Cooperative Effort among Federal, State Agencies to Prevent Disability Fraud. The Social Security Administration, its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Florida Department of Financial Services today dedicated the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Miami. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Miami Unit identifies and prevents Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Florida.
Wright Brothers Day, observed on December 17, marks the day in 1903 that two adventurous brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina took to the air for the first time. It was a modern miracle at the time and a catalyst for the age of intercontinental travel. Over a hundred years later, it’s commonplace for people to fly across the country. Most of us don’t consider all the preparation and patience it took to achieve this modern feat of flight.
For many of us, preparing for winter involves pulling out heavy coats from the closet and making sure our vehicle is ready for intense weather. Whether your winter brings snow, ice, or flooding, you need to be prepared. Preparing for a possible physical or mental disability is the same. Many people don’t think of disability as something that could happen to them. Statistics show the chances of becoming disabled are greater than most realize. Fifty-six million Americans, or 1-in-5, live with a disability.
Each holiday gathering is special. Families and friends get together to see how big the kids have gotten, catch up on family news from the summer and new school year, and remind each other to be grateful for what we have. But what’s the best way to know what you have to be thankful for when it comes to Social Security disability or retirement benefits?
Familiar carols are a part of the season. This song is so popular that holiday revellers clamoured for it again. It’s “The Twelve Sites of Social Security,” inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” — a holiday favourite since 1780.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has announced that the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence(NHCGNE) will relocate to the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the New York University College of Nursing, effective January 2016. This John A. Hartford Foundation grant-supported program has been based at GSA since 2012, focusing on preparing new academic gerontological nursing leaders and enhancing the gerontological nursing expertise of faculty.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conducted its inaugural offering of the Immunization Champions, Advocates & Mentors Program (ICAMP) Academy in Rosemont, Illinois, in October. This first academy welcomed more than 50 immunization champions from a variety of healthcare settings. GSA will conduct four ICAMP academies in 2016 — in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Phoenix. ICAMP is designed as a multidisciplinary program to equip health care providers to champion adult immunization practices that improve public health and the quality of care for the people they serve.
The gravy is steaming next to the savoury stuffing and sweet potatoes. There are four types of pie for dessert — pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, and pecan. Every family has its own unique Thanksgiving dinner traditions but, as we all know, a carefully followed recipe is key to creating a perfect holiday meal.If you fail to plan, or measure your ingredients poorly, your pie could be a real flop. The same can be said for financial planning and preparing for your future.
All professionals interacting with older adults should be advocates for them to get flu shots, said The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Executive Director and CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH, speaking this week at the National Summit on Advancing the Draft National Adult Immunization Plan in Washington, DC.
Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will not automatically increase in 2016 as there was no increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2015. Other important 2016 Social Security information is as follows:
With the change of seasons comes an important safety reminder for our local seniors. The statistics on falls among older Americans is staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control: Falls are #1 cause of injuries, hospital visits, and death among those 65 & older 1 out of 3 seniors fall each year. In 2010, 2.3 million older adults were treated for fall-related injuries In 2010, the direct medical costs of falls were $30 billion
In 1985, after making it back to the future from 1955, Marty joined Doc for a drive 30 years into the future. That future is now. If the alternate 2015 of the Back to the Future film series were accurate, we’d be easing along on hover boards, navigating skyways in flying cars, and enjoying the luxuries of self-lacing sneakers and self-fitting jackets.
People with disabilities are challenged with both overcoming barriers and with convincing others that those barriers do not define them. That’s why we wanted to mark this October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month by reminding you that Social Security is an earned benefit for millions of disabled individuals, and we can assist them in going back to work.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 68th Annual Scientific Meeting — the country’s largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging — from November 18 to 22 in Orlando, Florida. Media representatives may register free of charge.