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Silver Threads is a weekly program of information on how you can make your senior years shine. Topics have included grandparenting; long term care options; leisure activities and travel; Medicaid and Medicare; Senior Living Options; Gratitude; Spirituality and Aging; Memoirs; Senior suicide; Finances and Retirement Investments.

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Silver Threads is a weekly program of information on how you can make your senior years shine. Topics have included grandparenting; long term care options; leisure activities and travel; Medicaid and Medicare; Senior Living Options; Gratitude; Spirituality and Aging; Memoirs; Senior suicide; Finances and Retirement Investments.

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Silver Threads

Latest release on Sep 14, 2020

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Rank #1: Silver Threads # 2038: Happiness in Hard Times, 9/15/20

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AARP’s July article offers research showing that joy is hardwired into our genes and that music has an especially healing effect during these stress-filled COVID-19 times.

Sep 14 2020

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Rank #2: Silver Threads # 2037: From Tater Tots to Instant Pots, 9/08/20

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AARP’s article, The Changing American Table tells us how science and technology have changed what we eat and the way we produce our food. It offers a timeline from Campbell’s Mushroom Soup in 1934 to meals kits delivered to your door today.

Sep 07 2020

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Rank #3: Silver Threads # 2036: Money Saving Tips from AARP: 9/01/20

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AARP’s August Bulletin published its annual “99 ways to save” feature for savings offering tips from experts on groceries, cleaning, technology, gardening and more

Aug 31 2020

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Rank #4: Silver Threads # 2035: How Vaccines and Sleep May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk, 8/25/20

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Recent research relating to Alzheimer’s Disease has offered some surprising findings for seniors. Studies show flu and pneumonia vaccines may lower Alzheimer’s risk, as could getting good quality sleep.

Aug 24 2020

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Rank #5: Silver Threads # 2034: Failed Oversight for Nursing Home Pandemic Relief, 8/18/20

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An August 4 Washington Post article reports that many nursing homes that have been cited for fraud have received pandemic relief (CARES) money with little or no oversight.

Aug 17 2020

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Rank #6: Silver Threads # 2033 Grandparenting Biracial Children 8/11/20

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Journalist Richard Harris and others share their concerns, fears, hopes and experiences being grandparents to biracial grandchildren.

Aug 10 2020

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Rank #7: Silver Threads # 2032: How To Spot Fake News, Ads and social Media Posts, 8/04/20

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AARP articles offer resources to help spot inaccurate news and fake political ads and posts on social media.

Aug 03 2020

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Rank #8: Silver Threads # 2031: Readings from Aging as a Spiritual Practice, 7/28/20

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Author Richard Richmond shares his and others’ experiences to help us see that while we can’t escape life’s essential problems, we can change our understanding about them and enjoy the process

Jul 27 2020

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Rank #9: Silver Threads # 2030: Planning for Retirement

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Articles from the June 55+ magazine offer several things to consider when planning for retirement finances. Advice on long term care, downsiz ing, credit card debt and bad money habits.

Jul 20 2020

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Rank #10: Silver Threads # 2029: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents 07/14/20

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New York Times reports some nursing homes have evicted vulnerable residents to make room for customers who can generate more revenue, especially covid-19 patients. On the other hand US News and World Report’s annual Best Nursing Home ratings provide data driven resources for querying nursing homes.

Jul 13 2020

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