Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit


Senior citizens may be eligible to claim a refundable credit on their personal state income tax return. The Circuit Breaker tax credit is based on the actual real estate taxes paid on the Massachusetts residential property owned/rented and…

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I Have a Dream


This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1953 in…

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A Message from Elizabeth Warren


Thank you for contacting me about nutrition and anti-hunger programs. No matter who you are or where you live, I strongly believe that as a matter of basic human rights, you should be able to…

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Elder Lobby Day February 27


Hundreds of Elders Take Issues To New Legislative Session Contact: Al Norman, Mass Home Care, 978-502-3794, info@masshomecare.org Elder advocacy groups from across the state will be gathering at the State House on Monday, February 27th to…

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Cuts to Adult Foster Care begin in 28 days


The countdown to cuts is on. On March 1, the Baker Administration will begin cutting as much as $5.6 million from the Adult Foster Care program. The cuts will continue through the last four months…

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Civil Rights & the Older Americans Act


Martin Luther King Jr. day is upon us which makes me think of civil rights. Dr. King led the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 60’s that led to the Civil Rights Act being…

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Outpatient Observation Status


Click the image below for an infographic on “Observation Status” during a hospital stay and the implications for Medicare patients.

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BILL AIMED AT ASSISTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS NEARS BAKER’S DESK


By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE People looking after ill and aging family members would be given more information to aid in their care, under a bill now approved by both branches of the…

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National Family Caregivers Month, 2016


  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation was founded on the fundamental ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another, and every day,…

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Mass Home Care September 1 Newsletter Now Available


Mass Home Care, a statewide network of nonprofits aimed at helping elderly people enjoy life in the least restrictive setting possible, publishes a monthly newsletter discussing various legislative issues regarding Elders and Adults with Disabilities….

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