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Experts talk to seniors about Medicare and Social Security

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KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Kingston officials are looking to make sure local seniors are offered the best health care and living options.

Leaders are asking for a new way to determine exactly how much seniors receive in Social Security and/or Medicare based on cost of living.

At a forum held Monday, Medicare and Social Security experts were on hand to talk to seniors about how to keep themselves financially safe and to be aware of scare tactics.

"This is the time of year that people need to help seniors that are working together, to make sure the seniors make the best informed decision about the plans and drug plans, Medicare advantage plans that they might want to enroll in," said Kathy Dunphy, director of National Affairs.

Dunphy also advises seniors to be aware of special interest groups looking to privatize the Social Security and Medicare programs.

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