Hints for Seniors
If you don't already know...
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
- Learn the laws about foreclosure in your state.
- Protect your assets and explore alternatives to bankruptcy at the National Consumer Law Center
- Save at the pump by finding the cheapest gas stations in your area.
- Save with online retail coupons
- Learn how to protect yourself and your family from scams targeted to seniors. Here are a couple Web sites:
- Find out which stories (especially those in your e-mail) are legitimate at Snopes.com.
- A free booklet is available from the National Pharmaceutical Council explaining prescription benefits, new Medicare beneficiaries, choosing a plan and how to appeal when your drug is not covered. You can order Your Pharmacy Benefit: Make It Work for You. Call 1-888-878-3256 or www.pueblo.gsa.gov
- To get your credit reports, there are three agencies you can contact: Equifax (800-685-1111), Experian (888-397-3742), and TransUnion (800-888-4213). They can also be reached at www.annualcreditreport.com or 877-322-8228.
- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is offering a free guide, How to Find Medical Information. It offers guidelines for how to use the Internet wisely to do medical research, what to look for at your local library, and what references are good to have at home.
- Senior.LifeTips.com gives tips for seniors on all aspects of their lives, including elderly healthy care, nutrition for seniors, gardening tips for seniors, money management for the elderly, fun activities for senior citizens and more. Learn more on living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, elderly and meal preparation, and safety tips for seniors.
- Seniors' Tips on Social Security - advice for senior citizens on understanding and using Social Security