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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Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149062.html (*this news item will not be available after 01/20/2015)

By Robert Preidt
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Seniors who wear… Continue reading »

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U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans

From The New York Times:
U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans
By ROBERT PEAR

OCT. 12, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they have repeatedly criticized, and in many cases penalized, Medicare health plans for serious deficiencies, including the improper rejection of claims for medical… Continue reading »

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Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study

Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study
Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148798.html (*this news item will not be available after 01/06/2015)

By Robert Preidt

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News)—Infection rates within… Continue reading »

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Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer’s Patients, Even as Memory Fades

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer’s Patients, Even as Memory Fades
Study found that feelings tied to a loved one’s visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event.

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News)—For those visiting a person with advanced Alzheimer’s, the moment can be… Continue reading »

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Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer’s 12 years later
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148556.html (*this news item will not be available after 12/23/2014)

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News)—Healthy elderly people who… Continue reading »

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State Treasurer Ted Wheeler tells legislative committee that Oregon seniors are facing ‘generational

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler tells legislative committee that Oregon seniors are facing ‘generational’ retirement crisis
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