Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SENIOR CONNECTIONS
FARMINGDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Newsletter Topic of the Month
May/June 2017

DRIVING TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS & THEIR CAREGIVERS

Have you noticed an older friend or family member's driving skills are beginning to slip? Health changes, due to aging, can impact a person's driving skills. Find tips to help them stay safe behind the wheel and to help them decide when it's time to give up driving. If you're a caregiver, find more resources to help you as you take care of an older family member or friend.

We have a government publication issued by "National Institute on Aging", which provides helpful driving tips for older adults and their caregivers.Following is the table of contents:

0 Stiff Joints and Muscles
0 Trouble Seeing
0 Trouble Hearing
0 Dementia and Driving
0 Slower Reaction Time and Reflexes
0 Medications Can Affect Driving
0 Be a Safe Driver
0 Do You Have Concerns About an Older Driver
0 Having "The Talk" About Driving
0 Is It Time to Give Up Driving
0 How Will You Get Around
0 More Safe Driving Tips
0 For More Information About Driving

To obtain a copy of this publication, visit Senior Connections at Outreach Services room behind Computer Center Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 12noon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017



Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library
Newsletter Topic of the Month
March/April 2017
 SENIORS: Ask us to Help You -- Visit our Blog and Office
WHAT IS “SENIOR CONNECTIONS”?
We are a team of knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy volunteers who can address your issues/concerns by providing FREE and CONFIDENTIAL information and referral services.
In 2016 we handled 49 different types of issues and satisfied 107 seniors with:
0                   Completed Property Tax Exemption Program applications
0                   Provided and discussed general information associated with,
Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy in preparation for engaging an attorney.
0                    After analyzing situation, recommended re-engaging attorney to                settle disputed bill and quality of nursing home care.
0                   Completed Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) application
0                   Discussed Medicare enrollment criteria and provided New York State booklet “Senior Citizens Guide to Health Care
0             Discussed procedure for an inherited IRA
0          Provided information on subsidized housing (Senior Advocate Guide) and on private condo developments.
0                   And much more
We are confident we can satisfy your needs.  Visit us at OUTREACH SERVICES room from 10:00 AM to Noon, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
You will be glad you did.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library

Newsletter Topic of the Month
January/February 2017

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Learn about Alzheimer's, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other symptoms. Find out when to see the doctor, what treatments are available and how to get help caring for a person with the disease. The sources of this 20 page publication are US Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Aging. 
Go to Publications.USA.gov to order this free publication #2353.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SENIOR CONNECTIONS
FARMINGDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Newsletter Topic of the Month
November/December 2016

TOP 10 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR RETIREMENT

Financial security in retirement doesn't just happen. It takes planning and commitment and money.

Fewer than half of Americans have calculated how much they need to save for retirement
In 2014, 30 percent of private industry workers with access to a defined contribution plan (such as a 401k plan) did not participate.
Average American spends roughly 20 years in retirement.

This info has been published by Employee Benefits Security Administration, US Dept. of Labor.

To learn about this topic, go to askebsa.dol.gov. Click on "Taking Mystery Out of Retirement Planning". Scroll to "Retirement Planning & General Retirement Issues", then click on "Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement". You can also obtain a copy by visiting us at library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10am-12 noon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library
Newsletter Topic of the Month
September/October 2016

GUIDE TO DENTAL INSURANCE

This guide is designed to give consumers a general introduction to dental insurance. It is published by "America's Health Insurance Plans" and covers:
*What is Dental Insurance?
*What Do Dental Plans Coverage?
*Where Can I Get Dental Coverage?
*And More

AHIP is the national trade association representing the insurance industry.

The guide can be obtained by visiting www.ahip.org or seeing us at the library's Outreach Services office 10am-12noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

SENIOR CONNECTIONS
FARMINGDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEWSLETTER TOPIC OF THE MONTH
JULY/AUGUST 2016

HOW TO CREATE AN ONLINE (mySocialSecurity) ACCOUNT

Social Security Administration has established a means of creating a mySocialSecurity account by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount then following the steps.
If you receive benefits, you can:
*Start or change your Direct Deposit
*Change your address and phone number
*Request replacement Medicare card
*Get replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042 for tax purposes
*Get your benefit verification letter

You can also apply for benefits online by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov:
*Social Security retirement/spouse's benefits
*Social Security disability benefits
*Medicare
*Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs
*And more

Visit us at Outreach Services room in library to get further details. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 10am - 12noon)

 

 


 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library
Newsletter Topic of the Month
May/June 2016

BEING MONEY SMART

We have available at our Outreach Services office at rear of library a series of ten "money smart" pamphlets published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). They provide sound financial advice to protect the consumer and are listed as follows:

*Save Some & Spend Some
*SAVED: Five Steps for Making Financial Decisions
*Check Your Credit Report at Least Once a Year
*Understand Your Credit Score
*How to Find the Best Credit Card
*Act Fast if You Can't Pay Your Credit Cards
*How to Rebuild Your Credit
*How to Become Debt-Free
*Know Your Financial Advisor
*How to Spot Frauds and Scams

CFPB's website is :  consumerfinance.gov which offers access to a wealth of knowledge focused on protecting the consumer.