The future of Medicare and Social Security presentation by AARP at The Timber of Shorewood

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A representative from AARP will present a free program about the future of Medicare and Social Security at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. The public is welcome at this free presentation.

A representative from AARP will present a program about the future of Medicare and Social Security

A representative from AARP will present a program about the future of Medicare and Social Security

The signing of The Affordable Care Act by President Obama in 2010 has changed Medicare in the United States. With the Supreme Court affirming that act, the future of Medicare and Social Security is of great interest.

A representative from AARP will present a program about the future of Medicare and Social Security at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd. The public is welcome at this free presentation.

Why has the durability of the Social Security system come into question recently? According to the 2007 Social Security Trustees' Report, the program faces massive annual deficits in just 10 years. Coupled with a Congressional Budget Office report predicting Social Security and Medicare expenditures to increase around 75% by 2030, economists seem to have no certain answers now.

While today's retirees can probably count on receiving their Social Security benefits, future generations may not be so fortunate. This is largely due to increased longevity, costs of medical technology, and the impending retirement of the baby boomer generation (individuals born between 1946 and 1964).

The signing of The Affordable Care Act by President Obama in 2010 has changed Medicare in the United States. With the Supreme Court affirming that act, the future of Medicare and Social Security is of great interest.

Medicare is a health insurance program offered by the federal government and is available to people age 65 and older or to people with certain disabilities.

Listed below are other preventative servers that are covered 100% by original Medicare as long as Medicare’s frequency guidelines are followed and a provider who accepts Medicare assignments and agrees to order or perform the given service:

  •     “Welcome to Medicare” Physical Annual Wellness Visit
  •     Bone Density Test –Osteoporosis
  •     Breast Cancer Screen Mammogram
  •     Pneumonia
  •     Colon Cancer Screening
  •     Heart Disease Screening
  •     Medical Nutrition Therapy
  •     PSA Test/Prostate Cancer
  •     Smoking Cessation
  •     Cervical Cancer Screening
  •     Pap Smear
  •     Pelvic and Clinical Breast Exam    
  •     Flu Shot
  •     Vaccinations
  •     Hepatitis B Vaccine

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

Again, the program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669 or visit http://www.timbersofshorewood.com.

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