Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare have worked side by side for decades. Both programs have improved the quality of life for millions of older Americans. Social Security reaches almost every family and, at some point, touches the lives of nearly...

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Cost of Living Benefits to Increase in 2019

The Social Security Administration announced that benefits will increase by 2.8% in 2019. That is the largest cost-of-living adjustment since 2012. The estimated average monthly Social Security benefit payable in January 2019 will increase from $1,422 in 2018 to $1,461....

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Seniorities and guest, Emmett Schmarsow from MA Elder Affairs

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this week,...

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Vaccines and Seniors

One of the greatest scientific innovations for the human race is the invention of vaccinations. Vaccines have essentially eradicated deadly diseases such as smallpox and polio (almost), each of which had devastating effects worldwide at one time. The importance of...

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Seniorities — Scituate Education Foundation

Co-host, “Seniorities”, a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this week,...

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Signs that Elderly Parents Need Help

Whether you live nearby and visit often, or faraway and occasionally visit, there are signals to alert you to aging issues with elderly parents. Stay observant for any of the following: -- Out-of-character behavior. Have your elderly parents started skipping...

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Dangers of Heat Stroke for Seniors

Hot weather can be dangerous for anyone, but seniors are more likely to be affected by heat than other adults. In fact, a recent study found that of all the heat-related fatalities in the United States, 40% were among...

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Elderly at Risk with Summer Temperatures

Results from a recent health study, conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, found that even a 1 degree Celsius increase, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, in temperature during the summer can increase death rates for elderly people who...

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