Innovative Hospitals Are Helping Seniors Get in Shape for Surgery

It’s a problem that the medical community has known about for years – and it seems they’re finally doing something about it. Next year the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is planning to launch a new, nationwide program designed to help senior patients be better prepared for surgery. The goal is a faster recovery and…

Want to “Spend Safely in Retirement”? Stanford Study Shows You How

Advice may be cheap – but bad advice, especially bad financial advice, can cost you plenty. So when an organization with the reputation of Stanford University claims to have the best advice for how to spend your money in retirement, it’s worth taking a look. What we found as we analyzed this advice actually sounds…

10-Year Study Shows Linkage between High Blood Sugar, Dementia

“The higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline.” That’s the bottom-line conclusion reported in this just-published article from The Atlantic.  At a time when people are becoming increasingly aware of the problems caused by too much sugar in our Western diet, now there’s one more reason to worry – and to redouble our…

Medicare Won’t Cover Your Prescribed Drug? Fight Back!

An interesting article on the popular financial website www.kiplinger.com talks about a troublesome trend affecting a growing number of retirees. You get to the pharmacy counter and ask to fill a prescription, only to be told that your Medicare drug plan won’t cover that particular drug. You walk away confused and empty handed. Do you…

Another Example of Traditional Estate Planning that Misses the Mark

Successful retirement is all about having plenty of money. If you just make sure you have ample investments and a steady income, you’ll enjoy retirement bliss. Sound familiar? If you read articles about retirement in the financial press, this seems to be the message you’ll hear, over and over. We just ran across another example…

Trump Administration Overhauls Policy on Medicaid Work Requirement

The Trump administration announced last week what experts are calling a “pivotal change” in the nation’s Medicaid program. For the first time the federal government is planning to allow individual states to establish a work requirement for some able-bodied Medicaid recipients. There have been a plethora of articles about this policy changed ever since it…

Do You Enjoy Facebook? Watch Out: It Might Ruin Your Retirement!

Could Facebook and other popular forms of social media actually ruin your retirement? It’s possible – and it’s something online seniors increasingly have to guard against. That’s the fascinating conclusion we found some time ago in this article from a past issue of USA Today. We bring this issue back to your attention because Facebook…

This “Misunderstood” Financial Tool Could Mean Retirement Rescue

There’s a crisis looming in America when it comes to retirement. No doubt you’ve read the articles and heard the news stories about this oncoming tidal wave of challenges for retirees, especially aging boomers. We’ve written about this issue several times on the AgingOptions Blog. As baby boomers retire – now at the rate of…

Deciding When and Why to Retire: it’s Emotional, not just Financial

Retirement planning is our professional focus here at AgingOptions, and that means we read a great number of articles and studies that flood the internet every week. Since the baby boomer generation has begun to retire, the sheer volume of information about retirement planning has exploded. In fact, out of curiosity, we just tried entering…