Starting April 2018, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards that include a new Medicare Number. Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from the Medicare cards. This new number will be unique to you, and will help protect your identity. As soon as you receive your new card please dispose of your old card securely [...]
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The Health Insurance Open Enrollment is fast approaching, both for those with Covered California and those with individual and family plans direct with insurance providers. Change is coming in 2018 to both the plan benefits and costs, and this is your opportunity to reevaluate your existing coverage or begin a new plan starting next year!ENROLLMENT [...]
We need to talk about Pneumonia. There are 674,000 Americans that end up in the emergency room every year with Pneumonia. Spread by person-person contact, Pneumonia is a lung infection that starts as a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. This can also cause blood infections and meningitis. Higher risk patients include: Those who are 65 [...]
Staying healthy is an important part of getting older. Please make sure you talk to your doctor before you make any changes in diet or exercise. I like to move it, move it Get out there and exercise. Either by taking classes at the local gym or senior center, or even taking your dog [...]
Staying active can be hard, but can keep you feeling and looking your best at every stage of life. Being active can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, reduce pain associated with arthritis, and heart disease. By improving your endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength you are increasing your chances of staying healthier longer.Please make sure to [...]
There are many benefits to owning a pet as you get older. When you live alone you may become depressed or anxious. Pets can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase your physical activity and social interaction. One of the best parts about pets is that they can help lessen loneliness. Some of [...]
Almost 65? Find out what you should know about Medicare. Fun fact: 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65 between now and 2030. Chances are you are one of them. You generally become eligible for Medicare at age 65 and delaying your enrollment can result in penalties. It’s best for you to learn [...]
Here is a list of 5 technological items you should have and learn to use. 1. Tablets and iPads There are so many things that you can do with these items. Having a tablet can connect you to family pictures, reading books, listening to music, learning about new countries and languages! They are lightweight [...]
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Do not become a statistic. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss whether or not you are at risk for heart disease. In addition to speaking with your doctor there are a few things you can do [...]
Here are 6 tips to help fit your dietary needs as you get older for both your body and your budget. Important Nutrients Eating a variety of foods helps you get all the nutrients you need. Making your plate look as colorful as possible is always the best choice. Healthy meals should include: Lean [...]