Dust off Your SilverSneakers®

Posted on Sep 7th 2018 by Florida Blue

Staying active isn’t just about losing weight. Here are some of the ways older adults benefit by incorporating physical activity into their daily routines: It improves your strength, which helps you stay independent. It gives you an energy boost It improves your leg strength and balance, so you’re less likely to fall and hurt yourself. It lifts your [...]

Did you know that your BlueMedicare plan includes dental coverage? Depending on your plan you might be covered for everything from cleanings to root canals. While traditional Medicare covers some dental services, many Florida Blue Medicare Advantage plans include additional services. We’ve put together an overview of what traditional Medicare covers for you, and we’ll let you know where [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Prevention Series Join us for a three-part series on healthy living and learn w [...]

Did you know the American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist every six months? Seeing your dentist regularly is important not just to keep your teeth pearly white. Your oral health can affect your overall health, too. As you age, you become more likely to have dental issues because of wear and tear on teeth over time and other health-related issues. According to the Na [...]

Ordering your drugs through Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime® home delivery is a smart way to save time and money. With most plans you pay less by ordering a 90-day supply by mail rather than by filling a prescription every month at a pharmacy. With a new prescription, simply complete a home delivery [...]

Someone to Talk To

Posted on Aug 28th 2018 by Florida Blue

If you’ve been affected by the recent tragic events in Jacksonville, Florida, we have specially trained counselors ready to listen and provide comfort in both English and Spanish. Call the 24-hour helpline at 833-848-1762. It’s free of charge and you don’t have to be a Florida Blue member. You can also get in-person counseling services on Wednesday, Augu [...]

High cholesterol can become a problem at almost any age, but your risk for developing it increases as you get older. For women, high cholesterol can especially become a problem after menopause. Luckily, there are ways to prevent high cholesterol or lower it right in your kitchen. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all your body’s cells [...]

Admitting you need help getting around can be hard. Canes, walkers and scooters are for the old and feeble in some folks’ minds. One of the most common concerns we hear from the friends and family of our Medicare members is the refusal to acknowledge the limitations on mobility that frequently come with age. Not being able to walk as fast, up stairs or even across the parking lot is fru [...]

Most of us would like to be able to move around without help from anyone or anything. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes you need a little extra help getting around after surgery. Or maybe you need more permanent help getting from place to place. It can be scary having to rely on something for help.  But this could mean the difference between staying safe and having an ac [...]

Are you worried a friend or someone you love might need help getting around? Talking to your loved one about fall prevention and mobility aids can be hard to do. Few adults want to admit they need help getting around or that it might be time to give up some of their independence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults over the age of 65 experienc [...]

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