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Senior News

State Senior Medicare Patrol Gives Tips To Avoid Fraud

The New York State Senior Medicare Patrol educates beneficiaries to prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud. Although there are many health care fraud scams, three common scams are: ¯ Vaccine Card Scams — fake vaccine cards on being sold on social media for those who do not want to be ...

When Should I Contact The Social Security Office?

It may be helpful to contact the Social Security Administration to: ¯ Enroll into Medicare Part A and Part B ¯ Correct issues with your Medicare Part A or Part B effective dates ¯ Request a replacement Medicare card ¯ Appeal an income-related monthly adjustment (IRMAA) decision, for ...

Making Your Home Safe For The Aging

Have you ever thought about your own safety in your home as you age? It is something you should consider as early as your 40s and 50s. Those who plan to live out many years in your home as you age- you need to start looking critically at your environment. I am talking about steps and ...

Get The Best COVID-19 Information You Can

As we start to open up our senior centers and congregate meal sites, I am getting questions from older adults about how vaccines work. Can we mandate that everyone who comes into our building be vaccinated? And are we protected from the Delta variant of COVID-19? I will try to answer these ...

Milestone Moment

More 100 friends and family of Dr. Frederick Giddy gathered in May at Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron to celebrate a century of the amazing life of a well-known local man. Born in Bideford, England, in 1921, his family migrated here in 1924. His parents, four brothers and two sisters ...

LTCI Claims Require A Process

Question: My spouse and I have Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI), but we are not sure how to use it? Answer: This is the third and final answer to this question — filing a LTCI claim. LTCI insurance works by reimbursing you for care costs you have already paid. If you have help in the ...