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RAH in the News – OnlineAthens

August 21, 2012
Cole Torres

In the News:

Published by the Athens Banner-Herald: Home Alone: Senior Tips for Living Safely on Your Own

“My kids, and I’m guessing scores of other fans of the seriously silly, slapstick hit movie from 1990, will appreciate this stat: More than 30 million people in America today are “home alone.” Many of these are seniors. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that just three years ago, 25 percent of men age 75 and older lived alone and 49 percent of women 75 and older lived alone.

For many seniors, living on their own represents independence, something they guard fiercely. But there can be health and safety challenges to living alone that seniors should be aware of to keep themselves safe and comfortable.”

The full article is available to print here [PDF].

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