polls show a huge reversal of support among seniors

(Newser) - The 2020 race has been remarkably stable in some respects: Joe Biden continues to lead in the national polls and by a smaller margin in the battleground states. But the latest polls suggest that President Trump has drastically lost support among a crucial bloc of voters, those 65 and older....

Treasury Does 180 on Stimulus Funds for One Set of Americans

Social Security recipients won't have to file tax return to get money

(Newser) - One of the biggest challenges the Treasury Department has in getting Americans their checks from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is tracking down people who don't file tax returns. Now, at least one key group of nonfilers will see that process expedited. The official word, delivered from...

Texas Lt. Gov.: Don't 'Sacrifice the Country' to Save Us Seniors

It's unclear just how many seniors agree with Dan Patrick on his thoughts about saving US economy

(Newser) - These are times in which we may all have to make some sacrifices, but in the Texas lieutenant governor's mind, senior citizens in the US should be ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. NBC News reports that Dan Patrick appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show Monday night,...

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Shooting at Seniors' Residence

80-year-old man arrested after standoff

(Newser) - A man opened fire Thursday in the lobby of a building for senior residents in Vancouver, Wash., killing a man and wounding two women and then barricading himself inside his apartment before surrendering, police say. The injuries of the wounded people were critical and they were taken to a hospital,...

Senior Accused of Killing Longtime Pal With Brick

Maryland's Chun Yong Oh charged in Hwa Cha Pak's murder

(Newser) - A 73-year-old Maryland woman is accused of using a brick to kill her longtime friend and neighbor at what NBC News describes as a senior living facility in Bladensburg. Chun Yong Oh took multiple swipes at 82-year-old Hwa Cha Pak with a brick, according to the Prince George's County...

Cops Got Calls of Lewd Conduct in a Park. They Busted 6 Seniors

Senior citizens, not high school seniors

(Newser) - The Grace Richardson Conservation Area in Fairfield, Conn., is where locals go to commune with nature and enjoy the wildlife, though "wild life" may have double meaning for some. Per the Connecticut Post , reports of "lewd and sexual activity" started making their way to police earlier this month....

Millennials Least Likely to Share Fake News on Facebook
Seniors Cited
for Spread of Fake
News on Facebook

Seniors Cited for Spread of Fake News on Facebook

Users 65 and older share more fake articles than any other group: study

(Newser) - The worst spreaders of fake news across Facebook aren't the young'uns you'd expect to be glued to social media. Facebook users older than 65 share the most—almost seven times as many bogus articles as those ages 18 to 29, according to research by NYU and Princeton....

Nurse Reveals Plea in Death of McMaster's Father

Christann Gainey, 30, is charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - A nurse intends to plead not guilty in the death of President Trump's former national security adviser's father at a Philadelphia senior care facility, her lawyer says. Thirty-year-old Christann Gainey was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter, neglect, and records tampering in HR McMaster Sr.'s death, the...

Father of Former Trump Adviser Dies Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances

Authorities said to be investigating possible institutional neglect in case of HR McMaster Sr.

(Newser) - The father of former National Security Adviser HR McMaster died April 13, and sources tell 6ABC the death has been labeled as suspicious. HR McMaster Sr., 84, died at Cathedral Village, a senior living facility in Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood where he'd been receiving care after having a stroke....

This Guy Slammed on Brakes. Another Driver Didn't Like That

Cops in Minnesota seeking suspect who beat an elderly man in road-rage incident

(Newser) - An elderly Minnesota man who simply tried to avoid a traffic accident was followed home and badly beaten Friday night, the Pioneer Press reports. On its Facebook page , the Anoka County Sheriff's Office details the attack, which it says started when the victim stopped short while driving to avoid...

Cops: Men Ran Prostitution Ring at Senior Facility

2 men in Massachusetts are facing charges of human trafficking

(Newser) - Two men have been charged with human trafficking after police arrested them for running a prostitution ring out of a senior living facility in Pittsfield, Mass. Police say Joseph Van Wert, 65, and Randy Lambach, 45, will face a hearing later this month, the New York Daily News reports. Lambach...

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