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The Elderly and the Zika Virus

From The Huffington Post and Care.com By now, just about everyone has heard of the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne illness found mostly in Central and Latin American countries has been shown to cause serious birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that the Zika virus is more dangerous than initially thought,… Read more »

Caregivers in the Garden

From Approved Senior Network, written by Brenda Funk It’s summer and that means gardening season is underway. For those who want to garden and grow their plant seedlings, they would have had to get their garden planted by now. For those who are planning to go to a nursery to pick up tomato plants, cucumber… Read more »

PA Governor’s Budget for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

From The Arc, Scranton PA On February 9, Governor Wolf proposed a $33.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a 10.89% increase compared to the $30.03 final 2015-2016 budget. The General Assembly is currently creating their own budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After it is formally introduced and shared with the… Read more »

10 Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Well-Being

From Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez , Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MPH A challenged brain is a happy brain. So when the kids are grown and you’ve retired from your job, you could find yourself struggling a bit to stay busy and engaged, and you might feel depressed. You wouldn’t be alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that more… Read more »

Q & A: Medicare for Workers over Age 65

From AARP.com, Written by Patricia Barry Medicare’s 50th anniversary on July 30 celebrates the enduring popularity of a program that has transformed health security for older and disabled Americans. Medicare has protected many millions from poor health, premature death and medical bankruptcy, as was the hope when President Lyndon Johnson signed the program into law in 1965.   But… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits With Chives

From Everyday Health Ingredients 1 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup(s) cornmeal, yellow or white, stone-ground 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground 1/2 cup(s) cheese, cheddar, shredded extra-sharp 2 tablespoon butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3/4 cup(s) sour cream, reduced-fat 1/4 cup(s) chives, fresh finely chopped 1… Read more »

What is the “Federal Funds Rate”?

Written by:  Jamie Kresge, Abington Financial Group In December 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%, the first shift from the rock-bottom 0% to 0.25% level where it had remained since December 2008. The federal funds rate is the interest rate at which… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Artichoke and Ripe-Olive Tuna Salad

From Everyday Health This quick and easy recipe is definitely not your average tuna salad!  It’s a tasty, nutrient-packed version that will dazzle your taste buds and cost you only 210 calories per serving. The unique flavor comes from a mix of oregano, lemon juice, and chopped olives, while artichoke hearts add texture as well… Read more »

2015 Year-End Tax Planning Basics

From Jamie Kresge of the Abington Financial Group  As the end of the 2015 tax year approaches, set aside some time to evaluate your situation and consider potential opportunities. Effective year-end planning depends on a good understanding of both your current circumstances and how those circumstances might change next year. Basic strategies Consider whether there’s an… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Crispy Taco Shells

From Everyday Health SERVINGS: 6   |  TOTAL TIME: 30 min Ingredients 12 small tortilla(s), corn 6-inch tortillas 1 dash(es) cooking spray canola oil, to coat tortillas 3/4 teaspoon chili powder divided 1/4 teaspoon salt divided Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Wrap 4 tortillas in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High… Read more »