The Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have partnered to publish a "Retirement Toolkit". This toolkit includes both links to publications and to interactive tools which can help you plan your retirement. It includes a timeline for retirement, information to help you decide what age you want to retire, and information about how to avoid paying a Medicare Part D late enrollment penalty. Some of the links from this toolkit include:
The PEW Research Center has just published a report, "Family Caregivers are Wired for Health", about how caregivers use the internet to get health information. Thirty-nine percent of Americans care for an adult or child with serious health issues. Seventy-two percent of these caregivers search online for health information. This report found that caregivers are more likely than other internet users to:
Gather health information online, particularly about medical problems, treatments, and drugs.
Go online specifically to try to figure out what condition they or someone else might have.
Consult online reviews about drugs and other treatments.
Go online to find others with similar health concerns.
Would you like to learn about gardening, learn about local hospice options, or see a popular British TV series?These are just a few of
the upcoming Pasco library programs. The Friends of the Library sponsors
our programs. Here are some of the upcoming library programs for Older
Adults in Pasco County:
Fridays in July at 2:00pm Friday Flicks! South Holiday Library Come for afternoon tea and join us each week as we follow the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants during the reign of
King George V. South Holiday Library 4649 Mile Stretch Drive Holiday, FL 34690 (727) 834-3331
Sat, July 27th at 11:00am Sit-n-Knit South Holiday Library Join our knitting club for ALL AGES! No experience necessary. Supplies are provided for in-house use or bring your own project. South Holiday Library 4649 Mile Stretch Drive Holiday, FL 34690 (727) 834-3331
Thurs, July 30th at 2:00pm Hospice Information Session New River Library The Gulfside Regional Hospice will be providing a free informational
session on the different levels of hospice care available to residents.
New River Library 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, FL 33543 (813) 788-6375
Tues, Aug 6th at 6:30pm Gardening Program Hudson Regional Library The
Pasco County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners provide program on
gardening topics. Please contact Hudson Library for more information. Hudson Regional Library 8012 Library Road, Hudson, FL 34667 (727) 861-3040
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas offers a free helpline, which provides assistance and referral information on government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that serve seniors in our county.