Older Driver Safety Week

Back in 2009, the American Occupational Association rolled out an initiative called Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in an effort to promote safe driving for our elderly population. This week, the AOTA is working hard to promote safe driving for our seniors through a week long campaign.  

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American Senior Alliance's Executive Director, Conwell Hooper issued this statement regarding an ethics complaint filed against Constitution Revision Commissioner, Brecht Heuchan

"There is legitimate room for discussion about what belongs in the Constitution and what doesn’t, and which regulations are right for nursing homes and which aren’t. But there is no place in the constitutional review process for special interest proposals designed to boost the bottom line of one law firm. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Brecht Heuchan, an appointed member of the Constitution Revision Commission, is trying to foist on the people of Florida. It’s a clear conflict of interest, and that is why today I filed a formal ethics complaint against him.

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November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Find a way to make life easier for the 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's

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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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