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“CCRC” Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Driving through Rockwood Forest Estates, you wouldn’t think it was anything more than a slightly upscale suburb, says resident Elizabeth Hulteng. This neighborhood of roughly 150 homes, lush with landscaped gardens, pine forest, and protected wetlands, is part of Rockwood South, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or “life plan community” in Spokane, Washington. Continuing […]

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Medicare Enrollment Guide 2018-2019 Medicare Enrollment Dates & State Eligibility

Save the Date: The Medicare Open Enrollment Period starts on October 15, 2018 and the deadline is December 7, 2018. Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing. If you are currently eligible for Medicare or are nearing the age of Medicare eligibility, it’s important to get a better understanding of how to navigate some of […]

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The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age. By Madeline R. Vann, MPH Medically Reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Take steps now to ensure a healthful future. Getty Images Key Takeaways Exercising and eating […]

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The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

As we age, we strive to keep the independence we gained throughout our lives. This is no easy task. Bodies become worn and weakening from years of use. Our brains are full of a lifetime of experiences and information, causing our cognitive functions to slow. Illness and injury, be it temporary or terminal, seem to […]

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5 Ways to Stay Safe on Social Media

Your data could be at risk — here’s how to protect it by Sid Kirchheimer, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2016 ISTOCK “Phishing” scams have more than doubled in the past year. Fifty-plus and on Facebook? You’re in great company—64 percent of online adults ages 50 to 64 use Facebook, as do almost half of those 65 […]

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