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During the holiday season, we surround ourselves with family and friends, some of whom may rely on us for a number of reasons. An aging parent might need help clearing snow. A sibling may require help after a surgery. And as we get older, our family members may need help managing their finances. In fact, more than eight million people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits need help managing their money.

A summit convened by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) has resulted in a roadmap for advancing immunization efforts in long-term care (LTC) facilities. A dozen recommendations — including five priority actions — have been outlined in a new white paper, "Charting a Path to Increase Immunization Rates in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings."

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has signed on to the Fragility Fracture Network’s  to improve the care of people with fragility fractures.

Social Security and Medicare have worked side by side for decades. Both programs have improved the quality of life for millions of Americans.

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