Retirement is an exciting time for most people; it means more time to relax and spend time doing hobbies you enjoy. However, not everyone looks forward to retirement. Once your full-time income disappears or lessens, it can be really scary if you haven’t saved enough to live comfortably
Like any massive insurance enterprise, Medicare is confusing. Medicare.gov offers hundreds of pages of explanation, but luckily the basics of the program aren’t difficult to grasp. As the cliché goes, however, the devil is in the details.
While retirement is supposed to be a relaxing reward after decades of work, it can only become that if you put in some planning ahead of time. No matter how far away that retirement date seems, it pays to be thinking about these 5 things now.
It’s important for older people to remain social and active in order to avoid boredom or loneliness, and perhaps more importantly, to help reduce the risk of health problems. Maintaining a hobby is the answer and we have put together a list of our top 10 hobby ideas to help give older people some inspiration.
Turning 65 isn’t entirely pleasant — there are definitely some medical conditions and things happening to your body you’ll want to be aware of. But as long as you prepare properly, you’ll be able to handle whatever comes your way. These are 12 of the things you need to do as soon as you turn 65 years young.
While they sound alike, Medicare and Medicaid are two different programs. Both can help you pay for health care and medical expenses, but Medicare is an age-based federal health insurance program that guarantees coverage for individuals ages 65 and over and some younger people with disabilities.
If you’re looking for an example of a large government program that’s difficult to understand, look no further than Medicare. The Medicare website contains hundreds of pages of information—few of which are easy reading.
As we age, our bodies change. These gradual changes add up to increased fall risk for older adults.
After tripping or stumbling, a younger adult can rely on strong muscles and sharp reflexes to quickly regain balance or heal quickly from injury. But an older adult has a weaker body response and is far more likely to fall and have lasting damage – even if they’re already using a walker or cane.
A couple decades ago, there weren’t a lot of choices when you became eligible for Medicare. Most U.S. citizens enrolled in Original Medicare, the health plan that’s provided by the U.S. government. The decision-making process was pretty easy.
Every brain changes with age and many seniors fear the unknown that can come from cognitive decline over time. We begin to experience lapses in memory, or “senior moments” as they are commonly referred. Not remembering why you entered a room, misplacing your keys, or forgetting a plan you made with a friend are examples of the normal memory loss many older adults may encounter in their later years.