Cost-of-Living Adjustment, Veterans Benefits to Increase in 2023

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7% in 2023, the Social Security Administration announced recently.

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Virtual Job Fair Scheduled for January

Jobseekers and employers in or near the 717/223 area codes are encouraged to participate in the JOBS717 virtual job fair, open Jan. 15-31 and accessed at

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Tax-Prep Volunteers Needed in Lebanon County

AARP Foundation has kicked off volunteer recruitment for its Tax-Aide program, the nation’s largest volunteer-based tax-preparation service. Volunteers may sign up to assist taxpayers either in person or virtually, with a number of roles available.

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The Most Common Types of Scams Explained

Being the victim of a scam can be detrimental to older adults’ mental health, making them feel helpless, embarrassed, anxious, depressed, fearful, or distrusting of others. These feelings can affect physical health as well.

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Legal Ease: How Do I Sell Our Home When My Wife Has Dementia?

Dear Jonathan: I recently made the very sad but necessary decision to move my wife into a memory care unit at a local facility. Her dementia has progressed to a point where I can no longer care for her at home. Fortunately, I have the financial means to pay for her care in the nicest facility in town, where she will receive excellent care.

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Free Medicare Counseling Offered this Month

York County Area Agency on Aging is hosting individual counseling throughout open enrollment, which began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

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Legal Ease: What Happens If My Fiduciary Dies Before I Do?

Dear Jonathan: I am single. A few years ago I engaged in estate planning. The documents I prepared included a will, financial and healthcare durable powers of attorney, and a trust.

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Savvy Senior: How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Your Drug Costs

Dear Savvy Senior,

What kind of changes can Medicare beneficiaries expect to see in the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law? I’m enrolled in Original Medicare and have a Part D prescription drug plan but spent more than $6,000 out-of-pocket last year on medications alone.

– Overpaying Paul

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Funeral Preplanning an Extension of Estate Planning

To help relieve their families, an increasing number of people are planning their own funerals, designating their funeral preferences, and sometimes paying for them in advance. They see funeral planning as an extension of will and estate planning.

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