If you remember the term “grown-ups,” it is time to make sure your insurance coverage is aging as gracefully as you are. I volunteer at Kokua Kalihi Valley elderly community center in Honolulu and each month we celebrate birthdays. In December, I celebrated the birthdays of two centenarians who turned 102 and 100 years old and my own mother’s 90th! As I spoke to their family and friends, I learned that the adult children were slowing down and finding it harder to assist their parents. An individual’s needs, both emotional and physical, can grow with age. Those living beyond their 80s may have outlived their spouse, siblings, close friends and the relatives they counted on to look after them in later years. In some cases, their adult children may need assistance. In reality, few ever imagined they would need help with daily living—activities like cooking, bathing or walking. The centenarian’s children in their mid-70s have Medicare insurance as their primary coverage, just like their parents. Health needs are met, but no one had looked into the type of insurance that covers non-medical care. If your grandparents, parents, aunties and uncles, are heading into their 70s, whether you are a Generation X, Millennial or Boomer, it is time to be the “grown-up” and look into insurance coverage for non-medical services that help us age gracefully
April - May 2019
- ◆ Since When is Work Fun - Since Now!
- ◆ Living a Full Life of PIE
- ◆ Self Care - Self Healing the Natural Way
- ◆ Lānaʻi: The Little Island with a Big Heart
- ◆ Discovering Life Drawing
- ◆ Books: Memoirs and Hiking Trails
- ◆ Enriching Lives Through Work & Friendships
- ◆ Do You Wonder if itʻs Time to Move?
- ◆ Does Mom Need More Help?
- ◆ Redirection Using Humor
- ◆ Support and Resources for Family Caregivers
- ◆ Senior day care Offers Valuable Benefits
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
- ◆ Making a Smart Move in Retirement
- ◆ Blessing or Curse?
- ◆ Adequate, Equal, Equitable, or Fair?
- ◆ High Cost of Saving Money
- ◆ Creating Secured Passwords