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Social Security Covers Disabled Children

Children are our future — we share our knowledge and talent with them — we pass on our values to them knowing they will share those gifts. Social Security safeguards children all year long, but we’d like to take this opportunity to share information about our programs that provide direct support to children.

Physical Activity Among Older Adults Must be Promoted, Says GSA Member in Senate Testimony

Speaking today at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, University of Illinois at Chicago professor Susan L. Hughes, DSW, FGSA, told lawmakers that “physical activity matters and is essential for healthy aging” and should be made a “top national priority for older adults.” She additionally called for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, citing its importance in “maintaining and accelerating advances in healthy aging.”

Understanding Social Security Spouses’ Benefits

Marriage is a tradition that exists on every continent and in nearly every country. Having a partner not only means creating a family unit, it means sharing things like a home and other property. Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important. When you’re planning for your retirement, here are a few things to remember:

Our Lifetime Commitment to you and Yours

Social Security is here with information, tools, and benefits to help you secure today and tomorrow. Our journey together begins when you’re born and get your Social Security card. It continues when you get your first job and follows you through your entire career, marriage, and retirement. Our commitment is to be with you throughout life’s journey.

Healthy Ageing Starts Now- Health Team Focuses on Healthy Ageing

The health team used the day’s event at the Porus Health Centre in Manchester on Thursday, September 26 to educate scores of persons, particularly the elderly on the importance of healthy ageing. The celebration focused on improving the quality of life of the ageing population, mainly through physical activity, healthy eating, mental and dental assessment and screening for non-communicable diseases. The participants received free blood tests and medical checks, in addition to samples of food.

Acting Parish Dental Auxiliary Coordinator, Faith McDonald-Bicknell makes a presentation.The other members of the panel are: (left to right): Public Health Nurse at the Manchester Health Department (MHD), Grace Robinson; Senior Health Education Officer at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Charmaine Plummer; Nutritionist at the MHD, Alice Carney; Targeted Intervention Officer at the MHD, Judene Miller and Mental Health Nurse from the MHD, Nicola Williams.

You Can Get Social With Social Security

Social Security means many different things to many different people. To a spouse who has lost their partner, it may mean a monthly check to help with childcare costs. For a wounded warrior, Social Security might mean a lifeline of income that improves their quality of life. And chances are, you’ll rely on us one day as well.

Social Security Can Help you Get Back to Work

Having a job means different things to different people, but it can give you a sense of self, a community to rely on, and much-needed structure. Some people define themselves through their work. Others may enjoy the social aspect of their jobs. If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits and want to start working or return to work, Social Security can help.

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