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Massachusetts elders face worst “independence gap” in nation

By Al Norman March roared in like a lion with the release of a report by a national group called Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW),...

Americans not buying Medicare cuts

They're not buying it. Most Americans say they don't believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social...

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to...

Senate examines precious metal scams on seniors

By Jennifer C. Kerr WASHINGTON — Some seniors worried about stock market swings look to gold and other precious metals as a safe investment. But, too...

Social media makes scams against seniors easier

By Brian Goslow Something about the tone of the phone call between her husband and the unidentified person on the other end of the line...

AARP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce partner to improve retirement savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a solutions forum on retirement savings recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AARP joined together to urge policymakers to act...

Massachusetts Gerontology Association seeks to turn ideas into practice

Gerontology [jer-uh n-TOL-uh-jee] noun 1. the branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons. The mission of Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) is to convene researchers, practitioners and public policymakers in Massachusetts to create a dialogue on critical issues related to aging and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from academic research to day-to-day practice.

Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
 WASHINGTON — They may not agree on much else, but there’s a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support:...

Brown won’t say if he supports Medicare overhaul

WASHINGTON — Sen. Scott Brown is refusing to say if he supports turning Medicare into a voucher system, a key part of a House GOP...

Federal funding boosts new Alzheimer’s research

Researchers will test promising drugs aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s and identify and validate biological targets for novel therapies, with approximately $45 million in new...