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Virginia nursing Homes are in crisis; Nearly half of all virus deaths in most recent four-week period were nursing home residents
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When the Virginia General Assembly returns to work on Wednesday, AARP volunteers will ask lawmakers for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
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AARP Virginia will host a telephone town hall at 1 p.m., Dec. 1, to discuss brain health and keeping minds fit.
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For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home.  Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage at secure.ssa.gov/acu/ophandler/loginSuccess  if:
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As Virginia prepares for the coming flu season, hospitals and health care providers and organizations representing state and local government, businesses, educators, and many other stakeholders and communities of interest in the Commonwealth have joined together to issue this statement to promote the importance of getting a flu shot – now, more than ever, during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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Nearly half of US adults say they are trying to lose weight, and with many people worried about weight gain while stuck at home during the pandemic, that number may very well rise.
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As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Virginia, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are preparing to resume in-person visits for families. Visits won’t be the same as before the pandemic, at least until the threat of coronavirus has passed. There may be limits on when, where and for how long you can see loved ones, and distancing rules will likely be in place.
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2020 is only half over, but so far it has been a year of many unexpected hardships, changes, and adjustments to our normal way of life. Resilience is the capacity to overcome difficulties, and in a timely webinar on June 24, Dr. Madelyn Blair shared insights with about 30 participants on how to achieve personal resilience.
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RICHMOND —Governor Ralph Northam used his veto power today to stop three health care measures that would have had a calamitous impact on older and sicker Virginians, a legislative victory for health care consumers in the Commonwealth.
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