Would a property tax freeze help your budget?

As costs for medications, groceries and gas continue to rise, senior citizens struggle to try to balance their limited budgets. The pressure of trying to manage finances seems like a tall order for our fixed income elders, especially when the slightest hiccup could wreck their whole budget.

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Remember to Say Thank You on National Senior Citizens Day

On August 19th, 1988 President Ronald Reagan recognized our senior citizens by issuing a proclamation making August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day. Every year we celebrate the life of our senior citizens and show our appreciation for all they have done for the United States of America and our communities. Character, integrity and pride seem to be waning in our country, but our older Americans continue to show their utmost respect for family, community and faith. For that, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our seniors, especially for their unwavering commitment to making America a better place to live.

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Hot weather is here. Seniors need to pay attention to the conditions!

The hot summer months are here and our elderly population should be wary of the sky rocketing temperatures.

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Caring for the Caregiver and Their Feet

If you are one of the fortunate ones who have had the pleasure of caring for a loved one, the time together is priceless, but the stress on the body seems to take a toll especially on your feet.

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Will Trump Lower Prescription Drug Prices?

In a January 2017 White House briefing, President Trump said drug makers were charging too much and promised to deliver better bargains for government health programs.

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Caregiving Can Provide Meaningful Tax Deductions

If you have been caring for an older adult, Uncle Sam provides some tax relief by allowing for tax deductions.

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Prescription Drug Addictions Attack Seniors too

The prescription drug epidemic is a national health problem and studies show it's a rapidly growing challenge for our elderly population too. Prescription drug abuse occurs when a person takes medication that wasn't prescribed for them or they simply use the medication in a way that wasn't recommended by their physician. On many occasions, the patient may take more medication than required or mix it with alcohol or other medications which can lead to major problems.

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Health Information Technology Lags in Rural Nursing Homes

A recent study by the University of Missouri showed our rural nursing homes lag behind urban nursing homes significantly with information technology. With rural areas struggling with their IT, our most vulnerable senior citizens could suffer from reduced care in those markets.

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World's Largest Safety Recall Continues to Expand

Most senior citizens consider ourselves relatively confident when we are driving and obeying all the rules of the road, so confident that if we were involved in a minor accident, we believe we would somehow be ok. However, that way of thinking no longer exists as the Takata airbag recall continues to unfold.

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How to Get the Most Out of Medicare

It pays big dividends to study your Medicare plan in order to maximize the benefits available to you. With our healthcare costs continuing to spiral out of control, it is important to ensure you are getting the most for your money by securing those benefits that are available.

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