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So far Erin Martell has created 19 blog entries.

Medicare OEP 2023 is Happening Now–Here’s What You Need to Know

Winter is turning into spring, which means longer days, blooming trees, wildlife coming out of hibernation, and of course, Medicare OEP 2023!  Medicare has a few types of enrollment periods each year, and they can be a bit confusing to navigate. If you’re wondering what Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is and what action you might [...]

2023-03-21T15:47:36-07:00March 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare OEP 2023 is Happening Now–Here’s What You Need to Know

5 Questions Seniors Can Ask to Spot a Social Security Fraud Scam

Social security and other government benefits are a huge part of many seniors’ lives. Unfortunately, this means criminals often disguise themselves as these programs to take advantage of those over 65. So, to assist in protecting seniors, the Social Security Administration (SSA) instituted National Slam the Scam Day in 2020. This year, Slam the Scam [...]

2023-03-21T15:44:40-07:00March 1st, 2023|Senior Technology|Comments Off on 5 Questions Seniors Can Ask to Spot a Social Security Fraud Scam

The Story Behind California’s Biggest Ocean Swells in 15 Years

The start of a new year is supposed to be a time of reflection. But so far, 2023 has brought more than that. For California, torrential rain was also part of the package! Yes, The Golden State has seen more than its share of harsh weather already this year. And the roads aren’t the only [...]

2023-01-31T15:41:57-08:00February 1st, 2023|Fitness|Comments Off on The Story Behind California’s Biggest Ocean Swells in 15 Years

Are Medicare and Social Security Cuts Coming in 2023?

Are you wondering how the ongoing budget debates in Washington D.C. could lead to social security cuts in 2023? If so, you aren’t alone.  Medicare and social security are two of the most important programs for seniors in the United States. Just over 18% of American adults were on Medicare in 2021. Meanwhile, the Social [...]

2023-01-31T15:44:08-08:00February 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Are Medicare and Social Security Cuts Coming in 2023?

Guess What’s Back? (Hint: It’s the Flu)

Looking back over the last few years, have you noticed you battled fewer colds and likely didn’t catch the flu at all? If you did, you’re not alone. For most of us, the precautions put in place to prevent COVID had the happy side effect of also protecting us from the flu. Flu numbers in [...]

2023-01-31T15:40:29-08:00January 1st, 2023|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Guess What’s Back? (Hint: It’s the Flu)

Will You Have an Increase in Social Security Benefits this Year?

You may be hearing quite a bit in the news recently about the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)—the annual increase in social security benefits intended to keep up with inflation. But how does this affect you? With inflation on the rise in 2023, can you expect a bigger COLA this year?  The big answer is [...]

2023-01-31T15:40:38-08:00January 1st, 2023|Finance & Planning|Comments Off on Will You Have an Increase in Social Security Benefits this Year?

Alexa Together for Seniors: Stay Connected While Living Independently

In the digital age, we’re more connected than ever before. Still, feeling isolated is common, and this is as true for seniors as anyone else. Seniors need connection with family, fun things to do, and a network of support in case of emergency—and Alexa Together checks all these boxes!  What is Alexa Together? You may [...]

2023-01-31T15:41:05-08:00December 1st, 2022|Senior Technology|Comments Off on Alexa Together for Seniors: Stay Connected While Living Independently

What if I Missed AEP?

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the time of year when Medicare beneficiaries sign up for new plans or make changes to their existing plans. In 2022, AEP ended on December 7th. But what if you missed AEP? Are you stuck with your current plan for another year? Not to worry! If you’re an Advantage [...]

2023-01-31T15:44:22-08:00December 1st, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What if I Missed AEP?

Should I Change My Medicare Insurance Plan During AEP?

Few things are more important than your health. That’s why finding the best Medicare insurance plan for you brings peace of mind, knowing that support and care will be there if you experience a health issue. But if you’re not exactly feeling that peace of mind right now, you’re in luck! Medicare’s annual enrollment period [...]

2023-03-21T15:45:00-07:00November 1st, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Should I Change My Medicare Insurance Plan During AEP?

8 Brain-Boosting Autumn Activities to Prevent Dementia

Is there any season as beautiful as autumn? Sure, summer is sublime and spring is the thing (we won’t even mention winter). But there’s something about summer’s graceful decrescendo into a crisp, golden world of harvests and leaves that feels reinvigorating. And opens the door to new activities to prevent dementia. Fall is a great [...]

2023-03-21T15:45:08-07:00October 1st, 2022|Memory Care|Comments Off on 8 Brain-Boosting Autumn Activities to Prevent Dementia