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Coronavirus shuts down Social Security offices

Coronavirus shuts down Social Security offices

As of March 17, 2020, all local Social Security offices will be closed. Business will be conducted online or over the phone until further notice. For more information, check out the official press release from the Social Security Administration.

With the situation constantly changing and all the misinformation that is being spread, it’s important to make sure the news you’re relying on is coming from a credible source.

The CDC is a great resource and has put together a quick reference page for those at high risk (older adults and those with serious medical conditions).

Some stores, including several grocery stores and dollar stores, have implemented special shopping hours for their older clientele. This allows those at greater risk from COVID-19 to avoid the crowds while still meeting their shopping needs.

Virtual reality travel lets seniors see the world

Virtual reality travel lets seniors see the world

Just because your globetrotting days may be behind you, doesn’t mean you have to stop seeing the world. “Vacationing” by virtual reality is becoming increasing popular in senior communities. Simulated travel can let seniors visit places they never had the chance to travel to, or revisit nostalgic destinations. It’s also a great way to combat… Continue Reading

Best states to live in for older Americans

Best states to live in for older Americans

Where have you always dreamed about spending your golden years. Is it somewhere warm? Somewhere close to family? 24/7 Wall Street analyzed a variety of factors including income, health, education, environment and access to rank the states in order of their attractiveness to the elderly population. According to these analytics, the top 5 states for… Continue Reading

Where do the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on healthcare?

Where do the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on healthcare?

With the elections just around the corner and debate season heating up, a major topic on most people’s mind is healthcare. The Los Angeles Times complied an overview of each Democratic candidate and their position on healthcare. An overview: Former Vice President Joe Biden opposes Medicare for all, while instead supporting an expansion of the… Continue Reading

Top 10 reported scams of 2019

Top 10 reported scams of 2019

For years, the top scam seniors needed to be aware of was the IRS impersonation ploy. But in 2019, the IRS scam fell to number 7 and a different scam took over the top spot – scammers impersonating Social Security employees. This data comes from the Senate Special Committee on Aging’s 2020 “Fraud Book” —… Continue Reading

Cycling Without Age brings bike riding to senior citizens

Cycling Without Age brings bike riding to senior citizens

Getting a bicycle is a rite of passage for most kids. Who doesn’t love to coast down hills and feel the wind in their hair? Cycling Without Age is bringing that same joy to the senior citizen community. The program, started in Denmark and now serving 40 countries worldwide, pairs volunteers pedaling trishaws with senior… Continue Reading

Pass it On campaign takes aim at scammers

Pass it On campaign takes aim at scammers

Just in time for the holidays, the Federal Trade Commission has launched their Pass it On campaign. This campaign aims to give families new ways to talk about scams and how to avoid them. The campaign is based off the idea that sharing what you know can help someone else. Pass it On is a… Continue Reading

Life benefits from…a jigsaw puzzle?

Life benefits from…a jigsaw puzzle?

Jigsaw puzzles are a great winter activity. They’re good for a rainy day stuck inside on vacation. But did you know, puzzling could be giving you a health boost? A recent article in InFluential Magazine highlighted 7 surprising benefits you can reap from jigsaw puzzles. Jigsaw puzzles exercise both sides of your brain at once,… Continue Reading

5 Social Security tips to consider

5 Social Security tips to consider

Claiming Social Security isn’t cut and dry. There are options and the more you know about the program, the more able you’re to take full advantage. The Motley Fool recently released a quick list of tips to help readers determine when to file and how to maximize their benefits. Know your full retirement age. There… Continue Reading