Another Medicare Moment

Another Medicare Moment

Are you planning to travel outside the U.S. this summer? Remember that, except in rare cases, Medicare does not cover health care services outside the United States. There are several ways you can get health coverage outside the U.S. If you have a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy or a Medicare Advantage or another Medicare health plan, check with your plan to see if they offer coverage outside the U.S. Consider buying a travel insurance policy that includes health coverage. For more information, see the Insurance Section of the OurSeniors.net Directory. Just click Health Insurance. For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or Contact Us....
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The Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act

Almost all seniors are aware of the Social Security and Medicare programs. Both these programs were created by acts of Congress, but do you know about a third Congressional Act that is of great importance to seniors? It is the Older Americans Act. The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides critical services that help about 11 million older adults live as independently as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, family caregiver support, in-home assistance, preventive health services and other supportive services. States receive OAA funds according to a formula based on their share of America’s senior population. As you would expect, Florida is a major beneficiary of this program.  In fact, Florida receives the second highest dollar amount of any state, more than 105 million dollars in 2018. Only California benefits more from the OAA. States are required to target services to seniors with the greatest economic and social needs. These services are effective in many ways, two of the most...
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Make your voice heard

Make your voice heard

Do you know that as a senior you have a powerful voice in government? Many people would doubt this, but any politician or elected office holder knows that it is true, especially in Florida. We are the most senior-friendly state in the United States. Believe it or not, they hear seniors when they express opinions on important issuers. There are two ways to make your voice heard: vote and speak out! If you are not registered, you should do so now. If you want to speak out to your Representative or Senator, the list below will help: Representative Michael Waltz Republican District 6 (Volusia, Flagler & part of St Johns County) Webpage Contact Rep. Waltz Representative Stephanie N. Murphy Democrat District 7 Seminole & part of Orange County Webpage Contact Rep Murphy Representative Val Butler Demings Democrat District 10 Part of Orange County Webpage Contact Rep Demings Representative Daniel Webster Republican District 11 Lake and Sumpter County Webpage Contact Rep Webster S. Senator Marco Rubio Republican State of Florida Webpage Contact Sen Rubio S. Senator Rick...
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Preparing for the death of a spouse

Preparing for the death of a spouse

The current edition of OurSeniors.net Magazine has a lot of great content and informative articles. One of those articles deals with a situation for which seniors need to prepare: the death of a spouse. When this occurs, the surviving spouse must deal not only with grief, but also a good many unfamiliar matters. Seniors owe it to themselves and their spouses to prepare for this. You can read this article on line at “The Surviving Spouse – What to Do When a Partner Passes.” This article was prepared by Mr. Andrew Grant, Tax Certified Attorney and OurSeniors.net Pro Team Member. Please call on Mr. Grant to answer any questions related to estate and tax planning. Visit his page in the OurSeniors.net site at Andrew C. Grant or phone for an appointment at 386-206-5926. Pick up a printed copy of OurSeniors.net Magazine soon! Just go to our Pickup Locations page find a location near you....
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Your Mom Was Right, Posture is Important!

Your Mom Was Right, Posture is Important!

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA serves all the citizens of Volusia and Flagler County, including (of course) OurSeniors. This coming Thursday (June 20), the Port Orange Family YMCA will have a screening program that can be a great benefit to seniors, a Free Posture Screening. This screening is free and open to the public, you do not have to be a “Y” member to attend. Good posture is important throughout life, but it often becomes a special concern to seniors. Good posture is key to maintaining proper spinal alignment, putting equal amounts of stress on your skeletal system, and improving your overall health and well-being. Having good posture even makes you taller and detecting posture problems early can help a senior avoid serious problems later in life. Here are the program details: Date & Time – June 20, 1 to 3 PM Location – Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32128 Phone for Information – 386-532-9622 You can pick...
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