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'I Don't Know It': Mom With Dementia Plays Beethoven

For Elaine Lebar, 92, 'life makes sense' at the piano

(Newser) - Elaine Lebar may have dementia, but she still knows her way around a keyboard—and hasn't forgotten the third movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," TMZ reports. A video of the 92-year-old playing the piece recently became a hit on TikTok. "I don't know it,... More »

She Begged for Beer While in Quarantine. She Got It

Coors Light sends 10 cases of brew to 93-year-old Olive Veronesi after desperate window plea

(Newser) - Olive Veronesi has her brewskis. The 93-year-old Pennsylvania woman became famous over the weekend after someone took a photo of her, stuck in coronavirus quarantine, standing in front of her window and holding a can of Coors Light and a sign that read: "I NEED MORE BEER!!" The... More »

86-Year-Old Dead in Apparent Social-Distancing Dust-Up

This may be NYC's first virus-related assault case

(Newser) - Tensions are high in New York, considered the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak , and now the NYPD is looking into what the New York Daily News says may be the city's first social-distancing-related homicide. Cassandra Lundy, a 32-year-old seizure patient at Brooklyn's Woodhull hospital, allegedly hit 86-year-old... More »

For 101-Year-Old Virus Patient, a 'Truly Extraordinary' Recovery

'Mr. P' was born in 1919, during the Spanish flu pandemic

(Newser) - The New York Post is calling him a "living marvel," while Forbes deems his case "miraculous." At the very least, a 101-year-old Italian man is making headlines after being released from the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus. CNN reports that "Mr. P" was admitted... More »

His New Wife Was 50 Years Younger. Now, an Arrest

Lin Halfon accused of trying to swindle elderly husband in Florida

(Newser) - Looks like the honeymoon is over for a Florida businessman and his new wife—because, per the AP , it looks like the young bride tried to swindle her elderly spouse. The Tampa Bay Times has the full story on the arrest of 26-year-old Lin Helena Halfon, who, per court records,... More »

Cashier Didn't Think Anyone Noticed His Good Deed. They Did

David Vance quietly paid for elderly man's groceries out of his own pocket after the customer's credit card kept getting declined

(Newser) - David Vance tried to pull off a subtle act of kindness for someone in financial straits last month, but someone noticed, posted about it online, and now the grocery store cashier in Northern Ireland is being hailed around the world. Vance, who works at a Lidl in Belfast, was working... More »

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... More »

Man Has Stroke Hours After 70-Something Wife Has Twins

'It is all in the hands of God,' new dad had said just after girls were born

(Newser) - For years, Mangayamma Yaramati and her husband deeply longed to have children, but they were never able to conceive—and in their village in India's Andhra Pradesh state, that was a dark mark against them. "They would call me a childless lady," the septuagenarian tells the BBC... More »

NYC Cops: We Nabbed Elderly Man Wanted for Years

Cops say octogenarian Samuel Sabatino would break into luxury apartments over summer break

(Newser) - It was the "unassuming demeanor, simple clothes, and large glasses" that police say helped the elderly man pull off his heists: more than $400,000 in jewelry and watches allegedly taken from New York City apartments over the past five years. The New York Times reports Samuel Sabatino, variously... More »

80 Charged in Massive Love Scam Run Out of LA

Man named Valentine, another Nigerian citizen are accused masterminds of scheme out of California

(Newser) - The feds say elderly women and businesses were the perpetrators' targets, and that they managed to squeeze at least $6 million out of their victims in what prosecutors are calling "one of the largest cases of its kind in US history." CNN reports on the arrests Thursday of... More »

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.... More »

He Fell in His Home. For 5 Days, He Survived on One Thing

Elderly man could only reach Cokes on the floor next to him

(Newser) - Some people drink Coke with their lunch, some as a midday refresher, even some for breakfast in place of warmer caffeinated beverages. For an elderly Virginia man, it was all he consumed for five days straight after a fall in his Arlington home last month, per Fox News . It was... More »

Bikers Found 2 Dogs. They Were Barking a Frantic Message

87-year-old stuck in mud along Potomac River rescued after pups ran for help

(Newser) - An elderly man in Maryland may want to give his pups an extra treat or two after their barks for help rescued him from mud-mired danger along the Potomac. Per the Washington Post and NBC Washington , the 87-year-old was near Little Falls Dam in Montgomery County with his two dogs... More »

An Elderly Woman Was Strolling. Then, a Royal Collision

83-year-old in serious condition after being hit by motorcycle in William and Kate's convoy

(Newser) - The royals just can't seem to avoid proximity to car crashes lately. Five months after Prince Philip was in an accident that injured two women , the BBC reports a police motorcycle in the convoy of his grandson, Prince William, and William's wife, Kate, hit an elderly pedestrian Monday... More »

Woman, 102, Is Murder Suspect

She told workers at care home that she killed neighbor

(Newser) - A 102-year-old woman in France could be one of the oldest murderers in history. Police say the woman, who is now being held in a psychiatric hospital, is suspected of killing her 92-year-old neighbor in a care home in Chézy-sur-Marne, the BBC reports. The victim was found dead in... More »

Cops: Serial Killer With an Eye for Jewelry Killed 12 in 2 Years

Billy Chemirmir allegedly targeted elderly women in Texas

(Newser) - Police in Texas believe they've uncovered one of the state's most prolific serial killers, a man accused of killing 12 women in less than two years. Billy Chemirmir—a citizen of Kenya living in the US illegally, per KTVT —was jailed in March 2018 on suspicions that... More »

What She Did at 84, Many Never Do

Janet Fein felt a sociology degree was 'substantial'

(Newser) - After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn't be blamed for finally relaxing, but that's not her, the AP reports. Fein, now 84, went to back to school and will accomplish a long-held goal this week when she graduates from... More »

Men Flee Nursing Home to Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Police managed to locate the metalheads

(Newser) - Some 75,000 people were expected to attend the world's largest heavy-metal festival last weekend, and just two of those attendees are getting international press. That's because the German men allegedly fled their nursing home Friday in order to go to Wacken Open Air, which featured the likes... More »

Seniors Learn Painful Truth About Bullying

It's not usually physical, but it's nasty

(Newser) - Bullying doesn't end as we enter our golden years, apparently. The AP has uncovered incidents of cruelty at senior centers and housing complexes that highlight the surprising ways elderly people bully one another. "There's the clique system just like everywhere else," says Betsy Gran, who once... More »

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... More »

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