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Seniors don't always have to give up their independence

The thought of losing independence scares many elderly adults. Their ability to remain in their own homes is often a difficult topic for their adult children to bring up. Aging parents may be reluctant to admit they need help, worried that it implies they can no longer take care of themselves.

July 23, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Life expectancy in Yellowstone County just inching forward

Life expectancy in Yellowstone County just inching forward

Some counties in Montana are barely inching forward in terms of life expectancy and Yellowstone County is one of them. They aren't necessarily falling behind, but they aren't improving much either.

May 05, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Montana Gerontology Society's 30th annual conference today, Thursday

The Montana Gerontology Society's 30th annual conference, "Project Baby Boomers: Trends, Alternatives, Expectations" will be Wednesday and Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman.

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Gerontology group holds annual conference in Bozeman

The Montana Gerontology Society will be holding its 30th annual conference, "Project Baby Boomers -- Trends, Expectations, & Alternatives." It will be held April 25-26 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman. Educational sessions will be offered to professionals in the field of aging, as well as t…

February 07, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Centenarians to be honored at Governor's Conference on Aging

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging wants to recognize all Montanans who will over 100 years old this year during a special luncheon at the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference’s on Oct. 4 in Billings and Oct. 6 in Havre.

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Montana's elder abuse growing, says coordinator of Elder Justice Coalition

Montana's elder abuse growing, says coordinator of Elder Justice Coalition

In March 2010, Congress passed the first comprehensive elder abuse prevention law, the Elder Justice Act. It was an important victory for advocates of the aging. But, more than a year later, the law remains unfunded, said the national coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition.

May 25, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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