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This March 2020 is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggest 20 health tips for 2020. So, let us eat right, bite-by-bite, with these 20 tips: Always Eat Breakfast  … more
In July, 1965 under the leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, Congress created Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance coverage to all citizens aged 65 and over. Everyone … more
For seniors seeking a healthier lifestyle for their families by eating more fruits, vegetables and lean meats, one frustrating byproduct is the amount of food that has to be thrown out because it … more
You have to have a heart to get through February and to get through the winter in Upstate New York.  Walk for pain relief, walk for your heart, walk for calorie control, and even walk for fun.  It … more
As we enter a new decade, 2020 is the year Medicare turns 55. It is probably hard for most people who turn 65 this year to think about a time when Medicare did not exist. But although the program has … more
“Dear New Year’s Resolution: Well, it was fun while it lasted.   Sincerely, Jan. 2 — Anonymous. By the time you read this, most New Year’s resolutions will have already been forgotten. While … more
It is January 2020 – what are you doing that is new to you and good for your health? Do you always eat breakfast and drink adequate fluids to “break the fast” of sleeping? Do you plan your … more
Many of us like to bring our pets along when we travel and it is important to make sure they are safe during our travels. Jan. 2 is National Pet Travel Safety Day. When traveling by car, always make … more
In the December column, I noted that the cost of Medicare Part B premiums had not yet been released and that they would be reviewed in this month’s column. The premium levels were announced at the … more
What a beautiful and blessed time of the year. Please take time to be aware of family and friends and help them recognize God’s goodness to everyone. Say a little prayer for everyone – friend or … more
Christmas is just around the corner and for most people, it’s a very busy time of year.  While it’s a time for decorations and get-togethers, don’t forget to look out for your four-legged … more
The holidays are here again and it is time for celebrating with family, friends and co-workers. At this joyful time of year, many of us enjoy our own culinary specialties that have become tradition. … more
Transferring real estate, particularly a primary residence, to our children as we age, all while retaining the right to live at the property until death (what we lawyers call “retaining a life … more
November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. National Adopt a Senior Pet Month is dedicated to bringing awareness about homeless senior pets and improving the adoption rate for senior dogs and … more
This marks the sixth consecutive year that I have devoted a column to the annual publication Medicare & You. For those new to Medicare, prior to the Open Enrollment period all beneficiaries … more
It is never too late to give “thanks” for family, friends, neighbors and good health. Thanksgiving Day is not about the size of the turkey or the pies you’ve made. It is about celebrating with … more
The fall Medicare Open Enrollment period is here. This year Open Enrollment runs from Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Dec. 7. Any changes you make to your Medicare coverage during this period … more
Many of our clients or seniors receiving Home Delivered Meals, have the disadvantage of not being able to stand for long enough periods of time to prepare meals. Unfortunately, the aging process and … more
What you eat and drink can help you live healthier and longer. Like leaves you should pick them up now so you don’t slip and fall when winter comes. The same idea comes to almost all of our eating. … more
This emphasizes a healthy eating pattern that meets the unique needs of older adults. These are reflected in the MyPlate for Older Adults, developed at Tufts University and its Jean Mayer USDA Human … more
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