Monthly Archives: January 2021

Recommended Reading for January 2021

January 2nd, 2021 (No Comments)

Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir By Diana Athill Everything about this memoir—which is about the annoyances of growing old and being able to do less than you have grown accustomed—is funnier than you might expect from the subject. Yes, it’s about getting sick and losing control and requiring the care of others. But it […]

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Make Your Dog Your Best Friend During Covid-19

January 2nd, 2021 (No Comments)

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to hole up indoors, which mean’s we’ve had to re-imagine our relationships with friends and family. Being in quarantine or lockdown can mean going weeks without face-to-face social interaction, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. The good news is that dog owners can take this time […]

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2021

January 2nd, 2021 (No Comments)

Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3 percent increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2021. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when inflation increases, leading to a higher cost-of-living. This change means prices for […]

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Connecting with Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19

January 2nd, 2021 (No Comments)

The pandemic has left those in skilled nursing, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living feeling isolated and often sad. Here’s what you can do to help. The pandemic has hit everyone hard as we struggle to stay safe with social distancing, mask-wearing and hand washing routines. But it’s worse for older adults in long-term care facilities, […]

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