The time is right to build a national model for senior care right here in Pa. | Opinion
There is a tremendous opportunity to help all aging services providers and their employees build a comprehensive senior care system.
Pa. House panel moves forward on Gov. Shapiro’s plan to update property tax relief program
Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program provides financial breathing room for hundreds of thousands of older and disabled residents to pay their bills and stay in their homes, lawmakers and advocates told the House Finance Committee on Monday. But in the 16 years since the program’s enabling legislation, the Taxpayer Relief act, was last […]
Pa. long-term care facilities to share in $14.2M to ease staffing crunch | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The money from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention comes at a pivotal time for the industry.
Medicare Advantage saved my life | Opinion
For seniors like me on a fixed income, this is life-changing coverage.
Pa. Rep. Lee, HHS Secretary Becerra talk senior health care at Pittsburgh roundtable
'You’re one of the quiet heroes in America,' Becerra told a woman who's her mother's main caregiver.
Rural seniors are benefiting from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom
When the pandemic began, senior service agencies hustled to rework health classes to include virtual options for older adults. Now that isolation has ended, virtual classes remain. For seniors in rural areas, those classes have broadened access to supervised physical activity.
Here’s how the Shapiro administration can best help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis
A new beginning in the executive and legislative branches provides an opportunity for a dramatic shift in focus.
How old is too old to run for president? The answer isn’t cut and dried | Ray Landis
That decision should be based on how best to move the United States forward – not on the date on a birth certificate.
That giant Social Security cost-of-living bump underlines the need to fix it | Ray E. Landis
If the opponents of Social Security insist on labeling it an entitlement, let’s take a small step in that direction.
Why can’t we get a handle on scams targeting the elderly? | Ray E. Landis
Older adults, who are more used to face-to-face interactions, are particularly vulnerable.
Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams
Citing an increase in scams involving peer-to-peer payment apps during the pandemic, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase protections for those who use the services. Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, CashApp and PayPal have become more popular, and are increasingly being used by scammers to defraud older […]
The three things the Pa. Legislature did in 2021 to help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis
From tele-health to broadband expansion, lawmakers advanced critical pieces of legislation.