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Earl Borges, now 70, conducted river patrols in the Navy during the Vietnam War. These days, he says, symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ALS can intensify the anxiety he experiences as a result of PTSD. Courtesy of Shirley Borges hide caption

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People are seen walking past the "You Are Beautiful" sign, an art installation by Matthew Hoffman, in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Nearly half of the people in this African-American neighborhood live below the poverty line, and many seniors have no idea there are public services that might help them. Kristen Norman/NPR hide caption

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Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

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How The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas

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Chicago Neighborhoods Are Trying To Adapt The 'Village Movement' Structure

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'Village Movement' Allows Elderly To Age In Their Homes

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Australia had a particularly hard flu season this year, which may predict similar challenges for the U.S. Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year

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Researchers point to a number of causes for dwindling farmworkers: tighter border controls; higher prices charged by smugglers; well-paying construction jobs and a growing middle-class in Mexico that doesn't want to pick vegetables for Americans. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages

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A friendship between a four-year-old and an 81-year-old might seem unlikely, but Dan Peterson says Norah Wood gave him a reason to live again after his wife died. Courtesy of Tara Wood hide caption

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An Unexpected Friendship Brought The Sun Out Again For A Grieving Man

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'The Longevity Economy': What Does It Mean To Be Old?

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With Stricter Guidelines, Do You Have High Blood Pressure Now?

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Gloria Single and her husband Bill Single in the dining hall of the skilled nursing floor at Pioneer House nursing home in Sacramento. AARP Foundation attorneys say California needs to more tightly enforce laws that prohibit evictions of the sort that separated the Singles, and sped up her physical decline. Aubrey Jones hide caption

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AARP Foundation Sues Nursing Home To Stop Illegal Evictions

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Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

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Helping her father die at home "was the most meaningful experience in my nursing career," said Rose Crumb. She went on to found Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County in Port Angeles, Wash. Dan DeLong for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Val Olson (from left), Rick Kamm, Steve David and Dee Haskins play up to the net during a pickleball game at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2011. Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Majority Of Northern California Wildfire Victims Were 65 Or Older

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

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