Social Security effects virtually everyone. You’re either old enough to collect it or you’ve been paying for it your entire working life. But how much do you know about Social Security and how it effects you? Understanding Social Security becomes even more important as you approach retirement age – even if you don’t plan on retiring. Continue reading
Depression is one of the largest health concerns facing the medical community today. It affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and the number of diagnosed patients is increasing twenty percent each year. Depression takes its toll not only on the mind but on the body as well. Sadly, only a small fraction of those who show signs of clinical depression are receiving treatment for the disease. This is an increasing concern because depression is most prevalent in people ages 45-68. Continue reading
Falling becomes an increasing danger for people as they age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior falls affect one third of all adults age 65 and older - and that’s only among people who have reported incidences of falling. It’s estimated that less than half of those who fall actually talk about it with their healthcare providers. Considering the high probability of falling among senior citizens, it’s important to be aware of the facts surrounding senior falls so that steps can be taken to decrease fall risk.
In this age of technology and the internet, things like “phishing,” identity theft, and website cloning are all ways that your money can be stolen. These, in addition to “traditional” scams like mail or telephone fraud, make seniors increasingly vulnerable to theft. Continue reading