The Birth of the Jack-o’-Lantern

Have you ever wondered how the practice of turning a pumpkin into a scary jack-o’-lantern started? Here’s the story:

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Is This Thing On? How to Be Safe with Facebook

As I type this, there are more than 1.3 billion Facebook users and counting. 1.3 billion! That is more than four times the population of the United States.

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Social Security News: Social Security Announces 1.6% Benefit Increase for 2020

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6% in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced recently.

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Savvy Senior: The Long-Term Care Benefit Many Veterans Are Missing Out On

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father — who served in the Army nearly 60 years ago — into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help?

– Seeking Aid

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Social Security News: Communities Fighting Fraud

Older people are at a greater risk of fraud and other forms of financial exploitation. The United States Postal Service has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and fraud awareness as a way to prevent abuse.

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New-Retiree Seminar to Address Medicare Concerns

A free seminar for those nearing retirement, recently retired, or confused about choosing a Medicare plan will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-9 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Penn State Extension Offices, York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, Springettsbury Township.

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The FAQs of Funeral Preplanning

50plus LIFE spoke with Michael C. Baublitz, funeral director/preplanning counselor at Etzweiler Family Funeral Service in York, to get some quick answers to common questions asked by those considering a preplanned funeral.

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Financial Focus: Achieving Financial Well-Being after the Loss of a Spouse

Losing a spouse is a traumatic event. It drains your emotions and makes it hard to focus on simple daily tasks, let alone financial matters.

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