How to help your elderly parent with their finances

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 84-year-old father is having trouble keeping up with his bills and insurance, and I just found out that he’s been making contributions to a suspicious charity. Reluctant Daughter Dear Reluctant, Many adult children serve as financial helpers to…

Faster processing of disability claims for people with Alzheimer disease

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin Today, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer disease. Since the onset of Alzheimer can occur in people before they retire, it may strike during an individual’s working years; preventing gainful employment as the disease progresses. As a…

Genevive and Medica expand availability

Innovative Medicare Advantage Institutional Needs Plan for residents of senior care facilities Medica and Genevive have expanded Medica Advantage Solution® PartnerCare (HMO I-SNP), an Institutional Special Needs plan, introduced last year. For 2021, the plan has added -Stearns County, and adds 10 additional care partners as participating facilities to its overall service area. Altogether, eligible…

Social Security’s many online services

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack, Social Security Public Affairs Specialists, Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online instead of visiting a Social Security office?” The answer is more than likely yes, and you can find more information about our online services…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 04/11/21, 12:12 am, Littering/Dumping, 310th St, Harvey Twp: Clear. 04/11/21, 16:21 pm, Suspicious Activity, Meeker Av S, City of Watkins: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 04/11/21, 16:54 pm, Threats, Western Av N, City of Watkins: Report Taken. 04/11/21, 17:59 pm, Traffic Stop, US Hwy 12, Darwin Twp: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 04/11/21, 20:12…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

April 11, Jack Gregory Peterson, 18 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake Township on the charge of domestic assault. April 11, Tyler James Schroeder, 25 of South Haven, was arrested in South Haven on Wright County warrants for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and driving after suspension violations. April 10, Daniel Patrick…

Senator Howe named strongest conservative in Minnesota Senate by American Conservative Union

Every year the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA) presents their Ratings of States, which are intended to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. Lawmakers are evaluated on a zero-to-100 scale, with a 100 representing a voting record that is perfectly aligned with conservative principles.…

Dangerous speeds fueling speed citations during first two months of extra Speed Enforcement Campaign

23,052 Speed citations issued from Feb. 1-March 31 Extra speed enforcement • Law enforcement across the state cited 23,052 drivers for speed violations from Feb. 1-March 31. • The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS), in collaboration with the Minnesota departments of Health and Transportation, announced a statewide extra speed enforcement…

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