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Life in motion even at 106

From Model Ts to jet airplanes, Noble Brewer has lived 106 years with life in motion.

Brewer celebrated his birthday recently, receiving a tribute during a music program at Garden Plaza of Post Falls, where he's lived over five years.

The retired flight inspector remains active, staying in an independent living apartment. These days, he gets ...Read more

New service offers transportation help for seniors

CHICAGO - Hazel Fisher-Gable, 76, loves her independence.

But the Lincoln Park resident recently had eye surgery, which means she can't drive for a couple of months. Friends help out, but they are not always available. And she does not like having groceries delivered, since "all tomatoes are not created equal" and she wants to select...Read more

55 Plus: It is time for a radical rethinking about age

It is a surprise to many that the human lifespan has almost doubled since the beginning of the 20th century, which started on January 1, 1901. Back then, the average lifespan of an American was less than 50 years old - 47 years, to be exact. Only a small percentage of Americans lived to reach their 85th birthday.

During the 1930's, medical ...Read more

At 112, America's oldest man has the secret to a long life: 'Just keep living. Don't die.'

AUSTIN - The oldest living man in America wakes on his couch at 4:25 a.m. and wonders if it's still raining. On May 11, he turned 112, "And I have no pains, no aches."

The blinds of his home are drawn shut. The trickles from an overnight storm fall onto the trees. "Turn on the lights," he says to his caregiver, who has sat ...Read more

Social Security: Five steps for Social Security success

No matter how much you've planned, there's no better time than now to think about your future. We'd like to encourage you to take Five Steps toward Your Financial Security. Planning for the future may seem intimidating to many, but we've broken the task down into five easy steps:

Step 1: Get to know your Social Security - You and Social ...Read more

Social Security: Sharing security with mom on Mother's Day

Spring is upon us, and it marks two very popular annual events: Mother's Day and the release of Social Security's baby name list! There's no better time to share some security with the people you love.

While spending time with your mom on Sunday, May 13, you can help her quickly and easily sign up for a free, online my Social Security account....Read more

Social Security: Checklist for your Social Security annual check-up

Say "annual checkup" and most people imagine waiting at the doctor's office. But, there's another type of checkup that can give you a sense of wellness without even leaving home. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov and follow these five steps to conduct your own Social Security annual checkup.

Your Social Security Statement is available ...Read more

New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S.

But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that could help millions of people, is getting off ...Read more