Aging

The Alzheimer’s Association has just released it 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and figures.  The report includes the following information: In 2017, Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia cost the U.S. 259 billion; Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.; Alzheimer’s Disease kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined; Since […]

As people age, they often spend more time indoors and are challenged by weakened immune systems and vital organ function.  Aging adults are more vulnerable to health complications. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is two to 10 times more polluted than the air outside.  It is imperative that long-term care […]

Many seniors, particularly, low-income seniors, struggle to receive adequate dental care.  Traditional Medicare doesn’t usually cover dental care unless it’s related to services received in a hospital. Medicare Advantage managed care plans generally provide some dental care, but the coverage can vary, and often is minimal, dental advocates say. Senior advocates want Medicare to add a dental benefit […]

Because I Love You

October 28, 2016 Aging, Blog

How many times when you were young did you hear your parents say, “Because I said so.” as a response to your anger or frustration that they wouldn’t let you have your way with something.  As the years pass and we mature, we realize that when we heard that statement, what our parents were really saying […]

A new study has shown that getting around after a fall or a hip replacement isn’t a sign that your life is headed irreversibly downhill. If you start getting physical activity on a regular basis, you’ll be more likely to recover strength and flexibility and less likely to develop long-term disability, new research published in the Annals of […]

There are many apps that Senior Citizens can use on their smart phone or tablet to keep key information such as medical information, contact information, medicine reminders, social media to connect with family and games to keep their minds active. Most of the apps are FREE in their phone’s or tablet’s operating system app store.  […]

Estate Planning in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Question & Answer Many times our clients come to our office seeking assistance in updating their estate planning documents, i.e. last wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, etc.  These documents may be overwhelming as the thought of having to use them is quite scary – after all […]

A number of both elderly and disabled individuals that our elder law firm serves in Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania have a Life Insurance Policy, most of whom have purchased many years ago.  They purchased these policies for a number of different reasons including to pay for a funeral upon death, and/or to leave […]

Due to the continuing increase in con artists targeting seniors, the State of New Jersey has given seniors a new tool to fight the scammers.  New Jersey has unveiled an online Anti-Fraud Toolkit to educate seniors about senior fraud.  The Anti-Fraud Toolkit can be accessed online at FightingFraud.nj.gov.  The toolkit includes information about how to identify scams, common computer […]

If you live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania you experience all four seasons.  In summer it can heat up really fast, as the summer months heat up hydration becomes a priority.  Whether you’re enjoying time at the Jersey shore, going for a hike in the Poconos, or sitting around enjoying your favorite summer book… your […]

While many of us are familiar with Airbnb, an extremely popular website that connects travelers with local hosts with extra space, most people have not yet heard of The Freebird Club, a new website set to launch at the end of this month that has been dubbed “Airbnb for Seniors” (see this Huffington Post article).  […]

Bill Lyon, the retired Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease about one year ago.  He has been writing a series of articles in the Inquirer chronicling his battle to overcome the disease.  His doctor in the below article describes how he can lead a productive life after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160703_Bill_Lyon_s_doctor___So_how_does_he_do_it__.html

Elderly Americans are frequently and consistently the target of financial schemes.  According t the Federal Bureau of Investigation, seniors over the age of 65 often have a “nest-egg” of assets and excellent credit.   Unfortunately this also makes these same seniors targets of financial fraudsters. Joseph Campbell, Deputy Assistant Director of the Investigative Division of the […]

Planning for the Dog Days of Summer – Day Trips to Consider in Philadelphia, PA The warm weather is here! Time to get outside and create more memories with your family and friends.  While the nice weather allows us to get outside more to enjoy the area around us, keep in mind for some seniors […]