Senior Health and Fitness For Boomers: SilverSneakers Fitness

Why do we talk so much about senior health and fitness on a Medicare blog? Physical and mental health are important at any age, but even more so as a senior. Very simply, the better you age the more you will enjoy life. Benefits of staying active as a senior: 1. You will remain independent and strong with good physical and nutritional health 2. With exercise you are less likely to develop a … [Read more...]

Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes the slow decline of your memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are several warning signs and symptoms you should be on the look out for. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of the below symptoms, please see a doctor. … [Read more...]

Relaxation Techniques For Seniors

Beginning of a new year, tax season, rainy and stormy weather, getting older, upcoming doctors visit, changing insurance plans. All of these situations in life have the potential to raise your stress levels. Stress can effect you both physically and mentally. Therefore, take measures to combat stress head on and learn about relaxation techniques for seniors. Take a look at these relaxation … [Read more...]

5 Indoor Activities For Seniors On A Rainy Day

Southern California, including cities like Long Beach, have seen two or three times more rainy days this "SoCal winter" than the last few years. So what about activities for seniors? As a senior, how can you keep yourself safe and dry without getting too bored? Driving and going out in the wet weather can prove to be hazardous to your health. Explore safe alternatives to boost your mood, keep … [Read more...]

Tips On How To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

We discussed some great ideas for New Year resolutions and how to make your list of goals. But how do you keep them? The first of the year is full of resolutions and motivation for change and improvement in your life. But this often fades in the weeks to follow for an assortment of reasons. Let’s look at some tips to help you stay strong and make it to 2018 with your resolutions and goals … [Read more...]

Top 6 Senior New Years Resolutions

A new year is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about those resolutions you may have for 2017. Whether it be your health, financial or social well-being making a list will help you to stay on track and reach your goals. Making senior New Years resolutions may be different than previous years. Don’t know where to start? Here is a list of the top 6 senior New Year’s … [Read more...]

Am I Too Old For Yoga? Learn About Seniors and Yoga

In short, no. Seniors and yoga go together like peanut butter and jelly. You are not too old to do yoga in your 50s, 60s and even 70s! After eating, probably way too much, at Thanksgiving give your health a re-boot with some yoga! AARP has written a great article detailing the benefits of practicing yoga well into your senior years that we will outline below. Please go here to see the complete … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay healthy and safe this holiday season! The OCMedicare staff is here to help with all of your Medicare needs. Call today! (714) 729-3161 … [Read more...]

6 Common Health Issues For Seniors

In America, people on average can expect to live longer than ever before. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests they live almost 20 years longer! Seniors, now more than ever, need to make conscious healthy lifestyle choices to ensure quality of life. Physical activities and a healthy diet are two great ways to maintain your health into your older years. Being … [Read more...]

4 Things To Look For In A Health Provider

As you reach your mid 60’s and possibly enroll in Medicare how do you know how to choose the right health provider? It may be time for you to find a physician that is specialized in older patients. Someone that is on the same page as you regarding life, health and growing older. Here are four pieces of advice to help you choose the right health provider: 1. Make sure this health provider has a … [Read more...]