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You’ve earned a say

By AARP State President John Barnett A voice has been missing from the political debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare – yours!  AARP wants to fix that. For more than a year, the President and Congress have been talking about changes to Medicare and Social Security as part of a budget deal […]

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Northwest Events Travel

Look After Me caters to mature New Zealand travelers

Look After Me is a website that connects mature travellers, particularly women and mature couples in the 50-plus age group, with like-minded private hosts who provide “old fashioned Kiwi hospitality” and personal security.  All hosts are vetted and properties checked for quality to ensure they meet the requirements of the company’s three grades of accommodation […]

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Women and Social Security

By Alan Edwards, Social Security Public Affairs March is Women’s History Month. The Social Security program treats all workers — men and women — exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. But women may want to familiarize themselves with what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the […]

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Long-Term Care Planning: A Daunting Task for Many Americans

This year, about 9 million men and women over the age of 65 will need long-term care, and by 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care, according to Medicare.gov. Every day, more and more Baby Boomers and other Americans are concerned with planning for their financial future and health care options should they […]

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Daily money management helps clients keep financial order

Editor’s Note: The following includes a true story of how one American Association of Daily Money Managers member helped her client keep financial order. The client names have been changed to protect their privacy. A top ten list of questions to ask when hiring a DMM is included at the end of this article. The […]

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Health and Fitness

Cancer family caregivers: know your rights!

By Deborah J. Cornwall As a cancer caregiver, you have both responsibilities and rights. Interviews with 86 family cancer caregivers and informal conversations with dozens of survivors and people undergoing treatment revealed that every caregiver needs take charge when faced with the challenges of cancer care giving. Rather than allowing the cancer experience to be […]

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Oregon

Win handyman services for a year

PORTLAND-Locally owned GruntWorks is offering a contest for homeowners with long To-Do lists this spring. The winner will receive 12 hours of labor, a value of $900. A GruntWorks Personal Home Assistant takes the project details and comes back with several bids from pre-screened, bonded and insured service providers, then makes sure the work gets […]

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Oregon

Film on ‘last great train robbery’ set at Carriage House

A film on “the last great train robbery” will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Carriage House of the Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 SW 9th St., Newport. The showing will be accompanied by comments from the filmmaker, Tom Olsen Jr., who also will bring with him artifacts he uncovered while […]

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Northwest Events Travel

Leisure ideas in France

Whatever the place or season, there are many activities on offer to holidaymakers travelling to France. But what can you do, and how will you choose? The choice is not always easy! In order to makes things clearer and help you find an activity, this year the France-Voyage.com website is launching a new section presenting […]

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Professor blogs about choices facing retirees

Warren Flick, a 67-year-old retired college professor, economist and lawyer, today announced the launch of a new blog, Later Living (www.laterlivingblog.com), placing him among a growing trend of older Americans embracing entrepreneurship after retirement. Later Living, which aims to help the over-50 demographic navigate the complicated choices facing both current retirees and soon-to-be retirees, draws […]