Coronavirus: Pacifica Senior Living residents, staff receive vaccines – Vacaville Reporter

Wednesday marked a day of optimism at Pacifica Senior Living. The assisted living center was among several facilities approved by Solano County to have coronavirus vaccines provided to staff and residents. Kaiser Permanente doctors were on hand to administer the Moderna vaccines in a booth in the parking lot. Benjamin Gammon, an EMS coordinator with Solano’s Health and Social Services department, said the state sends the vaccines and the county delegates tiers for the vaccines to be distributed while also working with NorthBay and Kaiser. “We’re also providing help with giving vaccines,” he said. “We have two nurses and two paramedics in our team for the Solano County EMS, and we’re working with Medic Ambulance to provide an EMT.”…
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Annuity should be tax-free for seniors: PFRDA chief – Mint

Although the commuted pension (lump sum) received from the National Pension System (NPS) by senior citizens is tax-exempt, they still need to pay tax on annuity or pension received on a monthly or yearly basis, said PFRDA chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay, in an interview with Mint. MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All Yes Bank launches wellness themed credit card 2 min read . 09:17 AM IST Annuity should be tax-free for seniors: PFRDA chief 2 min read . 06:14 AM IST Five things you must know while transferring a car loan to another lender 3 min read . 13 Jan 2021 Get a US bank account on Indian passport sitting at home 2 min read .…
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Benchmark Senior Living becomes part owner and the operator of Meadow Ridge – HamletHub

Benchmark Senior Living has become part owner and the operator of Meadow Ridge, an award-winning continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Redding, Conn. Affiliates of Senior Care Development, LLC, the community’s original developers, will retain majority ownership. Set on 136 acres, Meadow Ridge is Connecticut’s largest retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation on one campus. It opened in 2001 and features 415 apartment homes and employs more than 300 associates. Benchmark owns and operates 63 independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities throughout the Northeast, including two new communities in Fairfield County: Sturges Ridge of Fairfield and Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock in Shelton.…
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South Dakota to rush COVID-19 vaccine to elderly, ‘high risk’ – Grand Forks Herald

The South Dakota Department of Health announced its updated vaccination plan Wednesday, Jan. 13, which will shortly move to offering vaccinations to seniors and high risk individuals — a group designated 1D. While the state will start age-based vaccinations with those age 80 and older, the group will be expanded to those age 65 and older as vaccines come available. Federal officials on Tuesday, Jan. 12, urged states to began offering vaccinations to those age 65 and older, who have proved particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. The federal government has said it plans to release additional vaccines to speed up the number of nationwide vaccinations, which has lagged supply in many states.…
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Benchmark CEO Looks Ahead As Company Adds CCRC, Taps Medical Experts – Senior Housing News

Senior living providers in the Northeast U.S. ran into significant challenges as Covid-19 spiked last spring, and Benchmark was no exception. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based senior living provider is currently working its way back to more stable operations, according to Benchmark Founder and CEO Tom Grape. The effort is evident in two news announcements this week. Benchmark has acquired an ownership stake in the largest continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Connecticut, and assumed operations of the campus. The provider is also navigating the pandemic with guidance from its coronavirus advisory council of medical and public health experts. The council includes a former U.S.…
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Vaccination Rollout At San Diego Senior Care Facilities Lags Far Behind Plan – KPBS

Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Above: In this undated frame from video provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a scientist returns a novel coronavirus vaccine sample to a freezer in Bethesda, Md. As new COVID-19 cases again surge through senior care facilities in San Diego and throughout the state, getting vaccines into the arms of residents and caregivers has been spotty and slow, according to doctors and advocates. We know they’ve been set aside for us. We’ve not even heard from our facility what the plan is on actually getting them to us.’”…
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Senior citizens special fixed deposit (FD) rates: SBI vs ICICI Bank vs HDFC Bank – Mint

Senior citizens special fixed deposit scheme were introduced amid the coronavirus pandemic to safeguard the interests of senior citizens as the interest rates were falling rapidly. State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank have extended the scheme till 31 March 2021. Let’s take a look at the senior citizens special FD scheme interest rates offered by SBI, ICICI and HDFC Bank. SBI special FD scheme for senior citizens MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All Five things you must know while transferring a car loan to another lender 3 min read . 13 Jan 2021 Get a US bank account on Indian passport sitting at home 2 min read .…
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Budget 2021 | SBI report suggests to waive income tax on Senior Citizens Savings Schemes’ interest – Moneycontrol.com

SBI report said that “Government has an excellent scheme for senior citizens. Under the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), a senior citizen can deposit Rs 15 lakh. However, the interest on the Scheme is fully taxable which is a major drawback of this scheme. We propose a full tax rebate of this interest income”. Image: Pixabay SBI economists in a report have suggested that Senior Citizens Savings Scheme should be made tax-free by the government in the February 1, 2021, Budget. A higher tax-free interest income limit from deposits by senior citizens, it also suggested. SBI report said that “Government has an excellent scheme for senior citizens.…
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Older adults in Michigan frustrated in efforts to get COVID vaccine – Bridge Michigan

Tim Raymer of Grand Rapids spent part of two days last week sorting through government websites and phone numbers, trying to schedule his 85-year-old mother for a COVID vaccine. But each time he tried to register her on the Kent County Health Department site — furiously filling in the blanks with her name, birthdate, etc. — the appointment disappeared before he could push “submit.” So on Saturday morning, Raymer brewed a cup of black coffee, sat at his computer, and didn’t leave until he finally got in. He compared the effort to trying to nab a hot concert ticket, or call in for a prize from a radio station.  …
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Benchmark Senior Living Taps Leading Public Health Experts to Advance COVID-19 Response – Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass.–()–, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced it has expanded its team of consulting medical and scientific experts with the creation of the Benchmark Coronavirus Advisory Council. As part of its ongoing commitment to the health, safety and well-being of its residents and associates, Benchmark will benefit from additional expert advice and insights to help guide long-term strategy and response to the pandemic. The council’s esteemed members include a former U.S. Surgeon General, a former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a nationally known geriatric psychiatrist, a leading infection control preventionist and other experts.…
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