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As Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts, I am especially pleased to recognize the recent efforts of LifePath to improve the lives of individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. The Administration commends these efforts, and plans to continue supporting...
The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will sponsor several workshops this spring for grandparents and other relatives who are raising children. In addition to special guests, each event will feature an informational panel, which will include representatives from the...
People over the age of 60 will be 22 percent of the state’s population by 2020. At of the end of 2016, Massachusetts citizens 60 and older outnumbered those residents age 19 and under. While people of all ages use long-term services and supports (LTSS) to live independently in the setting of their...
Did you know that 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants, most of them for kidneys? The good news is that MatchingDonors.com is helping to change that. MatchingDonors.com is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that links organ donors with people in desperate need of kidneys and other...
Pooled Trusts are supplemental needs trusts administered by a nonprofit for the benefit of disabled individuals on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a (d)(A) trust, and those over age 65, a (d)(4)(C) trust. Federal Medicaid and MassHealth regulations permit a deposit of any excess funds that...
According to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) website, the “Senior Circuit Breaker Credit,” for tax year 2016, this credit (or refund if no taxes are due) could be up to $1,070 for eligible taxpayers. You may qualify if: • You are 65 or older on or before Dec. 31, 2016 • You own...
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard are in their late 80s. Thanks to help from their retired son, Jack, and support from LifePath, they still live in their own home. Mrs. Bernard has dementia and needs a caregiver, but she only wants Jack in her home. Through the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) program at LifePath...
Q: What’s the difference between hard of hearing and deaf? A: Hard of hearing (HOH) refers to people who still have some useful hearing, and can understand spoken language in some situations, with or without amplification. Most people who are HOH can use the phone and use hearing aids. People...
Saturday, Feb. 4, was World Cancer Day. It is recognized internationally each year. Globally, 14.1 million people are diagnosed with some form of cancer and 8.2 million people, 4 million of them aged 30 to 69 years, lose their lives to cancer each year. By 2025, that number is expected to rise to...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released proposed changes for the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Programs in 2018 that will, if finalized, provide stable and fair payments to plans. “Medicare Advantage is an essential, growing part of the Medicare...

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