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Retired? Own a Beautiful Victorian Inn!

Have you ever thought that when you retired you’d want to own and run an Inn?  Well, MaryAnn Gunning did,  after she retired from working as a nurse for 50 years in the Emergency Room in New Britain, Connecticut. She has owned and personally run this beautiful blue Victorian Inn  for the last 8 years. […]

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Should you work in Retirement?

There is an interesting article on the BankRate Site that gives 6 good reasons why you should work in Retirement: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/retirement/why-seek-employment-after-retirement-1.aspx Here are highlights of what the article discusses: 1) 2009 Study finds that people who work in retirement are overall physically and mentally healthier 2) Less you have to dip into your savings 3) […]

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Urgent Care Facilities in White Plains

CITY MD is one of the fastest growing walk in urgent care facilities in New York City is now coming to Westchester.  They recently opened their first two centers. One is in White Plains at 222 Mamaroneck Ave at the corner of Maple Ave.  The other is a huge City MD at 2393 Central Park […]

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Should You Rent or Sell in Retirement?

  As you sit around the fireplace this winter, some of you may be thinking about where you would like to live in retirement.  I know many of discussions with friends when we get together, is whether we want to stay in Westchester County where property taxes are so high, or retire somewhere else. One […]

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Who is a senior citizen in Westchester County

Who are the senior citizens of Westchester County?  That all depends on who you ask and how you interpret the word “senior” citizen.  There are so many ways to interpret this term outside of actual age. According to Wikipedia, the word is a Eupemism both in the U.K. and in the U.S. for a retired […]

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Medicare Coverage and Planning at Age 65

Did you know that you need to sign up for Medicare Part A and/or Part A/B when you turn 65?  This must be done within 7 months of turning 65, meaning 3 months before, month of birthday or 3 months afterwards. If you hadn’t signed up, you can sign up during the General open enrollment […]

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Compare Retiree Taxes State by State before Moving!

Whether you are considering staying in your home in Westchester County, moving to a smaller home in upstate New York, moving back into the city,  or thinking about a warmer climate down in South Carolina or Florida, its a good idea to compare how each state taxes retirement income! Having considered moving to North Carolina, […]

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Skill Based Volunteering in Westchester County

For those retiree’s, baby boomers or even younger folks who know the importance of volunteer work, Volunteer New York (formerly called Volunteers of United Way Westchester), had their first skills based Volunteer Symposium on May 15th. I heard about this while attending a real estate trade event where the Volunteers New York had a booth. […]

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Safety Tips for Seniors Living at Home

Safety Tips For Seniors at Home Month The Administration for Community Living has named injury prevention as the theme of this year’s Older Americans Month in May. Their focus is on falls prevention! Recent statistics indicate that over ⅔ of adults 65 or older prefer to live at home. Or, as some say “age in […]

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Seniors Home Alternatives to Living at Home

Now you have decided that you need to research where mom and dad will be once they can no longer live in their home on their own.  As I said in Part 1,  they may be able to stay in their home with full-time help. First perhaps a live in aide, later with live in […]

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