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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Massachusetts ranked as healthiest state in the nation for older adults

Boston - Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation for older adults, according to the recently released 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report. This is the fourth year the comprehensive analysis of senior population health was published by the United Health Foundation. Last year Massachusetts was ranked sixth.

A passion for helping through photography

Photographer Beth Oram frequently offers her services to local animal rescue organizations to help promote the valuable work they do. She took the charming...

Adding additional security to protect what’s important to you

Social Security continues to evaluate and improve how we protect what’s important to you. We take this responsibility seriously, and we have a robust cybersecurity program in place to help protect the personal information you entrust to us. Adding additional security measures to safeguard your personal information — but making them easy to use — is a vital part of keeping you safe and secure.

Age-friendly communities spreading throughout Massachusetts

How age-friendly is your community? Age-friendly communities are places where people of all ages and abilities have affordable and accessible housing choices, as well as public buildings, retail and services, parks, and streets that meet their needs to stay safe and comfortable in both their homes and neighborhoods.

Elder Abuse is a social pandemic, according to lawmakers

ctor Mickey Rooney told Congress, March 2, that he was left powerless by a family member who took and misused his money. “I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated,” Rooney told a special Senate committee considering legislation to curb abuses of senior citizens. “But above all, when a man feels helpless, it’s terrible.”

Social Security announces 2.0 percent benefit increase for 2018

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, according to a press release from the Social Security Administration announced today.

Exploring possible housing options for your next stage in life

Is it time for your next chapter in life? Are you an empty nester, retired, need assistance or moving on to a new stage in your life and wondering what different types of housing you should consider? Whether you are downsizing, trying to determine if you can afford to stay in your current home, or need to learn more about support services, to help get you started here is a general overview of some of the available housing options for elders.

Medicare, Social Security living on borrowed time

WASHINGTON  — Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending,...

Surviving heart surgery complication with healthy attitude

No one was more surprised than Diane Thaler of Stoughton when she suffered a massive heart attack. She had no heart disease risk factors, so some people might speculate that its occurrence was due to the ill-fated date: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. “Everybody was totally shocked because I ate well, exercised, wasn’t overweight, wasn’t diabetic and didn’t have high blood pressure,” said Thaler, now age 68. “It was quite a surprise to everyone – most of all, to me.”

Protect against health care fraud

Scam artists have hit the streets, airwaves and phone lines trying to take advantage of any confusion around the new health care reform law. ...