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A Social Security ‘spring cleaning’ for retirement

May 22nd, 2019 | By

Now that tax season is over, it’s probably a good time to evaluate some financial “best practices” for the rest of the year. A good spring-cleaning can clear out the clutter to let you see a clear path for your future. Social Security is always here to help. Even if you just started working, now
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COMMENTARY: Seniors invested in King County; now it’s their turn

May 22nd, 2019 | By
COMMENTARY: Seniors invested in King County; now it’s their turn

King County Executive Dow Constantine points out that the county is headed toward a quarter of its residents being at least 65 years old in 20 years–an important reason, he says, why the voter-approved Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy supports senior centers, housing development and repairs, and other services for older adults.



Half of seniors aren’t being tested for cognitive decline

May 22nd, 2019 | By

Findings from the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report show that, despite a strong belief among seniors and primary-care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of seniors are being assessed for thinking and memory issues, and much fewer receive routine assessments. In addition to providing an in-depth look at
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COMMENTARY: Social Security honors military members and families

May 22nd, 2019 | By

Every year, on Memorial Day, the nation honors service members who have given their lives for our freedom. Social Security acknowledges the sacrifice of our military’s service members, and we honor these heroes and their families who may need help through the benefits we provide. Widows, widowers, and their dependent children may be eligible for
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