seniors

In this photo provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, HHS Office of Inspector General agents, take part in arrests Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Queens, N.Y.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General via AP
April 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they've broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centers. The Justice Department announced charges against 24...
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Lynne Adkins
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Certain seniors who are just out of the hospital will be getting free food as part of their medical insurance. Independence Blue Cross is teaming up with MANNA to deliver free, healthy food to some seniors who have just come out of the hospital. Independence medical...
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Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are certain advantages to aging. Senior status brings a smorgasbord of opportunities that seem remarkable. So, I'll remark on a few. First, there's retirement. With it, for many of us, comes the ability to volunteer or work when we want, where we want. Then,...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever thought of spending your 70th birthday on a mountain with a pair of skis bound to your boots, that doesn't have to be a fantasy. A bit of history: When I started skiing, wooden boards and lederhosen were still the norm, and people wore patches that said...
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Dan Wing
December 11, 2018 - 11:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging , which helps low-income senior citizens by providing home care, food, transportation, crisis intervention, and a number of other services, is in desperate need of help from the public. The nonprofit has been helping older...
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Inspira LIFE participant Jacqueline Smith of Vineland has benefited from the MedaCube technology.
Inspira LIFE
Lynne Adkins
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
VINELAND, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A countertop device is helping seniors keep all their medications straight. The MedaCube is a large black box that can be filled with 16 different prescriptions, which can then be delivered at the right time of day for three months. Dr. Ankur Patel, medical director...
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David Madden
November 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
(TRENTON, NJ) Seniors and disabled people in New Jersey can benefit from a central, online site to help them get the services they may need. Older people have to cope with limited income and ever increasing needs, particularly on the health front, and for those with physical limitations, they have...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Justin Udo
November 01, 2018 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Election scammers have been making their rounds this year, whether they are asking for donations over the phone, prompting you to give confidential information, or telling you to register or vote over the phone. Political predators are using this election season to...
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SEPTA Key
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Kim Glovas
August 28, 2018 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you are a senior who travels on the Regional Rail, you need to get a new SEPTA Key photo ID card by Saturday. The transit agency said paper senior citizen ID cards will no longer be accepted. SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said riders over the age of 65 will need the...
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Pat Loeb
August 16, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia tax officials are taking an unorthodox approach: They're sending out teams to go door-to-door to try to save taxpayers money. The Department of Revenue has sent out "street teams" to make sure homeowners know about real estate tax discounts. There are...
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