Stories tagged: "seniors"

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Care and Comfort: From Horses to Micro-Mini Cows, Animals Can Help with Human Ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the unique bond between animals and humans.

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Meals on Wheels, ASU Study How Pets Affect Social Isolation, Loneliness Among Older Adults

Meals on Wheels America and Arizona State University are partnering on a study of the effect pets have on social isolation and loneliness.

AARP Arizona
AARP Arizona: It’s Time to Protect Our Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes From COVID-19

"As each day of the pandemic passes, family members, staff and communities are becoming increasingly worried about the health and safety of those inside long-term care facilities."

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Surplus of Food Boxes Up for Grabs After Calls to Senior Help Line Slow Down

Now that phone calls to the 24-Hour Senior Help Line have slowed down, the Area Agency on Aging has a limited surplus of items for people who may need food boxes and some household items.

senior woman adjusting thermostat on wall
AARP Arizona Thinks More Needs to Be Done to Keep The Power On For Seniors

AARP Arizona is asking the state's Corporation Commission to avoid future utility rate hikes by cutting out unnecessary expenses.

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‘Desperate’: Arizonans Line Up at Groceries That May Not Have Essentials

Arizonans are flocking to grocery stores during special early hours to try to score some high-demand essentials like toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Sun City West
Sun City West Closing Senior Rec Centers Over Coronavirus

Recreation centers in the Sun City West community in Arizona are shutting down for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.