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Advice for Those Aging Alone

Aging is tough, and when you’re doing it on your own, challenges seem to multiply. Aging alone is sometimes a choice, but for others it can be the result of divorce or widowhood. Regardless of the causes, there are strategies

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Give the Gift of a Helping Hand to a Senior in 2019

As 2019 comes around, many of us are making plans and resolutions for the New Year. While most people look to do something that involves self-improvement, like losing weight, others may want to turn outward and resolve to help others.

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What’s Changing in Social Security in 2019?

Everyone knows how important Social Security can be for senior citizens and retirees. According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Social Security provides benefits for 15 million retireeswho would otherwise be living below the poverty line. Changes to

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Getting Through the Holiday Season for Seniors

  The holiday season is stressful for many people – young adults, parents, family. It can also be a tough time of year for grandparents and other senior citizens. Even for folks looking forward to the memories that will be

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Does Your Senior Have an Aging in Place Plan?

If you are a senior citizen or are caring for one, then you may have heard of a new term called “Aging in Place.” Also sometimes referred to as an Aging in Place Plan, the term simply means that a

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Making Staying Home Safe for Your Mom or Dad

We all tend to think of our parents as being strong, able, and capable of taking care of themselves forever. Unfortunately, as our parents age, they develop issues that need to be addressed; one of the biggest concerns is their

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Worried About Alzheimer’s? Look for These Signs

  Alzheimer’s Disease is an insidious disease that can hurt not just the person afflicted but also friends and family who are impacted as the disease progresses.  Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, it is still possible

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How Seniors Can Most Benefit from Their Annual Doctor Visit

In 2011, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part B recipients were guaranteed a physical exam every year.  The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is meant to help senior citizens maintain their quality of life and look at

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Is Your Home Secure? A Checklist for Seniors

There’s an old adage that a person’s home is their castle.  Well, we only wish that our homes today were as secure as some of those medieval buildings. No, we aren’t suggesting you install giant walls or motes to keep out

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Looking Into Assisted Living? Weighing the Options.

  Speaking with a loved one about moving into an assisted living home is a significant decision that confronts many Americans with elderly parents. Seniors may view this change of life as a loss of independence and a downturn in

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