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Taking care of elderly parents at home is a practice steeped in tradition throughout the Caribbean. It would be unheard of to place a loved one in a nursing home or similar facility, no matter their health condition. Living out one’s life at home with family is the dignified option.
Today’s life expectancy rate for United States citizens stands at 76.5 and 81.2 years for men and women, respectively, according to recent data provided by the world’s leader of medical research, Imperial College London.
Editor’s note: New America Media’s former Ethnic Elders Editor Paul Kleyman has admired Brandeis University scholar Margaret Morganroth Gullette’s tenacity in exposing the pernicious effects of ageism in her five books and many articles for the New York Times, The Nation and others. Kleyman, who provided a complimentary blurb for her new volume, Ending Ageism: How Not to Shoot Old People, recently interviewed Gullette about what led her to become one of the few voices raised against ageism. Here is his profile of her.
Social Security has a toolbox full of resources on its website, www.socialsecurity.gov, to help you with your financial planning. With so many resources, maybe it’s easier if we highlight one of our “best.”
Disability is something many people aren’t faced with in a direct way. The reality is, a 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. That makes Social Security disability benefits something you should learn about and understand.
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