A pensioner holds his walking stick on September 8, 2014 in Walsall, England. Britain is facing multiple problems stemming from an increase in the elderly proportion of its population, including increasing health care costs, strains on its social security system, a shortage of senior care workers and challenges to the employment market.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Expert: Falling is Number One Reason Seniors Sent to Nursing Homes

More than one in every three people age 65 or older will suffer a fall this year, with roughly 1.6 million ending up in the ER.


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Mo. Budget Creates Choice Between Seniors, Kids

The nearly $25 billion operating budget being considered abolishes a tax break for low-income seniors and disabled residents who live in rental housing.


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Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior Vote

Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.


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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.


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Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.


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Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.


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Missouri’s Oldest Drivers Causing More Than Their Fair Share Of Accidents

A report out of Washington says Missouri’s older drivers are not as safe as their counterparts in most other states.


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Students May Face Felony Charges for Senior Prank

Francis Howell tradition of painting roadway results in damage to several cars


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Refresher Course for Senior Drivers

Senior drivers to brush up on their driving knowledge.


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No More Free Ride for Illinois Seniors

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday that ends a policy of letting all senior citizens ride free on mass transit systems.


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