Seniorities TV: COA Activities

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss activities and events available through the Senior Center, with staffer...

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November — Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Communities and organizations throughout the country observe National Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. November also means it's Thanksgiving time. Living with diabetes can be challenging...

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Cost of Long Term Care for Seniors

Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year.  The average...

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Resources to Assist Complications of Family Caregiving

Learning strategies for coping with aging behaviors is important.  External resources, combined with enhanced understanding for your elderly parents will increase the likelihood that the time you spend with your parents will be meaningful, appreciated, and peaceful. But you can't...

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Medicaid Continues to Expand: Good or Bad?

Re-posting an article summary...Medicaid spending is something we should be thinking about! Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through...

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Family Complications with Caregiving

Our elderly parents are living longer than ever — and yet, they're not necessarily in good health during those "bonus years." Modern medicine, and healthier lifestyles have had a positive effect on longer aging. But this reality has meant that,...

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Pain Awareness and Opioid Addiction

Now is a good time to discuss a problem that effects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined - pain awareness and opioid addiction. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and...

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Medigap Insurance in Retirement

When people consider retirement, health care planning becomes a higher priority and comes with certain areas of confusion. One of these is Medicare, a valuable source of health insurance for people 65 and older. Making the change in policy coverage,...

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Heat Awareness for Elderly

The summer season is upon us.  But the heat and humidity, welcomed by many beach goers and families, can be a difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers...

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Medicare Coverage for Seniors is Limited

I am re-publishing the following blog post. Not only because many seniors need to understand the limitations of Medicare, but also because I have, at times too often to count, encountered the same mis-understanding from the elderly parents when...

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