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Charitable Giving Tips For End Of Year Donations

What to do in order to ensure you can claim a charitable deduction for 2018: For donations of cash (including checks), your donation must be either postmarked or personally delivered on or before Dec. 31.  For donations of stock, your stock must be transferred out of your account on or before Dec. 31. For donations via credit card, your credit card donation must be processed on or before Dec. 31. * Note, if you are 70 ½ or older you can distribute up to $100,000 from your IRA directly, tax-free. The potential tax savings is available to both those who [&hellip
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Posted on 10, December 2018

in Category Featured

The Blue Card trains medical professionals in Bridgeport in trauma care for Holocaust survivors

By Stacey Dresner The Blue Card trains medical professionals in Bridgeport in trauma care for Holocaust survivors BRIDGEPORT – You may not have heard of The Blue Card. In fact, most people may not be familiar with the New York-based organization, which provides financial and other forms of aid to needy Holocaust survivors. But last week representatives from The Blue Card came to Connecticut to lead special trauma-care training for staff of Jewish Senior Services (JSS) in Bridgeport that focused on caring for local Holocaust survivors. More than 50 JSS employees, as well as staff from the Elaine and James [&hellip
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Posted on 6, December 2018

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Planning Ahead: Transportation Options for When One No Longer Drives

One of the most challenging things for older adults is to give up their car keys. They are not just losing their ability to drive. They can feel as if they are losing their ability to be an active member of the community, see their friends when and if they want to, go shopping when they need to and schedule appointments with their doctors when they have to. Many of you may have dealt with their angst at needing to let go of that sense of freedom and independence and have felt their anguish. They experience a deep sense of [&hellip
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Posted on 3, July 2018

in Category Senior Choice

Traditional and New Ways to Pay for Long Term Care

When discussing long term care, we typically refer to the help and care that people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or other such variants, including dementia, require over an extended period of time. In addition, employer-based health coverage generally does not pay for daily or extended care services. Medicare can cover a short stay in a nursing home (for rehabilitation) and some at-home care, also for a limited amount of time, and Medicaid only serves those who meet specific income requirements. So the question begs… what are one’s options for paying for long term care? Paying out-of-pocket is certainly an option. [&hellip
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Posted on 25, April 2018

in Category Senior Choice