Social Security recipients will be getting a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2018, the biggest increase since 2012. But it won’t be enough to keep pace with the rising costs affecting millions of older consumers who depend on...
Just saw this article earlier today, and felt it should be re-posted... As more Americans reach retirement age, there are plenty of financial experts and consultants urging these men and women to plan better for those years. With 401(k)s, investments,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections. Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated. Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...
Do you know a man in your life who seems depressed, and doesn't have a reason to get up and get going to start the day? Men are viewed as more goal-oriented than women...but research also shows a much higher...
Is your mother at home taking care of your father? Or vice-versa? Is she anchored to the home for fear of leaving your father alone? Is she living alone as a widowed spouse, and beginning to need some help...
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. Our focus is to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of our senior population. Click on link...