Posts Tagged ‘ Special Topics ’

A clear vision of age-related macular degeneration

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Blurry vision and blind spots may be more than just signs of aging-they can be indicators of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This complex disease affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness for people over 50. Promising research is advancing new treatments and teaching us more about the disease, but
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You can’t hug a cloud

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Starting a new business at age 60!  What was I thinking?  I thought I was crazy when I decided to go to law school at 45, graduating at 49.  I started practicing elder law right away in Bellingham.    Back then my friends were all talking retirement, downsizing, snow-birding, and I was entrenched in billable hours,
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Pierce County Library System is significantly reducing bookmobile service

Oct 11th, 2011 | By
Pierce County Library System is significantly reducing bookmobile service

Beginning January 2012, Pierce County Library System will significantly reduce its traditional bookmobile service to rural and remote areas. It will reduce the number of places the bookmobiles stopped by 11, from an average of 15 locations. “Bookmobile service has served our communities well for 64 years,” said Neel Parikh, executive director of Pierce County
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Earlier and expanded open enrollment period for Medicare

Oct 11th, 2011 | By
Earlier and expanded open enrollment period for Medicare

Starting this year, Medicare’s open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans takes place Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. The Affordable Care Act moved and expanded the annual enrollment period a week, giving people additional time to consider their choices.  “The new enrollment time allows Medicare consumers to avoid conducting
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