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Housing & Utility Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for housing programs that can help you find and pay for affordable housing or help you keep your home. There are also home repair programs that can help you fix critical and safety issues found in your home or help pay for your household utilities...

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BenefitsCheckUp® is a free service of the National Council on Aging, showing you what FREE benefits

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Food & Nutrition Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!   You may be eligible for nutrition assistance programs that gives you a cash benefit so that you can buy nutritional foods to help you stay healthy. You can also get help from food/meal assistance programs which can be delivered to your home or at various community...

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Find out what FREE benefits may be available in your area. Search today!

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Income Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be able to get help from programs that can provide you with cash assistance so that you can have a minimum level of income to pay for basic needs such as: food, clothing, and shelter.  Learn more about the program that can help you save money. Benefit...

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Learn more about FREE benefit programs that can help you save money.

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Health Care Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for programs that can provide health insurance that pays for your medical costs and other medical expenses. You can also get health care assistance through chore services, home care, nursing home care, and waiver benefits.  Learn more about...

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Free Medications. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for programs that save money on medications and other health care costs (such as copays and deductibles). People who have applied for these benefits can save, on average, $4,900 annually in assistance.  Learn more about programs that can...

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Learn more about FREE benefit programs that can help you save money.

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Join the 9,294,276 people who have discovered $37.7 billion in benefits!

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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There are over 2,500 benefit programs available nationwide. Find out what you may qualify for!

Click here to begin your FREE search!   Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Medicaid Program Options for Your Loved One

When health issues arise that require a high level of care, some folks are finding success with receiving Medicaid (known as MassHealth in Massachusetts) home care instead of moving to a nursing home. There are different qualifications to be eligible for home care versus nursing home care – we broke...

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Is a Respite Stay in Assisted Living Right for You?

Respite stays within Assisted Living are often utilized for a myriad of reasons. Respite stays are designed to be a short term arrangement, usually less than 90 days, and can be as short as 7 days. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs authorizes and governs Assisted Living Residences as a way to provide...

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Just One! A HOPE for the Future

A common goal for anyone reading this article is the eventual eradication of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The numbers are staggering! There are over 5 million Americans with AD dementia and this number is expected to be over 16 million by 2050. One in eight persons age 65 and older, and 1 in 3 persons age...

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Healthy Living Workshops: Empowerment through Education

Do you want to feel better, meet new people, and be empowered to change old health habits? Are you living with a persistent health condition that prevents you from doing activities you enjoy? Have you learned helpful techniques as a family caregiver, which you would like to share with others? Then consider...

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Come 2B Dementia Friendly

The Councils on Aging in Marlborough, Hudson and Northborough have received a grant (from whom) to implement a project called building a Dementia Friendly Community. The purpose is to educate the public on best practices for interacting with people, at various stages of dementia, who are living in the...

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Diagnosed with Dementia: Next Steps

Dementia is a serious diagnosis. It is a chronic, progressive illness that affects every aspect of a person's life. It is important to get a second opinion. A thorough evaluation is essential to eliminate other possible causes of confusion, word-finding difficulties, personality changes, getting lost,...

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Managing Your Memory

Two VA doctors have written a new book, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It, as a resource for individuals who are concerned about their memory or would simply like to know what they can do to improve their memory and keep it strong. Dr. Andrew Budson...

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Stairs a Problem? Consider These Questions.

Are you, or someone you know, having difficulty getting up and down stairs? A stairlift could be the solution, but it’s important ask the right questions! For many seniors, continuing to enjoy life in the place they’ve come to call “home” is a high priority. However, if stairs are a problem, the prospect...

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Not All Memory Loss is the Same

Remember that time a woman in the post office ran over to you, gave you a big hug and asked about your children? You had no idea who she was, yet it was pretty clear that she knew you. OK, maybe you don’t remember, but don’t jump to conclusions. Not all memory loss is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease....

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