As our bodies age, it often becomes harder not only to start exercising, but also to keep exercising. Exercising and staying active play important roles in keeping us healthy and on the go. In fact, a University of Florida study showed that adults over 70 who walked just a quarter of a mile a day were more likely to stay mobile than their peers who did not exercise. While even a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s hard to know when it’s time to give up some independence and ask for help. As your family members and friends age, it may be up to you to look for signs they need help.  Here are some issues to watch for and tips for what you can do to help your loved one who may need a caregiver’s support. Remember: Everyone ages differently and caregiving needs can be different from person t [...]

Everyone loves saving money when and where they can. Did you also know you can save money on prescription drugs? If you’re a Florida Blue Medicare member, you may save money on your copays when you use one of our preferred pharmacies. Switching to a preferred pharmacy is easy. Why “Preferred”? Preferred pharmacies are all of the pharmacies in our network that ha [...]

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