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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

Summer Heat and Senior Dehydration

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...

Continue reading →

Hobbies and Aging Seniors

Upon retirement, or being widowed, life for aging seniors becomes less busy.  In many cases, the change of routine and work-related focus -- or, the attention and care given to spouse who has passed away -- can lead to...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

Seniorities Cable TV: Community Outreach and 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.  Our focus is to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of our senior population. Click on link...

Continue reading →

Oral Cancer Awareness

More than 40,000 Americans every year are diagnosed with oral cancer, with men and women over the age of 50 most at risk (with men twice as likely as women to get the disease). April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month,...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

Full Retirement Age Increases in 2017 – Social Security

Re-posting information from Social Security. It is worth noting...full retirement age is on a gradual increase due to laws enacted 30 years ago. See below... Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor....

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →