Retiree Corner

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National Medicare Education Week: Medicare Coverage & Costs

Posted:September 17, 2018

It’s National Medicare Education Week (NMEW) until Sept 21st. The goal is to keep people informed when it comes to choosing a plan. To get you started here is are The Basics of Medicare. There are four basic parts of Medicare: A, B, C and D. Each part helps pay for certain health care services.…

The Buzz on Bugs

Posted:June 7, 2018

Summer is here and with it comes the opportunity to venture outside and explore nature. Unfortunately these warmer temperatures aren’t just attractive to people, but also to mosquitoes and ticks. Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and even dengue and ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other serious infections.…

Medicare and Stroke Recovery

Posted:May 21, 2018

Did you know that more than half a million people over the age of 65 suffer a stroke each year? If you’re recovering from a stroke and suffering major side effects, like problems with hearing or vision, paralysis, balance problems, or difficulty walking or moving around in daily life, Medicare covers rehabilitation services to help…

Flu Versus Cold: Which do you have?

Posted:May 9, 2018

Are you waking up with a sore throat, cough or even a fever? Most people immediately assume they are flu symptoms, but sometimes it’s not as bad as it seems. The common cold and Influenza share extremely similar symptoms that are sometimes indistinguishable. How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?…

Understanding the 2018 Medicare Part D Coverage Gap or Donut Hole

Posted:February 26, 2018

The Donut Hole or Coverage Gap is a term used to describe a gap or pause in your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan coverage where, prior to 2011, you were 100% responsible for the cost of your prescription drugs – unless your Medicare plan provided some brand-name or generic drug…

Early Cervical Cancer Detection

Posted:January 30, 2018

With Cervical Cancer Awareness month coming to an end, here are a few facts on how to detect the cancer before it’s too late. According to the American Cancer Association, the best way to find cervical cancer early is to have regular screening with a Pap test (which may be combined with a test for…

Adjusting to your New Life as a Retiree

Posted:January 26, 2018

Your health might decline as you age, but that doesn’t mean your quality of life has to. There are plenty of ways to remain healthy and live a social and active life. It’s a new year, so use it as an excuse to work on a new you! Below are 12 tips for staying healthy…

Fall Back into Healthy Habits

Posted:September 22, 2017

It’s the official first day of Autumn and we all know what that means: flu season is right around the corner! It is important to put your health first by getting your annual flu shot. The CDC recommends that anyone the age of 6 months and older get a flu shot before the end of…

Travel Tips for Older Adults

Posted:August 16, 2017

Summertime is one of the most popular vacation seasons, whether you are headed down the shore for the week or boarding a cruise ship to the Caribbean, it is always important to put your health first. Tip #1: Make sure to research and plan ahead of time. If you need handicap accessibility, make sure that…

The Importance of Skin Care with Age

Posted:August 10, 2017

Your skin should always be a priority, especially as you age. As you get older, you may begin to experience dry and itchy skin, bruising, wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. The NIH explains that skin becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it did before. There are…