Planning of moving out of state? Check on the tax structure of the state to which you are planning on moving before you make the move. This is important for seniors who live on a fixed income. You can get this information at https://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-by
Isolation is something seniors should avoid in retirement. Here are 14 ways to avoid Isolation. http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation-8-14-2014/
There are dangers to seniors from always eating alone. Here are a few:
How to Prepare today for your senior years for aging in place.
How to Avoid Falls at Home. http://www.n4a.org/files/PreventingFalls.pdf
And here are some more tips on avoiding falling in the home.
Exercise and physical Activity—everyday guide from National Institute on Aging
Lots of Helping Hands is a great resource in times of need. Their site has a wonderful list of Support Groups and Organizations that you might find helpful.
Caregiving, from either the provider or receiver viewpoint is an important senior issue. Learn more on this issue at this site. Caregiver.com.
There is a good Family Caregiver Handbook for finding elder care resources in Massachusetts at this site http://web.mit.edu/workplacecenter/hndbk
Circuit Breaker Tax break for Seniors. If you are collecting a state or federal pension, the pension is factored in for income to be eligible for this benefit.
You can file for this benefit even if you do not pay any state tax or have any withdrawn for you in a tax year. You must however file the tax form to get the benefit.
If you are learning about this for the first time you can file for it up to three previous years in back taxes depending what time in the calendar year you file.
For complete information on this benefit go to the Mass. Dept. of Revenue site.
Planning of moving out of state? Check on the tax structure of the state to which you are planning on moving before you make the move. This is important for seniors who live on a fixed income. You can get this information at the Retirement Living Information Center.
Startling statistic. In fiscal year 2005, 11,503 elder abuse reports were received and there were 3,713 newly confirmed cases of elder abuse. These numbers represent increases of over 16% for both categories when compared to fiscal year 2004 numbers. The average monthly Protective Services caseload, which includes new cases and previously opened cases, increased by 13.5% in fiscal year 2005, from 2,523 to 2,864 cases per month. For more information on this issue: Go to the Elder Affairs site.
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
This is great - it’s got exercises for people of all abilities, and even includes helpful videos. 16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started
This site gives a list of many topics available for information to seniors.
This will connect you to the official website for Social Security.
Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
Executive Office of Elder Affairs for Massachusetts' residence. This offers resources as well as links for veteran's affairs, and other items of importance for citizens of the Commonwealth.
Connect for up-to-date information on senior issues to the American Association of Retired Persons. Read about AARP Education Community the National Retried Teachers Association, the NRTA.
The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years
"Volunteering-the Gift of Giving" will provide you with several sites to get information on areas in which seniors can volunteer.
The Daily Motivator brings you a fresh motivational message every day. You may also read the motivational messages of previous days.
Who says older people are afraid to learn new things! Senior Net provides a way for seniors to learn about ways to acquire computer skills.
Some senior group homepages that will be of interest to you. Here you will find update on medical, legislative, social security, and many issues that are of importance to you
60 Plus Organization
Senior Coalition Organization
National Geographic Society has a web site for young and old alike.
Here is a site for you plant lovers and gardeners about making new plants from cuttings.
Want help with your federal forms or information on your federal taxes? Open the mailbox on this site and connect with the IRS and have your tax questions answered by opening the appropriate site.
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