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New to Medicare and news about Medicare

Separating yourself from your old employer's health insurance and transitioning to Medicare insurance for your basic insurance can be exhausting. They may not be familiar with how it works. or you do not understand how your new reporting will work. This transition process can be seamless if you know the right steps. However, in 2020, New Medicare beneficiaries will need …

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Older actors star in Legacy Project

A group of ten inspiring entertainment professionals are celebrating the launch of a groundbreaking new online platform called The Performing Arts Legacy Project (PAL), a partnership between the Arts and Culture Research Center (RCAC) and the Actors Fund. The site aims to document, present and represent the careers of older artists, creating a database of incredible contributions to the world …

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Save money online like a thousand year old

When millennials are above their age, they are not driven by vanity – it's about money. In fact, more and more people of all ages are giving a wrong birthday to get a better deal when signing up for newsletters on e-commerce websites. (Many are asking about this date as part of the subscription process.) You know that retailers and …

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Two new ways to reduce Alzheimer's risk

With increasing age, the fear of Alzheimer's or other dementias can increase. Approximately 5.7 million people in the US are currently suffering from dementia, and as the population grows, experts predict this in sobering statistics. So, you probably already know that a heart healthy diet is a brain-healthy, regular exercise can help you dodge this scourge, and staying socially active …

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There is an app for … what? – Elder planet

Many programs are preinstalled on your smartphone and tablet. These programs are called Apps (short for applications or software applications). You can also add apps to your smartphone or tablet. Some apps are free and others are not. You buy apps from the "store" provided by the manufacturer of your device, which you can find on the screen of your …

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Old sneakers auctioned for $ 100,000. What's in your closet?

Recently, respected Auction House Sotheby announced that it offers rare collectibles for bids of up to $ 160,000. Do you offer rare paintings? Historical artifacts? Jewelry from a celebrity estate? No. sneakers. Read about it here. If you want to try it yourself, you can see it online or in NYC until July 23. Maybe the owners found these "jewels" …

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Eat heartily and safely this summer

Did you know that every year, 128,000 Americans are hospitalized for food poisoning … or that we are at higher risk for such diseases as we get older? Age-related changes in the gastrointestinal tract, chronic underlying diseases (diabetes, cancer, etc.), changes in organ function (liver and kidney) and drug-related side effects lead to increased caution in the food prep in …

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High-tech answers for the visually impaired

According to statistics from the National Eye Institute, the estimated number of people affected by the most common eye diseases will double by 2050. The main causes of vision loss are cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (one in ten Americans have late-onset AMD at age 80), diabetic retinopathy (27 percent of diabetics do not know they have it), and glaucoma. Conclusion: …

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Happy Birthday Medicare! – Elder planet

More than 50 years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare with the words, "I'll spend the damned money," he said. "I can restrict tanks – but not health." The story behind Medicare's birth here in Independence, Missouri, shows that LBJ has named former President Harry Truman as "the true daddy of Medicare." LBJ signed Medicare in …

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Freddie Gershon's Broadway Senior Dreams

Have you ever seen a stage play and thought, "I bet I could do that?" And then thought, "No, I'm too old." Freddie Gershon does not believe that. The 80-year-old Spitfire from New York City has just released Broadway Senior, a series of adaptations of well-known Broadway musicals with seniors … and he's talking. H We have productions in a …

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