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2 years 1 month ago

NYC opens full-service LGBT senior center

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is opening the nation's first full-service center for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. City officials say the new LGBT facility will be specifically geared to the needs of this segment of the population, whose members sometimes feel isolated from...

2 years 8 months ago

Medicare prescription premiums unchanged for 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it has good news for seniors: The average monthly premium for Medicare's popular prescription plan won't go up next year. Medicare will share in the bonanza as a number of top-selling brand name drugs get generic competition. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...

3 years 4 months ago

More elderly in debt with no way out

More and more, seniors on a fixed budget are turning to credit cards to help them through tough times. "They're using it (credit cards) for gasoline, they're using it for food, they're using it for prescriptions, they're using it for co-payments." explains Eileen Doherty, Director of the Colorado Gerintological Society....

3 years 11 months ago

Seniors aren't getting quality health plans

A new study finds that millions of seniors signed up for popular Medicare Advantage insurance plans don't often get the best quality. The study being released Thursday by the consulting firm Avalere Health looked at how the health plans score on a government rating system designed for consumers. The...

4 years 3 months ago

Free tai chi classes in Pueblo

Free Tai Chi classes will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10 am, in Pueblo. The classes are sponsored by the Nature and Raptor Center and the Senior Resource Development Agency. The classes wil start up Tuesday, Jan. 12. For the month of January, classes will be held...

4 years 3 months ago

Cirque du Swing at Pikes Peak Center

What a combo! Take swing music from the 1940's, add George Gershwin's An American in Paris--then throw in Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre and you have a unique show. Cirque Du Swing will be performed at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs this Saturday. Doors open at 7...

4 years 3 months ago

PPACG brainstorms bus options

A local group is brainstorming ideas to help people affected by the cuts and changes to the city's bus service. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments met with business leaders, church officials and riders to come up with some ideas. "We're looking for alternatives such as ride sharing,...

4 years 6 months ago

Obama calls for $250 payments to seniors

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no increase in Social Security next year. The White House put the cost at $13 billion. The Social Security Administration is scheduled to announce Thursday that there will be...

4 years 7 months ago

Free admission for seniors at the Pueblo Zoo

Seniors have the opportunity to visit the Pueblo Zoo for free through Friday. It's Senior Week at the zoo. The zoo is home to over 400 animals of 130 species,featuring beautifully landscaped grounds that lead to Serengeti Safari, North American Grasslands, the Australian Outback, and an Asian Adventure. Indoors...

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