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Combating Tax Scams and Tax Identity Theft 

Tax scammers continue to find innovative ways to target unsuspecting taxpayers. With the 2018 tax season in full swing, the cybercriminals have invented a new scam, nicknamed the “erroneous refund scam.” Starting in 2017, cyberthieves targeted the computer systems of tax and payroll professionals stealing client financial data. Within weeks of beginning to accept 2017…

201711.27
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The Three Main Challenges to Aging in Place

It’s undeniable that baby boomers have reshaped society during the past two decades, and as they take their journey through retirement, experts see them continuing to break with the ways of the past and forge their own trail through life’s golden years. For baby boomers, retreating to an institutional setting to spend the later years…

201711.27
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Four Tips to Help Seniors Overcome Social Isolation

When families think about how to help parents as they age, they tend to focus on physical and environmental challenges. “I’m worried about dad tripping and falling,” or “Keeping the house clean has become too demanding of a task for mom” are concerns we often hear from adult children when they’re looking for guidance on…

201710.27
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Your Guide to Navigating Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older as well as younger individuals who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance. Medicare is broken up into four different parts, each one providing coverage for specific medical needs. Understanding how the distinct parts of Medicare interact with each other, what coverage options…

201705.25
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Health Care Planning Following a Diagnosis of Dementia

Progressive forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, allow the individual diagnosed with the disease to participate in the planning of their care. In last month’s edition of Life Navigator, we looked at financial and legal considerations one should make following the diagnosis of dementia. In this month’s article, we turn our attention to the planning…

201704.26
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Who are the Boomerang Seniors?

Many people have heard the terms “sandwich generation” and “silver tsunami.” But today, there is a new phrase, “boomerang seniors,” that describes many seniors in their 60s, 70s and even 80s. These boomerang seniors are caring for an even older relative, usually a parent, who is in their 90s or 100s. You can think of…