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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ARE YOU AWARE OF YOUR CHOICES? Charles Clarkson, Esq. Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, Project Director/VP, Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey ¬† Every year between October 15 and December 7, during a period known as ?¢‚Ǩ?ìOpen Enrollment,?¢‚Ǩ¬ù Medicare beneficiaries can make changes in their Medicare coverage. The Senior Medicare Patrol […]

Income Taxes and Your Social Security Benefits

Income Taxes and Your Social Security Benefits David Vinokurov, District Manager, Trenton, NJ, Social Security Administration With tax season upon us, many of you have asked about Income Taxes And Your Social Security Benefits. Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other […]

Preventing Falls at Home

Preventing Falls at Home Falls are not inevitable; it isn‚Äôt something that just happens as you get older. Falls are linked to a specific cause. ¬†It could be that more than one underlying cause or risk factor is involved in a fall. Falls can be linked to a person’s physical condition or a medical problem, […]

Take the American Medicine Chest 5 Step Challenge

Prescription Drug Safety and Disposal Take the American Medicine Chest 5 Step Challenge By: Angelo M. Valente The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a community based public health initiative, with law enforcement partnership, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and provide a nationwide day of disposal ‚Äì at a […]

Announcing NJFA’s 18th Annual Conference!

Announcing NJFA‚Äôs 18th Annual Conference! NJFA will hold its 18th Annual Conference on Thursday, June 2nd at the Crowne Plaza Monroe. The 2016 Morning Keynote Speaker will be Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, who is an internationally recognized leader of inspiring and creating strategies for aging friendly communities. She is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management […]

Medicare Hospice Benefit

Medicare Hospice Benefit Hospice and other end of life issues are not things we often want to talk about. However, being prepared and knowing all your options is a good idea. We should start by describing hospice. Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus is usually […]

Medicare Coverage

Medicare coverage What does Medicare cover? It‚Äôs a common, but also complex question. Medicare has 2 basic parts, Part A, which is known as hospital insurance (we‚Äôll define that in a minute) and Part B, which covers services, such as lab tests, doctor visits, etc. Part A and Part B together are known as Original […]

NJFA Founding Trustee Given National Recognition

NJFA Founding Trustee Given National Recognition Trenton— The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) is pleased to announce that founding trustee, Carl West was recently recognized by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD). In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Older American‚Äôs Act, NASUAD honored more than 50 advocates […]

Social Security Facts

Social Security Facts Recently, NJFA Deputy Director, Melissa Chalker sat down with two representatives from the Social Security Administration for a taping of our half hour TV program Aging Insights. Given all of the extensive information they shared, we thought it was time to do a blog about Social Security benefits and what you need […]

Announcing NJFA’s 17th Annual Conference!

Announcing NJFA‚Äôs 17th Annual Conference! NJFA will hold its 17th Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 3rd at the Crowne Plaza Monroe. The 2015 Keynote Speakers are James Firman, CEO of NCOA and Nora Dowd Eisenhower, Assistant Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans. Jim Firman will address the […]