While new technology might seem intimidating at first, it can significantly simplify life for retirees in many ways. For example, there is a new program offered by Medicare called the Blue Button. It allows Medicare recipients to easily download all their Medical claims data for record keeping and includes and a complete list of all your medications in a simple text file.
You can then bring information with you to the doctor or allow your family access to make it easier on you.
If you want help getting started, your children and grandchildren are a great resource to get you up and operational!
The Medicare Blue Button program can also help your family access your medical history if they need to fill out paper work with or for you. You can go online to Medicare.gov to access to the data. The program can also be found at http://1.usa.gov/2028qbM
Likewise, over the years, the Association has grown and adapted with emerging technology. We now have Facebook and Twitter pages to converse with fellow retirees and our own YouTube video channel.
Visit our social media pages which can be found here:
By having your email on file and by connecting with us on our social media platforms, we are able to send you the latest information, without having to wait for the traditional mail.
Please send us your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not sell or share your personal information. Also, please add us to your ‘contacts’ list so our emails are not misdirected to your spam or junk folder.
If you do not want to purchase a computer, one is always available free at your local library or try a smart phone. It costs nothing to create or have an email account. Visit free services like gmail.com, yahoo.com, hotmail.com or many others to set up a free account. It is never too late to learn.