Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

    By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor 

    The following is a partial reprint of 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s published by The Alzheimer’s Association®. For the full article, visit alz.org/10signs.

    Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

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    The Combined Federal Campaign

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

    By Human Relations Director Sue Carney

    Your Participation Matters. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest and most successful annual, workplace charity campaign in the world. CFC donations made by postal workers, federal public servants and military men and women help millions of Americans and others around the world.

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    Attacks on Veterans

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

    President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan levies an attack against our veterans who are elderly and disabled. His cuts aim to terminate Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits for veterans who are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, under the mistaken notion that a duplication of benefits exists.

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    Get to Know the Non-Member

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

    By Organization Director Anna Smith

    As I travel across the country to state conferences and to conduct trainings, too often I hear more excuses for low membership than what is done to connect with non-members.

    Who has felt at some point that a task was not attainable? Do not let negative thinking and doubts stop you from reaching out to other members and non-members.

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    Tell the Postmaster General

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

    Every day, people receiving public assistance pay a portion of their benefits in fees to access their own money. It could be Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs benefits, refugee benefits, or one of many state and local programs.

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