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New York State Veteran’s Benefits

New York State Veteran’s Benefits The state of New York provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Housing Benefits Financial Benefits Employment Benefits Education Benefits Recreation Benefits New York Veteran Housing Benefits State Veterans Homes The state of New York operates veterans homes in Batavia, Long […]


Travel and Discounts Guide for Seniors [2017] by Alex Miller

September 19, 2017 If you’re retired, you probably have more time to spend with family and friends or visit the places you’ve always wanted to see. But sometimes, retirement can present seniors with budgetary constraints like fixed incomes or dwindling savings. In looking for ways to make traveling in your retirement affordable, any discounts and […]


Boxwood Senior/Caregiver Fair 7/26/17 at Somers Manor


Planning for Long Term Care by Colin Sandler, LCSW, CCM

The cost of long term care in a skilled nursing facility can be upwards of $400/day.  This translates to over $12,000 per month with many facilities in Westchester as high as 14,000 per month.   At $150,000 plus per year, most people cannot afford this level of care.   That is where New York State Medicaid program […]


Community Medicaid: Qualifying for In-Home care by Colin Sandler, LCSW

Medicaid is complicated.   The following case study should help you sort through the maze to better understand Medicaid eligibility and how you might proceed. Mary S.  is 86 years old and lives alone in her own home.  Her family tells me she now needs 24-hour care at home, but they think she cannot qualify for […]


Three Home-Buying Tips for Seniors by Jim Vogel,

Senior citizens are entering the home-buying market for several reasons today, including to downsize, to move closer to family, or to suit their health and mobility needs. While many know which home features they are looking for, they have not been in the market for a new home for quite some time. Our three home-buying […]


Keeping Older Friends & Relatives Safe in a Storm

From “STEPS to Keep Your Elderly Relatives and Friends Safe During A Snow Storm,” by Jennifer Baukol and Shan Wade, STEPS Homecare, at 1. Find Someone to Keep an Eye Out Ask a familiar friend, building maintenance employee and/or a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your loved one and check in with […]


Good News about Preventing Falls from ElderImpact

For many seniors, the fear of falling is a constant source of stress. Unfortunately, this anxiety isn’t unfounded. In fact, one in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year (1). These accidents can result in fractured bones, broken skin, and even traumatic head injuries.  The good news is that there are many […]


Hemorrhaging from Your Capillaries by Eileen Hawe at Money Insight

Over the past 30 years I have given many presentations about money. As a way to describe massive losses of money from small expenditures I coined the phrase “hemorrhaging from your capillaries”. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels and it is hard to imagine how you could bleed to death but it’s the image I want […]


Lifelong Learning by Rachel Baltazar

Hi Catherine, I was reviewing your website’s wonderful resources and I loved it! I’m with and I’m reaching out because we recently improved our site to pull together the best free subject-based online classes offered by renowned universities across the United States!  [Click here for examples.] The reason behind (and why I can […]


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