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The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon’s Neighbors

Posted on June 19, 2019 - Violent crime in the US is at its lowest rate in decades. But you wouldn’t know that from a crop of increasingly popular social media apps that are forming around crime. Apps like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Amazon Ring’s Neighbors — all of which allow users to view local crime in real time and discuss it with people nearby — are some of the most downloaded social and news apps in the US, according to rankings from the App Store and Google Play.

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Safer Walking for Senior Pedestrians

Posted on June 18, 2019 - Most of us know that exercise is a—if not the—top way to promote healthy aging. A good exercise program for seniors includes aerobic, muscle strengthening and balance activities. And it’s good to know that walking is a great way to get benefits in all those categories. But experts warn that walking around the sidewalks of our community can put us on a collision course—unfortunately, sometimes literally—with cars and bicycles. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people age 65 and older account for almost 10% of all pedestrian injuries, and 20% of pedestrian fatalities—a rate higher than for any other age group.

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Brush your teeth – Postpone Alzheimer's

Posted on June 13, 2019 - You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer's disease.

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A Solution for Loneliness

Posted on June 10, 2019 - “Loneliness is rampant, and it’s killing us—literally,” reports Scientific American. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to ward off a sense of isolation. Volunteer service might be the best!

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The awful, fast-growing tech scams fleecing the elderly out of millions

Posted on June 5, 2019 - The phone rings, and the person on the line claims to be calling from a trustworthy tech company like Microsoft or Apple. There’s a problem with your computer, he says–perhaps it’s infected with viruses or infiltrated by hackers–but he’s happy to work with you to clean things up for a fee. If you ever get such a call, it’s a scam, and experts say you should simply hang up. Tech companies simply won’t call you to offer services to fix your computer, nor will they pop up messages in your web browser offering help eradicating malware or a digital tune-up.

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