Making Wise Choices In Medicare Options

Making Wise Choices In Medicare Options

| Written by Dan Mangus | Trying to decide the best coverage option to complement Medicare can be difficult. Medicare can be delivered to you in two primary forms. One is Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that must follow the rules set by Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage (Part D). These private companies file their plans each calendar year with the federal government (CMS), thus, all benefits are subject to change each year. There is an annual enrollment period that allows you to change plans if necessary. In 2021 the average county has over 40 Medicare advantage plan options available. The other option, which is the default Medicare option, is known as Original Medicare. Original Medicare is coverage managed by the federal government. You can add drug coverage by joining a Medicare drug plan (Part D). Many Medicare supplement options are available from private companies to help...
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This Organization helps the Blind and Handicapped have access to Books

This Organization helps the Blind and Handicapped have access to Books

When we don’t experience a disability and don’t have a loved one going through it, we rarely think about those that live with one. Blindness or being physically handicapped makes life difficult for those who experience it and daily life is altered in every way. The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services looks out for people with these disabilities and serves them by distributing books and magazines in braille and audio formats. The service is free for those who qualify and the Library offers institutional memberships to senior living facilities, rehabilitation centers and more that regularly have people who are eligible. Check them out here to learn more about their services!...
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How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

| Written by Andrew Wommack | If you haven’t been touched by all the negativism in the world in recent months, then you haven’t been paying attention. Often, it seems like each side in politics is just tearing the other one up and talk show hosts only give us the worst-case scenarios. We live in a fallen world in which we are constantly bombarded with negativity. Add to that natural life, where people experience sickness and relationship problems, and the pressure in this world could totally defeat you. However, we need to realize that we can maintain a positive attitude no matter what is happening in the world. In Scripture, Jesus talked about end times. He said wars and suffering would increase (Matt. 24:6–7, Mark 13:7, and Luke 21:9), and people would cry out for “peace and safety” (1 Thess. 5:3), but instead earthquakes and other terrible things would occur. In Matthew 24:10–12, Jesus says: And then shall many be offended, and shall betray...
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Steps to Living a Heart-Healthy Life

Steps to Living a Heart-Healthy Life

The heart is the engine that keeps the human body moving. It pumps blood in and out of the lungs and supplies the entire body with oxygen. As we age, our hearts begin to slow down and our arteries stiffen. This change is natural, so being proactive over our heart’s health is essential. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for older adults. Adults 65 and older have an increased risk of developing heart disease and are much more likely to suffer from a heart attack or heart failure. This change, in one of the most active muscles in the human body, is debilitating and dramatically reduces the quality of life of seniors. Luckily there are ways to prevent, delay, and reverse the risks of heart problems: Have your blood pressure checked regularly There are plenty of ways you can get your blood pressure checked that doesn’t mean waiting at the doctor’s office. Most...
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Ideas for vacationing while the weather is nice

Ideas for vacationing while the weather is nice

The weather in Florida right now can’t be beaten. Our northern neighbors have been envying us all winter, but it will soon get hot again and unbearable to be outside. That’s why we think now is a great time to enjoy all the outdoors has to offer and take a small vacation. As Floridians, we have lots of travel options to choose from between beachside hotels and Disney World to golf retreats and more. With the help of our Approved Vendors, we have a few ideas up our sleeves. Go anywhere with Giant Recreation World RV travel exploded this year as people wanted the freedom to travel without worrying about flights and hotels. You can go from sleeping by a lake one day to waking up at a beach town the next. Even just within Florida, there are so many options depending on your interests. The Florida Keys are an ideal destination this time of year and most beach towns have RV parks...
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Amazing Senior: Maria Chaviano

Amazing Senior: Maria Chaviano

Imagine being born in a country where your rights are limited and your freedom is non-existent. Maria was born in 1952 on the beautiful and colorful island of Cuba. She was raised by her dutiful grandmother, Magdalena Perez. By the time she was seven years old, dictator Fulgencio Batista had been overthrown by the young Cuban revolutionist, Fidel Castro. During the first few months of his reign as Prime Minister, the island seemed to be prospering. The people were happy and life on the island was finally looking up. But it didn’t take long for Castro’s reign of terror to spread. After a few weeks in office, Cuba’s new leader began his campaign of repression. Laws that hindered freedom of speech and fundamental rights were strictly enforced. There were surveillance teams in each pueblo, and military force was used to ensure compliance. The streets were littered with anxiety, fear, and snitches. No one spoke out or trusted anyone, not even long-time friends....
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