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Seniors

Stay safe from COVID-19 scammers

April 24, 2020

BPT While you take care to limit social interactions and wash your hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you also need to take steps to protect your finances and identity. Scammers are now taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to lure victims in with new phishing scams. “We know consumers are managing their…

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Department of Aging offers online COVID-19 Resource Guide for older Pennsylvanians

April 17, 2020

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has launched an online COVID-19 resource guide to help older adults easily find useful information related to their health, safety and well-being.    The guide is housed on the department’s website under “COVID-19 Resource Guide for Older Adults” and provides older adults, their families and caregivers with information…

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Caregiving and COVID-19: Tips for people with vulnerable family members

April 17, 2020

BPT COVID-19 has dramatically shifted daily life for many people around the world. Nobody is immune, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from the coronavirus. To protect vulnerable individuals, many nursing homes or assisted living…

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Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears

April 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A shopper wears gloves upon entering a Stop & Shop supermarket during hours open daily only for seniors Thursday, March 19, 2020, in North Providence, R.I. This week grocery store chains and other retailers began offering special shopping hours for seniors and other groups considered the most vulnerable to the new coronavirus. The…

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AARP urges Congress to take aggressive steps now to protect older Americans against coronavirus crisis

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond in a letter urged Congress to take aggressive next steps to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and work to help older Americans, who are most at risk from coronavirus. LeaMond — who thanked Congress for its earlier bipartisan actions against coronavirus —  wrote,…

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COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians

March 27, 2020

Informational Resources In response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Philadelphia has activated the city’s Emergency Operations Center. Philadelphians can stay informed about the latest information by signing up for text alerts. To do so, text COVIDPHL to 888-777. You can also visit the Department of Health’s regularly updated coronavirus webpage at: …

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Five tips for making the most of your Medicare plan this year

March 19, 2020

BPT Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons? Make it a point to confirm discounts when booking hotel reservations? Secretly (or not so secretly!) love the senior discount at the movie theater? If any of these sound familiar, you probably consider yourself a savvy consumer who likes to make sure…

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Official: White House didn’t want to tell seniors not to fly

March 12, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence, right, along with Florida Sen. Rick Scott, left, and Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks to the media after a meeting with cruise line company leaders to discuss the efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Port Everglades, Saturday March 7, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  (AP…

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Four steps to market-proof your retirement

March 6, 2020

BPT People often underestimate the financial implications that timing can have on retirement. Consider this scenario: You retire confidently with $1 million, but immediately get hit with a huge stock-market decline. “A major mistake I see people make is to assume that their investment returns will be average every year of retirement,” says Daniel M….

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