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Practical Tips For Seniors Preparing For This Tax Season

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Tax season is here again and we have tips to help seniors prepare and file their taxes efficiently and accurately. Whether your situation is simple or complicated, you can and will get through tax time. Here are a few practical things to keep in mind this year and every year.

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3 Reasons Many Seniors Feel Worse After A Hospital Stay & 3 Ways You Can Help.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Have you noticed that the senior in your life seems to be feeling much worse after their stay in the hospital? Even if the reason for the admission is successfully treated, the stay can still have a negative impact mentally and emotionally.

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Find Your Long Lost Valentine on Social Media

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Love is in the air, and maybe all the flowers, hearts, and candies have you nostalgic for a flame from the past. Luckily, today's technology makes it easier than ever to reach back into the past and find out what your old crush is up to now. With a click of a button, you can reconnect and rekindle your friendship . . . or maybe more. 

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Memory Loss vs Dementia: What Is The Difference?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Forgetfulness happens to the best of us, and it usually becomes more frequent during the senior years. However, since dementia is also more common among older ones, it is wise to know the difference between the two. Age-related memory loss, while being frustrating, is not a cause for concern. However, Alzheimer's and other types of dementia require medical care.

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Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgThere was a time when social security benefits were tax-free. In recent years, Congress made changes and now a portion of your income may be taxed. If you exceed the threshold amount set by the IRS for sources of income, including your retirement benefits or a 401(k), you'll likely be taxed on your benefits. Everyone, regardless of income, gets 15 percent of their social security benefits tax-free.

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Smart Senior New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgAh, the smell of a fresh new year full of new opportunities and hope! Resolutions are the perfect way to jump-start a "new" you in the new year. Seniors can benefit from making smart resolutions to lead a healthier and happier life in 2018.

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Why It's Important to Monitor Seniors' Couch Time

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

On the surface, sitting on a couch watching TV is a harmless activity. Yet, for many seniors, spending too much time in this manner can have harmful consequences. If you're caring for an older person, it's important to monitor and limit the amount of time he or she spends in such a sedentary manner. Let's look at some of the dangers of this behavior. 

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5 Senior-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets and Tools

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Every time you turn on the television or go online, you see new products that the manufacturers are trying to convince you that you absolutely must have, and you're always looking for new ways to help your aging parents to live at home longer. This means ensuring their safety in the kitchen and making it as easy as possible for them to cook for themselves. Here are five kitchen appliance, tools, and gadgets that you should consider for your senior loved one.

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5 Great Reasons To See A Geriatrician

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A certified geriatrician is a primary care doctor whose focus is on treating seniors. In fact, in addition to the basic medical education that other family physicians may receive, they also get training on how to care for the unique needs of older ones. Here are 5 reasons to consider seeing a geriatrician.

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Oh My Goodness! Green Bean Casserole!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Who doesn't love a delicious green bean casserole for the holidays? Nothing says Thanksgiving or Christmas like that beautiful, golden brown, crispy, steaming casserole coming out of the oven. Surprisingly, this decadent side-dish is generally one of the healthier options that doesn't need a whole lot of recipe tweaking before putting it on the table. Be sure to try this tasty recipe for your holiday celebration this year. It's packed full of important vitamins and minerals, and more importantly, flavor! 


  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh portabella mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced green beans
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small can of french-fried onion rings
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
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