The new Medicare cards are coming!

Starting April 2018, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards that include a new Medicare Number. Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from the Medicare cards. This new number will be unique to you, and will help protect your identity. As soon as you receive your new card please dispose of your old card securely …

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Have you gotten the Pneumonia vaccine?

We need to talk about Pneumonia. There are 674,000 Americans that end up in the emergency room every year with Pneumonia. Spread by person-person contact, Pneumonia is a lung infection that starts as a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. This can also cause blood infections and meningitis. Higher risk patients include: Those who are 65 …

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September is Healthy Aging Month

Staying healthy is an important part of getting older. Please make sure you talk to your doctor before you make any changes in diet or exercise. I like to move it, move it Get out there and exercise. Either by taking classes at the local gym or senior center, or even taking your dog out …

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The Benefits of Being Fit

Staying active can be hard, but can keep you feeling and looking your best at every stage of life. Being active can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, reduce pain associated with arthritis, and heart disease. By improving your endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength you are increasing your chances of staying healthier longer. Please make sure …

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The Benefits of Having a Pet

There are many benefits to owning a pet as you get older. When you live alone you may become depressed or anxious. Pets can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase your physical activity and social interaction. One of the best parts about pets is that they can help lessen loneliness. Some of the …

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