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Are you ready for National Healthcare Decisions Day?


National Healthcare Decisions Day kicks off today, with the theme “It always seems too early, until it’s too late.” Throughout the week the campaign will bring awareness to the importance of advance care planning, encouraging individuals to make a priority of planning for their future health care decisions – before time runs out. According to… continue reading

Vision loss is one of the leading issues facing aging Floridians, impacting most adults between the ages of 41 and 60. The good news: There are ways to reduce your risk of vision loss and the development of eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and dry eye. In recognition of “Save Your Vision”… continue reading

According to the Fidelity’s Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate released last fall, a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will spend about $240,000 on medical expenses associated with Medicare premiums, co-payments and deductibles, and prescription drug out-of-pocket expenses. This doesn’t factor in proposed legislation, which if passed into law, could cause health insurance premiums to skyrocket… continue reading

Your Right to Vote; Your Voice Matters


After months of vigorous campaigning and debates, tomorrow will mark the 56th presidential election in U.S. history. Pew Research estimates that more than four million people have already cast their votes through absentee and mail-in ballots, and numbers for early voters are still coming in. But if you haven’t already voted, you still have time… continue reading

November – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


At some point, it’s likely that Alzheimer’s will affect someone in your life … a friend, a family member, perhaps even you. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs estimates that about a half-million state residents age 60 and older – roughly one out of every 10 Floridians in that age group – are likely to… continue reading