LAKELAND CITY OFFICIALS TO HOLD FORUM ON FAIR HOUSING ON 11/17/2020

HOUSING ISSUES TO BE AIRED Lakeland residents are invited to share their stories of difficult apartment hunts and housing discrimination with city officials on Tuesday.  Lakeland is holding a virtual Fair Housing Forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday for residents to share the obstacles they have faced trying to find a home. The event will be hosted on GoToMeeting at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/172080645. Individuals … Read more

Affordable Housing for Lakeland

There is action on the Affordable Housing front here in Lakeland!!! LALTODAY recently announced in an article the following: Two new affordable housing developments are in the works, Swan Lake and Swan Landing.  Swan Lake is in progress, and Swan Landing is a proposal by the same developer, Tampa-based Blue Sky Communities. The City of … Read more

Time to Review your Medicare plan!

  Medicare Annual Open Enrollment is held during October 15 and December 7.   Medicare Consultations Available The Rath Center partners with SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).  Their volunteer specialists offer unbiased, free, and confidential Medicare counseling to seniors, their families, and caregivers seeking information about Medicare and other insurance options. You can … Read more

Polk County CARES for Seniors and the Disabled Assistance Program

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners has allocated $10 million for this program. Qualifying households will receive $2,000 to help with additional expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19. Only one application per household will be accepted. The application period for this program is now open. While online applications are preferred, paper applications will also … Read more

“Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be with DOJ, Preying on Elderly”

The title of this post, and other quotations, are taken from the United States Department of Justice website, Office of Public Affairs. SCAM ALERT There have been multiple reports of Department of Justice representatives calling members of the public, particularly the elderly, and attempting to gain personal information. “Those who receive these calls are encouraged … Read more

LATEST STATISTICS ABOUT COVID-19 AND OLDER ADULTS

HOW HAS COVID-19 AFFECTED OLDER ADULTS? How has COVID-19 affected the age group 65 and older?  “8 out of 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the United States have been among adults aged 65 years and older.”  Got your attention yet?  Follow this link to the CDC’s website for important information relating to protecting older adults: Coronavirus … Read more

MIND AND BODY FITNESS DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

THOSE MOST AT RISK Seniors and individuals with underlying medical conditions are most at risk for contracting the Covid19 virus. This results in seniors sheltering at home more than other populations. There are many scientific facts related to physical and psychological status which must be considered. Confinement while sheltering results in many physical changes. The … Read more

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