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Elderly bullies: Your grandparents might be victimized, too

Today we often read about cyberbullies among young people, but bullying also plagues senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Between 10 and 20 percent of residents in senior care homes are mistreated by peers, experts say. But why?

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VA Updates Disability Claims Application

New process will reduce processing times and improve quality.

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Eligible seniors can sign up for free medical eye exams

A generous program sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology is working to make it easier for seniors to get regular eye exams.

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Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is just a few weeks away

October 15 to December 7 is when ALL people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2014. Information on 2014 plans will be available beginning in October. People with Medicare can call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov for plan information. If you are satisfied that your current plan will meet your needs for next year, you don’t need to do anything.

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Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

Today--the first day of autumn--is National Falls Awareness Day, a day to ponder the importance of preventing falls in older adults. One in three people over the age of 65 falls each year, and this number increases to one in two by the age of 80.  Fall-related injuries are often serious enough to result in loss of mobility, hospitalization and even premature death. What are the most common misconceptions about falls?

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Press Releases

March 3, 2014: Free Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors Now Available 

November 19, 2013: Geriatric Professionals Gather for 2013 Time Out Workshop

July 15, 2013: 75 Professionals Attend Lipscomb Conference

June 25, 2013: Tim Takacs Named to Best Lawyers List 2013

May 29, 2013: Long-Term Healthcare Costs for Older Adults Topic of June 20 Conference at Lipscomb University    

Citizens Encouraged to Unleash the Power of Age during Older Americans Month

April 14, 2013: National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 Urges Americans to Make Their Wishes Known 

March 13, 2013: Local Social Worker Promotes Resilience and Advocacy

December 5, 2012: Takacs Receives Multiple Honors from Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine

November 27, 2012: Time Out Workshop Draws Geriatric Professionals from throughout Tennessee

November 14, 2012: 20 Topics to Discuss with Your Health Care Agent

November 6, 2012: November is National Family Caregivers Month

October 18, 2012: Timothy L. Takacs Celebrates 20 Years in Private Practice

October 2, 2012: Long-term Care Residents Honored During Residents’ Rights Month, October 2012

September 20, 2012: First Day of Fall Brings Renewed Emphasis on Fall Prevention

August 23, 2012: McCord Earns Certificate in Elder Care Coordination

August 7, 2012: Elder Law Practice Adds LegalVault to Service Lineup

June 26, 2012: Elder Law Practice Hosts Ethics Conference

May 30, 2012: Takacs Named to 2012 Best Lawyers List

May 11, 2012: Elder Law Practice Marks National Elder Law Month with Free Community Presentations

November 15, 2011: Takacs Named to 2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers List

September 12, 2011: Barbara Boone McGinnis joins Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs

June 23, 2011: Government Benefits Workshop Draws Geriatric Professionals

May 6, 2011: Elder Law Practice Works to Raises Heart Attack Awareness in Elderly Women

December 3, 2010: Elder Law Practice sponsors professional education workshop

December 1, 2010: Tim Takacs recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine for fifth consecutive year

August 13, 2010: Medicare & Medicaid Turn 45

June 25, 2010: Takacs Named to 2010 Best Lawyers List

May 26, 2010: Health Care Reform Offers Hope for Seniors

November 21, 2009: Middle Tennessee Geriatric Professionals Gather for Time Out Workshop

September 29, 2009: Takacs to Deliver VA Benefit Accreditation Course

August 19, 2009: Takacs Recognized in 2009 Super Lawyers Magazine

July 23, 2009: Dementia Conference Draws Professional and Family Caregivers

April 19, 2009: Takacs Presents 20th Educational Program

December 22, 2008: Takacs Profiled in Legal Journal

December 19, 2008: Tim Takacs Recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine

October 7, 2008: Takacs Named to Best Lawyers List 2009

Fall 2008: "Tim Takacs: The Man Behind the Bow Tie" a profile of Tim that appeared in NAELA News, the professional journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Also in this issue: "The Veterans Affairs Benefit Nobody Knows About: Copayments for Extended Care Services," an article written by Tim.

August 2008: An article by Tim Takacs on his innovative elder-centered approach to the practice of elder law appeared in the August 2008 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal.

June 2008: Tim Takacs was profiled in the summer 2008 issue of Vanderbilt Lawyer.

November 1, 2007: Medicare Drug Plan: Important Deadline Looming

October 29, 2007: Takacs Authors Guide to Elder Law Practice

September 21, 2007: Takacs Receives National & Regional Honors

August 8, 2007: Local Elder Law Attorney Leads in Life Care Plan Movement

May 16, 2007: Timothy L. Takacs Receives Recognition at 2007 NAELA Symposium

May 15, 2007: Alzheimer's Support Group Hosts Elder Law Speaker

September 18, 2006: Elder Law Practice Launches Professional Education Website

October 9, 2006: Takacs Named to 2007 Best Lawyers List