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Month: February 2020

Hearing Loss

Feb 28, 2020 Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. The ripple…
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Distraction-Free Driving

Feb 21, 2020 This Sunday, February 23, 2020, a new law becomes effective in Massachusetts.  The hands-free driving law prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile telephones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. Penalties for breaking this law will include up to a $500 fine, mandatory attendance at…
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Medicare Savings Programs / MassHealth Buy-In

Feb 15, 2020 Working in an aging services agency, I hear stories quite often of seniors who are having to make horrible choices—should they buy their medication or groceries? Should they pay their utility bill or their Medicare premium?  Too many people simply do not have adequate assets and/or income to cover these necessary expenses.…
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Valentine’s Day Supports Meals on Wheels

Feb 7, 2020 Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday.  For children, it is a fun day to bring cute cards and treats to friends at school.  For young lovers, it can be a day to celebrate romance.  For many of us, it’s a day to find a surprise chocolate on your desk from a co-worker…
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Nursing Home Advocacy

Jan 31, 2020 A few years ago, I heard a story on the news about a long term care facility that was located on a busy road without sidewalks. Residents wishing to walk in the surrounding neighborhood risked walking alongside traffic. The situation resulted in one resident being hit by a car. That resident reached…
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