Do You Enjoy Helping Others?
Please view the linked flyer outlining December training for the East Tennessee Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (to advocate for those residing in long-term care). Please consider this training for yourself and/or distribute this flyer to any who may be interested. See the flier.
Social Security Increases Are Historically Small This Year
For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
How Not to Die
Angelo Volandes's low-tech, high-empathy plan to revolutionize end-of-life care.
Senior Poverty is Much Worse Than You Think
One frequent knock on the official poverty rate is that it generally excluded income from some government programs like food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit, but included income from others, like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Social Security. That means people who, if those benefits were treated as cash, wouldn’t be counted as impoverished, still get counted as such.
Seniors and the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare and helps seniors take charge of their health. The law provides important benefits such as free preventive services, free annual wellness visits, and a 50% discount on prescription drugs for Medicare recipients in the coverage gap known as the "donut hole." You can also work with your doctor to create a personalized prevention plan.