National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services. From programs that help support you through life's journey to services that help put you in control and systems that help protect what's important to you, Social Security is committed to helping secure today and ...Read more
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - In 1912, Oreo cookies, Cracker Jack and the Girl Scouts were born. So was Dorothy "Dottie" Coleman, who marked her 106th birthday Tuesday with her family in Oceanside.
Coleman was guest of honor at a birthday luncheon hosted by members of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club, who have become like a second family to ...Read more
When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security is there with a lifeline to help you and your family.
Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes and benefit through monthly retirement payments later in life. For others whose working years are cut ...Read more
AURORA, Ill. - Ernestine Shepherd, 81, came to Aurora recently to say that exercise should be a key part of everyone's day, including senior citizens.
Shepherd hasn't let age stop her from being a bodybuilder, she said to a crowd of at least 100 at the African-American Health Coalition's 13th annual Community Health Fair at Aurora Christian ...Read more
BOSTON - After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor's office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman's house just in time to help her up the front steps.
Nirva took the woman's arm as she hoisted herself up, one step at a time, taking breaks to ease the pain in her hip. At the top, they stopped for a hug.
Understanding Medicare isn't as difficult as you might think. It's a benefit most working Americans can count on. Here are some facts you might not know about the program.
Can I still get Medicare at 65?
Yes, you're still eligible for Medicare starting at 65, no matter what year you were born.
If you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare ...Read more
When you've known each other nearly 80 years, you can't be expected to recall every detail.
But who can forget Arlene Dunaetz's curls back in Boyle Heights, in third grade?
"Each one was pulled tight like a corkscrew," says Helen Bialeck.
"I envied those curls," says Joyce Sindel.
"They were dark and she had so many...Read more
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Marjorie Prunty doesn't have many options left. She's borrowed all the equity she can from her home through a reverse mortgage, and her medications cost about as much as she receives through Social Security.
The 14 prescription drugs she takes are "life and death," but Prunty, 74, of Kansas City, has had to cut out...Read more
Russell's Purple HeartMr Russell D. Ward
You have in your hands the poignant story of the life of Russell D. Ward. Starting from infancy in 1947, this real life story depicts the youthful denials and hatred for God when things didn’t go his way. Turning his back on his religious upbringing, Russell cheats, lies, attempts to steal ...
The best way to get to know a place is to sink your teeth into the culture and history that help shape its food traditions. Here are several epicurean adventures that let you taste the authenticity of a given destination's culinary profile.
- Newport, Rhode Island
In the land of coffee milk, "stuffies and chowda" and endless seafood...Read more
Cutting apart an heirloom 1940s-era Queen Bess silverware set can bring on the nerves.
At the same time, crafting something new out of an old piece can revive vintage items that might otherwise remain stored out of sight.
After her mother-in-law's death about five years ago, Terry Rathbun repurposed parts of a family Queen Bess collection ...Read more
I'm sure you already know there are lots of men out there to date. Some are relationship worthy and some are not. The sad thing is you can't always see the good guys because some of the bad guys feel so exciting to you.
So I thought I'd share a couple of types of men with you so you know who to look for and who to stay away from if your dream ...Read more
OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's hard to know whether that warm golden glow throughout Laura and Kelly Lewis' Olympia-area home radiates from the bright lemon-yellow paint atop its elevated light-diffusing shelves, or from the national first-place awards this aggressively Passive House has hauled in.
The Lewises (plus dogs Lexie, Burton and Zola, and ...Read more
"Here, let me help you with that," the man offered, as I walked out of the grocery store lugging three bags of groceries.
"Thank you, but I'm fine," I replied, walking towards my car. Transferring the bag in one hand to my other arm, I got the keys out, unlocked the car door, and put the bags in the back seat. It was no ...Read more
The skirts were the first clue that this was a night out.
Several women wore skirts with extra bounce and flounce; silver and red petticoats winked underneath. Sometimes, their partners wore matching colors.
I was at Juanita Community Club in Kirkland, Wash., on a Saturday night for round dancing with the Dancing Shadows club. Callers and ...Read more
What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions.
1. Social Security benefits are paid in ...Read more
Nancy Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime soon. She still drives to movies, plays and dinners out with friends. A retired elder care nurse who lives alone, she also knows that "when you reach a certain age, emergencies can happen fast." So, when her son, Tom Rogers, talked to her about installing a remote ...Read more
"Rosie the Riveter" is an American icon representing women working in factories during World War II. These women learned new jobs and filled in for the men who were away at war. They produced much of the armaments and ammunition to supply the war effort.
They also paid FICA on their wages, contributing to the Social Security program....Read more
Anticipate the length of your retirement, keeping in mind that many American workers will live much longer than the "average" retiree. Consider your health, family longevity, and lifestyle. Your Social Security retirement benefits will provide continuous income for as long as you live, protecting you even if your other sources of ...Read more
Aaron Miter wasn't sure what he was getting into the day he met Ray Bagley.
"The typical thing I have trouble with older clients is, they can't get on and off the floor," says Miter, a longtime personal trainer in San Diego. "So, I said to Ray, 'Can you get on and off the floor?' He's like, 'Yeah!' He jumps off his chair, rolls ...Read more
TIMONIUM, Md. - When she was in her 20s, Juliana Chatard Alexander was the night nurse for the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, the man who abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson.
After long declining interviews with historians and biographers, the Mays Chapel woman spoke with royal biographer Andrew Morton - and with...Read more