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Robocall scammers use 'Life Alert' to swindle seniors - Today.com (blog)

Robocall scammers use 'Life Alert' to swindle seniors - Today.com (blog) | Seniors | Scoop.it
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Robocall scammers use 'Life Alert' to swindle seniors
Today.com (blog)
A new barrage of annoying robocalls is targeting seniors across the country with the promise of a free medical alert system.
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Lowering Medicare Bills

Lowering Medicare Bills | Seniors | Scoop.it
Are you paying higher Medicare premiums because of your income? Now is the time to try to reduce next year's bill.

The federal health-benefits program for older adults and the disabled has started its annual open-enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 7.

Re-evaluating Medicare coverage is as important as rebalancing an investment portfolio. As your needs change, make adjustments—while ensuring you get the same services at the best price.

But very few people do it. Only 15% of 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries who are 65 or older said they had changed their Medicare plans in the past year or plan to do so in the next 12 months, a recent Allsup survey found. Each year, people who use Medicare have to choose at least a few areas of their coverage. In traditional Medicare—comprising parts A (mainly hospitalization), B (outpatient care, including doctor visits) and D (prescription drugs)—you have to choose a drug plan. You also can buy a separate Medigap policy to help insure costs that otherwise aren't covered. Instead of using parts B and D, you can choose a Medicare Advantage plan—technically Part C—which has a set group of providers and might also cover drugs, dental work and eye appointments.


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State warns of medical alert scam targeting seniors - Richmond Times Dispatch

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State warns of medical alert scam targeting seniors
Richmond Times Dispatch
RICHMOND — The Virginia Attorney General's Office is warning Virginians about a scam involving medical alert devices for seniors.
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A Startling Reality: Your Aging Parent Runs Out of Money

A Startling Reality:  Your Aging Parent Runs Out of Money | Seniors | Scoop.it
When your aging parent outlives her money, you have decisions to make. Should you have her move in? Support her care? Learning about their limited choices is sobering for low income elders.
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Seniors savor life by playing sports - News-Herald.com

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Seniors savor life by playing sports
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Traffis and Palombo first entered the arena of senior contenders by taking part in activities presented in the Northcoast Senior Games regionally hosted by Lake Metroparks.
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Video games can keep seniors moving, but only if they play them | mobihealthnews

Video games can keep seniors moving, but only if they play them | mobihealthnews | Seniors | Scoop.it
If #Seniors don't play #Videogames, what's the purpose? http://t.co/sQNI1NV43E #eHealth #tech
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Average Senior Is Living on 57 Percent of Full Pay - CNBC.com

Average Senior Is Living on 57 Percent of Full Pay - CNBC.com | Seniors | Scoop.it
Average Senior Is Living on 57 Percent of Full Pay CNBC.com The golden years aren't turning out to be that golden for many current seniors and retirees, according to two reports that shed light on which older Americans are most likely to be...
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Scammer targeting Vancouver seniors - kgw.com

Scammer targeting Vancouver seniors - kgw.com | Seniors | Scoop.it
Scammer targeting Vancouver seniors
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VANCOUVER -- It's an old scam but police said it's working again with polite senior citizens in Vancouver, Wash.
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