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Hudson resident participates in Jimmy Fund Walk for 21st year

Kevin Blanchard Photo/Dakota Antelman By Dakota Antelman Hudson – Every fall for the past 21 years, Hudson native Kevin Blanchard has walked from Hopkinton to Boston...

Resources for older workers

Are you an older worker looking for a new job or an opportunity to try something new? Are you concerned that employers won’t be interested in someone 50+? Take heart: An AARP study released in 2015 debunked myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productivity advantages that can make them a critical component of a successful business.

Gridlock could benefit programs for America’s aging

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON — Gridlock, as much as it’s derided, may be the best outcome for the elderly, health care providers and poor people in...

Organization says ‘Retirement age’ may become a thing of the past

Region - The labor participation rate of older Americans is increasing for a variety of reasons. The National Council on Aging  reports that one in five...

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a...

Social Security would fund mid-life education, suggests author

With nearly 10,000 people a day turning 60 and the widespread fear they’ll eventually bankrupt Social Security, at times it can feel the United States is inevitably headed for a battle between young and old over how federal government dollars are spent.

Social Security fund will be drained by 2037

This year alone, Social Security is projected to collect $45 billion less in payroll taxes than it pays out in retirement, disability and survivor benefits, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

Trade-offs in raising Medicare eligibility age

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
 WASHINGTON — Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the...

One Care Plan slated to start in two months

The Patrick Administration announced on July 16 that three managed care health plans had passed their “readiness review” and now have signed contracts to...

Obama Social Security proposal panned in Mass.

BOSTON — Republicans and Democrats in Massachusetts are faulting President Barack Obama for proposing changes that would trim Social Security and Medicare benefits. The changes, included...