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Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home. There...
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Why Sell Your House?


Selling a home can be a huge burden when you are trying to sell your home in the traditional way in this market. If you are like most people in the United States, values have declined in your neighborhood, and having to sell turns out to be a tough choice. Too many people and young families...
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When Is It Time To Get Help?


As your parents age, it can be difficult to know what help they need and who you can trust to give it to them. Be observant of certain signs that may help you in discussing the situation and finding the best solution.  Are your parents taking care of themselves? How is their overall appearance and...
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Senior Living Housing Basic Definitions


At first look, Senior Housing Options can be a bit overwhelming. As with any new subject, knowing some basic definitions or the “lingo” will help you navigate the information more easily. For Active, Healthy Seniors: Senior Apartments/55+ Apartments AKA-Age restricted apartments, senior condos, 55+ condos, cottages and adult communities. This option is great for older adults that prefer...
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Comparing the Cost of Homeownership to an Independent Retirement Community


Many senior homeowners have grown up with the idea that they should get their house paid off and settle there for life. In many cases, this is a great plan.  However, it may be surprising to find that it is not always the cheapest option. In many cases, homeowners find that when they review their...
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Creating Fun and Meaningful Moments for Elders with Dementia


By Sue S. Wilson, LMSW Fun, meaningful activities are as important to the wellbeing of an individual living with dementia as they are for anyone. Bringing children and elders together can provide endless opportunities for creating moments of joy and mutual engagement. With a little planning, you can set the stage for fun, meaningful activities that...
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Texas Investor Guide Is Back and Updated for 2017


You asked, we answered. The State Securities Board’s flagship publication, the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud, is back in stock, updated for 2017, and available for free. The Investor Guide provides unbiased, straightforward information on the time-tested principles of investing and shows you the tools you need to research financial...
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The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Notice to File for Candidacy Released


A message from Patty Bordie, Director Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area:  The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Notice to File for Candidacy has been released (see attached notice: tshl-notice-to-file-for-candidacy-2017). The vision of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) is that applied wisdom, energy, and experience of aging will improve the lives of all Texans through education,...
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Safety and Warning Signs for Older Drivers


As people age, there are “Age-Related Changes” that can affect their driving abilities and impact senior driver safety. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, many of us can continue driving safely long into our senior years. Aging tends to result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can have a...
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Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit Pension Program


If you or your spouse served the United States in a time of war, you may qualify for 12-30 hours of personal care services weekly for the rest of your life! The Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Program is a tax-free, non-service connected disability pension that is used to pay for un-reimbursed ongoing medical...
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