The secret to survival may be self care and a news fast!

Covid-19 is a game changer. It is particularly
hard on Seniors and those with compromised
immune systems or comorbid health conditions.

Things will probably get worse,but you don’t
have to get worse.

The answer is self care. Get plenty of sleep,
eat well and exercise.

Take a few minutes each day to give thanks for
the things you do have, family, a home, food,
water, plus decent health insurance, at least
you do if you work with me you have great
Medicare coverage :).

Pray, meditate or do both. Most important, go
on a news fast. Really! If you live and breathe
only the constant Covid-19 news cycle, it’s
going to eat your sole.

I took a two day news break last weekend and
my wife told me I was a much happier person.
It certainly reduced my stress.

Check the news twice a day, briefly, but do not
let it eat you alive. You and your family will
be happier, I promise.

How to survive at home during social distancing

Even though I’ve worked from home for years
with Medicare clients, this has been a strange
week.

Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation.

Watch this video to learn some of my tips.

This is the biggest shift we’ve had since 9/11
and you know it hasn’t been easy.

I’ve had to change my patterns and shake up the
way I work and live, but that’s been a good thing.

Here are some of things we can do to stay healthy
and connected during the Corona Virus Epidemic.

Call friends and family.

Use Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp to connect.

Take a free online class to keep your mind active,
here’s the link https://bit.ly/2UmfD76

Work in the yard.

Play a board game

Cook something new that you’ve never tried.

Ding Dong Ditch your neighbor…just kidding about that one 😉

The important things to remember: we are so much luckier than so many.

We have our homes, water, proper roads, electricity and food.

We do not live in a war zone and no one is shooting at us.

Perspective is so important during times of crises.

So reach out to those you love and if you have questions about Medicare
coverage, COVID-19 or anything related to healthcare, or your just need
to chat, check in with us at The Big 65. We promise to help.

Here’s what you need to know about Medicare and COVID-19

There’s quite a bit of false information swirling about the Corona Virus, and here’s the good news: There are no out of pocket cost for Medicare COVID-19 Lab Tests.

Check out the video for details.

Here’s the Bad News:

“Older People may be twice as like likely
to have a serious COVID 19-Illness.”

Here are the precautions you need to take:

• Avoid contact w/ people who are sick.
• Wash your hands (really wash them).
• Avoid high touch surfaces.
• Avoid poorly ventilated areas and crowds.
• Don’t touch your face .
• Defer all cruises and non-essential travel.
• Stock up on groceries and over the counter
medical supplies and groceries.

Here’s the good news:

Most people will be able to recover at home. Here’s
the Medicare information you need.

• There are no out of pocket costs for Medicare
COVID-19 Lab tests.
• Medicare covers all “Medically necessary
hospitalizations,” including a COVID-19
diagnosis, and post treatment hospital
quarantine.
• There is NO VACCINE yet. If one is created,
IT WILL BE COVERED UNDER PART D.
• Medicare covers “virtual check-ins,” so
you may be able to connect virtually.

Be sure to call your insurance carrier for details
but here is the link for the Medicare information
on COVID-19:

bit.ly/COVID-19MEDICAREINFO

Book a time on my calendar below if you have questions.

Try Something New!

As we age, it’s important to get out there and try new things and get out of our comfort zone.

When my kids gave me a gift certificate to indoor skydive, I was tempted to give it to friends but now I’m really glad I didn’t.

Whether it’s going to a lecture or attending a free workshop at the library, challenging yourself to do something new, anything new, well, it will keep you young and make your family proud.

So try something new this week!