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Long-term Care for Boomer Women - Take Charge of Your Future - Your Health

Chances are good that you have a long life ahead of you: Women live an average of five years longer than men, and two-thirds of Americans over 85 are female. A woman who is 65 today can expect to live for another 20 years. This information will help you stay as healthy as possible in the years ahead.

Health Screenings Recommendations

See what medical experts advise for your age group and download a PDF. Read

Be Brave! Shots Aren't Just for Kids

Learn the immunizations adults over 50 need. Read

Ask the Tough Questions

Getting the answers you need from your physician could save your life — literally. Read

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Women's Stories

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Irma: Is Medicare Enough?

In four years, she'll be eligible for Medicare. Will this coverage be sufficient? What else does she need to make sure her health-care costs are covered? Read

Long-term Care for Boomer Women

Patricia: Lessons Learned

After losing two sisters and a niece to cancer, Patricia knew she had to strengthen her long-term health and financial plans for the sake of her kids. Watch

Long-term Care for Boomer Women

Jeannie: Protecting her Son

She waited until she was in her 40s before marrying and adopting a baby. Then she made plans so her son won't have to worry about his older parents. Watch

Long-term Care for Boomer Women

Mary Ann: Essential Documents

After losing her mom to Alzheimer’s, Mary Ann decided to carve time out of her busy life to set up a long-term plan, including a power of attorney and other advanced directives. Watch


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