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‘Healthcare in Retirement’ topic of NORC meeting

Two fin­an­cial ad­visers vis­ited last month’s meet­ing of the Rhawn­hurst Nat­ur­ally Oc­cur­ring Re­tire­ment Com­munity and out­lined how seni­or cit­izens could pay for life’s es­sen­tials. 

Mark Michel­man and Domin­ic Mari­nucci, of the U Fin­an­cial Group, spoke on, “A Guide to Cov­er­ing Your Med­ic­al Ex­penses: Health­care in Re­tire­ment.” They used a slide show to ex­plain that a seni­or’s three cost­li­est liv­ing ex­penses are hous­ing, food and health care.

Michel­man and Mari­nucci ex­plained that there are a num­ber of de­pend­able sources of in­come that can pay for those ex­penses. Re­li­able sources of in­come in­clude a seni­or’s pen­sion, So­cial Se­cur­ity check, an­nu­ity, 401k plan, sav­ings ac­count or even a part-time job.

In de­vel­op­ing a fin­an­cial strategy, the ad­visers in­clude money that can be spent to travel or en­ter­tain fam­ily and friends.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.ufin­an­cial­group.com, or call Michel­man (484-348-6201) or Mari­nucci (484-348-6266).

In oth­er news from the Feb. 28 meet­ing, a nurse from the St. John Neu­mann Nurs­ing Home provided free blood-pres­sure screen­ings.

Also, Car­ol Ro­gers and Mi­chael Olorun­nisola spoke about Healthy­Ph­il­adelphia’s goal to bring a health care cen­ter in the North­east. The cen­ter would be for people need­ing simple checkups or those with chron­ic health prob­lems such as high blood pres­sure, heart dis­ease and asthma. It would also of­fer can­cer screen­ings.

Rhawn­hurst NORC, which provides ser­vices to seni­or cit­izens in the 19111, 19149 and 19152 ZIP codes, will not hold a lunch­eon in March be­cause of East­er and Pas­sov­er.

The group will meet again at noon on April 25 at Rhawn­hurst Pres­by­teri­an Church, at 7701 Lor­etto Ave. The guest speak­er will be Vicki Hoak, CEO of the Pennsylvania Home­care As­so­ci­ation. She will speak on “Le­gis­lat­ive Changes Af­fect­ing Seni­ors and Their Care.” The cost is $5 and in­cludes a box lunch.

The fol­low­ing month’s meet­ing will take place on May 23 at Con­greg­a­tions of Ner Zedek syn­agogue. State Sen. An­thony Wil­li­ams and state Rep. Brendan Boyle will dis­cuss poverty is­sues and le­gis­la­tion that would re­quire the teach­ing of the Holo­caust in pub­lic schools.

The NORC’s an­nu­al spring clean­ing day is set for Sunday, April 28. Vo­lun­teers will help seni­ors by clean­ing yards, re­pla­cing smoke alarm bat­ter­ies and hard-to-reach light bulbs, re­mov­ing winter weath­er strip­ping, turn­ing over mat­tresses and in­stalling win­dow air con­di­tion­ers.

To vo­lun­teer for two-hour time slots or to re­quest as­sist­ance, call 215-320-0351. ••

Re­port­er Tom War­ing can be reached at 215-354-3034 or twar­ing@bsmphilly.com

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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