California launches a COVID-19 Rent Relief program

Q: Can you tell me about the new state rent relief program I heard is available in California? A: California COVID-19 Rent Relief is a new state-run program that launched on March 15 to provide emergency rental assistance to California households and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will help eligible households and [...]

By |2021-03-24T11:33:07-07:00March 24th, 2021|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Experts on aging provide life lessons

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the book “Live Smart After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times” that I co-edited and co-authored with 32 other experts in the field of aging. It was a passion project for a few members of the Life Planning Network, a national organization of individuals [...]

By |2021-04-07T14:51:34-07:00March 18th, 2021|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Complicating COVID stress: Technology gaps for seniors

Early on, when COVID vaccine appointments first became available for seniors age 75-plus, the online application asked the user to select their insurance. Most seniors have Medicare and selected that option. Next, they were instructed to upload a copy of their Medicare card. Calls were coming in to Senior Concerns: “I am trying to make [...]

By |2021-03-11T13:53:01-08:00March 4th, 2021|Other Side of 50|0 Comments