“I’m just thankful ... ”
PLUS: Bill's remembrance on the passing of longtime friend Charlie Daniels
The Tennessean – Whisperin’ Bill Anderson needed a new doormat.
Instead of hunting down a shoe scraper with the word “Welcome” or “Anderson” on it, he found one that — after about six decades of penning country music hits and entertaining audiences on the famed Grand Ole Opry stage — says exactly how he feels: Blessed.
“If somebody comes up to my...
July 13, 2020
Kaiser Health News – States across the country are beginning to roll back heart-wrenching policies instituted when the coronavirus pandemic began and allow in-person visits at nursing homes and assisted living centers, offering relief to frustrated families.
For the most part, visitors are required to stay outside and meet relatives in gardens or on patios where they stay at least 6 feet apart, supervised by a staff member. Appointments are scheduled in advance...
Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.
The New York Times, June 21, 2020
On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk.
Several days earlier, RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old with dementia, was living at Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home with a history of regulatory problems.
His family had placed him there to...
May 27, 2020
At 84, Alan Alda is a survivor — and he's doing just fine during the current pandemic, riding out the storm at his home in Long Island, New York, with his wife of 63 years, Arlene, 87.
"I'm having a good time under the circumstances," he tells the June/July issue of AARP the Magazine, shared exclusively with PEOPLE.
"I've found a lot of positive things. I'm very happy about some of the changes we've...
‘No Intubation’: Seniors Fearful Of COVID-19 Are Changing Their Living Wills
May 12, 2020
Kaiser Health News, Denver ― Last month, Minna Buck revised a document specifying her wishes should she become critically ill.
“No intubation,” she wrote in large letters on the form, making sure to include the date and her initials.
Buck, 91, had been following the news about COVID-19. She knew her chances of surviving a serious bout of the illness were slim.
"Our most vulnerable loved ones could not protect themselves. But Governor Cuomo is too busy trying to protect himself and rewrite history."
Janice Dean, May 23, 2020
Fox News – It hit me when my kids’ school principal called.
She had heard the news from another parent that our children had lost both of their grandparents, Mickey and Dee Newman, to the virus.
“How are you all doing? I’m so sorry for your loss….”
As her phone call...
"How this was allowed to happen, and when state officials were made aware, remains unclear."
Apr 28, 2020
The Boston Globe – In late March, when the first resident of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts died from the coronavirus, 226 residents lived at the elder care facility.
Just over a month later, nearly 30 percent of them have died in one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, and another 83 have tested positive.
With 67 deaths linked to...
“I don’t think it’s as simple as ‘Don’t go out’ for all older adults. Social contact is still really important. If you’re healthy and over 60, with prudence, hand hygiene and being aware of your surroundings, you should still be able to go about some activities,” such as taking a walk or visiting with a neighbor while maintaining a safe distance. – Dr. Carla Perissinotto, University of California-San Francisco.
Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take...
Healthy-aging icon yearns to show off her assets – again
March 9, 2020
New York Post – Dolly Parton has made it clear she is not stepping out of the game.
“Well, I don’t plan to retire. I just turned 74, I plan to be on the cover of Playboy magazine,” the legendary singer-songwriter told a reported in Nashville.
The “Jolene” singer first graced the cover of Hugh Hefner’s iconic men’s mag back in 1978. The cover featured...
Mar 5, 2020
The Seattle Times – For nearly a week, the eyes of the nation have been on a nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
Families with loved ones at Life Care Center of Kirkland demanded more information, growing more concerned as the number of deaths from the nursing home rose to 10.
Even as their roommates were taken to the hospital, residents at the nursing home were...
Icon of remaining active and productive at age 75+ steps down from the bench
CNN – Courtroom reality show "Judge Judy" is coming to an end after 25 years, CNN has confirmed.
"I've had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it's been successful. Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary," the iconic star said.
According to the 77-year-old host, the network made the decision to utilize repeats of the program.
Although court will soon be adjourned,...
Are hair dyes safe? Health worries are increasing interest in the go-gray style trend.
By Ronnie Cohen
Jan. 26, 2020
When Keanu Reeves walked into a Los Angeles gala holding hands with artist Alexandra Grant, fans applauded the 55-year-old actor for choosing an “age appropriate” romantic partner.
Most striking about Grant, 46, was her steel-gray hair.
Why wasn’t she coloring it? In an Instagram post, she explained: In her 20s, she began graying, and she covered it with various...
"I know that the good Lord already came down and touched me. There’s not a doubt in my mind.”
CMT News – John Anderson, 65, emerged from a serious health crisis to record his newest album, Years, due April 10 on Easy Eye Sound.
The reflective title track dropped January 17. Anderson co-wrote all 10 songs for the project.
“We went in the studio, and I remember saying, ‘I’m going to do this like it might be...
Jan 20, 2020
The New York Times extensively questioned Joe Biden about his age, his health, and his fitness to be president before choosing to endorse Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar yesterday. Here are excerpts from the interview, conducted on December 16.
Kathleen Kingsbury, NYT Editorial Board: Jimmy Carter has said that he wouldn’t be up for the job of the presidency at age 80. He’s obviously experienced the job, and lived the job. How do...
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