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SENIORS SPEAK OUT ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

May 19th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Update on AARP National Conversation Many senior citizens are following the AARP National Conversation on Social Security and Medicare on Facebook. Seniors are overwhelmingly in favor of preserving both programs.// A recent AARP Bulletin report included statements made by individuals who posted on the National Conversation page.  Those statements are summarized here: At last count, [...]



SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Apr 20th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Many of us seniors continue to be concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare. Politicians in younger generations hold the reins to our two life-line insurance programs. Sometimes we feel helpless about what we can do to ensure the security of our future, and that of our children.

Some of us take the time to telephone our representatives or email them regarding our opinions about their positions and vote-casting. And some times we feel helpless, believing that even offering our opinions doesn’t make any difference, particularly when our opinions differ from the positions our representatives take.



SENIORS AND YOUNGER GENERATIONS ARE ALL FAMILY

Apr 14th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Misconceptions About Social Security A new attempt was made recently to pit younger people against the Baby Boomers and seniors receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits. In the April issue of Esquire, Stephen Marche wrote an article, “The War Against Youth,” in which he says “…the recession didn’t gut the prospects of American young people.  [...]



SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Apr 7th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

National Support Programs for Seniors The good news:  Support for Social Security and Medicare continues to grow. AARP recently launched its National Conversation on Social Security and Medicare.  This state-by-state program focuses on seniors who have ‘…Earned a Say…’ in the decision making facing us regarding these two vital programs.  Senior citizen responses are being [...]