Category Archives: Retirement/Senior Services

Retirement Issues; Medicare, Social Security, Senior Centers, other services available to older adults.

Were You Born in 1952? A Complete Guide to Enrolling in Medicare

My Medicare Matters from the National Council on Aging offers this helpful guide to Medicare enrollment. Visit their website for more useful information.    

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Senior Hunger and the National Council on Aging SNAP Fact Sheet

Over 4 million low-income adults over age 60 rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stay healthy and make ends meet. On average, they receive $108 per month to help put food on the table. Click here to … Continue reading

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It’s Time Again to Compare Medicare Plans

Each year, you have a chance to make changes to your Medicare/Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug coverage for the following year. There are 2 separate enrollment periods: Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage: October 15–December … Continue reading

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Continuing Education at a Reduced Cost for Seniors

Have you ever want to continue — or begin — a program of higher education? Many colleges and universities offer reduced tuition for older people. Here is a wonderful opportunity, presented thanks to a tip from “Experience Talks” host/producer, Dr. Connie … Continue reading

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Get Your Benefits Check Up

Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how … Continue reading

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How One Community in Massachusetts Is Preparing for a “Major Demographic Shift”

From a local newspaper article entitled, Gray Days: Brockton area prepares for an aging population:  “David Stevens, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging, estimates that by December, the number of adults age 60 and older will be … Continue reading

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Common Scams and Frauds That Target Older People

Older people are often targeted by con artists who try to scam them using a variety of approaches, from hard-selling fake investment opportunities to posing as representatives from the IRS in order to get personal identity information like a Social … Continue reading

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Stories for Change: The Gift of Caring – Live Seminar and Workshop

Experience Talks host Dr. Connie Corley will be co-hosting this event: STORIES FOR CHANGE: “The Gift of Caring” Live Seminar and Workshop Event WHEN: Saturday June 11th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHERE: MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund), … Continue reading

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The Hatton Garden Heist

This is not a retirement plan that we advocate! London, 2015: “The police and public gasped at the audacity of the Great Hatton Garden heist of 2015, where millions in cash and jewels were taken from an underground vault in … Continue reading

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Staying Informed about Medicare and Social Security

  Have you been affected by the rising costs of prescription drugs? That is just one of many issues affecting older people that are being discussed during this election year. If you are concerned about how the candidates plan to … Continue reading

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