Living/Aging

Inspiring quotes for Older Americans Month

As we enter Older Americans Month, what do famous artists, activists and authors thought as they contemplated age?  Here’s a quick look: “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”  ~ Frank Lloyd Wright   “Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet…

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Best Websites for Playing Online Games

Videogames aren’t just for kids. In fact, as you age, playing certain games can help you cognitively and, according to new research, might even improve your mood and sense of well-being.  So we looked for games that you can play online for free without having to download any software. We found several good ones on…

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Scam-Alert

Is it time to get a Background Check?

Background checks aren’t just for gun owners. Scamsters abound, online and offline, and it’s difficult to measure the impact because victims are too embarrassed to go to the authorities. Professional scammers will use personal information that they have obtained to gain the victim’s trust, or present themselves  with a completely fake personal or professional history.…

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FTC says Taxtime is scamtime

They’re at it again… tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money. In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund deposited into your bank account. The thieves then contact you, often by phone, and — posing as the IRS or debt collectors for the IRS…

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My relatives fell for this new scam. Will you?

By Ismat Mangla I recently learned about a nasty new scam making the rounds while visiting older relatives in Michigan during the holidays. Last October, my family members received a phone call from a company dubbed Utility Savings Expert, whose website (utilitysavingsexpert.net) features the tagline We are here to help you, but omits the second half…

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Are you pushing away your adult children?

(This article previously appeared on Grandparents.com) Ask parents their biggest concerns about their relationships with their adult kids, and many will tell you: not enough time together, not enough regular communication, not feeling needed or wanted unless the kids NEED something and not understanding why they aren’t closer. Barring a child’s serious issues, like substance abuse…

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Medicaid Work Requirements Update

The Trump Administration recently announced that it will allow states to require Medicaid recipients to work, take job training, or do community service to stay eligible for the program. To date, ten states have asked to make this change, and the administration has given the greenlight to the first—Kentucky. What will the requirement mean for older adults,…

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Good news about bad pain

If your back, knees or neck persistently act up, you may be one of the 100 million people in the U.S. affected by chronic pain. It’s defined as pain that persists longer than 12 weeks…and you may be way too familiar with how your doctor greets you when figuring out what to do about it—asking you,…

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Don’t Let Someone Steal Your Heart . . . And Your Money

You meet a new sweetheart online through social media or on a dating website. Quickly he or she professes their love for you and prefers to communicate through email or phone calls. They’re from the U.S, but happen to be traveling, in the military or working abroad — too far away to meet in person.…

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