NAA-E4-Medicare: All you really need to know

The Inner Game of Aging is pleased to release the 4th episode of New Age Aging covering the Medicare federal health insurance program. If you are within 2 years of medicare enrollment, you must not miss the information in this episode. The full show notes for this video can be accessed below. You will also find a full contents listing to help you quickly navigate through this video.

Ted O’Connor, an authority on the subject, joins us to educate, inform and clarify on many aspects of this health care system.

The Topics discussed include:

  • Episode and guest introduction………………………………………..1:08
  • Brief history of Medicare ………………………………………………..2:38
  • Medicare and the changing demographics ……………………….4:15
  • The initial enrollment period…………………………………………..6:24
  • Late enrollment penalties……………………………………………….7:49
  • Medicare & Social Security……………………………………………..8:50
  • Part A & B costs …………………………………………………………..10:15
  • Choosing between 2 enrollment paths……………………………12:03
  • Traveling with Medicare……………………………………………….15:42
  • Medigap/Part-D vs Advantage/Part-C…………………………..16:46
  • More on Part D …………………………………………………………..20:13
  • Annual Open Enrollment Period ………………………………….22:56
  • Doctor Availability under Medicare ……………………………..26:06
  • Switching to Medigap/Part-D or Advantage/Part-C……….28:05
  • The Part-D coverage gap (Donut hole)………………………….31:43
  • Part-A vs. Part-B coverage differences …………………………34:29
  • The Medicare coach……………………………………………………38:40
  • The future of Medicare……………………………………………….45:02
  • More About Ted O’Connor …………………………………………47:42
  • Production credits …………………………………………………….49:04

Useful Links mentioned in this episode:

NAA-E3: Dating After 60

The Inner Game of Aging  is pleased to release the 3rd episode of New Age Aging. This episode gives a broad view of what dating for older people might be like and how to begin this journey in a manner that is likely to meet with success. The episode explores how much we understand ourselves and how much we know what we are looking for. It offers information and tips on successful flirting, an introduction to online dating, and showcases a couple who met online after reaching 60 years old. The topics within the video, as well as many others related to dating, will be discussed below in the comments section. Add to the conversation with a comment. Or ask a question where experts can be engaged to answer for the benefit of all.

NOTE: If you are watching from YouTube (or an embedded YouTube player), you will see links at the bottom of the screen which skips ahead to the next section of the video. In this way, you can view only the portions of the video that you are interested in. See the full list of video sections (and their times) below.

    • Episode video sections:
      1. New Age Aging Opening …………………...00:00
      2. Episode Introduction ……………………....00:26
      3. Are you Ready To Start Dating?….........02:43
      4. What Are You Looking For? ………….....04:39
      5. Your Dating Criteria ………………………..06:37
      6. Meeting People ……………………………….12:09
      7. Flirting 101 …………………………………….14:01
      8. Text Message Flirting ……………………..16:59
      9. Online Dating – Introduction …………..18:54
        1. AARP Dating Site ………………………23:01
        2. Match.Com Dating Site ……………..25:48
        3. Other Dating Sites …………………….26:53
      10. Your Online Profile ………………………..27:49
      11. Richard & Leslie, A Success Story ……30:18
      12. Invitation – continue the discussion ..42:45
    • Dating Sites Mentioned:
      1. AARP Dating Site
      2. Match.com
      3. SeniorPeopleMeet
      4. OurTime.com
      5. HowAboutWe
      6. PlentyOfFish
      7. Tinder
      8. OKCupid
      9. eHarmony
      10. SeniorFriendFinder

     

    NAA-E2: Volunteerism and the older adult

    This episode of New Age Aging explores what it means for older adults to volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of others, and/or to promote a passion or cause. The discussion and video clips uncover the benefits of volunteering, how to find a wide range of domestic volunteering opportunities, how to evaluate volunteering organizations, and suggests a few do’s and don’ts when getting involved with volunteering opportunities.

    • Special appreciation to:
      • Pat Henderson: Episode Co-Narrator
      • Renee Lau:  On-location camera work
      • Access Nashua TV Station: Studio setup
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    NAA-E1: Assistive Technology- Supporting the older generations

    This episode of New Age Aging features a closer look at how technological advances are being employed to assist the older generations.  Assistive Technology is an expanding field using technology to address the day-to-day living issues of older people. Guest Stacy Driscoll opens us to a world of possibilities in addressing challenges with hearing, vision, memory, mobility, and medication-compliance. Several products are demonstrated to help the viewer understand how such products could be used.

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