Basic Rights of Senior Citizens

Basic Rights of Senior Citizens

The rights of senior citizens in the US are muddled in the bureaucracy of regulations and sub-laws, the senior citizens are also expected to be aware of the varying federal, state and local laws. To make things easier, we suggest you get the help of a lawyer and that...

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A Healthy Diet for Older People

A Healthy Diet for Older People

Have you noticed active people in their late 20s say that they can’t be like how they were in their early 20s; well that ladies and gentlemen is ageing. Ageing is going to affect all of us, and we need to start making changes to our diets and start understanding the...

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Basic Rights of Senior Citizens

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A Healthy Diet for Older People

Have you noticed active people in their late 20s say that they can’t be like how they were in their early 20s; well that ladies and gentlemen is ageing. Ageing is going to affect all of us, and we need to start making changes to our diets and start understanding the...

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Basic Rights of Senior Citizens

The rights of senior citizens in the US are muddled in the bureaucracy of regulations and sub-laws, the senior citizens are also expected to be aware of the varying federal, state and local laws. To make things easier, we suggest you get the help of a lawyer and that...

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A Healthy Diet for Older People

Have you noticed active people in their late 20s say that they can’t be like how they were in their early 20s; well that ladies and gentlemen is ageing. Ageing is going to affect all of us, and we need to start making changes to our diets and start understanding the relationship between the kind of food we eat and the kind of effects it has on our body. Here we look at ways older people can maintain a healthy diet.

1. Know what you eat

You can look at the USDA charts to understand what should go on your plate. But the USDA recently released “MyPlate” which gives a graphic that can be used to understand how the five food groups should be present on your plate. These food groups are your essential nutrient blocks.

2. Variety

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People think that old people food can be boring and mundane. But that’s only if we let it be. Old people need to eat from a number of different sources to gain nutrients that may not be available from one food source alone. Your plate needs to have lean proteins, fruits & vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. Make sure to have food that is rich in fibre and avoid foods with a high quantity of sodium or salt. Try to consume foods high in vitamin D, which is especially important for our skin. And as we age, taking care of our skin can become extremely tiresome.

3. Read the Label

Whole-grains are the way to go, they provide you with high fibre content and are extremely nutritious, but everybody likes to indulge in packaged foods once in a while. So make sure to take your reading glasses to the grocery store, have a close eye on the type of packaged product your buying along with nutrient intake you’ll receive as a result of consuming that product. Once you are aware of the nutrient make-up of the product, buy other grocery items to either nullify the effects of the packaged product or buy products that are required to fill up the nutrient intake for each day for you. So for example, if you buy a can of tuna, then you don’t need to buy eggs at all.

It is going to be about balancing the books at the end of the day, keep track of what you eat and make sure to indulge from time to time.

Basic Rights of Senior Citizens

The rights of senior citizens in the US are muddled in the bureaucracy of regulations and sub-laws, the senior citizens are also expected to be aware of the varying federal, state and local laws. To make things easier, we suggest you get the help of a lawyer and that this article should only be used to understand the basics of the rights that are available to senior citizens.

There are certain times when you would require legal assistance; we have jotted few such occasions:

1. If you die without a will in the State of Florida, then the state distributes the assets to people according to a fixed formula. The big drawback is that you will have no control over who gets your fortune if you fail to make a will.

2. If you wish to buy or sell valuable land.

3. If you have been discriminated because of your age; fired, refused promotion or credit.

4. If anyone threatens you to evict or leave your home.

5. If your right to visit your grandchildren is threatened because your son or daughter got a divorce.

6. If your company withholds the pension, you paid for while working there.

7. If bill collectors annoy or frustrate you at times when you are unavailable or are indulging in some form of leisure.

Government Benefits

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Government benefits depend on federal, state and local laws but most of these regulatory bodies set-up agencies through which senior citizens can apply for benefits and perks. If by any chance you feel the agency has wronged you then get it in writing so that you can file an appeal. Before filing an appeal make sure to consult with your attorney. There is the possibility that your matter will be solved by the appeals board but in the case that you don’t agree with the decision, you are allowed to take the matter to court.

Social Security

Social Security will provide you with a cheque every month in the case of retirement, disability or death. The amount of money that you get is the same amount that you as a worker put into the social security fund. Call up the nearest social security office and find out whether you apply for the benefits or not. The social security office can be contacted by calling 1-800-772-1213.

Other rights include supplemental security income, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, publicly supported housing, pension rights, etc.

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Have you noticed active people in their late 20s say that they can’t be like how they were in their early 20s; well that ladies and gentlemen is ageing. Ageing is going to affect all of us, and we need to start making changes to our diets and start understanding the...

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