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What Exercises Can Help You Prevent a Fall?

Blog / By JCA / February 23, 2024

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by Tiffany Shubert and Rebecca Elmitt for National Council on Aging Anyone of any age or ability can get stronger and improve their balance. And staying strong and having good balance are especially important for older adults. Why? Because staying strong and practicing balance skills are critical to managing your fall risk. The stronger your …

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Jewish Funerals and End-of-Life Traditions

Blog / By JCA / February 20, 2024

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From our partner, Buried in Work This guide is also linked on our Resources page. Overview of Jewish End of Life Traditions Jewish end-of-life traditions are deeply rooted in history, religious texts, and cultural practices, reflecting a profound respect for life, the dignity of the deceased, and the process of grieving. These traditions offer comfort …

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The ‘UnRetiree’ Movement

Blog / By JCA / February 15, 2024

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by Wendy Helfenbaum for reworked Remember “quiet quitting”? Well, it’s shifted into a “quiet return,” according to a recent Pew study. A growing number of older workers have been heading back to the office since the pandemic, in some cases in search of bridge jobs to combat the effects of high inflation, while others are being …

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Ask for a Cognitive Evaluation at Your Next Annual Visit

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / February 13, 2024

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by Cassidy Doyle and Britney Veal for NCOA Are you interested in having your cognition assessed? You are not alone—AARP found that over half of US adults have indicated wanting a baseline cognitive screening, but many have never requested one. Below are some resources to help you get started on requesting a cognitive screening at your …

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Medicare: What’s New in 2024?

Blog / By JCA / February 5, 2024

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by Shea Corti for the SHIP Blog Your Medicare coverage and costs can change each year, so it’s important to understand and review your benefits. Here’s an overview of what’s new in 2024. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facility services, home health care, and hospice. Most people don’t owe a premium for …

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Convert Your Physical Stock Certificates to a Digital Record

Blog / By JCA / January 30, 2024

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5 Reasons To Convert Your Physical Stock Certificates to a Digital Record (and how to do it). by Adam Zuckerman for Buried in Work In today’s digital age, where everything is becoming more streamlined and accessible, it’s time to consider converting your physical stock certificates to a digital record. Not only will this save you …

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Job-Hunting Strategies for Older Adults

Blog / By JCA / January 16, 2024

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JCA helps older adults connect with employment opportunities through the Career Gateway, 50+ Employment Expos, and SCSEP (the Senior Community Service Employment Program). Read below about these programs and job search strategies. 7 Effective Job-Hunting Strategies for Older Adults by Maura Porcelli, SCSEP Senior Director, for National Council on Aging The numbers tell the tale: …

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The Importance of Starting Your Estate Plan

Blog / By JCA / January 10, 2024

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10 Things You Didn’t Know That Highlight the Importance of Starting Your Estate Plan by Adam Zuckerman for Buried in Work The worldwide demographic landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, particularly in the age composition of the population. In 2017, there were 962 million individuals worldwide who were 60 years old or older. This figure …

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More Men Are Taking Care of Their Aging Parents

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / January 9, 2024

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More Men Are Taking Care of Their Aging Parents. The Learning Curve Is Steep. by Clare Ansberry for the Wall Street Journal More sons are stepping in to care for parents. An estimated 18.7 million men cared for adults, up from 16 million in 2015, according to a 2020 report by AARP and the National …

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Safety and Planning is a Snap! with Sally Pessin

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / January 9, 2024

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Getting Perspective – Permission to Spend More! By Sally Pessin, Esq., CRPC® I have a handful of high-net-worth financial planning clients who are unnecessarily scared to spend their money. Most came from little means before making their fortunes. Like me, they grew up with parents, who despite having had resources had a depression-era mentality. Till …

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