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The Things We Do For Love Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity Why do we turn to food when we feel betrayed? French Country Meal At Epcot Transports You To France Your Entitlements At Risk If You Don’t Vote In Midterm Elections Feelin Right At Home At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ The Evolution Of Fatherhood Through A Grandparent’s Eyes Scenes From A Boomer Marriage
 
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The Things We Do For Love

God bless my husband, Randy. He’s doing something soon he really doesn’t want to do. If left to his own devices, he’d be relaxing in front of the television or playing a gig.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

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Why do we turn to food when we feel betrayed?

Turning to food is often the fastest and easiest solution to the need to self soothe when we feel a sense of  betrayal.

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French Country Meal At Epcot Transports You To France

The meal at Monsieur Paul in Epcot’s France pavilion would provide a “taste” of France during my Disney trip, the perfect way to usher in my milestone birthday.

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Your Entitlements At Risk If You Don’t Vote In Midterm Elections

Do older voters realize that the “debt” McConnell is talking about has been caused by massive tax cuts that the White House proposed, and Congress passed?

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Feelin Right At Home At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Down-home southern cooking doesn’t get any better than Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs.

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The Evolution Of Fatherhood Through A Grandparent’s Eyes

One of my mother’s favorite stories to tell was the one about my father’s tie. It was the tie he was wearing when he changed his newborn son’s diaper for the first time.

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Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

There’s an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt. I disagree. Having been married for over 20 years.

Age no barrier in enjoying life to the fullest

26 August 2010

These individuals are examples of people who’ve found ways of making the second half of their life as rewarding, if not more exciting, than the first.

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Brand name drug retail prices skyrocketing, AARP finds

25 August 2010

WASHINGTON— AARP’s first-ever analysis of retail price trends of prescription drugs finds prices for widely used brand name drugs skyrocketed in 2009, climbing more than eight percent even as general inflation remained negative.  The AARP Rx Price Watch report findings align with the Association’s earlier Rx Watchdog reports, which found similarly large increases in manufacturer […]

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Modest premium increase for Medicare drug plans

19 August 2010

The average monthly premium charged by Medicare drug plans for standard coverage will rise to an estimated $30 in 2011, an increase of $1 over 2010, or about 3 percent, said Medicare administrator Don Berwick.

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Americans of all ages plan to rely on Social Security

11 August 2010

AARP released a new survey report that shows that three in four (75 percent) adults age 18+ rely on or plan to rely on Social Security for their retirement income, including a large majority (62 percent) of younger adults age 18-29.

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Silver Alert response for lost elders signed into law

11 August 2010

Modeled after the highly successful AMBER Alert program run by the Massachusetts State Police, Silver Alert will ensure that the critical communications infrastructure is utilized to coordinate and focus search efforts of numerous state and local agencies, as well as civilian organizations, when responding to an incident involving an adult with serious memory impairment.

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Sorting when early memory loss signals big threat

10 August 2010

Doctors can’t tell if Leif Utoft Bollesen’s mild memory loss will remain an annoyance or worsen, but experimental checks of the Minnesota man’s aging brain may offer clues.

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