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Grocery store shelves across our state are empty due to stockpiling and panic-buying. Many grocers are responding by making special accommodations for the elderly, immunocompromised, and others at high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Sheridan VA Medical Center will now be able to better address the needs of older veterans with mental health or age-related dementia challenges. That's thanks to its new geriatric behavioral health unit, which will be used to stabilize patients and allow them to return to their lives whether that's at home, assisted living center or other places of care.

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A group of healthcare professionals is hoping to spread awareness about the seriousness and risks of falling, especially to the aging population. They're making a special presentation in Sheridan this week.

The Wyoming Department of Health is asking for public comment after releasing a draft of the state's first-ever state health assessment, a comprehensive review of health issues impacting Wyoming.

The Mountain West has some of the fastest aging populations in the country, which could have some serious implications for the region's economy.