My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception — or perhaps, misperception — of old age has changed. I suspect I’ve got lots of company.
Everybody likes having choices. But, sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming. That’s why making decisions about health coverage can be pretty daunting. Since many people have had the same type of commercial insurance through their employers for years, it’s natural for people to feel confused in figuring out their options once they’re eligible for Medicare.
The Buffalo News published an “Another Voice” commentary by Independent Health’s President & CEO Dr. Michael Cropp.
For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say.