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TOP SEVEN TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR SENIORS AND RETIREES

If you are a senior or retired, be sure to understand and take advantage of the deductions available to reduce your income taxes each year. Here’s some of the most important tax deductions. 1. Medical and dental expenses. Medical and dental expenses are often one of the largest expenses for retired people. Fortunately, some of…

FIVE WINTER HAZARDS & HOW SENIORS CAN AVOID THEM

Poet T.S. Elliot wrote famously that “April is the cruelest month,” but many Americans affected by the recent snap of bitterly cold weather may beg to differ. For seniors in particular, wintertime presents several challenges and potential hazards. Fortunately, these hazards can usually be parried with a little knowledge and planning. Here are five hazards…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The New Year is upon us and, as I reflect, I know we were truly blessed in 2014. We are going into our 12th year in business . . . it still seems like yesterday! Thank you for voting us the Best of the Best again last year. Stay at Home has won first place…

Bev Jepson!

When asked about her passion for helping seniors, Bev shared, “My eyes and heart were opened to the needs of our elderly when my mother, who was a tower of strength, fell and broke her hip at age 89 and she could no longer care for my youngest sister who had Down’s Syndrome and was…

STORIES THAT INSPIRE – LIFE LESSONS FROM OLDER ADULTS

It’s no secret. We all are influenced and inspired by older adults. What would you expect? A 97-Year-Old Track Runner Breaks a Record Our America, a documentary series starring reporter Lisa Ling, aired and episode on the Oprah Winfrey network (OWN) in 2013, called “The Secret Life of Seniors,” that highlighted the new realities of…

Getting Good Customer Service by Phone

Resolving a billing or service issue with large company likely ranks as one of life’s most irritating problems. When you go to the company’s website looking for help, there’s often a series of FAQs or troubleshooting tips that don’t address your problem. You can’t find a phone number to call, and if you do find…

Facing Old Age with Cosmetic Surgery

Ginger, in her late 60s, decided to have a facelift after Graves’ disease left her with bulging eyes and sagging skin. “I was not feeling good about how I looked, [and] it was important to me to look better,” she says. Ginger is not alone. The number of cosmetic surgery patients over 65 has grown…