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Seniors

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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AARP Poll: S.C. Women 50+ plan to Vote in force, health Care a top issue

February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.— A newly released AARP poll finds an overwhelming majority of women voters aged 50 and over in South Carolina plan to turn out in force, with 79% of Democrats definitely planning to vote in the primary next week. The survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, shows that women 50-plus are most concerned about…

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Three questions every senior with diabetes should ask

February 28, 2020

BPT  If you’re a senior with diabetes, you’re not alone. The statistics are eye opening – more than 25% of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. What’s more, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. If…

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Staying socially connected this winter Feb. 21

February 24, 2020

By Keri Lipperini, director, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living Winter is upon us. While some may enjoy the colder climates, others may start withdrawing from activities and disconnecting from family and friends. Those who suffer from seasonal depression will face an even harder battle as they withdraw until springtime…

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Social Security launches new campaign to fight scammers

February 6, 2020

The Social Security Administration has launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people…

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

January 23, 2020

Family Features By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years. As the aging population increases, some 11.3 million seniors are living alone, according to…

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Five Questions to Ask When Planning for Long-Term Care

January 17, 2020

Family Features You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S….

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