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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

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Howard University students (left to right) Kevin Peterman, Taylor Davis, Leighton Watson and Ariel Alford are the subjects of NPR's Project Howard. They'll be keeping audio diaries as they finish their final semester of college and look toward their futures. Robb Hill for NPR hide caption

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A Crossroads At The End Of College: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

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More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

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Gary Morse, with wife Sharon, in 1999. Morse transformed a mobile home park in Florida into The Villages, a retirement community of more than 100,000 residents. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel hide caption

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

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Hazel Avery, 86, holds her iPad for the first time. The Connecting to Community program, with funding from the AARP Foundation, teaches low-income seniors how to increase social engagement online. The Washington, D.C., program chose seniors with no previous computer experience. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Helping Low-Income Seniors Build A Social Web Online

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Spiffing up the garden may also make your cardiovascular risk profile look better, too. Lauren Mitchell/Flickr hide caption

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Meal deliveries to some low-income seniors stopped during the shutdown, and distributors are now racing to get meals out. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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With Shutdown Over, The Race To Feed Low-Income Seniors Is On

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Shutdown Leaves Some Seniors Worried About Their Next Meal

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Older men may have guns in the home that can pose a risk when people are depressed or not thinking clearly. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Seniors in the Southeast were much more likely to be prescribed more than one high-risk medications in 2009. Danya Qato and Amal Trivedi/Alpert Medical School, Brown University hide caption

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The health services offered in 30 years may not be explicitly covered by the long-term care insurance you buy today. Pamela Moore/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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More older adults are using the Internet, thanks in part to introductory classes offered offline. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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New Online Users Have A Longer Timeline

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Executive chef Tony DeWalt picks some lettuce from the Fauquier Hospital's culinary healing garden. John Rose hide caption

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