State & Local

Is there an opposite of caregiver burnout?

We’re always looking for ways of making life easier for us and our parents. Occasionally we run across a great resource that we’ve never seen before and wonder why. Today’s find is a book called Share the Care. As most caregivers know, burnout is not only a real threat to the caregiver, it most certainly […]

Three Tips for Senior Citizens from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) website provides three tips for senior citizens for filing their taxes. Standard Deduction – If you and your spouse are 65 years of age or older and you do not itemize your deductions, you can get a higher standard deduction amount.  “You can get an even higher standard deductions amount if either […]

Know a Senior That Needs Help With Tax Preparation?

I have enough angst over filing my own taxes, so I was glad to see that AARP offers a program for helping with tax help. AARP Tax-Aide claims to be the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. They serve low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. […]

Find Parkinson’s Help Near You

The National Parkinson Foundation website contains a good number of resources that includes publications, links to related sites and NPF Programs. It’s a great resource, but as we’ve said before, we like our resources local because they’re much more likely to meet our specific needs, and the National Parkinson Foundation doesn’t disappoint. The NPF maintains […]

How Does Your State Support the Aging Population?

The National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA) is a non-profit association representing the nation’s 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. NASUA’s mission is to, “…advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population and to enhance the capacity of its membership to promote the […]