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Study: Alcohol May Help Elderly Women Live Longer

In a recent study out of London, alcohol was shown to help women over the age of 65 live longer lives


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3 Plead Guilty In Elderly Contracting Fraud Scheme

Cobb County prosecutors say three people have pleaded guilty to scamming 25 elderly metro Atlanta residents out of more than $74,500.


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GA Woman Accused Of Stealing Nearly $70,000 From Elderly Couple

Federal prosecutors say a coastal Georgia woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing nearly $70,000 from an elderly couple.


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Flu Shot Did Poor Job Against Worst Bug In Seniors

For those 65 and older, this season’s flu shot is only 9 percent effective against the most common and dangerous flu bug, according to a startling new government report.


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Court Sides With Elderly Woman Facing Eviction

ATLANTA (AP)-Georgia’s top court has ruled in favor of a Fulton County woman who faced being ejected from her home of 47 years. The Georgia Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision on Monday was against the company […]



Gwinnett County Woman Missing for 24 Hours Found Safe

ATLANTA – (WAOK)  Gwinnett police say a 72-year old woman,  who disappeared from her son’s Lawrenceville home on Monday,  has been found safe.   Chang Peterson apparently walked away from the house on Rock Springs Road,   and […]


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More Heating Help On The Way

ATLANTA (AJC)-Low-income and senior Georgians who cannot pay their heating bills got a $10 million boost from state utility regulators, who stepped in Tuesday to approve the emergency money because federal funds have already run […]