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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - TN: Senior

Tax-season scammers pretending to be affiliated with government agencies are on the rise, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- From now through April 15, Tennessee residents who need help getting their income taxes done can turn to the AARP Foundation's free Tax-Aide program at more than 60 community sites statewide. While anyone can use the free tax-preparation service, Tax-Aide coordinator Emily Paul

Symptoms of Alzheimer's often first appear after age 60, and the risk of developing the disease increases with age. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier this year, the Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed legislation creating the first Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Advisory Council, and the council now wants input from residents to help identify what resources are needed most. Rachel Blackhurst, direct

Around 10% of children in the United States live in homes where the householders are grandparents or other relatives, according to U.S. American Community Survey data. (Adobe Stock)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — November is National Family Caregivers Month. And across Tennessee, thousands of grandparents are raising young children - a task many didn't imagine they'd be undertaking at a later stage in life. But high rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths have left a generation

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. According to the National Archives, 58,148 American soldiers were killed and more than 300,000 wounded in the Vietnam War. (Adobe Stock)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Vietnam veterans will receive a proper "welcome home" this Thursday, in a special ceremony at Fort Campbell Army base. Organizers say the event aims to celebrate and thank service members, many of whom were scorned when they first came home from the war decades ago. Memp

The Works Inc in Memphis organizes neighborhood bike rides and is a recipient of this year's AARP Community Challenge grant. (The Works Inc.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennesseans in Nashville, Clarksville, Memphis and McMinn County will receive funding from AARP to improve the quality of life in their communities, with a special focus on residents age 50 and older. Habitat For Humanity in McMinn County received a Community Challenge grant to w

In Tennessee, 60% of people 45 and older currently are providing unpaid care for a loved one, according to Tennessee AARP. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new state regulation goes into effect Thursday that aims to help Tennessee's hospitals integrate family caregivers into their loved ones' medical records. According to AARP, 60% of Tennesseans 45 and older currently provide unpaid care for a loved one. The Caregiver Ad

The Alzheimer's Association of Tennessee says Alzheimer's disease is the only official cause of death without dedicated research funds for a cure. (phiasinclair/Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 120,000 Tennesseans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and this week, state lawmakers are considering bills to create an advisory council to address the crisis. AARP Tennessee and the Alzheimer's Association back the idea of a state council to examine the industries,

Last year, AARP distributed a total of $1.3 million to fund 129

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AARP Tennessee is accepting applications through April 17 for its 2019 Community Challenge Grant to fund "quick-action" projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is in its third year and is part of AARP's nationwide Livable Communities initiative.

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