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No halt in Social Security payments

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

Payments of Social Security benefits have continued without interruption despite the partial shutdown of the federal government. In a prepared statement, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it isn’t affected by the shutdown and doesn’t “anticipate disruption in benefit payments for Social Security beneficiaries or Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. All payments will be made
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Feeling old? Fighting Alzheimer’s? There’s an app for that

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

MindMate, a company based in Santa Monica, Calif., is participating in the fight against Alzheimer’s. The company, founded in 2015 by Susanne Mitschke, Patrick Renner and Roger Arellano, provides an app aimed at supporting the cognitive function in Baby Boomers and seniors to help users stay themselves for as long as possible. The app contains
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Lack of transportation (their own and options) hampers older adults

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

A new national poll finds that older adults and people with disabilities are facing significant transportation-related challenges once they no longer drive. The difficulties include a lack of accessible and reliable transportation alternatives, which prevents them from doing the things they need and want to do and leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated and trapped. The
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County budget includes nursing, aging-in-place for seniors

Jan 7th, 2019 | By

More than $18 million dedicated for senior-specific services is part of the 2019 budget for Pierce County government. For Aging and Disability Resources, a program of the Human Services Department, $18.7 million is allocated, with the biggest portion being $11.5 million for case management and nursing services. That funding is tied to a department goal
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