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September is Healthy Aging Month

By Rachael Savoie, Office Manager September is Healthy Aging Month! Healthy Aging Month was first introduced about two decades ago when baby boomers were about to turn 50. Healthy Aging Month is centered around adults ages 45-plus, to provide information and practical ideas to help improve physical, mental, social, and financial well-being. The creator of September is Healthy Aging Month is Carolyn Worthington. She is also the … Continue reading September is Healthy Aging Month

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Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them

Via Governing.com BY J.B. WOGAN | AUGUST 31, 2017 More than half (three out of five) of the seniors who qualify for food stamps don’t get them. They either don’t know they’re eligible, feel too embarrassed to sign up or face transportation barriers getting to the enrollment office, say anti-hunger advocates. Read the full article. Continue reading Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them

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Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Many of us hope that when we are older, we are surrounded by those who love us and care for us. We also hope to live in a safe, warm, and comfortable place to call home. We look forward to having loved ones come to visit and to keep us company. Even though this goal doesn’t seem difficult to achieve, … Continue reading Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

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3 Things That Undermine Social Security Benefits

Via US News Money By Rebecca Lake Social Security is an important part of the retirement picture for millions of Americans, both young and old. According to a recent Gallup poll, 25 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 and 43 percent of those ages 50 to 64 expect Social Security to be a major source of retirement income. Read the full article Continue reading 3 Things That Undermine Social Security Benefits

Resources: New DOJ Interactive Map and Limited English Proficiency Visualization

By Darling Garcia, J.D., L.L.M., Director of Community Services The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has a new Language Map App that can help you determine the number of Limited English Proficient individuals in your state. The map can provide detail data from county, municipality, and which languages individuals speak. The interactive Language App Map provides a breakdown by state and it is fairly user friendly. … Continue reading Resources: New DOJ Interactive Map and Limited English Proficiency Visualization

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Dallas police and fire pension sues for millions in fees over bad investment advice

Via WFAA By Jason Trahan he Dallas Police and Fire Pension system has filed a lawsuit against its former financial consultants and an attorney alleging they all failed to sound alarms about the fund’s risky real estate investments. The suit seeks to recover millions in fees paid to the Townsend Group, based in Ohio, and two of its principals, Richard Brown, of Colorado, and Martin Rosenberg, … Continue reading Dallas police and fire pension sues for millions in fees over bad investment advice