Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor
While you may be overwhelmed with the amount of information out there on AEP, here’s a guide to help you prepare for enrolling in coverage during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 2022.
More older Americans are working after age 65 than ever before. Some do it for financial reasons. The added income helps defray health care and other living expenses. Others do it for social and intellectual benefits. Regardless of why you may decide to continue working past age 65, you can receive Medicare benefits while you’re still working. Here’s how Medicare works when you’re not retired.
Do you know how towns are becoming more age friendly? This video from the Berkshires in Massachusetts can give you ideas as how to kick start your community’s age friendly initiatives.
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The Boston Globe has a great write-up on the newest warrior in the fight against workplace discrimination and ageism: Madonna.
If you are married and ready to retire, you’ll need to consider the strategy you use to file for Social Security benefits carefully. The age at which both you and your spouse begin collecting benefits will affect not just the amount you receive as a couple today, but the amount of money available to the surviving spouse.
In this episode of Aging Insights TV, which comes to us from New Jersey, we learn about how organizers in two states-- New Jersey and Arizona-- are making their states more age friendly. Prepare to be enticed into jumping on the bandwagon :)
If you are on Medicare and have been referred for a colonoscopy, you may have questions about whether your plan will pay for the test. The answer is yes, but there are some limits to how often and when Medicare will cover a colonoscopy. In some cases, you may need to undergo earlier tests or preventive measures.