Having a sound plan for your long-term financial security is as important as managing your health as you age. This section has all the information you may need to create an estate planning checklist and make sound decisions about retirement, social security and medical insurance benefits. The planning required to ensure your financial security often requires the advice and help of professionals and family member. Articles in this section teach you the basics about Medicaid and Medicare, and how to calculate how far social security disability benefits will go when you need them.
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Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.