Senators Co-Sponsor Bill to Lift Social Security Restrictions on Widows, Widowers

In late September, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced the Surviving Widow(er) Income Fair Treatment (SWIFT) Act (S. 3457).

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Save Money on Medicare with Free Enrollment Assistance

The Chester County Department of Aging and APPRISE health insurance counselors will provide free, confidential assistance to Medicare benficiaries during the annual Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.

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Medicare Enrollment Counseling Available

Medicare beneficiaries will have the chance to get personalized help from APPRISE Medicare counselors at numerous locations during the 2018 Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15–Dec. 7.

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How to Prepare for Life’s Inevitabilities

One inevitable life milestone that requires organization, consideration, and planning but often gets overlooked is the end of life, both for one’s self and loved ones.

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Top ‘Second Act’ Jobs that Interest Older Workers

As more baby boomers approach retirement, growing numbers are passing it up in favor of “second act” jobs: work during their retirement-age years, whether full or part time.

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COVER STORY: Senior Scams Evolve: Ploys Continue to Defraud Older Adults

Last October, my family members received a phone call from a company dubbed Utility Savings Expert, whose website ( features the tagline, “We are here to help you,” but omits the second half of the sentence: “… separate you from your money.”

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Savvy Senior: Tips and Resources for Older Job Seekers

Dear Savvy Senior,

What resources can you recommend to help older jobseekers? I’m 60 and have been out of work for nearly a year now and need some help.

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Social Security News: 3 Ways Your Social Security Payment Can Grow after Retirement

You made the choice and now you are happily retired. You filed online for your Social Security benefits. They arrive each month in the correct amount, exactly as expected.

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Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Passes House

In mid-June the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091), which would create a one-stop-shop of resources to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

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