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Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependence more than tripled between 2006 and 2014, according to new research published by researchers at Towson University. The study also discovered that opioid misuse was associated with an increased number of chronic conditions, greater injury risk, and higher rates of alcohol dependence and mental health diagnoses.

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, Commissioner for District 3, had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon on the first tower to be refurbished at the Three Round Towers elderly housing complex administered by the Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) department on Feb. 22, 2019.  She was joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Miami Commissioner Willy Gort, who represents the Allapattah neighborhood; Related Urban Development Senior Vice President Albert Milo; Related Vice Chairman Adolfo Henriques and PHCD Director Michael Liu. 

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life, and now scientists say variety in your social circle may help you live longer. Researchers at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being.  

MIAMI GARDENS – About 300 residents turned out on February 13 to attend Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s annual Valentine’s Day Dance for Seniors at Trinity Church in Miami Gardens. 

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