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Tips for Seniors to Tackle Their Taxes

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Each year, just about everybody needs to file a tax return. Some people receive refunds and others have to pay taxes. This includes seniors. However, seniors have special considerations from deductions to types of income. In some cases, children are preparing taxes for their aging parents. To make things a little easier, start with these tips for seniors to tackle their taxes.

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Senior Forgetfulness or Dementia, What Is The Difference?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

We all forget things from time to time, even when we have our youthful mind in our corner. However, the ability to retain and recall information does diminish a bit as we age. But although senior forgetfulness is annoying, it generally is not a major cause for concern. Dementia, on the other hand, is an illness that requires medical care. Because it can be hard to distinguish between the two, here are a few things to look out for.

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Asset Assessment For Seniors: More Than Just Who Gets What

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

financial_advisor_seniors-LR.jpgAs your senior loved ones prepare to move on from the daily routine of work, caring for a house and raising a family to downsizing their residence, decluttering and enjoying hobbies and friends full-time, the issue of money, property and other assets will come up for discussion. Few things divide a family faster than disagreements over a loved one's estate and valuables. While your senior is moving from one life phase to the next, here are a few asset aspects to consider:

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3 Great Resolutions for Seniors to Make in 2018

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgRinging in the New Year creates a clean slate to take control of our lives and think about what we'd like to change. Whether the change is huge or tiny, these goals can improve seniors' lives and bring a terrific peace of mind. Let's take a look at some great resolutions seniors can commit to making in 2018.

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Senior TV Time: Is It Harmful?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors have worked most of their lives and have been busy raising families. It's now their time to relax and do what they please, however, some of these "relaxing" activities such as spending too much time sitting on the couch and watching TV can lead to detrimental results.

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5 Senior-Friendly Kitchen Items

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Many seniors are aging-in-place, maintaining their independence by making a few changes to the home or in the home.To that end, here are 5 items that can make things a lot easier in the kitchen.

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Try this Fantastic Sugar-free Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The holidays are right around the corner! And while this is a lot of people's favorite time of year, all of the extremely good food can cause problems for some seniors--especially those of us who suffer from diabetes. All of the extra sugar in many of these overly rich entrees and desserts make them almost impossible for the diabetic to enjoy. We want you all to be able to enjoy the wonderful meals as much as anyone else this season, so we're going to issue a few healthier recipes to use around the Thanksgiving table this year. Here's a fantastic one that we have tried for a diabetic pumpkin pie! 

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Re-Imagining Multi-Generational Housing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

We all grew up, eager for the day we could move out on our own, and have our independence. Some of us even wanted to move to big cities (or to the country, if we were from a big city), to start really fresh. However, in today's housing market, more and more people are looking for multi-generational housing solutions. Part of that is because of the cost of housing, and the stagnation of wages. Part of it is that millennials are dealing with increased debt from school, and their grandparents are getting to a point where living on their own isn't as feasible as it once was.

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The Rise In the Senior Population

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The senior population in the United States is growing at a phenomenal rate which will see a national swell in the aging community over the next few decades. Research suggests that the population over the age of 50 will increase to 132 million by the tear 2030, with most of this growth in those over 65. In fact, projections suggest that the number of people between the ages of 65 and 74 will increase from 21.7 million in 2010 to 38.6 million in 2030.

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Helpful Tips To Keep Your Elderly Parent Safe

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Dealing with wandering? Whether you've lived through the singularly frightening experience of an elderly parent with worsening Alzheimer's disease wander off, or heard a related story on the news as a Silver Alert is broadcast, statistics from the Alzheimer's Association are staggering. As many as 60% of people afflicted with Alzheimer's will wander at some point.  Also know as "elopement", the rising incidence of wandering among the elderly make this a high-priority concern for caregivers.  

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