Seniorities — big Rotary fund-raiser in April

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 current events, and upcoming activities available through the Senior Center. Our...

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Tax Tidbits for Caregivers

It's tax time again...if you’re a caregiver for an aging parent or senior, the new tax law signed in December 2017 includes changes that can affect you as a taxpayer. See below questions and answers for tax rules affecting caregivers... 1....

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Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Keeping track of your health, and/or monitoring your elderly parents, is important for all of us. How many elders do you know who ignored "signs" until pushed to a medical intervention? As a follow-up to last week, there are...

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Risks Associated with Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer, more commonly called colon cancer, is cancer that begins in the colon (large intestine) or rectum (anus). Of the types of cancer that affect both men and women, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths...

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Retirement and Senior Health

Re-posting a timely article on aging, senior health, retirement, and social security. Complex issues, certainly. And research is now showing that while we may be living longer, we may not be healthier...which continues to burden household finances...

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Changes Due to Aging Come Quickly

Changes in behavior and personality can happen quickly for the elderly. Certainly, change may happen slowly and subtly. And, many times behavioral change is not noteworthy, or rather it is brushed off and excused. We all...

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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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From Hospital to Home: Benefits of Home Care

One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care.   Readmission, in many...

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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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Care Services Still Lacking for Veterans

Defining necessary health care for veterans can be almost impossible.  Everyone has unique needs. They might be young but have mental and emotional scars from their time overseas, or they could be older and have health care needs related...

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