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We’re at the start of the holiday season, so let me be among the first to wish you very happy holidays. We’re also coming up on the end of the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which means people have until December 7 to choose or change their Medicare Advantage plan. Do you know someone who hasn’t decided yet?
“After I retired at age 62, I spent two years watching ‘Judge Judy’ on the couch while my wife kept up with her bowling league and church volunteering. She’d come home and tell me: ‘You’re not happy, you don’t know what to do with yourself.’ And she was right. So, I went out and found part-time work to get me back into life’s purpose”—SCAN Member Eugene L.
For most of us, the holidays are filled with both joy and stress. And for a caregiver trying to keep up with the season’s expectations and added responsibilities, the stress can feel supersized. If you’re caring for a loved one, finding ways to make the holidays merry AND manageable is key to creating an experience that both you and your loved one can enjoy.
In 2019, SCAN member Karen C. went to her doctor’s office and did something she thought she’d never do—she rolled up her sleeve and got a flu shot. For Karen, it was a turning point in both her attitude and her health.
Don’t put needed care off until the new year. There’s still time to check things off your list and avoid the first-of-the-year rush for appointments and other care.
If you don’t have a SCAN online member account yet, we know you have your reasons—perhaps one of those listed here. But you might be surprised to find there are reasons you’ll want to get connected after all..