Selecting or changing a Medicare plan

Blog / By JCA / October 17, 2023

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by Elliot Raphaelson for the Beacon Selecting a Medicare plan is complex. I will discuss some of the important factors and sources of information that will help you avoid mistakes. Traditional Medicare refers to Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance) and Part D (drug coverage). The major advantage of enrolling in traditional Medicare …

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Anxiety in the Elderly: Symptoms and Restorative Strategies

Blog / By JCA / October 11, 2023

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from the Institute on Aging (San Francisco) When her grandfather gets out of bed and is unable to fall asleep for hours at night, Stella knows that he is struggling with anxiety. Sometimes his heart will race, and he’ll be preoccupied with the noises he hears outside, concerned about whether the doors are locked and …

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The Beacon 50+ Expo Returns for 2023

Blog / By JCA / October 10, 2023

By Beacon Staff The Beacon newspaper’s annual in-person 50+Expos return this month. Thousands of older adults and their families are expected to attend the free events, featuring a range of valuable resources, informative speakers, health screenings, volunteer opportunities and entertaining activities tailored to their interests and needs. This year’s 50+Expos will be held at two locations: Springfield …

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JCA to Host Vaccination Clinic

Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2023

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Get Ahead of the Crowd – Get Your Vaccines for the Upcoming Season Come to JCA for Newly-formulated COVID and Flu vaccine clinic. In light of the CDC’s determination that older adults should protect themselves, the North Bethesda Village, the Villages of Kensington, and Giant Pharmacy, are offering the updated COVID vaccine and/or a Flu …

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The Best Practices of “Cognitive SuperAgers”

Blog / By JCA / August 29, 2023

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by Tanner Garrity for Inside Hook They’re 80, but they can remember things like they’re 50. How do they do it? The average 80-year-old remembers half as much as they did when they were 50. But “SuperAgers” experience no such decline. Their memory can actually improve in that 30-year span. How is that possible? Well, the …

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Should People With No Symptoms Get A Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / August 14, 2023

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by Howard Gleckman, immediate past president of JCA, an Urban Institute Fellow, journalist, and the author of Caring for Our Parents The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association have proposed revised clinical guidelines that would designate seven major stages of the brain disease. The first two would be for people who have no symptoms but may …

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Cannabis is Having a Senior Moment

Blog / By JCA / August 9, 2023

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by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Seniors — people over the age of 65 — are now the fastest growing group of cannabis users in the United States. Right now, we are witnessing a sort of “senior moment.” Honestly, it blows my mind. People who grew up during the war on drugs and were in the …

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How Older Workers Can Crush Skills Gaps and Soar to Career Success!

Blog / By JCA / August 9, 2023

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from the Center for Workforce Inclusion As an older worker, staying competitive in the job market can be challenging, especially with rapidly evolving technology and industry trends. Identifying skills gaps and creating a personalized learning plan is essential to enhance your employability and career prospects. In this article, we will explore 7 effective strategies to …

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August ’23 Senior Resources Guide: Ready for the Next Adventure

Blog / By JCA / August 3, 2023

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by Suzanne Pollak, senior writer for JCA, for the Washington Jewish Week There was a time not so long ago when working past the age of 66 was uncommon. That was the age when people dusted off their golf clubs, visited their grandchildren, and started thinking about the next phase of life. Fast forward to …

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‘Hospital-at-home’ Trend Leans Heavily on Family Caregivers

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / August 1, 2023

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by Kat McGowan for GBH News Hospital-at-home programs are for people sick enough to need the attention a hospital provides, but stable enough to be cared for at home. Research on outcomes is not conclusive, yet, but shows promise that it can provide good care and save health care dollars. But a big question looms: …

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