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What Does the Social Security Benefit Increase Have to do with the Medicare Part B Premium?

On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries would receive a 0.3 percent COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) increase in 2017. The 0.3 percent COLA this also will affect the Medicare Part B premium. For 2016, the standard premium for Medicare Part B is $121.80 / month…

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Are You a Smart Driver?

After completing two evidence-based courses offered by KEIRO®, Richard Murakami has been encouraging his peers to take advantage of KEIRO’s free Genki Living® programs. Richard commented on his experiences with A Matter of Balance, designed to help participants prevent falls and increase activity levels among older adults, and Smart Driver (previously known as Driver Safety),…

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Dreaming Big to Support Our Seniors

Over the last few weeks, we have been rolling out KEIRO’s new Grants Program. Designed to extend our resources to the most vulnerable older adults in the Japanese American and Japanese community, the Grants Program has been an opportunity for me to learn more about the existing programs and services currently being offered in our…