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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

During the Tax Season, (February – April) the VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

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Easy bruising: Why does it happen?

Easy bruising: Why does it happen?

If you're experiencing easy bruising, you might have questions about what's causing it and what you can do about it. Find out what role aging plays and when to consult a health care provider.

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Practicing Gratitude Ways to Improve Positivity

Practicing Gratitude Ways to Improve Positivity

How often do you feel thankful for the good things in your life? Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits.

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Sweetheart Scams: How to Avoid Being a Victim

Sweetheart Scams: How to Avoid Being a Victim

If you’re an older adult who’s just ventured into online dating, the prospect of romantic companionship can be exciting. But when it comes to using dating apps and sites, it’s important to act with caution. Otherwise, you just might get tangled up with the wrong person and find yourself the victim of a sweetheart scam.

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Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Protecting your overall health can go a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy! It’s important to make healthy choices and take good care of yourself.

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Holiday Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

For a person with Alzheimer’s, the link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, celebrations, special events, or holidays, which may include other people, can cause confusion and anxiety for a person with Alzheimer’s. He or she may find some situations easier and more pleasurable than others. These tips can help you balance busy holiday activities with everyday care for a person with Alzheimer's disease.

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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits Explained

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits Explained

Benefits.gov provides information on Social Security programs to help you through many phases of life. This article will explain some of the different Social Security programs, managed by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), including the Supplemental Security Income program.

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Companion Care for Seniors: Essential Info About Services and Jobs

Companion Care for Seniors: Essential Info About Services and Jobs

We all need to engage with other people in order to maintain our well-being, but that gets increasingly challenging as we get older. Companion care enriches the lives of seniors by providing them with regular opportunities to socialize and get assistance with basic household tasks.

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What Is Respite Care for Seniors? Here Are the Essential Facts You Should Know

What Is Respite Care for Seniors? Here Are the Essential Facts You Should Know

Without a doubt, looking after an aging loved one can be rewarding. But caregiving can also be demanding and time-consuming. Fortunately, respite care can provide much-needed breaks. So, what is respite care? Here's a simple respite care definition: temporary help that gives caregivers some relief from their duties.

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