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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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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Seniorities TV: Transportation Services for Seniors

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 Transportation services - locally, and for scheduled medical appointments -...

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Most Frequent Infections in Elderly

As our aging adult population continues to grow older, all become prone to various common infections. Due to changes in metabolism, chemical balances, vitamin deficiencies, and changes in immune system, the aging process can expose seniors to infections. The more awareness...

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Work, Retirement, and Social Security

Thinking about funding retirement years? Seniors need to understand their resources and options. See additional information from the Social Security Administration regarding benefits, your eligible age, and your ability to be patient... ****************************************************************** You may start receiving Social Security benefits as...

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January Resolutions

Are you still continuing with your new year's resolutions? According to an article in the Journal of Psychology, about 50 percent of Americans make resolutions at this time of year in areas of health (lose weight, exercise more, stop...

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Observe Elders in Need of Help

Have you noticed your elderly parents needing household assistance? During this holiday season, be observant when visiting elderly family. If you notice a problem in one area, for example: stale food in the refrigerator...this might also be indicative of other...

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Slight 2017 Increase in Supplemental Security Income

Re-post from Social Security newsletter... Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will see a slight increase in 2017. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based...

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Veteran Benefits with Social Security

In honor of Veterans Day, I am re-posting a memo from the Social Security Administration... Every Veterans Day, the nation honors the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we cherish. Social...

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Cost of Living Adjustment 2017 is Miniscule

Breaking news on next year's cost of living adjustment for seniors. Re-posted from AARP... Benefits for more than 60 million Social Security recipients will go up next year by a mere 0.3 percent, the Social Security Administration announced Tuesday. This is...

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