Charleston Chronicle

Senior Citizen Housing: An Issue That Has Come Of Age

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The spotlight may have been cast on residents at Grand Oak Apartments West Ashley in Charleston, but it’s an issue many senior citizens have faced more in recent years – having affordable housing that’s decent, safe and offers some comforts as they grow older. The situation at Grand Oak Apartments simply highlights what likely will become more prevalent. […read more]

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America Despises its Elderly: Why Seniors Have to Choose Between Food and Medicine

(Salon) – Elder abuse is defined as “harmful acts toward an elderly adult, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.” Financial exploitation comes from the banking industry; neglect emanates from the halls of Congress; and emotions are stirred through the stories of impoverished seniors: From Reno, Nevada: Here I am Read More

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Some 2 million U.S. seniors refuse Medicare Part D free money

[UPI] Low cognition hinders U.S. seniors’ Medicare choices and it calls into question potential effectiveness of a Medicare voucher system, researchers say. Senior author Michael McWilliams of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital said the Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D Read More

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Direct deposit keeps Social Security money safe

[THE TAMPA TRIBUNE] – Q What are the benefits of using direct deposit or electronic payments? A It’s safe, secure, convenient, your checks will not get lost in the mail, you choose the account where your payment is deposited; and you will get your benefits on time, Read More