June 17, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Senior

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California would allow seniors living in the country illegally to apply for the state’s healthcare program for low-income residents under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal unveiled Friday.

The $859-million expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility to cover adults 60 or older regardless of immigration status comes as the state’s coffers have been stuffed with a massive influx of income tax revenue. But with the governor pegging the surplus at more than $75 billion, Democratic lawmakers who have long pushed for expanding Medi-Cal eligibility to all immigrants without legal status — which is estimated to cost $2 billion — say they will

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Senior theatre BFA major Jackson Hurt didn’t always want to be a performer, but he said there was a moment on stage during his first show that made him realize he was at home. When he entered college, he declared his major as electronic media broadcasting major but quickly changed to theatre during his first semester.

“After I changed my major to theatre, I kind of went full on into the world of it, you know, auditioning everywhere I could, learning everything I could, taking as many classes in different areas that I could,” Hurt said.

Last March, Hurt had

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Ruth Overstreet opened Ruth’s Health Foods in 1999, and in 2021 she’s selling all kinds of supplements that can help people of all ages — she notes many are of particular interest to senior citizens.

The first thing Overstreet mentioned is the benefit of a multivitamin.

“There’s a lot of controversy on whether you should take vitamins or not; doctors will tell you eat from the food groups, but hey, who does anymore? And sometimes you can’t, and as you get older you don’t eat liked you used to eat,” she said. “So, every other day, two or three times

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Housing is generally working Americans’ greatest monthly expense. For seniors, however, it can be a toss-up between housing and healthcare.

Many people enter retirement with their homes already paid off. At the same time, health issues have a tendency to arise as people get older, so seniors are often burdened with medical bills at a time when they’re trying to adjust to living on a fixed income.

It’s for this reason that estimating future healthcare costs — and saving for them accordingly — is so crucial. Yet a recent Fidelity survey reveals that most people are underestimating the cost of

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