Spokane’s Architectural Style Evolution

downtown spokane, washingtonWe Spokanites love our city’s many historic buildings, and this week’s Inlander offers a great article describing the evolution of architectural style in the Lilac City.  Enjoy! Source: Spokane Style | Arts & Culture | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest

What’s That You Said About New Hearing Aids?

Elderly home careThank goodness, there are lots of new options when it comes to hearing aids.  More than 36 million Americans have a hearing loss, but only one out of five who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.  Don’t let ignorance isolate you and frustrate your family – take a look! Source: What’s That You Said About New Hearing Aids? – Next Avenue

The World’s Best Places to Retire

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Are you considering an expat retirement experience? Here is a new ranking from Live and Invest Overseas, and some of the top picks may surprise you.  There’s a lot to consider, and this article is a good place to start your research: Source: The World’s Best Places to Retire

Social Security Outlook Improves, but Disability Needs Urgent Action

Retirement Green Road Sign and Airplane Above with Dramatic Blue Sky and Clouds.From our friends at AARP – an important read:  “The financial health of Social Security has improved slightly in the last year, with the system expected to exhaust its reserves to pay benefits in 2034, a year later than previously projected, according to the 2015 Social Security Trustees Report released July 22. At that time, if Congress has taken no action, Social Security will have enough payroll taxes coming in to cover 79 percent of promised benefits for another 56 years, the report said. The annual report forecasts the …”Source: Social Security Outlook Improves, but Disability Needs Urgent Action – AARP

Cheap Eats: Hot and Cold

tiramisù fatto in casa, tradizionale dolce italianoHungry?  The Inlander is ready to help with its latest annual food and drink survey of all things local and tasty.  This article focuses on deli delights, all affordable.  Take a look! Source: Cheap Eats: Hot and Cold | Food & Drink | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest

Estrangement from an adult child – what to do?

Male generationsThis is a real toughie that most parents face at some point.  Whatever the cause, these rifts are painful and generally don’t mend themselves.  Next Avenue takes a look at the dynamics of an estrangement and offers some sage advice: Source: Estrangement from my adult child – Next Avenue

Two seismic shifts in Medicare, and what they mean for you

Doctor talking to senior patient“Beginning in 2016, doctors will get paid by Medicare for having voluntary consultations with patients and their families about end-of-life medical planning and needs. Medicare will also set standard fees for all hip and knee replacements. Phil Moeller explains what these changes in Medicare policy mean for you.” Source: Two seismic shifts in Medicare, and what they mean for you