How do you make new friends when all the usual methods of making friends have changed? As a child and young adult, you likely made most of your friends through school. As an adult, you made friends with coworkers and fellow parents. But as a retiree, where do you go?
Staying active can keep you feeling and looking your best — at every stage of your life. An active lifestyle is especially important for senior health because regular exercise can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer, and it can also reduce pain associated with arthritis.
What does this mean if you’re approaching retirement or already living on a fixed income? The good news is that the frugal can and do rule retirement. While the years may not be as golden as you’d like, they can be lined with silver, if you keep these tips in mind.
It’s important to understand that Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here’s a closer look at what isn’t covered by Medicare, plus information about supplemental insurance policies and strategies that can help cover the additional costs, so you don’t end up with unexpected medical bills in retirement.
If your health insurance coverage comes through your spouse’s job, you may lose that coverage when he or she retires and goes on Medicare. Not so long ago, this was a scary and expensive prospect, but things have changed.
Let’s talk about how grandparents can connect with their grandchildren in real, meaningful ways. It’s important to recognize the importance of intergenerational family connections, so here are 10 things that grandparents can do to help them connect with their grandchildren, whether they are 5 or 25 years old.
After working all those years, the day has finally come for you to retire. You fill out your paperwork, your co-workers throw you a part, and finally you say your goodbyes. Now what?
You may decide to retire at 62 because you can start collecting Social Security at that age and you feel ready to move on to a new stage in life. Medicare is the government health care program for people age 65 and older and people younger than 65 with certain disabilities.
Medicare supplement insurance is an add-on to Medicare parts A and B. It’s also called Medigap insurance, because it fills in for Medicare cost gaps.
If you don’t know what happened with your older adult’s medical care in the past, it can be more difficult, time consuming, or expensive to get them the best care now and in the future.