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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from financial literacy resources to consumer fraud prevention and interesting topics such as palliative care, National Healthcare Decisions week, emergency room care, universal income and more ... 

April is National Financial Literacy Month
The United States has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month since 2003. Click on the websites below to explore financial literacy resources:

Social Security Blog
The Social Security Administration has launched a blog featuring guest writers and heads of SSA departments blogging about important details and programs within the Social Security program.
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Need an Economic Checkup?
We know of the importance of the annual health checkup but now think of the annual economic checkup. The National Council on Aging has a website that helps older adults review money management, budgeting, housing, health, employment, debt and credit management.

Benefits Checkup
Are you wondering if you might quality for programs to help you financially? Benefits Checkup from the National Council on Aging maintains a comprehensive website that helps seniors with limited income and resources look for benefits.

Part of Financial Literacy is Protecting yourself from Scams
Below are links to articles that share helpful tips on protecting yourself from scams. Read these articles and blogs so you know what to look for and share what you learn with others
Medicare Fraud - LEARN MORE
Consumer - LEARN MORE
Western Union Stop Fraud - LEARN MORE

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and  Resource for Older Adults and their Families
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a website with resources for helping citizens become more educated about financial and consumer protection issues. There is one section focused on resources for older adults and their families. Topics range from mail fraud, financial security, tips for financial caregivers, scams and more - LEARN MORE

Where in the World is a Leader in Palliative Care?
If you are sitting in the U.S. we can look half way around the world to find a leader in Palliative Care in Mongolia. This article is posted on Mosaic. Read this article and explore this online magazine - LEARN MORE

Oldest Village Site found in British Columbia?
Fascinating article by Theodoros Karasavvas about possibly the oldest Heiltsuk Village found in British Columbia. This may be the oldest site in North America - LEARN MORE
While checking out this article also explore Ancient Origins website. They have a variety of interesting articles.

National Healthcare Decisions Week
Sunday, April 16th was National Healthcare Decision Day. This was a start for National Healthcare Decisions Week from April 16th through April 22nd. This is a week long event meant to not only promote advance care planning but to start the process. The website has a Conversation Starter Kit, instructions on How to Choose a Health Care Proxy and How to Be a Health Care Proxy and more information - LEARN MORE

Time to Plan for your Emergency Medical Needs
Denver, Colorado - Like many consumers in the greater Denver area, I noticed more and more emergency rooms being built over the past few years. Then, last month I realized there were three emergency rooms all within one mile of where I live in south Jefferson County. Each of the three ER's were from different hospital systems. Not only did this seem odd, it felt wrong - LEARN MORE

A Study and Discussion of Universal Basic Income
The new book "Raising the Floor" is a discussion and exploration of universal basic income as an answer to income inequality. Author Andy Stern shares that the time for universal basic income has arrived. The Amazon book listing has a first read and link to order the book - LEARN MORE

Contact Lenses that Help with Diabetes
People with diabetes can monitor their blood glucose levels continuously via electrodes implanted under their skin. This approach can be painful and may lead to infections. Researchers think they have a new approach - LEARN MORE

Webcams Watching Volcanoes in Hawaii
Talk about seeing the world from your computer! The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey division maintains webcams focused on volcanoes in Hawaii
Website: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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Find your Local Area Agency on Aging
For older adults, your local Area Agency on Aging can be a referral source for food resources and other services that help seniors. Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time. You will be connected to a professional that will help you find your local agency. The website has a searchable database that lists information about different types of senior resources and also lists some local resources by state.

Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.

Website for Contacting Elected Officials
Check out this website with tips for contacting your legislators and an easy to use interactive map - LEARN MORE
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Below are event highlights from our Seniors Resource Guide National News & Events webpage. Find more events on our calendar.

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Abilities Expos
Abilities Expos are events where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment. The Abilities Expo has customized its offerings to include exhibits, workshops and activities.

Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour is the original and ground-breaking, evidence-based and scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams -- LEARN MORE

April 2017 - Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

April 2017 - Find a Walk with a Doc Event
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle - LEARN MORE

April 2017 - Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food

April 22, 2017
Earth Day
Earth Day Network's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide - LEARN MORE

April 22 - 29, 2017
Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week helps consumers manage their personal finances better. Programs are offered to all demographics and income levels, and cover all facets of personal finance. Find an event near you - LEARN MORE

April 30, 2017
Chefs Up Front Colorado - Denver, CO
Chefs Up Front is a culinary extravaganza with 30 of Colorado's top chefs at the Colorado Convention Center. The proceeds support Cooking Matters Colorado, a part of the national No Kid Hungry campaign - LEARN MORE

May 4 - 6, 2017
Mars New Year 2017 Celebration
Downtown Mars Borough, Mars, PA
The Mars New Year Celebration is a collaboration between Mars Borough and NASAs Mars Exploration Program. The event coincides with the planet Mars New Year that occurs every 687 days. From May 4th to May 6th the community of Mars, Pennsylvania will ring in the new year with celebration, innovation and exploration
May 5 - 7, 2017
Abilities Expo - New Jersey
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, NJ
Abilities Expo is a resource where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!).

May 11, 2017
Mastering the Art of Dementia Care
Brookdale Parkplace, Denver, CO
Do you serve someone who is living with dementia? Join Eric Collett, a nationally recognized expert in dementia care for a comprehensive one-day seminar designed to help attendees develop the fundamental skills that are crucial to successfully supporting persons living with dementia - LEARN MORE

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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

Here is April's topic, " Ways to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimming" - LEARN MORE

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