We’re very happy to announce the release of the June 2011 edition of Forever Home, our quarterly e-newsletter which provides insightful information for all of your remodeling needs, as well as valuable advice and helpful tips to assist you in Aging-in-Place comfortably and independently.
In our latest issue, you can read about current American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and determine whether or not you are meeting them. Although the ADA was adopted July 26, 1990, there are still a number of public facilities today that continue to violate Title III. One reason is because these facilities may have architectural barriers. The article discusses how property owners can tell if a facility is meeting ADA requirements by examining their building’s parking, doorways, pathways, signage, and restrooms.
Another article discusses how to determine your home mortgage interest tax deduction so that you can reduce your taxable income and lower your taxes. Such savings can then help you to better afford and keep your current home while aging-in-place comfortably over the years. The article lists and describes the documents and forms (like IRS Form 1098 and IRS Publication 936) that are needed to help you apply for and determine your IRS Mortgage Interest Deduction.
The third article explains how to protect yourself from identity theft—an ever increasing concern and problem in America. It discusses how seniors (or anyone else for that matter) can avoid being a victim by protecting personal information like social security, bank account, and credit card numbers. It also tells how to avoid unsolicited calls and how to handle “phishing” calls or emails that ask for money and personal information. The article also provides an extensive action and recommendation list from the Pennsylvania Area Agency on Agency’s (AAA) Protective Services Unit (which investigates identity theft) about what to do if you suspect personal fraud or think that your identity has been stolen.
This issue’s last entry spotlights the LiftSeat 300 Independence Toilet Lift—an innovative home care product designed to promote independent living for seniors and people with disabilities. In fact, the LiftSeat 300 Independence virtually eliminates the risk of injury related to this personal task.
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