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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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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Caring for Our Veterans

Caring for veterans, both young and old, has been a big concern in recent years. People returning from war, whether now or in the past, require and deserve special care and consideration, and the measures in place currently to...

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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...

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Women: Heart Attack Recognition

Research on heart attacks has uncovered differing causes and risk factors between men and women. Symptoms, treatments, and cardiovascular conditions can be quite different for female patients. Surveys have shown that many women do not fully understand their risk of...

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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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Honoring Our Service Members

Timely re-post from the Social Security Administration as we approach Memorial Day... "Traditionally, on Memorial Day we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The unexpected loss of a service member is a difficult experience for the...

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“Informed Aging & Your Future” Nov. 6th

Location: Hingham Council on Aging, 224 Central St., Hingham, MA 02043 Date: 11am - 2pm, Friday, November 6th, 2015. Event: "4th Annual...Informed Aging & Your Future” seminar will feature a panel of 8 elder specialists representing industries that cater to and...

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Veteran Affairs: Accelerating Care Options

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, Eric Shinseki, directed Veterans Health Administration (VHA) leadership to personally review their processes to ensure the VA is doing everything possible to schedule Veterans for their appointments. ...

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