Third Age Power is a website dedicated to issues and programs affecting seniors and people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens and United Seniors of Oregon in an effort to better inform boomers and current seniors about public policy issues, advocacy efforts, and service programs that impact the older generation.

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An ‘Emotional Burden’ Rarely Discussed

From The New York Times:
An ‘Emotional Burden’ Rarely Discussed
By JUDITH GRAHAM
July 22, 2014 5:00 am

The National Center for Health Statistics has published a new report documenting the extent of incontinence among older adults living independently, receiving home health care services or residing… Continue reading »

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Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors
Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe

By Robert Preidt
Thursday, July 17, 2014 HealthDay Logo

(HealthDay News)—For older Americans, a fall can sometimes bring serious health consequences. And a new study… Continue reading »

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Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_147328.html (*this news item will not be available after 10/13/2014)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

(HealthDay News)—Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless… Continue reading »

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Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

From The Huffington Post:

Kevin Prindiville
Executive Director, The National Senior Citizens Law Center

Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor
Posted: 07/02/2014 9:49 am EDT

Imagine your aunt lives alone on a limited, fixed income, and you recently found out that her… Continue reading »

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Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
Research hasn’t shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_147093.html (*this news item will not be available after 09/29/2014)

By Robert Preidt
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers.

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 30, 2014

NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers
Data on individual, economic, social changes linked to dramatically aging population

While rates of smoking and excessive drinking have declined among older Americans, prevalence of chronic disease has risen, and many… Continue reading »

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