Medicare Enrollment – What to Think About

Medicare’s open enrollment season will close on December 7th. You still have time to make several changes. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage; you can shift from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare; you can trade...

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Seniorities and Etrusco Associates – medical equipment exchange

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. This week's guest, Ed...

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Fraud Advisory Issued from Social Security

For immediate release... The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) national customer service phone number. SSA has received numerous reports of...

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Seniorities – Transportation and GATRA

Co-host, “Seniorities” As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a regular cable tv program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss issues related to senior and public transportation...

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Last Minute Tax Tips

We're almost done with tax season! Below some last minute tips on various real situations for consideration. -- Are social security benefits taxed and how is that determined? The answer is...sometimes. First of all, some taxation of social...

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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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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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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...

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Seniorities Cable TV Program: Social Services

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 overview social services and resources available to community seniors.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4AkRQV2hKI

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