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What We Learn in Our Sixties

Have you ever reached a certain age and can’t believe you’re there? It seems like yesterday you’re young and dewy-eyed and in no time at all, you’re in the “seventh inning stretch.”

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FDA, Aduhelm, Part B

Forget Any Changes To Medicare Part B Premium Rates

About three months ago, I reported that people on Medicare were being over-charged for their Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates because of the inflated cost of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Amazing Perks Of A Weekend Alone

Have you ever had the urge to get away by yourself? Just luxuriate in your own company? I recently spent a weekend alone. It was incredible.

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planning, medicaid

California Blows The Doors Off Medicaid Asset Limits

Paying for long term care, whether in a nursing home or care at home, has been a major challenge for the elderly and disabled, because Medicare covers only a very short stay for nursing facilities, and custodial home care is very limited as well.

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Aunt Ann Learns There’s Magic In The Most Unlikely Of Places

Sometimes it’s easy to be discouraged by humans. Too many stories abound of aggression, hatred and destruction. Meanwhile, countless acts of kindness that play out every day go unnoticed. One such occurrence happened to my aunt.

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Finally Making Peace with Alexa

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of this strange cylindrical object sitting on our kitchen counter, courtesy of my husband Randy. “Have a nice day,” it would say in a cool, female voice or give the local weather forecast or play whatever song we asked.

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