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Legacy of Literacy
PRIME – September 2014
Link to Libraries volunteers help next generation discover power in the written word
By Debb
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HAPPENINGS
PRIME – September 2014
AGAWAM
MILLENNIUM MAGIC CHORUS
On Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main S
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A warp speed leap into the digital age
PRIME – September 2014
By Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com
I got a very excited call from my mother mid-way
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Who has access? Digital assets and estate planning
PRIME – September 2014
By Todd C. Ratner
Bacon Wilson P.C.
As a society, we have become more reliant on the Inter
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iHealth’s smartphone glucometer looks to simplify diabetes care
PRIME – September 2014
By Debbie Gardner
By Gary M. Kaye
Editor, Tech50+ ( www.tech50plus.com )
An estimated 30 m
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Legislature makes it easier for families to care for loved ones
PRIME – September 2014
By Linda F. Fitzgerald
AARP State President
Massachusetts lightened the load for family caregivers on Aug. 5 when Governor Deval Patrick signed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) into law. The law takes effect on Nov. 5, 90 days from the date that the Governor signed the bill.
Massachusetts has now joined 38 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. The Uniform Act outlines a procedure for transferring a guardianship or conservatorship to another state and for accepting a transfer, helping to eliminate the expense and wait. UAGPPJA helps to facilitate enforcement of guardianship and protective orders from other states by authorizing registration in Massachusetts.
AARP Massachusetts is grateful to the State Legislature and to Gov. Patrick for passing the Uniform Act and also thanks its members across the state for their efforts in contacting legislators to urge passage of UAGPPJA.
Future of Social Security, Medicare
In other news, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds recently issued a report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. While Social Security remains strong and can continue to pay full benefits for nearly two decades, modest changes must eventually be made to ensure current and future generations of Social Security beneficiaries receive what they’ve earned.
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