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Whose Peace of Mind are We Addressing?

At 74, Sarah wakes up each morning and goes through her regular routine.  Sure, her arthritis makes the first few steps painful, but she has learned how to adapt. It wasn’t too long ago that she was working full time, and before that running a house full of children.  Life has been full of the need to adapt, and Sarah has always conquered her new challenges. Jessie is Sarah’s daughter.  She lives out of town,

Aging Veterans Still Unaware of VA Pension Benefits After Over 60 Years

For aging veterans, one of the most important benefit programs is the Aid and Attendance Program (A&A) available through the Veterans Administration. An earned pension benefit, it was established in 1951 to assist qualified veterans, and/or their surviving spouse. A&A provides pension benefits that enable veterans to live independently while receiving medical and non-medical care both in the home and in qualified facilities. The program remains generally unknown to most people. Types of Care Eligible

Improve Your Health Literacy

Health literacy encompasses the ability to critically think about health information, complete basic math problems, fill out forms and interact with health care staff in order to make informed, comprehensive decisions about your health. Unfortunately, the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy found only 3 percent of adults over the age of 65 had proficient health literacy scores. And these literacy problems are not always clear cut or obvious. Their findings indicated: • 71 percent