Author: JCA

Implications of Ending The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency

Blog, News / By JCA / February 6, 2023

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What The End Of The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Will Mean for Older Adults by Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban Institute and immediate past president of JCA President Biden’s announcement that the Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11 will have a significant impact on older adults. Some changes will be …

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Alzheimer’s Study Focuses on Black Seniors

KC Blog, News, Uncategorized / By JCA / February 2, 2023

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Researchers Seek to Prevent Alzheimer’s from The Beacon by Margaret Foster While some scientists are working on medications to treat memory loss, other researchers are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease entirely. Now a global study is under way to track the brains of healthy older adults who don’t yet have memory loss. Called …

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Participate in NIH Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

KC Blog / By JCA / January 24, 2023

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By volunteering for a clinical study or clinical trial, you can become a partner in helping researchers discover new ways to potentially diagnose, treat, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Anyone 18 or older can participate, including people with dementia or memory problems, healthy volunteers, caregivers, and family members. Interested in volunteering for research …

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Roadmap for Heirs – Gathering Financial Documentation

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 24, 2023

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by Sally Pessin, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor The Most Important Thing You Can Do in the New Year that Doesn’t Involve Physical Exercise A little over a year ago, my 88-year old father took a very bad fall, and spent two months being shuttled back and forth between the hospital and rehab before he passed …

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Little-Known AirPods Feature Can Help Those with Impaired Hearing

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 12, 2023

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In 2018, Apple made Live Listen, a feature of iOS that lets iPhones and iPads transmit audio from their microphones directly to compatible hearing aids, work with regular AirPods. Could Live Listen help someone with severe hearing loss? A young man was pleased to learn that yes, AirPods were very successful in facilitating conversation with his …

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Seminar: Medicare Fraud and Abuse

KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 4, 2023

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Medicare Fraud and Abuse January 25, 2023 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Join us at Ring House for an in-person seminar. Enjoy coffee, snacks and an engaging conversation featuring Rafael Espinoza, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director. Espinoza served in the healthcare industry for 30 years. He specialized in Medicare and …

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You’ve Just Learned Mom Needs Help. What Do You Do Now?

Blog, News / By JCA / December 30, 2022

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by Howard Gleckman, JCA Immediate Past President This is the time of year when many of us visit family. And often, we realize that mom or dad needs more help getting through the day than we imagined. Maybe help cooking or cleaning. Maybe much more. But realizing they need support is just the beginning of …

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Older Workers Make Good Business Sense

Blog / By JCA / December 19, 2022

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by Cathy Nestoriak, Director of Senior Employment for JCA Contrary to what you might see portrayed on social media, older workers may hold the key to productivity in the workforce. While negative stereotypes abound, I am here to tell you that older workers make good business sense. Just look at the facts! Older workers save …

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What to Know About Working After Age 65

Blog, News / By JCA / December 12, 2022

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Published by the Beacon, By Kate Ashford Continuing to work past the traditional retirement age gives many the opportunity to add more money to their nest egg — and to delay Social Security, which will bump up their eventual benefits check. In May, 21.9% of Americans ages 65 and older were working, compared with 19.5% …

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Family Caregiving Pointers Added to HelpLine Resources Page

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 5, 2022

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with content from Innerbody’s Resources for Family Caregivers, by Katie Kottemann, MA, PhD The Senior HelpLine resources page continues to gather web-based advice and assistance to serve older adults and their caregivers in our community. The latest addition is a guide for family caregivers. A family caregiver takes care of an aging, ill, or disabled …

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