Elderly

Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday After Surviving COVID-19

Nothing can stop Leora Martin from celebrating a huge milestone. On June 20th, the Elkhart, Indiana resident turned 100, a week after finding out she was free of coronavirus.
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104-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Recovers from Coronavirus

A 104-year-old woman from New York who survived stage 4 melanoma, two broken hips, and lived through the Spanish Flu, has now also recovered from coronavirus.
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Sisters Die 102 Years Apart From Two Separate Pandemics

Two sisters died from global pandemics over a century apart. On April 14, Selma Esther Ryan died from coronavirus just days before her 96th birthday. 102 years earlier, her 5-year-old sister died from the 1918 Spanish Flu. Read the story now.
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8 Retirees Contracted Coronavirus After Poker Game, 3 Died

Eight retirees in Florida contracted coronavirus after their regular poker games and within weeks three were dead. The seniors would get together four nights a week to play poker in their Miami-area condominium.
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107-Year-Old Woman Among Oldest Patients to Recover From Coronavirus

A woman in Turkey has become the second 107-year-old person to beat coronavirus. After being treated for the virus, the centenarian made a miraculous recovery and was released on April 13th.
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90-Year-Old Dies From Coronavirus After Telling Doctors to Save Ventilator ‘For Younger Patients’

A 90-year-old woman has died from the virus after turning down a ventilator and instructing healthcare workers to “save it for younger patients.”
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In this Feb. 19, 2019 photo, Kay Nelson, left, and Bryan Grode, retried seniors from Laguna Woods Village, chat in the lobby of Bud and Bloom cannabis dispensary while waiting for a free shuttle to arrive in Santa Ana, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

'Bingo and Bongs': More Seniors Seek Pot For Age-Related Aches

More Americans in their 70s and 80s are adding marijuana use to their roster of senior activities. Recent studies show that people 65 and over are the fastest-growing segment of cannabis users.
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