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Parents of minor children with an intellectual or developmental disability have been pushing Arizona’s Medicaid program to allow them to permanently be their child’s paid caregiver. Late last month, the group behind this effort had a big win.
Sep. 2, 2023
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The federal government could soon dictate staffing levels at nursing homes. Arizona is home to143 federally regulated facilities.
Sep. 2, 2023
Art and science are often viewed through an either-or lens. But not in the Phoenix Bioscience Core. Ten teams brought research to life with projects ranging from mocking up headgear that monitors your health to posters encouraging “emotional contagion” and a portrait of a scientist — one that includes her organs.
Aug. 30, 2023
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The Show spoke with Dana Marie Kennedy, state director of AARP Arizona, about what the Biden administration's recent Medicare decision could mean for Arizona seniors.
Aug. 30, 2023
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As Arizonans age, many will need some kind of long-term care or support at home. At the same time, it can be challenging for seniors to find employment after retirement — something many do to supplement their income. Now, a new business model aims to address both issues.
Aug. 18, 2023
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An orchestra in Tucson is partnering with Banner’s Alzheimer’s Institute to create a special rehearsal performance for people dealing with memory loss issues.
Aug. 17, 2023
Aging in America is expensive. According to a 2023 report from the National Council on Aging, millions of Americans either have no assets, are struggling financially or have lost financial ground in the last few years.
More coverage of aging in Arizona
Aug. 14, 2023
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Last month alone, the Area Agency on Aging in Maricopa County received 700 calls from older adults asking for help with rent, utilities and other expenses. Now, Area Agencies around the state will be able to help people 60 and older with housing costs.
Aug. 14, 2023
In April, we told you the story about a man living with early onset Alzheimer’s. At the time he was waiting for the Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi to be approved by the FDA. It finally was in July.
Aug. 11, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs (first row, far left) sits next to Leonard Chayrez, who has early-onset Alzheimer's, and his longtime partner Mark Garrity at an event Aug. 9, 2023.
On Wednesday, Governor Hobbs and three Arizona lawmakers were honored for including money to tackle Alzheimer’s disease in the state budget that passed in May.
Aug. 10, 2023
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Glendale will celebrate its second year of being a dementia friendly community on Saturday, Aug. 12, at its Main Library. The free event, with runs from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., features several speakers, door prices and an opportunity for attendees to check in on their own brain health.
Aug. 4, 2023
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After recording the warmest monthly average temperature for any U.S. city ever in July, Phoenix remains under an excessive heat warning through Monday. For some older adults, that means finding solutions to stay cool and save money.
Aug. 4, 2023
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Although the task force Gov. Katie Hobbs created to clarify and improve election practices has only met behind closed doors so far, it has now advanced 20 proposals. Those proposals will either roll out as new "best practices" or be presented to the Legislature.
Aug. 1, 2023
Painting of "Justa Center Expect Miracles"
Phoenix is under an excessive heat warning, this time through Wednesday when temperatures are expected to hit 118. For older Arizonans experiencing homelessness, finding a place to cool off can be a matter of life or death. So where are they going?
Jul. 24, 2023
Phoenix Inn
As the extreme summer heat continues in Phoenix, the area’s homeless seniors are seeking respite from the potentially deadly weather. For the last couple of years, there’s been an increase in the number of homeless older Arizonans.
Jul. 22, 2023
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The first-ever county-level estimates of the prevalence of Alzheimer's were released this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. The Arizona counties with the highest prevalence are in the southern part of the state.
Jul. 21, 2023
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The extreme heat means air conditioners are running non-stop, but that can be costly for some older adults on fixed incomes. AARP's state director shares some resources.
Jul. 21, 2023
Sky Harbor
Flying with a loved one who is living with dementia can be overwhelming. Recently, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hosted a workshop for care-partners, and their customer service lead shared her tips.
Jul. 14, 2023
Phoenix Pride 2018
For the first time, the Human Rights Campaign declared a state of emergency for all LGBTQ people living in the United States. The declaration comes on the heels of dozens of ant-trans bills nationwide.
Jun. 23, 2023
Many older adults are struggling with food insecurity or just loneliness. A new senior center in the West Valley that aims to make life a little easier.
Jun. 19, 2023

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