Author: Atlanta Senior Life Staff

Ask Rusty: Should I Take Social Security at 62?

If you take your Social Security benefits when you’re 62, the monthly amount you receive will be 27.5% lower than you would get at your full retirement age of 66 1/2. But if your current health issues mean that you must stop working and lose income you rely upon to make ends meet, then taking your benefits at age 62 will give you some badly needed financial relief.

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Hospital’s Volunteer Corps Celebrates a Half-Century

Patients and visitors at the hospital would be surprised at how often the person greeting them in the lobby, pushing their wheelchair, delivering flowers, staffing the gift shops, bringing in therapy dogs, taking baby pictures, driving courtesy carts and offering information and comfort to patients and their families is a retired corporate executive. Others are teachers, artists, veterans, homemakers, high-school students and more.

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Happy Birthday, Zesto!

One of Atlanta’s true icons, Zesto has been serving signature treats like the Nut Brown Crown (soft serve ice cream dipped in milk chocolate and rolled in dry roasted peanuts), Arctic Swirl cones, milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, chili dogs and the Chubby Decker, Atlanta’s first ever double cheeseburger, for 70 years.

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Brain Health Boot Camp Keeps Seniors’ Minds Sharp

With age serving as the greatest risk factor for cognitive impairment or memory loss, Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) launched a new program, called Brain Health Bootcamp, last year. The first of its kind in Atlanta, the program is designed to provide a cognitive and physical exercise program to individuals who may be experiencing a decline in cognitive functioning due to MCI or early stage Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or other Related Dementias.

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