Social Security Bumps Up in 2018

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...

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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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Plan Ahead to Remain at Home

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,...

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Misunderstanding Medicare

Many retirees and aging seniors mistakenly believe that Medicare covers long-term care.  But, it does not. Assuming you are in line for "free" assistance related to medical & health concerns can have truly dire consequences.  Those seniors who have counted...

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Scituate Council on Aging:  Open Enrollment Information for Medicare Open enrollment for Medicare is advisable for all seniors.  Please do so before middle of December.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhKIuOQ2Mvk&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

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Seniorities Cable TV: Senior Center Site Options

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 the four site locations under consideration for a new Senior...

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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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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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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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