Older Adults

Aging in Appalachia: Isolation and Loneliness in Older West Virginians

Cheryl Powell lives in senior housing in Nitro. She’s 63 years old and has been receiving Meals on Wheels for a couple of years. “Because I’ve had strokes…

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Aging in Appalachia: Seniors Want to Stay at Home as They Age -- But is That the Best Option?

The percentage of West Virginia adults aged 60 and older is growing more rapidly than any other part of the population. And most of them, like 91-year-old…

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Sedentary Adults May Be More Likely to Develop Dementia

A new study has found that older adults who weren’t sedentary did better on thinking and memory skills tests. Exercise didn’t have to be complicated – it…

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