Super seniors: 4 Air Force vets added to Arkansas graduating class after 70 years
Super seniors: Four men who missed their graduations in 1956 to join the Air Force were honored Saturday as they were included in their high school alma mater's 2022 ceremony. — An Arkansas high school added four special graduates to its Class of 2022 ceremony. >> Read more trending newsFour men who joined the Air Force and missed their graduation ceremony in 1956 joined Springdale High School’s 484 graduating seniors on Saturday, KHBS-TV reported. Four seniors from the 1956 Springdale High School Class missed their graduation to enter the armed forces. “I don’t want people telling me what to do and I’m like ‘OK, I joined the Air Force,’” Self told KFSM.wftv.com
Omicron variant spurs increased push to get Central Florida seniors COVID-19 boosters
COVID-19 booster shots There’s a renewed push to help Central Florida seniors get their COVID-19 booster shots heading into the holidays as the omicron variant continues to spread. (WFTV.com News Staff)OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — There’s a renewed push to help Central Florida seniors get their COVID-19 booster shots heading into the holidays as the omicron variant continues to spread. The Osceola County Council on Aging is providing any of the three vaccines there, and if seniors can’t get there, they’ll provide transportation. READ: Publix heiress Carol Jenkins Barnett dead at 65Seniors can also contact Senior Resource Alliance if they need help registering for an at-home vaccine or booster shot. READ: Central Florida county deemed ‘rapid riser’ for COVID-19 casesExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Omicron COVID-19 variant On Nov. 26, the World Health Organization classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a “variant of concern” and named it omicron.wftv.com
University of Chicago Crime Lab analysis shows violence spike of 2020 widened familiar safety gap between city neighborhoods
Data being compiled by the University of Chicago Crime Lab and shared with the Tribune suggests that the perception that violence in Chicago is as bad now as it has been in years is fair. The lab’s analysis of Chicago Police Department information shows that the pain and harm caused by a crime spike that began in 2020 is more acute in some of Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.chicagotribune.com
Construction underway on affordable apartments for seniors in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A new affordable housing neighborhood for seniors is coming to Pine Hills. Hawthorne Park Apartments is a $27 million construction project that will help low-income seniors who need an affordable home in Orange County. AdOfficials explained more than 100,000 people in Orange County spend a third of their income on housing payments, most of them seniors. More affordable housing coming to Pine Hills. Orange County Mayor Demings says the 27 million dollar project will help low-income seniors.
Lynx offering free rides for seniors to FEMA vaccination site in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – People 65 and older who cannot drive themselves to the FEMA vaccine site at Valencia College’s West Campus can now hitch a free ride through Lynx. The transportation service will have a driver pick up a patient at their residence, drive them to the FEMA site, wait with them through the vaccination process and then take them back home again. Lynx said it needs at least a two-day prior notice for a ride to the FEMA or OCCC sites. AdNo appointments are needed to receive a vaccine at the FEMA site, but people eligible for a vaccine can pre-register by clicking or tapping here. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter and go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Health First gives Valentine’s Day packages to 160 seniors in Melbourne
A bunch of seniors in Brevard County received a nice surprise to start Valentine’s Day weekend. MELBOURNE, Fla. – A group of seniors in Brevard County received a nice surprise to start Valentine’s Day weekend. Health First associates gave gifts to 160 seniors at the Trinity Towers South in Melbourne. [TRENDING: Your funniest Valentine’s Day stories | Big snake: 16-foot python caught in Fla. | Video: Mom tackles accused peeper]This is the second year Health First shared gift packages with Trinity Towers South. The packages included breakfast, arts and crafts and crossword puzzles.
Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to seniors across U.S.
Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to seniors across U.S. Demand for the coronavirus vaccine is high across the United States, especially for seniors. Lana Zak spoke with former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, who is CEO of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, about the push to get seniors vaccinated.cbsnews.com
Walmart launches health insurance plans for seniors
Walmart is launching healthcare plans that will be available for seniors for the first time. It comes in time for Medicare open enrollment. Walmart announced the move on Tuesday. It comes as insurance companies compete for the growing number of seniors eligible for Medicare benefits. [TRENDING: Newlywed couple killed in plane crash | Ballot for dead wife meant to ‘test system’ | FSU president tests positive for COVID-19]Walmart says the insurance services will help people with the historically confusing process of enrolling in insurance plans.