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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Social Security and Women

Re-posting important information and a reminder for women regarding Social Security benefits... Social Security plays an especially important role in providing economic security for women. In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn...

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Seniors Can Prepare to Age at Home

Re-posting a blog which sights a few easy tips to improve elder home safety... A few simple changes around the home can make it much easier for older adults to live independently for longer. -- Handrails: Installing a ramp to...

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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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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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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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