seniors

Are you worried about your elderly parents? 8 tips to help seniors stay mentally acute in isolation

Fitness coordinator Janet Hollander leads session of Balcony Boogie from outside Willamette Oaks in Eugene, Ore. for residents isolated in apartments during pandemic, April 21, 2020.
Fitness coordinator Janet Hollander leads session of Balcony Boogie from outside Willamette Oaks in Eugene, Ore. for residents isolated in apartments during pandemic, April 21, 2020.

Just what we need: Another reason to fear and loathe COVID-19.

If your loved ones are old, ill and confined to an assisted living or senior care home, you already know they are especially vulnerable to the killer virus, as the devastating death statistics in nursing homes attest. 

But you might not realize the efforts to protect them by isolating them has potentially dangerous consequences, too.

This became alarmingly obvious to Mary Ann Sternberg after her longtime partner, Ron, a retired psychologist who has Parkinson’s disease, was confined to the grounds along with the rest of the residents of his high-quality assisted living community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after they all went into lockdown in March. 

The residents couldn’t go out and their relatives

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The best discounts for seniors, nurses, military and more of 2020

Many retailers offer special discounts to certain types of shoppers like medical professionals, students, seniors and more.
Many retailers offer special discounts to certain types of shoppers like medical professionals, students, seniors and more.

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While it’s always possible to find a great deal or sale online at any given moment, another key way to save is by taking advantage of the year-round discounts available to seniors, students, military, first responders and more recently, healthcare workers. Plenty of retailers choose to reward these hardworking members of society by offering up their products and goods for less on an ongoing basis.

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Whether you’re a student struggling through a virtual lecture, a frontline worker treating COVID-19 patients, or an active duty soldier, we’ve compiled this list of discounts to help you save

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