Top 10 Most Prescribed Drugs

Top TEN Most Prescribed Drugs More than half of adults in the United States are taking a prescription drug; and nine out of ten people over the age of 65 are on at least on prescribed medication. When shopping for health care insurance, comparing the prescription drug benefits is often overlooked. And the cost of medications has increased sevenfold over the last decade. Making it is more important than ever to review these benefits when choosing a health plan. What is a prescription drug? According to Wikipedia, "A prescription drug (also prescription medication or prescription medicine) is a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a [...]

Top 10 Most Prescribed Drugs2019-10-04T12:13:42-07:30

New Medicare Cards

New Medicare Cards are here! The new medicare cards are here! Over the new few months your new medicare card will be mailed out, so be sure to keep your eyes open for yours to arrive. These new cards include your NEW medicare number, which is a set of numbers and letters completely unique to you. As a note, the letters S, L, O, I, B, and Z are never used .  Your new card will mail out to you automatically, so you don't need to do anything to receive your new card. If you need to update your address, please visit this link  to do [...]

New Medicare Cards2019-04-09T12:52:17-07:30

10 Ways to Get Motivated for a Morning Workout

10 Ways to Get Motivated for a Morning Workout Ever notice that when you exercise in the morning, you feel more alert and productive all day? It’s no coincidence — a morning workout has several advantages for your body and your mind. First, exercise jump-starts your metabolism, and keeps you burning calories at a higher rate all day. Also, you get your exercise out of the way and don’t have to worry about not having time for your workout routine, should something unexpected come up during the day, explains Alice Burron, MS, a Wyoming-based personal trainer, spokeswoman for the National American Council, and author of [...]

10 Ways to Get Motivated for a Morning Workout2016-12-29T15:53:37-07:30

6 Reasons for Eating Healthy

But even if you intend to “eat healthy,” knowing exactly what that means can be challenging. “Following a healthy diet includes choosing plenty of lean meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, whole grain and dairy products,” says Debra Nessel, a registered dietitian with Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. Eating well also means leaving out or only rarely consuming foods that are high in added sugar, saturated fat and sodium. That includes most fast food, full-calorie sodas, processed snacks like chips and crackers, and anything with more milligrams of sodium than there are calories in a serving. If you need some help getting motivated, here [...]

6 Reasons for Eating Healthy2016-12-29T15:53:37-07:30

SoCal 4th of July Fireworks

There's a lot going on in Southern California on the Fourth of July, from beaches to street fairs to fireworks displays to picnics. Here's a complete list of Fourth festivities in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties. Los Angeles County  Fourth of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl When: July 4, parking lot opens at 10 a.m., food court opens at 2 p.m., stadium opens at 6:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:05 p.m. Where: Rose Bowl Stadium at 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103 Cost: $13 general admission, $25 reserved, kids 5 and under free in [...]

SoCal 4th of July Fireworks2019-03-12T01:08:20-07:30

CMS proposes to test Medicare Part B prescription drug models

CMS proposes to test new Medicare Part B prescription drug models to improve quality of care and deliver better value for Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to test new models to improve how Medicare Part B pays for prescription drugs and supports physicians and other clinicians in delivering higher quality care. The proposal is part of the Administration’s broader strategy to encourage better care, smarter spending, and healthier people by paying providers for what works, unlocking health care data, and finding new ways to coordinate and integrate care to improve quality. CMS values public input and [...]

CMS proposes to test Medicare Part B prescription drug models2016-12-29T15:53:38-07:30

Add life to your years

PACE | PARTNER | NOURISH | STIMULATE Although Americans are living longer these days, more are also developing chronic illnesses. Do illness and aging always go hand-in-hand? The answer is a surprising, but resounding, NO. It is never too late to get more active or revamp your diet. It is not a matter of training for a marathon or giving up entire food groups, either. Small things can lead to huge differences in the way you feel and the way your body works. Although you should always consult with your doctor before making changes, there are easy steps you can take toward overall wellness—regardless of [...]

Add life to your years2016-12-29T15:53:38-07:30

Reinvent Yourself After Retirement

WORK | CREATE | LEARN | SERVE Today, older Americans are living longer and more healthfully than ever before. What does this mean for our notions of life after a career? Many retirees are finding new inspiration in second careers, helping others, discovering new interests, and pursuing dreams. Reinventing yourself can be fun and rewarding. Even better: it is also good for your mental and physical well-being. Whether you are planning for retirement or simply looking to get involved in new activities, start by thinking about your skills, dreams, and passions. By 2029, more than 20% of Americans will be of retirement age. THE BENEFITS: [...]

Reinvent Yourself After Retirement2016-12-29T15:53:38-07:30

Avoid Financial Abuse

Older Americans Month 2016 BLAZE A TRAIL TO SECURING YOUR FINANCES & AVOID FINANCIAL ABUSE SECURE | REVIEW | PROTECT | PLAN You have worked and saved for years, so you want to make sure your finances are secure. The vast majority of people who will help you handle your money have good intentions, but everyone is at risk for financial abuse. Financial exploitation happens when someone improperly uses your money or property for his or her benefit. This abuse can be committed by someone you know or a stranger. Avoiding exploitation or fraud is easier when you are educated about ways to protect yourself. [...]

Avoid Financial Abuse2016-12-29T15:53:39-07:30

Older Americans Month 2016

Older Americans Month 2016 May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is Blaze a Trail. The Administration for Community Living will use this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. We will also highlight the ways that older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities. Be a trailblazer! Did you know... President BARACK OBAMA, proclaimed that May 2016 as Older Americans Month? BLAZE A TRAIL [...]

Older Americans Month 20162016-12-29T15:53:39-07:30