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The Secret to Simple, Healthy Eating—in Seven Words

As a continuation of the clean-eating series, in this post, we look at simplifying what you eat using a straightforward seven-word guide. Kicking off the new year with healthy eating habits With the new year just around the corner, many people will make the annual New Year’s resolution to eat better and lose weight. Some [...]

2019-12-20T12:09:13-08:00December 20th, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on The Secret to Simple, Healthy Eating—in Seven Words

Medicare OEP 2020: How to Make Changes to Your Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) 2020 will begin on January 1st. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (maybe you signed up for a new plan during AEP 2020?) and wish to adjust your coverage, you may qualify to make a one-time change to your existing policy.  Medicare OEP 2020. What is it? [...]

2019-12-20T11:04:11-08:00December 20th, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare OEP 2020: How to Make Changes to Your Medicare Advantage Plan

How to Remove Processed Foods From Your Diet [Clean Eating, Part I]

Welcome to part one of our three-part series on clean eating. We hope you find the series useful, educational and inspiring! If you’ve ever thought about removing processed foods from your diet and enjoying the health benefits of pure, whole foods, where do you start? Is it a matter of bypassing the cookie aisle or [...]

2019-11-17T08:08:14-08:00November 17th, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on How to Remove Processed Foods From Your Diet [Clean Eating, Part I]

When Does Medicare Annual Enrollment Period End? Soon!

If you need to make changes to your Medicare coverage for the upcoming year, mark your calendar for December 6th! It’s when the 2020 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) will end.  After that date, you will not be able to make changes to your existing Medicare coverage until next October. In case you’ve been thinking [...]

2019-11-17T07:48:29-08:00November 17th, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on When Does Medicare Annual Enrollment Period End? Soon!

What to Do with Your Medicare Annual Notice of Change Letter

The Medicare Annual Notice of Change Letter (also known as the ANOC) is a notification sent to Medicare beneficiaries each September from their plan provider. The letter lets seniors know that the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is coming up, allowing them to make changes to their Medicare health benefit plan.  Beneficiaries with a Medicare Advantage [...]

2019-10-30T13:26:09-07:00October 30th, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What to Do with Your Medicare Annual Notice of Change Letter

Home Canning: So Much More Than Preserving Food

Home canning is a great way to preserve excess produce. However, there are many benefits to canning, beyond taming your garden’s bounty of cucumbers and zucchini.  A little canning history For centuries, people have looked for ways to preserve their food (including fermentation). The first record of canning comes via the battlefield.  In the 1700s, [...]

2019-10-30T12:00:52-07:00October 30th, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on Home Canning: So Much More Than Preserving Food

Fermented Food: What You Need to Know

Without a doubt, fermented food is becoming more popular. Supermarkets are stocking healthful varieties of live culture yogurts, vegetables and grains, while farmers market vendors are selling small-batch, locally-sourced fermented products. Food fermentation has been around for a long time. It’s also an integral part of many cultures, providing a way to preserve food, enjoy [...]

2020-10-13T17:05:02-07:00October 1st, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on Fermented Food: What You Need to Know

Medicare AEP and OEP 2020: Are You Ready?

The Medicare AEP and OEP 2020 seasons are just around the corner. The (almost) back-to-back enrollment periods fall at some of the busier times of the year. Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) straddles Thanksgiving and Open Enrollment Period (OEP) starts New Year’s Day. Before the holiday season whisks you away, here are some tips and reminders [...]

2019-10-01T14:52:34-07:00October 1st, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare AEP and OEP 2020: Are You Ready?

Your Spouse Retires and Gets Medicare: Now What?

When your spouse retires and gets Medicare, they (and you) will lose their work health insurance.  For example, Sylvia is 63 years old. Her husband Mike is 65. Mike is about to retire and will soon receive Medicare benefits. They will lose Mike’s employment group insurance (a benefit they’ve both enjoyed for decades). Sylvia will [...]

2019-09-03T09:25:50-07:00August 31st, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Your Spouse Retires and Gets Medicare: Now What?

3 Super Useful Summer Tips for Seniors

Summer tips for seniors can be a practical reminder for staying safe, healthy, and happy as the temperatures soar. Whether you like to stay active, enjoy local tourist activities, or take a road trip, the following tips will help you enjoy the hotter months. 1) Hydrate (with personalized flavors) You’ve probably heard this before: During [...]

2019-09-03T06:08:55-07:00August 31st, 2019|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on 3 Super Useful Summer Tips for Seniors