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  • Elizabeth Dole Testifies on Needs of Military Caregivers
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    Military Caregivers

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on military caregivers. Witnesses including former Senator Elizabeth Dole who talked about the work of her foundation that advocates for those…

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  • Maria Shriver Warns NIH Funding Cuts Could Harm Alzheimers Research
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    Alzheimer's Prevention and Care

    Journalist Maria Shriver and physicians who specialize in geriatric care testified at a hearing on Alzheimer’s disease research and prevention. Committee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) said she…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Financial Fraud Targeting Senior Citizens
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    Senior Citizens and Financial Fraud

    Witnesses that included a victim of an IRS impersonation scam and federal officials testified at a hearing on financial fraud targeting senior citizens. Some of the schemes involved purported sweepstakes winnings,…

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  • Hearing on Pension Advance Programs
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    Pension Advance Programs

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to gather ideas for ways to address pension advances scams and hold perpetrators accountable. Pension advance programs ask retirees to…

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  • Hearing on Work in Retirement
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    Work in Retirement

    Experts on aging and health testified on the findings of an AARP study that showed nearly half of retirees either must or want to work during their retirement years. They discussed the…

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  • Hearing on Diabetes Research
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    Diabetes Research

    Medical professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Missouri as well as diabetes patients and advocates testified on diabetes research and funding efforts.…

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  • Senate Special Aging Committee Hearing on Alzheimers Disease
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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible cures. Topics included the progress of research and the need for more funding. Former actress and model…

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  • Hearing on Tools to Help Seniors Stay in their Own Homes
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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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  • Hearing on Unwanted Telephone Calls and Scams
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    Phone Scams Against the Elderly

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls had increased,…

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  • Hearing on Financial Exploitation of Seniors
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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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  • Hearing on Telephone Scams
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    Telephone Scams

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the proliferation of telephone scams targeting senior citizens. The committee, which was was holding…

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  • Sports Injuries and Neurological Diseases
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    Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in life. Witnesses…

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  • Hearing on Senior StartUps
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    Senior Entrepreneurship

    Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen entrepreneurs…

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  • Senate Cmte Reviews LongTerm Care Policy
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    Future of Long-Term Health Care Policy

    Witnesses testified on the Federal Commission on Long Term Care’s recommended changes to U.S. long-term care financing and delivery system. They focused on the importance of getting more…

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  • Senators Hear About Senior Transportation Issues
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    Senior Citizen Transportation Challenges

    Witnesses testified on transportation challenges facing senior citizens, especially those living in rural areas. Both the witnesses and committee members focused on the retiring baby boom…

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  • Current Retirement Outlook
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    Current Retirement Outlook

    Witnesses testified on the status of personal savings and pension funds of “baby boom” workers, many of whom cannot retire due to the recession and collapse of the housing market. Topics…

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  • Senate Aging Cmte Looks at Medicare Drug Program
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    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program

    Witnesses testified on the quality of information available to participants in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

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  • Powered Wheel Chairs and Medicare Fraud
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    Powered Wheel Chairs and Medicare Fraud

    Witnesses testified on prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMD), such as wheel chairs, in Medicare. A 2011 inspector general’s report found that 80 percent of PMD…

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  • Unemployment Among Older Workers
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    Unemployment Among Older Workers

    Witnesses testified about the findings of a new report on the employment status of older workers since the recession, older workers' financial risks from long-term unemployment, and…

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  • LongTerm Health Care Savings
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    Long-Term Health Care Savings

    Witnesses testified on the current long-term care (LTC) system and near-term opportunities for making progress in implementing more cost-effective policy solutions in both the public and…

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