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 [...]

2019-10-30T10:53:29-08:00October 1st, 2019|Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fermented Food: What You Need to Know

Senior Educational Travel: 3 Planning Tips for an Amazing Trip

Senior educational travel is on the rise. Travel companies offer world-class learning adventures with expert instructors and guides.  However, before you sign up to walk in the exact footsteps of Lewis and Clark, it’s essential to understand what will make the trip memorable for you. What setting will allow you to learn and have fun? [...]

2019-05-17T06:36:11-08:00May 17th, 2019|Senior Travel, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senior Educational Travel: 3 Planning Tips for an Amazing Trip

Spring Travel for Seniors: Stay Local. Have a Blast.

Spring travel for seniors provides the opportunity to get out after the colder months and enjoy a quick, local vacation—maybe to a neighboring town or city. See how to give your spring getaway a new, fun twist. Plan your spring travel around hobbies and interests Do you have interests that you’d like to explore in [...]

2019-04-15T15:11:27-08:00April 15th, 2019|Senior Travel, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Travel for Seniors: Stay Local. Have a Blast.

What’s the Full Retirement Age? Get the Facts. Know the Rules.

For decades, full retirement age was 65 years old. But receiving social security benefits has changed, including a higher retirement age and early-retirement options. Last month, we looked at working after retirement—what it means to collect benefits early, as well as the advantage of waiting a little longer. This month we jump into the nuts [...]

2019-03-22T12:59:32-08:00March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s the Full Retirement Age? Get the Facts. Know the Rules.

Did You Get Your ‘Annual Notice of Change’ Letter?

Not long ago, you should have received your Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) letter. This letter lets you know that the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is coming up, and what actions you can take. The notice comes from your Medicare Advantage provider and generally arrives in September. (If you did not receive your ANOC letter [...]

2018-10-16T15:36:27-08:00October 16th, 2018|Senior Health Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Did You Get Your ‘Annual Notice of Change’ Letter?

How to Make Changing Your Medicare Benefits Easy [and Fun]

Changing your Medicare benefits during Annual Enrollment Period 2019 doesn't have to be difficult! We're here to make it easy... There are things you can do that are fun — like “edgewalking” Canada’s CN Tower (168 feet above the ground, on a ledge, toes-only, just you and a tether) or floating (endlessly) in one of [...]

2018-09-20T18:58:52-08:00September 20th, 2018|Senior Health Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Make Changing Your Medicare Benefits Easy [and Fun]

What Can SHIP Do to Help Seniors with their Medicare Health Insurance Plan?

  The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) provide insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers. SHIPs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration [...]

2018-02-07T15:20:49-08:00February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Can SHIP Do to Help Seniors with their Medicare Health Insurance Plan?

AEP 2018! Navigating the Annual Enrollment Period

From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, Medicare recipients will have the chance to change their Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans during the annual open enrollment period. Medicare plans can be confusing, and choosing one is not a decision to be made lightly. As with any health care decision, it's essential to learn all the [...]

2017-11-15T11:35:30-08:00November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AEP 2018! Navigating the Annual Enrollment Period

5 Advantages to Annuities: Optimizing your Retirement Finances

Annuities offer some considerable benefits over other kinds of retirement investments, especially for those not able or willing to risk losing a portion of their retirement savings. Here’s the big advantages to going the annuity route: Lifetime Income – With an immediate lifetime annuity contract, you are guaranteed periodic payments for as long as you [...]

2017-08-18T15:20:55-08:00August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Advantages to Annuities: Optimizing your Retirement Finances

What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s PACE Program

Medicaid’s Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offers community-based care to adults age 55 and older who need nursing-home level care, allowing them to continue living at home as long as possible. Each individual receives services that are tailored to their needs based on their current health conditions. The PACE program covers a [...]

2017-07-26T11:27:21-08:00July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s PACE Program