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Eating Disorders: They’re Not Just a Young Person’s Problem

Posted on · While those suffering from an eating disorder are stereotyped as young, there’s another population that also suffers: the elderly. Amanda Holben is a registered and licensed dietitian and owner of Fork in the Road Nutrition Counseling. She tells producer Maggie Martin eating disorders don’t just impact any one age group. MORE: Eating Disorders: The Misconceptions and […]

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Greater Houston Transportation Program Helps Elderly & Disabled

Posted on · Harris County Rides helps provide on-demand transportation for the elderly and disabled. It provided about 75,000 trips in 2015. News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter talked about the service with Vernon Chambers, the assistant director of Harris County’s Office of Transit Services.

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Caring for An Elderly Loved One Takes a Toll on Family Members

Posted on · We recently had a conversation about dealing with and preventing elder abuse here in Houston. But elder abuse is just one of many challenges facing the growing population of seniors and the loved ones often tasked with caring for them. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss some of the broader challenges of caring for an […]