About the Author Karen Weeks
15 Resources for Growing Older in Good Health
Taking Care of Your Health
- Learn about the parts of Medicare and how to enroll.
- Compare Medicare plans with the Medicare Plan Finder.
- Learn about Medicare’s free preventive benefits.
- Read about Medicare’s long-term care coverage and other ways to pay.
- Understand Medicaid’s state-by-state rules for long-term care coverage.
- Learn how to hire in-home caregivers.
- Read up on the difference between independent living and assisted living.
- Research assisted living facilities near Stockton (facilities in California have a median cost of $54,000 each year).
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
- Understand the physical activity guidelines for older adults.
- Learn the MyPlate nutrition recommendations for seniors.
- Get tips for eating well and managing age-related dietary challenges.
- Practice balance exercises for seniors.
Staying Social as You Age
- Learn how to make new friends as an adult.
- Discover how to harness social media for connectedness
- Read up on the best hobbies to pick up in your 60s.