November Boomers and Beyond

This Sept. 22, 2016 photo provided by Paragraph, shows the cafe area at Paragraph, a workspace for writers in New York.  (Ilana Masad/Paragraph via AP)

How to Stay Sane When You Work at Home

By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press Baby boomers moving into semi-retirement or new careers often find themselves working at least some of the time from home — and maybe sharing the space with their spouse or significant other. That might entail more togetherness than a couple ...

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Good Shepherd Nursing Home Earns National Accreditation for Excellence

Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling has earned Basic Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accreditation in 2016. Administrator Donald R. Kirsch said this accreditation is evaluated and presented by independent accreditors. Providigm, LLC, verified that Good Shepherd is ...

Your Social Security Questions Answered

Question: How do I earn Social Security credits, and how many do I need to qualify for benefits? Answer: We use your total yearly earnings to figure your Social Security credits. The amount needed for a credit in 2016 is $1,260. You can earn a maximum of four credits for any year. The amount ...

Lifestyle Changes to Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

As we grow older, our risk of type 2 diabetes increases. In fact, one in four people in the United States over the age of 60 has diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body does not make enough insulin or use it properly, causing blood ...

OPALs to See ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Older People With Active Lifestyles group is heading out for a trip to see “A Christmas Carol” at the West Virginia Public Theatre in Morgantown Dec. 14. Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story will be told on the stage of the Lyell B. Blay Concert Theatre at the West Virginia ...

Medicaid Crisis Planning

In our office we handle generally two types of estate planning cases. The first is what we call “pre-planning,” which is where a person (or couple) wants to plan ahead for their potential need for long-term care and wants to protect their assets. Pre-planning is typically done through ...

Automatic Medicare Enrollment Causes Confusion

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ll be 65 in a few months and I recently pre-enrolled in original Medicare. But last week, I received a member card in the mail for a Medicare Advantage plan that I did not enroll in. What’s going on? Medicare is so confusing with all the different choices, and now it ...

Healthy Lifestyles in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability

Leading a healthy lifestyle not only extends one’s lifespan, but also it shortens the time that is spent disabled —a finding that had previously eluded public health scientists and demonstrates the value of investing in healthy lifestyle promotion, even among the elderly. An analysis of a ...