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This month's eNews Review topics range from an older antiseptic called coal tar to video games for older adults to the benefits of exercising regularly plus other topics.

Getting your News Online with Podcasts
Check out the NPR website - this is the website for National Public Radio. The organization is a non-profit and is publicly and privately funded. The website includes the content from over 900 public radio stations. You can both read articles and listen to podcasts.

While we are Talking about Radio
Norway is planning to phase out FM radio and switch to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) - LEARN MORE

Consequences of Longevity in Japan
Not something we tend to think about - the consequences of an aging society with a low birthrate - LEARN MORE

More on Robots and Seniors
A robot to help a senior age at home - LEARN MORE 

Understanding Website Paywalls - What are they?
Do you find when you go to a news source that a pop up comes up that says, "you need to pay to view the article." This is a Paywall. Visit Wikipedia and read about "Hard" and "Soft" paywalls.

Emergency Room Vs Urgent Care
Understanding the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care can save you money - LEARN MORE

Cost Shock if the ER Doctor is "Not in your Network"
Not every doctor in an ER setting is in your network even if you go to the hospital that is "in your network" - LEARN MORE 

More on "Out of Network Doctors at in-Network Hospitals"
Basically even if your local hospital participates in your health plan, that does not guarantee that all the providers working there do. Providers such as Radiologists, Anesthesiologists, Pathologists and even Surgeons assisting your in-network surgeon may be out of network. This does not seem right - LEARN MORE

Do you really understand Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Social Security Disability?
It probably won't be easy reading but it is very important for every U.S. citizen to understand what these programs provide and how they work.
Exploring Medicare
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Explore Social Security Disability
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Find your Local Area Agency on Aging
For older adults, your local Area Agency on Aging can be a referral source for food resources and other services that help seniors. Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time. You will be connected to a professional that will help you find your local agency. The website has a searchable database that lists information about different types of senior resources and also lists some local resources by state.

Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.

Website for Contacting Elected Officials
Check out this website with tips for contacting your legislators and an easy to use interactive map - LEARN MORE
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Find Healthy Aging Tips from government websites such as Health and NIH Senior

About Falls - LEARN MORE

Eating well is important for all ages - LEARN MORE

How is your Balance - LEARN MORE

Aging and Driving - What you should be aware of - LEARN MORE


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Below are event highlights from our Seniors Resource Guide National News & Events webpage. Find more events on our calendar.

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Abilities Expos
Abilities Expos are events where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment. The Abilities Expo has customized its offerings to include exhibits, workshops and activities.

Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour is the original and ground-breaking, evidence-based and scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams - LEARN MORE

Jan 2017 - Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

Jan 2017 - Find a Walk with a Doc Event
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle - LEARN MORE

Jan 2017 - Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food

Jan 26 - 28, 2017
Senior Expo Utah 2017
South Town Expo Center, 9575 South Date, Sandy, UT
The 2017 Senior Expo Utah is Utah's premier lifestyle, health and active aging expo for baby boomers, seniors, caregivers, friends and family. The expo will include items of interest for those that are close to becoming seniors or have senior parents that they are helping. Over 200 booths will be featured at this event. entertainment, seminars, demonstrations and lots more - LEARN MORE

Feb 4, 2017 
2017 Vacations Showcase Presented by AAA
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO

Visit with over 60 exhibitors at a world-class venue. Enjoy fun and engaging travel presentations from top travel companies. Talk one-on-one with travel experts. Discover incredible travel discounts to hundreds of destinations. Enter at East United Club Level

Feb 4 - 8, 2017
Colorado Garden & Home Show
Colorado Convention Center, 14th Street, Denver, CO
Discover the Rocky Mountain region's oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show - a nine-day spectacular event - where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement.

Feb 16 - 18, 2017
The Birmingham Home Show
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center
2024 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL
Exhibits and presentations by local and national home and garden experts - LEARN MORE

March 15, 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby Senior Day at The Capitol 
The Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 will be on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The morning session of this event will be held at the Colorado State Capitol building and live streamed - LEARN MORE

March 18 - 26, 2017
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
While visiting, attendees can walk through life-sized gardens, participate in DIY workshops, learn from educational seminars, enjoy garden-to-table cooking presentations and more.

April 7 - 8, 2017
Chicago Senior Expo
McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
Chicago Senior Expo is a 2 day event being held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. This event showcases products like Careers, dating, income and retirement issues, healthcare options, and yes, aging parents taking care of older parents etc. in the Banking, Insurance & Finance, Business Services, Wellness, Health & Fitness industries - LEARN MORE

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Find tips on staying safe online with the National Cyber Security Alliance

Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. From keeping your computer equipment clean of viruses to protecting your personal information to safety on mobile phones. Here are a few introductory articles

What to know about Social Networks - LEARN MORE

ID Theft and Fraud - LEARN MORE

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