Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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AARP’s New App Empowers Older Voters in Upcoming Midterm Elections

This month, in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections, the Washington, DC-based AARP launches, “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The nonprofit’s specially designed app to assist persons over age 50 use their smart speakers to engage in advocacy on key aging issues including Social Security, Medicare,…

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Exploring  Influences in Claiming Social Security and Medicare Coverage Choices

  Over two weeks ago, the Washington, DC-based AARP unveiled its 23-page research study, “Social Security and Medicare Information Sources,” that sought to learn where older adults go for information about their Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare coverage and what influences their decisions related to these benefits, and what they wanted to have known when…

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Drug Enforcement Agency

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Kicks Off on October 27

In just two days, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) kicks off its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to get unused prescription drugs out of medicine cabinets to collection sites. On Saturday, October 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Rhode Islanders can dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications at over…

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Sandra Day O’Connor Battles Dementia

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 88, released a statement yesterday announcing that physicians have diagnosed her with the early stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease and the progression of the dementia is forcing her to retire from public life  Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, O’Connor was the first woman to serve…

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The True Cost of Caregiving  

  A newly released poll findings suggest that caregiving is not for sissies.  Taking care of your loved one can affect your retirement egg nest, become a barrier to getting an education, and increasing your stress levels.  It’s not surprising that millennial caregivers are hit the hardest, says the researchers. One in three caregivers in…

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