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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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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