Coping with the Cost of Care: Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions and Tips for Seniors and Their Families

By TaxAct. TaxAct shares these articles with us so our readers are more informed. Yes, this one long but the information is very important for you and your loved ones. So, sit in a comfortable chair, grab a refreshing drink and read on. You’ll be glad you did. As you get older, you may find you

Child’s Play

Fort Worth’s first inclusive playground designed to be accessible to children of all abilities is about to be a dream come true. The Frank Kent Dream Park Fort Worth, a playground for children of all abilities, will soon be a reality! The playground is located in Trinity Park and, when it opens to the public

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New Alzheimer’s Study Shows Connection Between MCI/Dementia and High Blood Pressure

By The Alzheimer’s Association as reported by Heidi Frankel.   This year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) the findings of a new study provide important and relevant information on the correlation of MCI and dementia and high blood pressure. The following points address the results of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), study

Martin Luther King Jr. & Anne Frank: Contemporaries with a Common Legacy

By Nancy Churnin. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 on Jan. 15. What would he think of what we’ve done with his message of love and hope? As we celebrate King’s birthday with a national holiday, we often hear him referred to as a black leader, or a Baptist leader. But

Memories of Stan Lee

By Heidi Frankel In 2017, one of my journalists recommended I experience Fan Expo in Dallas. So, I took his advice and found myself in the world of costumed superheroes, where I took pictures with Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors from The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and played with a $500 replica light saber! Now that

The Road Less Traveled and Social Security

If you were born before Jan. 1, 1954, you are coming to a fork in the road for an important decision about Social Security. When it comes to selecting a Social Security filing strategy, perhaps Robert Frost said it best at the end of his famous poem The Road Not Taken: “Two roads diverged in

Medicare and Social Security Basics

In a recent survey of folks age 60-64 commissioned by MassMutual in August, 8 out of 10 respondents (79 percent) did not understand that a spouse age 65, who did not pay Medicare taxes, does qualify for Medicare because they are married to a worker who did pay Medicare taxes. Likewise, in another survey commissioned

Why Home May be the Assisted Living of the Future

Most older Americans want to stay in their homes for as long as they possibly can. Put in negative terms, almost all of us want to avoid moving into senior housing, at least until we have no other choice. But most also agree that assistance may become necessary as our capacities decline and our needs

Research Suggests That Drinking Coffee Could Cut Chances Of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

There has been a lot of good news for coffee drinkers lately. One recent study that just came out showed us that the more coffee you drink, the longer you live (score), and now, it turns out that the morning beverage might help in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. While that’s nothing new, as there

Social Security and Medicare

Basic Yet Important Things to Know Social Security and Medicare can be challenging to understand. Here are a few tips to help keep you informed and navigate the maze. In 2018, when you make $1,320 and pay FICA tax on that amount, you earn one Social Security credit. You can earn up to four credits

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