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The Health Benefits of Photography

Photography can be a fun hobby to pick up and a very popular art form to get into. It allows you to capture an image of the world around you, showing others your particular point of view. Through a creative use of lighting, angles, framing, props, and scenery, you can turn everyday imagery into a […]

February 2020 Medicare Update

PREMIUM-RELATED APPEALS WHAT IS THE PART B LATE ENROLLMENT PENALTY (LEP) AND HOW CAN I APPEAL IT? For each 12-month period you delay enrollment in Medicare Part B, you will have to pay a 10% Part B premium penalty, unless you have insurance based on your or your spouse’s current work (job-based insurance) or are […]

January 2020 Medicare Update

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What Materials Are Not Microwave Safe?

Microwaves have to be one of the most common cooking appliances in the average American household. It makes sense why. You can melt, cook, boil, reheat, defrost — there’s not much that a microwave can’t do if you’re looking for a quick meal. That being said, there are some types containers that you shouldn’t put […]

Ways Seniors Can Start a Photography Hobby

Photography is a form of art that is easy to get started in, but difficult to master. It used to be much harder to get into photography, but with the advent of camera-phones and simplified picture editing through filters, the entry level of photography has never been easier. This doesn’t mean that you can take […]

Want to Get Back to Work? 3 MORE Great Jobs for Seniors

Even after you’ve retired, it’s never too late to reenter the workforce if you want. There are plenty of reasons why you may want to go this route. It could be to further fund your retirement or just to get out of the house. Whatever your reasoning is, if you’re considering getting a job, you […]

No Plans for Valentine’s Day? Here Are 5 Last-Minute Ideas

February 14 is Valentine’s Day! If you don’t have anything planned or purchased for your loved one yet, don’t panic! A day is more than enough time to plan a breathtaking Valentine’s Day for the person you love. While there may not be enough time to buy something and have it shipped, with enough planning, […]

CMS 2021 Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage & Part D Programs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a few major changes to the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Part D programs that could influence the way beneficiaries choose and purchase their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. The goal of these initiatives is to make Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate love around the world. The holiday has become derided over the years as a day of overpriced dinners, flowers, and chocolates — essentially a day that puts a price tag on love. But it wasn’t always this way. St. Valentine’s Day has a much older history than many […]

Giving Your Home a Fire Safety Check

House fires are sadly very common in the United States, with 1.3 million occurring in 2017 alone. They resulted in roughly $23 billion in damages and over 3,000 deaths that year! The risks of fires at home fall especially hard on seniors, who suffered a staggering 40 percent of all fire deaths in 2015. With […]