Posts Tagged ‘ top 10 concerns of seniors ’

PROPOSED MEDICARE CHANGES: PROS AND CONS

Aug 5th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

One of the top ten concerns of senior citizens is Medicare.  Discussions about proposed changes in Medicare are a little baffling, and not easy to understand.  SCJ will make an honest attempt here to describe the proposals and offer references for the pros and cons.// One proposal would change the way Medicare pays for benefits. [...]



DON’T DECREASE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS… INCREASE THEM

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

A Plan for Increasing Social Security Benefits Plans are beginning to surface for increasing Social Security benefits. Many pensions have been blown to smithereens in the past five years.  Retirement plans have been decimated.  Social Security is the only option left for millions of Americans when they retire. This issue is one of the top [...]



SENIORS: ARE WE GOING TO BE OKAY?

Mar 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With Medicare and Social Security hanging in the balance, are seniors going to be okay? It appears that the answer to this is both unclear and indefinite. Those who march in support of Medicare and the Obama Plan seem to feel that it is critical to keep these programs in place. Those who oppose, seem to fear the so called “socialist implications” of state controlled and managed health systems. On the one hand there is concern over long term care needs of the many. On the other, there is paranoia and suspicion guiding their fear.

Frankly, having been the beneficiary of Medicare for several years now, the benefits of that in our retirement have been enormous and useful. Today, I am recovering from a corneal transplant, done only this week. Medicare will assist in meeting the cost. Our supplemental policy has been a lifesaver both for medical and prescription needs. Referrals have always



TIPS FOR SENIOR GROCERY SHOPPING

Mar 12th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Shopping Tips Aid Senior Citizen Budget Senior Citizen Journal writes a lot about shopping tips and senior citizen discounts that help stretch the senior fixed income.  Senior finances remain one of the top 10 concerns of seniors everywhere.  Seniors find they save money if they apply discipline to their shopping expeditions. SCJ editors have come [...]



MEDICARE SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET

Mar 3rd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Medicare Resources on the Internet Internet resources increasingly assist senior citizens find answers to our most pressing concerns. Among the top 10 concerns of seniors is health. And that almost immediately takes us to health insurance and Medicare and all of those related issues.  Many of us have a lot of questions, and we know [...]



SENIORS CONSIDER FINANCIAL QUESTIONS

Feb 19th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Financial Issues at Top of ‘Top 10 Concerns of Seniors’ Senior citizen financial concerns are at the top of the Top Ten Concerns of Seniors. That is because most of us live on fixed incomes, and we want what investments (if any) we have to last our lifetime.  Most of us just don’t have much [...]



SENIOR CITIZEN FINANCE CONCERNS

Feb 12th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Top of the Top Ten Senior Citizen Worries Senior finances top the top ten concerns that senior citizens experience. The majority of us are not wealthy.  Some of us have a pension and others of us have investments.  Almost all of us have Social Security benefits.// But we’re not wealthy. We all experience periodic concerns [...]



SENIORS: THE ECONOMY OF WEALTH

Feb 5th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Understanding Basic Economics We senior citizens need to look at a very direct relationship that we might not always acknowledge.  That is the reality that a healthy national employment figure contributes to the financial well-being of everyone, including seniors.  What is the relationship?// First, when more people are working and prospering, there is less need [...]