4 Halloween Safety Tips for Our Elderly Americans

Halloween is just around the corner and it is certainly a fun time for kids, families and even our older Americans.  There is always something special about Halloween night when everyone enjoys getting in on all of the fun.  Nobody wants to miss out on seeing the frightening costumes that children are wearing from skeletons, to witches to Frankenstein, but seniors need to be vigilant and smart during the evening.

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Shop Around and Save During Medicare Open Enrollment

Starting October 15th, many senior citizens will have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare plan.  Will you be one of them?  If not, why? The Medicare Open Enrollment period will begin October 15th and end December 7th.  Every year during this time, Medicare beneficiaries have the chance to review their Medicare coverage, premium and deductible and make significant changes if necessary.  This could be the perfect time to find out if you can save a little money.

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55% of those 50 and older getting news from social media

Who says senior citizens can't keep up in the fast paced tech world we live in?  Apparently, our older Americans have decided to get tech savvy or get left behind.  In a recent Pew Research Center study published in McKnight's Senior Living, a majority of senior citizens are now getting their news from social media. 

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New Medicare cards set to roll out April 2018

In one of our recent blog posts, we wrote about the Equifax data breach that affected millions of seniors  and as you would imagine, our aging population is extremely concerned about their security.

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Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

With the recent data breach at Equifax, we are reminded how important it is to always take extra care of our sensitive information.

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Hurricane season requires proper planning

During this time of year, we have the opportunity to enjoy the cooler temperatures outdoors, cooking out, watching football games and parades. With the pleasant weather conditions, we also have to prepare for the brutal hurricane season.

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Health Savings Accounts gaining in popularity

Over the last several years, Health Savings Accounts are gaining in popularity as an attractive tax advantage savings vehicle to help with retirement. A health savings account is used in conjunction with a high deductible health insurance policy that allows users to save their money tax free against medical expenses.

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Opioid epidemic hits our aging population hard

With the blink of an eye, the quiet opioid epidemic has made its way into the lives of our senior population and, according to statistics, we have a major crisis on our hands.  As you may recall in a previous blog post, we wrote about prescription drug abuse of our senior citizens as one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States in a previous blog post, but sadly, it appears the nationwide problem continues to get worse.  

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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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