AGING Q&A

 Questions about aging? We have answers from A to Z.

View our Senior Resources Guides

JCA puts out a bimonthly Senior Resources Guide jam-packed with information we hope will enable you to better understand and enjoy each new phase of your life.  Click on links below for information on your health, living options, job opportunities and so much more.

ARTS AND THE AGING

http://digital.washingtonjewishweek.com/issues/Senior-Resources-Guide-July-2017/index.html

TIP OF THE ICEBERG

http://digital.washingtonjewishweek.com/issues/Senior-Resources-Guide-May-2017/index.html

ELDER ABUSE

http://digital.washingtonjewishweek.com/issues/Senior-Resources-Guide-March-2017/index.html

OLDER WORKERS

http://digital.washingtonjewishweek.com/issues/Senior-Resources-Guide-January-2017/index.html

PREPARING FOR WINTER

http://digital.washingtonjewishweek.com/issues/Senior-Resrouces-Guide-Dec2016/index.html

AGING IN PLACE

http://digital.washingtonjewishweek.com/issues/Senior-Resources-Guide-2016/index.html

 

MoCo offers tax credit for senior homeowners

The Montgomery County Council approved a new property tax credit for residents who are at least 65 years old and who have either lived in the same home for at least 40 years or are retired veterans of the U.S. military.  The County’s Department of Finance established a web site dedicated to information about the bill. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/finance/taxes/individual.html

A link to an application for the tax credits will be available on that web site when the application is available. When the application is finalized, a paper version will be available at the Department of Finance, which is located at 255 Rockville Pike, Suite L-15, in Downtown Rockville. For more information, starting later this month, residents can call the County information at 311 (if calling from a location within the County) or 240-777-0311 (if calling from a location out of the County). 

The bill goes into effect on July 1. Those seeking a credit must apply by April 1 of the year in which the tax credit is sought. However, for 2017 only, the deadline is extended to Sept. 1. 

Bill 42-16 created a new property tax credit for residents who are at least 65 years old and who have lived in the same home, with an assessed value of $650,000 or less, for at least 40 years. Retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard) who are at least 65 years old also are eligible for the credit if their home has an assessed value of $500,000 or less.

Residents who qualify are eligible to receive a 20 percent credit for the property tax imposed on their homes. The credit would be granted annually for up to five years, subject to application requirements. 

Great Apps designed for seniors

Here are some apps that will help you monitor your health, medicines and diets. Others offer coupons for a variety of products or enable you to dictate what you want your computer to type.

http://www.lifehack.org/278271/the-best-apps-and-tools-for-older-people

AARP guide to fixing your home

AARP’s guide is filled with ideas on how to make sure your home will accommodate your needs as you age in place. It includes suggestions of what needs to be done, how to keep your expenses down while improving your home and a list of resources.

http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/documents-2015/HomeFit2015/AARP%20HomeFit%20Guide%202015.pdf

Montgomery County College has a lot to offer seniors

Montgomery College has a comprehensive website for 50+ Learners. All resources are listed under tabs WORK and LEAN – credit and non-credit.

http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/fiftypluslearners.html

Want to go back to school?

Being a senior adult in Montgomery has a lot of advantages. Click on the below link to see all the educational opportunities open to you.

Senior_VitalLiving_Lifelong_Learning

Tips for active living

Pacific Medical Training has some great ideas for seniors onon how to exercise and eat well.  Click on their site for information.

https://pacificmedicalacls.com/acls-online-library-staying-active-in-your-golden-years.html

Senior living choices explained

This website explains the different types and levels of senior living, senior care and senior lifestyles. It also includes ways to find the best care for you.

http://seniorliving.org/

Learn what’s new at NIA

The National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, is a great resource to learn what’s new in the fields of aging and caregiving.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/


Each year, JCA answers thousands of questions about employment, finances, health and wellness, home care, housing,  transportation — and many other topics. Our Aging Q&A is a library of fact sheets that address some of the most frequently asked questions.

Please contact our Senior HelpLine for answers and assistance:

Maryland and D.C.: 301.255.4200

Virginia: 703.425.0999

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