Why the Older American Act Matters


Every day in the U.S. 10,000 adults reach age 65 and this “silver tsunami” is only expected to accelerate. Added together, by 2030 there will be 72.1 million older adults in the U.S. As we move into 2015, the country will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. Though the Older Americans Act benefits many older adults we are more than 4 years late in renewing it!  Read More »

15 Songs for the Booming Generation


Everyone has their own life soundtrack. Your soundtrack is a way to express ideas and emotions that best describe you. Doug Bradley a U.S. Army Veteran and author of DEROS Vietnam recently put together a list of songs that in his eyes, defined the “boomer” generation.  Read More »

National Memory Screening Day


Do you or a loved one battle with memory loss? Join the Alzheimer's Foundation of America for National Memory Screening Day for services and resources.  Read More »

Veterans Day: Why is it Important to You?


Veterans Day, a day where the American people set aside time to honor all of the men and women who have served our country. Through services, parades at community centers and memorials Americans from all generations and backgrounds come together on November 11th to celebrate those who have fought to keep our country free. Dr. Kyle Colvett from Tennessee shared why Veterans Day is important to him. Has a veteran played an important role in your life or are you veteran yourself? Read More »

Oral Health Report- Illinois


A recent study throughout the state of Illinois found that more than 80% of older adults do not have dental insurance. Are older adults in your state covered?  Read More »

Medicare Questions?


Not sure what plan is right for you? Want to know how much Medicare cost? AARP has created a tool to help answer your questions.  Read More »

Medicare Myths


‘Medicare Will Cover All My Expenses’ ‘Medicare is Free’…Do you know if these statements are true or false? With Open Enrollment underway, it’s time to test your knowledge on common myths of Medicare.  Read More »

The Wisdom Tooth Insider


For updates from Oral Health America's Wisdom Tooth Project check out our monthly newsletter. This month learn about older adults singing and dance, breast cancer and oral health, and much more!  Read More »

Knowledge is Power


Every day in the U.S. 10,000 adults reach age 65 and this “silver tsunami” is only expected to accelerate. Added together, by 2030 there will be 72.1 million older adults in the U.S. Seventy percent of these older Americans lack dental insurance and are unable to access oral healthcare because most dental benefits are not funded by Medicare or Medicaid and many older adults cannot afford to pay for care. Read More »

Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health


Did you know that periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus have a connection? Diabetes affects the body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high or low blood sugar can cause problems with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, oral cavity, and other parts of the body. Having good oral health can make managing other health issues easier and help prevent further complications.  Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment


Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Are you satisfied with your Medicare health plan or prescription plan? Have your health needs changed in the past year? If you answered yes to any of these questions, between October 15th and December 7th, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to change their Medicare health or prescription plan without incurring a fee. Medicare health plans can vary in benefits and cost, so shopping around is advisable.  Read More »