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loneliness

As Dangerous as Smoking and Stress, Loneliness Puts You at Risk

New research shows that feeling lonely is a big risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries and stroke.  In fact, the dangers of loneliness are on par with obesity, light smoking and anxiety.  The British study found that feeling lonely or being socially isolated increases your risk by 29 percent for heart disease and 32…

Exercise

Expert Interview: The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies start to break down – including decreasing body alignment, muscle atrophy, weight gain and more. But it isn’t just the outside of our bodies that we should be concerned with, says Ray Margiano, CEO and founder of Foot Solutions and Balance Walking. Inactivity as you age…

medicare

Health Costs for Retirees Are On the Rise—Here’s What You Need to Know

What goes up, must come down.  Right…? Actually the adage is wrong when it comes to healthcare costs! Healthcare costs are on the rise, again.  They continue to go up, Up, UP, UUUPPPPPPP! American retirees will need to save more for health care related expenses than they have in recent years, forcing many to plan…

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Expert Interview: The Importance of Medical Alert Systems for Retirees

The idea of falling in your home and being unable to call for help is a nerve-wracking prospect. Every year, over 250,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures, with 95% of those being caused by falling. From weakened bones to dizziness caused by medication, there are countless reasons a retiree…

Staying Healthy for Retirement

According to a Merrill Lynch study, more than 80% of today’s retirees say health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, meaning that the majority value good health even over financial security. Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement Money does not buy happiness, even in retirement. 41 Tips for a…

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Medicaid Eligibility

As we plan our retirement, most of us are concerned about whether or not we will be able to fund out of pocket healthcare costs. Medicaid is one option for people who have very little income and assets. Millions of low-income Americans have access to health or nursing coverage through Medicaid, including elderly adults, but…

Keep the mind young

Keeping Up with Tech Can Keep the Mind Young: With Amie Clark of TheSeniorList.com

The world of technology is constantly changing. Each year, phones, televisions, and computers grow smarter, while social media sites and app developers give us something new to figure out. At a certain point, it can be easier to give up on new trends and resign yourself to what you know. But could that actually work…

Advances in longevity

Expert Interview with Chad Tew about Advances in Longevity

If you’re on a quest to find the fountain of youth, the good news is that the journey starts and ends with you. “The tried-and-true techniques are still the best: don’t smoke, maintain a healthy weight, get up and move, live a life of moderation, and maintain meaningful connections to people you care about,” says…

Retirement Planning: Why You Should Use Your Health Savings Account to Save for Retirement

It’s no surprise that paying for health care expenses — Americans’ greatest financial concern — can quickly deplete retirement savings. Today, health care costs for retirees average more than $9,000 annually, according to CNN Money. Based on the average life expectancy in the U.S. (78.8 years), that means you could pay more than $124,000 in…

Retirement Planning: Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement

More than 80% of today’s retirees say health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, meaning that the majority value good health even over financial security. In fact, only 58% of retirees say being financially secure is most important to them, according to a Merrill Lynch study of more than 5,400 Americans. This…