The transition into senior citizen-ship can be rocky at times. New rules apply to your taxes and finances, and you become concerned with wills, health care and other things you barely thought about in your 40s and 50s. It is for this reason that the Senior Citizens Handbook was created and was updated this year – the first update since 2009.
A valuable resource for seniors, their families and caregivers, the handbook covers a variety of topics relevant to every senior’s life:
- Social security – from advice on creating a plan to help navigating your taxes;
- Pensions – covering everything about eligibility to different benefits;
- Supplement Nutrition Assistance Programs – food stamps and how to get them;
- Federal Tax Relief – answers all your questions about taxes before you have them;
- Health Care – discusses Medicard, Medicare and Alzheimer’s;
- Long-Term Care – tips on nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care, home care, continuing care retirement communities, housing and reverse mortgages;
- and several other topics including Planning for the Future and Protection of Legal Rights.
The goal of the handbook is to summarize how specific laws affect Virginia’s elderly and provide advice on the issues seniors face every year. It also includes lists of community-service organizations that can be contacted for help, advice and companion services.
This handbook is updated by members of the Senior Lawyers Conference. Copies are available at agencies on aging, public libraries, local bar associations, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and other medical facilities.
If you would prefer, a PDF version is available here.
For more information or to order copies of the Senior Citizens Handbook please email Stephanie Blanton at email@example.com or call (804) 775-0576.
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