Senior Advocate: Protocol for Medicare Part B deductible is explained

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010  Q: I know that I must pay a Medicare Part B deductible each year, but I never know which doctor I should pay. Can you give me some guidelines so I am prepared for the start of the new year? A: I would be glad to give it [...]

By |November 30th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Take precautions against possibility of carjacking

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010  Q: I am 80 years old and still driving my own car. A friend of mine just experienced being a victim of a carjacking and I am wondering what I can do to reduce my chances of becoming a victim. Do you have any common sense suggestions? A: [...]

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Senior Advocate: Elder abuse, a growing problem, can take many forms

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010  Q: I am hearing more and more about elder abuse. What is considered elder abuse and if I suspect it who can help? A: Elder abuse is a growing concern for the many agencies and individuals serving the senior population. Abuse can be inflicted in numerous ways. It [...]

By |November 17th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Expect penalties if not enrolled in Medicare at 65

Many people consider April 15th the date to remember. We have to be on our toes at tax time because a late return could result in a penalty. As the first of the baby boomers turn 65 next year, Medicare will present them with new dates to remember and another set of penalties if they’re [...]

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Senior Advocate: Finding the right care facility takes time, effort

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010  Q: I need to place a family member in a care facility. Do you have any suggestions on how to start my search? A: Finding the appropriate facility takes time and effort. But spending this time early in the process makes the transition much easier for the entire [...]

By |November 16th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Several seminars to cover changes in Medicare for next year

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010  Q: If I remember correctly, this time of year there are usually numerous seminars addressing changes to Medicare for the coming year. Do you know if there are any scheduled? A: You have a good memory. Yes, I do know and will be glad to share those dates [...]

By |November 3rd, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Inventory of wallet will be a big help if it’s lost

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010  Q: During our vacation my husband lost his wallet, and I’m trying to replace the contents. This is a difficult job because he has some memory loss and doesn’t remember everything that he carried. Please tell others to inventory what they carry with them. A: This is a [...]

By |November 3rd, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Encore Career

Are you looking for a career that combines income and purpose? Many folks on the other side of 50 have been thrust into exploring options outside their primary profession due to unemployment or a down economy; others, still in a job, are looking toward the day they can bid their boss a hearty goodbye and [...]

By |November 3rd, 2010|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments