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Medicare, I’m Confused!

Medicare, I’m Confused!

by Jen Harris, Communications and Outreach Manager  As this year continues to fly by, open enrollment for Medicare in 2019 is quickly approaching.  Medicare is very complex and confusing.  However, APPRISE, Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program,...

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The Not So Silver Screen

The Not So Silver Screen

by Charles "Ebbie" Alfree III, Director of Advancement  Every year about 600 films are released in the United States and millions of people are flocking to multiplexes and art houses to see them. However, I’ve heard some older adults say they don’t feel there is...

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Letting Go of the Wheel

Letting Go of the Wheel

by Samantha Fruchtman, Development Associate. My father turned 96 last month and it was only a few years ago that he gave up driving. My sisters and I did not have to intervene as he thankfully recognized his limitations and he didn’t want to get into an accident...

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Life for LGBT Elders in America Today

Life for LGBT Elders in America Today

by Charles "Ebbie" Alfree III, Director of Advancement Recently, my partner and I began discussing our future; we want to be prepared to live a comfortable life once we reach our twilight years. Being that we are both healthy men in our early 40’s, neither of us are...

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Life in the Anna T. Jeanes Building

As you may have read in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of Directions, The Hickman staff members, Ebbie Alfree and Jen Harris had a wonderful time chatting with new residents (Dick, Donna, Josie, Marie, and Pete) to learn about life in the new Anna T. Jeanes Building....

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The staff here really do care. I enjoy the social aspects, and the food is excellent.”

Within the first week, my Dad settled in. Not long after that, he said one day 'I'm glad it was my idea to come here.”

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