New Online Resources from the National Council on Aging

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Is Your Community Ready for the Age Wave?
In a recent survey by NCOA, UnitedHealthcare and USA TODAY, more than a quarter of baby boomers said they're not confident their community will have all the resources they need to age well.
 
Overall, seniors and baby boomers expect their lives to improve as they grow older, the study found.
 
However, a significant minority said they feel less secure: about one in four report trouble with current monthly living expenses; one-third say they will not be able to afford future long-term care services; and 72% of those who make less than $30,000 per year live with a chronic health condition.

Read the full results >>

6 Steps to Protect Your Older Loved One from a Fall
 
Did you know that one in three older Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+.
 
Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. And even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active.
If you have an aging parent, grandparent, or neighbor in your life, helping them reduce their risk of falling is a great way to help them stay healthy and independent as long as possible.

See 6 things you can do right now >>
 
It's Medicare Open Enrollment: Time to Review Your Coverage!
 
Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. This is a critical time to review your Medicare coverage to make sure it still meets your health care needs now and for the coming year.
 
NCOA has helpful tips for you to keep in mind this season. See why it pays to get started early, watch your mailbox, and take the time to review your plan carefully.
 
Also, visit BenefitsCheckUp® for up-to-date information to help you save money on your 2013 prescription drug coverage and more. Just enter your ZIP code under "Find Help Paying for Prescriptions" to get started.

Get open enrollment tips >>

Use BenefitsCheckUp® >>