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Getting Started With Medicare: How Can You Prepare?

Getting Started With Medicare: How Can You Prepare?

Most Americans reaching age 65 achieve a significant milestone: Medicare eligibility. Launched in 1965, Medicare is a national health insurance program created and administered by the U.S. government and funded primarily via payroll taxes. Prior to its inception, over half of Americans, 65 or older, had no health insurance.

The program started with coverage for hospital stays (Part A) and other medical expenses like doctor fees (Part B). These two parts, known as "Original Medicare," operate as a "fee-for-service" system where a provider (e.g., hospital or doctor) gets paid for each service delivered.

100+ Ways To Keep Busy and Fight Boredom in Retirement

100+ Ways To Keep Busy and Fight Boredom in Retirement

One of the wonderful things about getting older is finding yourself with more free time. If used correctly, this abundance of free time can be an excellent opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy hobbies new and old.

That being said, figuring out exactly what to do with your newfound freedom can also be overwhelming. And if you are not creative, you may find yourself bored and struggling to fill the hours of the day.

Fortunately, we have a list of activities that you can try out. Whether you prefer solo activities versus activities with friends and family, or activities from the comfort of your home versus venturing out into the neighborhood, we have you covered.

11 Benefits of Pen Pals for Older Adultѕ

11 Benefits of Pen Pals for Older Adultѕ

Pen pals are people who regularly send each other letters, often through the mail. Pen pals may be of any age or write from any location, but the idea is to exchange letters regularly and build new connections.

Pen Pals can truly transform a senior's daily living experience. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of having a pen pal!

It’s Not Too Late To Hire a Life Coach: 13 Benefits

It’s Not Too Late To Hire a Life Coach: 13 Benefits

Are you feeling lost and don't know what to do next? Are you struggling with making decisions and want someone to help guide you? If so, it's not too late to hire a life coach. A life coach can provide you with guidance and support, helping you achieve your goals and dreams. This blog post will discuss the benefits of having a life coach and how they can help you live a happier, healthier life.

10 Easy Tips To Protect Yourself Online

10 Easy Tips To Protect Yourself Online

Personal security risks rise as the population using the internet grows. Cyberthreats have grown so common that the US federal government has set up a research and development agency to come up with a strategy for developing technology and establishing rules to reduce the hazards in cyberspace. Sadly, older adults are a popular target for online scams as a result of generally having higher net worths and less familiarity with modern technology. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take today to reduce the risk of encountering threats to your online security.

15 Spring Season Date Ideas for Older Adults

15 Spring Season Date Ideas for Older Adults

With the arrival of spring comes a renewed sense of energy and excitement. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and there is so much to do! So if you are looking for some fun and festive date ideas this spring, look no further! We have compiled a list of some of the best activities for older adults to enjoy this season. From outdoor concerts to museum exhibits, there is something for everyone! So get out there and start enjoying all that spring has to offer.

7 Signs It Is Time To Stop Driving

7 Signs It Is Time To Stop Driving

Driving is one of the most popular characteristics of independence. It's a symbol of becoming independent to mature to the legal age and get your driver's license. This is also why it can be difficult to accept that it may be time to now stop driving. After all, you've likely been driving for decades, and it's not easy to give up that freedom and accept a decline in your abilities.

However, in 2019, more than 250,000 older adults (age 65+) were treated in emergency rooms for sustaining injuries after a car crash. Therefore, it's important to look for alternative forms of transportation when you reach a point where driving presents an increased risk.

Here are the top signs that will help you understand when it may be time to hang up the keys and stop driving.

6 Opportunities to Volunteer From Your Home

6 Opportunities to Volunteer From Your Home

Are you looking for ways to serve your community or improve the world, but it's challenging to leave home? While volunteering in-person and overseas can be rewarding, there are many ways to make a difference without leaving your house.

There are many excellent choices for volunteering. Whether you're stuck inside due to illness, or it is difficult for you to get around town, there are still many opportunities to volunteer your time from home!

The list below includes remote volunteer activities that allow you to make a difference without having to get off the couch or out of your pajamas!

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

It might be challenging to move from a life of nonstop work and insane hours to doing very little suddenly. You've worked so hard to earn your retirement, so it's meant to be the best time of your life, with all the perks it brings. What better way to occupy those formerly nine-to-five hours than with activities that are less about productivity and more about enjoyment? But how can you make the most of my retirement years? What a great question! One great option is to try photography!

What To Do if You Fall

What To Do if You Fall

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28% of older adults aged 65 and above fall each year in the US, resulting in approximately 36 million falls. As a result, learning about fall prevention techniques is critical. However, there is no way to guarantee a fall will not happen. When it does, it is crucial to be prepared and understand how to take care of the situation.