More than half of elderly Mississippians suffer from tooth loss, a rate higher than anywhere else in the country

More than half of elderly Mississippians grapple with severe tooth loss, a rate higher than anywhere else in the country, according to a new report on the oral health of elderly Americans.

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Congress approves Senior $afe Act to protect seniors from financial exploitation and fraud

A bipartisan bill intended to help protect older adults from financial exploitation and fraud is on its way to the president's desk to be signed into law.

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Report finds that current retirees are healthier, wealthier & living longer than any previous generation

There is much about aging that we can't control. But there is much more that we can.
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Inadequate COLAs & rising Medicare premiums make it tough for seniors who rely on Social Security for all of their income

According to the Social Security Administration, more than 3 out of 5 retired workers lean on America's most important social program to provide at least half of their monthly income. What's more, 34% rely on Social Security for practically all of their income (90% to 100%). Suffice it to say, Social Security's guaranteed monthly payout has played a critical role for decades in keeping elderly poverty rates low.

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Despite improvements in the economy, millions of U.S. seniors are still struggling with food insecurity

CHICAGOMay 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America® and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released today The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States

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Recent snapshot of Brevard County, Florida seniors reveal several areas of concern for its vulnerable elderly population

Thousands of them are eligible for food assistance, many are sole providers of care for grandchildren and more than 17,000 of them have Alzheimer's disease.

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Closures of brick & mortar Social Security offices are creating headaches for thousands of U.S. seniors

The Social Security Administration (SSA) and Congress are causing undue hardship for Social Security claimants by closing field offices in mostly urban areas. The most recent casualty is the SSA office in Arlington, VA, scheduled to close its doors on June 21st.

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Alabama Public Service Commission votes to save senior citizens millions on their power bill

In what might seem like Christmas in May for energy consumers, the Alabama Public Service Commission unanimously voted today to save Alabama Power customers $337 million over the next two years.

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Medicare will soon require hospitals to post their prices online & make medical records more readily available to patients

WASHINGTON (AP) Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday.

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Assuming that you don't need supplemental Medicare coverage because you're in good health can be a costly mistake

"I hadn't gone to a doctor in over 40 years! So I didn't think I needed an insurance plan to supplement Medicare when I reached age 65, since I was very healthy." 

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