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5 Reasons to Avoid An Online Will

People are often drawn to the ease of creating an online Will as opposed to seeking the guidance of an experienced elder law or estate planning attorney. Before you go down this rate yourself, read on for five reasons to avoid having your Will created online. 1. Proper E... Read more

NYSARA Virtual Town Hall on Winter Wellness for Seniors Presents Valuable Information

Franklin County Director of Public Health Katie Strack was special guest of NYSARA for a virtual Town Hall Meeting focused on Winter Wellness for Seniors on Wed. Jan. 12. Not surprisingly, questions about the Coronavirus surge and the challenges of dealing with the Omicr... Read more

Hochul’s State of the State Address Outlines Legislative Agenda Starting with Strengthening Health Care System

New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State Address outlining nine key components of her agenda for strengthening New York.  Investing and growing New York’s Health Care infrastructure and economy top the list. Other priorities include improving p... Read more

NYSARA Statewide Zoom Town Hall on Senior Wellness 2022

Featuring Katie Strack MS RN Franklin County Director of Public Health Registration Required at RSVP site.  You will then receive an e mail confirmation with a personalized link to the zoom town hall. BE SURE TO SAVE THIS E MAIL WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS IT ON THE DAY OF THE EV... Read more

Sign on to the Petition to Eliminate the GPO and WEP Provisions of Social Security

  The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service, including many teachers, firefighters, and police officers, by taking away benefits they, or their spouses, have EARNED. C... Read more

The Build Back Better Framework Will Deliver for New York

President Biden’s Build Back Better framework will bring down costs that have held back families in New York for decades by cutting taxes and making child care, home care, education, health care, and housing more affordable. These investments will provide ne... Read more

2022 News on Part B Medicare Premiums and Deductibles from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said on Friday that the standard monthly Part B premium for next year will be $170.10. That’s an increase of 14.5%, or $21.60, from 2021. The annual Part B deductible will be $233, an increase of $30 from 2021. The... Read more

Generational Views of Retirement in the United States

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented extraordinary health and economic challenges across the globe, triggering yet another deep economic crisis. While the availability of several vaccines in late 2020 has begun to alleviate health and economic issues, the economic fa... Read more

7 Tips on How Best to Use Medicare

How to get the care you need at the lowest cost There's no getting around it. Medicare is a complicated program and every decision you make will have consequences – for your health and your wallet. To help you get the most out of your benefits whether you are signing up for ... Read more