How do I start planning my move?

As you begin to prepare for your move to a senior living community, there are several ways to make this a smoother transition for you and your family. One thing is certain – it’s never too early to start the downsizing process. If you’re moving from a home to an independent living apartment or assisted living space, it’s likely you

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Anything Can Be Found on USA.GOV

Happy Senior Couple Packing Carboard Boxes

So that may be a little bit of a stretch – I’m not sure my mom’s chocolate chip recipe is on there.  Nor is the video of my granddaughter’s kindergarten school play.  But nearly everything else is truly there. A public clearinghouse of information, this website searches federal, state and local government websites to bring you official information on a

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The Power of Touch

Hands Held Over Senior Woman's Heart

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results. With a simple touch, we can express love, support, gratitude, sympathy, and trust. A simple gesture of holding hands, patting shoulders and giving hugs can make all the difference in the world.  Sight can

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Making Good Diet Choices

Healthy Food Spread

With all the diet and nutritional ads in the media these days, it’s difficult to know just exactly what you should and should not be eating to stay healthy.  Lining the grocery shelves are labels screaming gluten free, diary free, nut free, soy free, grain free …  all touting their individual benefits.  Just how do you decide what is right

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Finding New Hobbies

Any parent of a child who is stuck indoors during a rainy day knows the continual complaint “what’s there to do!” For those of us who enjoy crafty hobbies, we are equally as familiar with the pleads from our family and friends – “please, no more doilies!”  While the joy of exploring our hobbies can sometimes last a lifetime, there

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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Independent Senior housing

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can

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FBI Tips For Protecting Against 3 Popular Senior Scams

Senior Man Holding Piggy Bank Away From Reaching Hands

Senior scams are too common A terrible fact is that seniors get scammed out of $36 billion each year. Even worse, most of this money can never be recovered. Fraudsters are ruining lives by stealing hard-earned savings. Being aware of popular senior scams helps you protect your older adult from losing money to thieves. Since stolen money isn’t likely to be recovered,

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When is The Tax Man Not the Tax Man?

Cartoon Of Senior Woman On Phone with Scammer

Imagine this. You have just come home from the park with your grandkids. As your 3-year-old granddaughter plays on the floor with her toys and your 8-year-old grandson reads at the table, you receive a phone call. Your heart skips a beat when you hear who is on the other end of the line. It’s the IRS and they are

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Fraud Against Seniors

Cartoon Drawing of Men in Suits Carrying Red Dollar Sign Coins in Wheelbarrows Away from a Large Sack of Money

The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons: Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of which make them attractive to con artists. People

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Avoid Scams at Tax Time

Senior Couple Looking at Clip Board and Speaking With Tax Professional

As April approaches, many think of spring in bloom, April showers, and maybe even Opening Day for baseball season, but there’s no denying it and no avoiding it, tax time is here as well. For some, April can be a time of frustration and even fear, especially if the documents necessary for tax filing are disorganized, misplaced, or simply missing.

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