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Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Technology helping more seniors age at home

By Al Brandenburg Americans are living longer, and most would prefer to age in their own home and community, rather than going to a hospital...
Murray Siegel

Random studies: why vaccines need math

A previous column provided details of an investigative report that contrasted the secondary mathematics curriculum of the United States vs. European schools, and how...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Hot! Hot! Hot! Gardening in July

By Al Brandenburg Another year and again I am watching my plants wither in the 100-degree-plus heat. Gardening in Arizona in July can be difficult...

Independence Day is all about We the People

Many people see the Fourth of July as fireworks, pool parties and barbecues, but this American holiday is more than an object or activity. The...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Koczor: Pets bring seniors unconditional love

According to the National Pet Owners Survey, more than 84 million homes in the United States have a pet. During COVID-19, pet adoption from...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Make your kitchen senior-friendly

Let’s make our living spaces easier on ourselves. Our older selves will thank us. We are going to start our room-by-room review in your...

Seniors, make your hobbies active-leisure

By Joan Koczor Have you ever been asked if you have a hobby and thought, “good question”? Maybe you like to watch TV or go online...

Make an end-of-life checklist

By Joan Koczor An unpleasant subject? Something you don’t want to talk about? Does your family cringe when you bring the subject up? Consider it...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Memory Café offered by Pinal-Gila Council for Seniors

A recent article by Ginger Fligger with Pinal-Gila Council for Seniors states 173,000 people in Arizona will live with Alzheimer’s or another condition that...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Koczor: New driver’s license requirements in effect next year

Effective Oct. 1, 2020, driver's licenses in Arizona will not be compliant with the REAL ID Act, according to Arizona Department of Transportation. The...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Senior Living: Time to downsize, de-clutter

Some of us are reaching that stage of our life when we are considering downsizing. Some are looking forward to removing the clutter and...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Senior advocate: Is it time for a geriatrician?

A geriatrician is an expert in the branch of medicine or social science dealing with the health care of elderly people by prevention and...

Koczor: Seniors can learn from headaches

By Joan Koczor Headache is one of the most common and debilitating pain conditions in the world. The World Health Organization names headache the third...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Koczor: Seniors at risk from falling

Falls are a real and growing risk to older adults’ health and independence and, in some cases, to their very lives. Falls can cause...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Senior advocate: Dealing with annoying, maybe illegal robocalls

Robocalls, those prerecorded, unsolicited annoyances that are becoming all-too-frequent in many households, have reached epic proportions. They are the largest source of consumer complaints...

Koczor: Seniors most targeted by con artists, scammers

By Joan Koczor Persons of any age can become a victim of a scam. Senior citizens are the most susceptible. Financial scams targeting seniors have become...

Koczor: Staying active key to good health as we age

By Joan Koczor As we age, there is a greater emphasis on fitness to maintain health, independence and functionality. Physical activity on a daily basis is...
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