Category Archives: Senior lifestyle

Colorado legislators prepare in one of the country’s fastest aging states

Demographics across the country are shifting quickly, and several rapidly aging states finding themselves entirely unprepared to adapt to the pressures of growing senior populations.

Greater demand on Medicare and health services, less tax revenue from a shrinking workforce, and an uptick in the amount of state residents claiming certain tax exemptions are expected to create quite the long-term economic pickle for states already experiencing unprecedented senior population growth.

Among the states seeing the fastest increase in residents age 65 and older is Colorado, which saw a 53.8% increase between 2005 and 2015.

The Colorado Futures Center predicts within the next 14 years, Colorado will face serious challenges meeting the medical and state service needs of its senior residents, as well as the financial needs of care-giving family members.

In response, state lawmakers have united in a bipartisan effort to explore legislative options to improve programs and protections for seniors and educate aging Coloradoans about private saving and retirement preparation.

Before you file, consider these no-cost senior tax assistance and preparation programs to help you make the most of Tax Day

This year, the deadline to file tax returns is April 17–just a little over a month away. But though we get a tiny bit longer to make important filing considerations, for many Americans, Tax Day is no walk in the park. People of all ages find tax preparation tricky, but seniors–especially the newly retired–may find… Continue Reading

American Airlines: One Less Inch of Legroom

There was once a time that American Airlines advertised with the slogan “Something Special In The Air.” Today, the world’s largest airline is more concerned about squeezing one more dollar of revenue out of their airplanes than being “Something Special” to anyone — or even worrying about the comfort and safety of its passengers. Senior… Continue Reading

The Seniors Center President Dan Perrin Calls for Protection of Senior Citizens from Abusive Legal “Guardians”

“When someone walks into your house, forces you to move out, and sells your belongings, I call that theft – maybe even a violent crime. How can we allow this to happen to senior citizens,” Dan Perrin, the president of The Seniors Center said this morning. The Seniors Center is calling on Congress to take… Continue Reading

Another Reason To Avoid American Airlines

I’m regularly disappointed by the big airlines. They’ve become less friendly to all of their passengers, squeezing us into smaller spaces, treating us like cattle, and making the flying experience less pleasant. American Airlines is the worst of them.  With its uninterested staff and painful customer service.  Now, American is giving us another reason to avoid… Continue Reading