Resources

What You Can Do About Aging and Anxiety

Anxiety doesn’t discriminate.   It doesn’t just strike one particular age group. At one time, anxiety was thought to be declining in older adults, but it turns out that the opposite is true. The disparity came as a result of seniors being more likely to talk about their physical ailments…

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Life Insurance: Peace of Mind When You Need it Most

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/7/17 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.   Are you among this group of people who are in the gap? You know you need life insurance and the peace of mind it brings, but you haven’t yet pulled the trigger.…

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Why You Need to Make Sleep a Priority

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 2/6/17 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.   You probably joke about being sleep deprived. Maybe you’ve tried to get more sleep but nothing seems to work. As you age, you don’t actually need more sleep; however, older adults typically get…

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Preparing for Your Final Expenses: A Guide to the Basics

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/14/17 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.   It’s no one’s favorite topic. Talking about death, especially your own, can be uncomfortable and downright anxiety-inducing. But, if you’ve ever had to make funeral arrangements for a loved one, you know…

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Senior Stress: 11 Ways to Let it Go

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/4/17 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.   Most people look forward to retirement as a glorious end to their working years. You picture days filled with doing all the things you’ve wanted to but never had time before. Retirement…

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Take Control of Your Diabetes with an Exercise Routine

Diabetes is a serious condition and managing it is important.   You have to think about what you’re putting into your body, being sure to get the proper nutrients and avoiding the foods and drinks that will cause your blood sugar to spike. But what you consume isn’t the whole…

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Cholesterol: Use What You Know to Improve Your Health 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 12/21/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.   The good, the bad, the ugly. No matter how bad the news is about your cholesterol, there’s generally an upside. While cholesterol is no joke, and high bad cholesterol levels can really…

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The Truth About 8 Common Health Issues Seniors Face

The life expectancy of the average American is higher than it’s ever been.   It’s important that you make good choices like losing weight, quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and staying physically active. Doing these things may help ward off some of the 8 most common health concerns for…

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Don’t Buy a Medicare Advantage Plan Until You Read This

Let’s get basic with Medicare Advantage Plans.   You may also hear these plans called “Part C” or “MA Plans.” They’re offered by private companies that have been approved by Medicare. When you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you still have Medicare, though your hospital (Part A) and medical (Part…

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Seniors: Take Advantage of SilverSneakers Benefits

Did you know that exercise can slow down the aging process?   One of the ways that you can stay physically active is to get involved in a SilverSneakers program in your area. Let’s take a look at what the program is and how it can help you. What’s SilverSneakers…

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Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period: If You Need to Make Changes

There’s a lot to know, including the different dates during which you can enroll, when you can change plans, and which option is best for you. If you have Medicare, you need to understand the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) so you can be confident that you have the most affordable, best-fit…

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Not Sure When to Enroll in Medicare? This Timeline Can Help [Infographic]

Healthcare, in general, is complicated. Enrolling in Medicare coverage can be even more intimidating.   You have to assess your needs and make decisions at times when you feel like you don’t totally understand what your options are. Take advantage of open enrollment this year with this FREE cheat sheet…

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Prepare for Retirement: Secure Your Future

It pays to be prepared.   If you wait until you reach retirement age to prepare for what life will look like, you’ve waited too long. You should start planning early and gather as much information as you can in order to be as well-informed as possible. Knowing your options…

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A Senior’s Guide to Dental Coverage

Protecting your teeth should always be high on your list of priorities with proper dental coverage, but even more so as you age.   Various factors play into the increasing vulnerability of your pearly whites. Medications can wreak havoc on your teeth and aging brings lessened sensitivity, which means you…

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How to Keep Your Mind Sharp and Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Seeing a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s or Dementia is awful, to say the least.   They are frustrated when they can’t remember things, and caregivers are frustrated by not being able to help. It’s a horrible experience for everyone involved. While exercising your brain won’t prevent every case of…

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Circumstances that Make You Eligible for Medicare Special Enrollment

Life doesn’t always go as we expect.   Circumstances out of our control can change at a moment’s notice or we experience natural changes that are a result of the ebb and flow of life. You may question what a move or a loss of other insurance coverage means for…

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How to Safeguard Against Senior Scams

Seniors are some of the most vulnerable among us.   Download our free ebook to learn 5 Things You Should Know About Medicare! Financial scams involving seniors have become big business. If you are a senior living on your own or know one who may be susceptible to a scam,…

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Starting Medicare After 65? Get in the Know

Signing up for Medicare can seem like a daunting process. There’s a lot you need to understand and the choices can seem confusing. Knowing when to sign up and what you’re signing up for is a couple of the biggest hurdles. Download our free ebook to learn 5 Things You…

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