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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

Stop A Fall, Save a Life


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls by the elderly are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in Americans. Every year, one-third of Americans ages 65+ fall, resulting in 2.8 million injuries, 800,000 hospitalizations, and more than 27,000 deaths. In 2013, the total cost of falls was $34 billion,… continue reading