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5 Things To Do Once You Turn 65

5 Things You Have To Do Once You Turn 65

Turning 65 is a major milestone. Retirement is just around the corner, the kids are out of the house, and you finally have the free time to do the things you have always wanted to do. Here are 5 must-dos as you hit the big six-five:

1. Start a New Hobby

There is no better time than now to take up a new hobby. Learn how to paint or spend more time fishing. Maybe you have an interest in photography or enjoy gardening. It’s never too late to take up a new sport or learn something new, and starting a new hobby will give you something to look forward to and keep you busy as you find more time in the day!

2. Make a Bucket List

With retirement just around the corner, you will finally have the time to do the things you always wanted to do. If you haven’t made a bucket list yet, now is the perfect time to start one! Maybe you want to spend six months traveling the world, or get back out in the dating world if you’re single. It doesn’t matter how silly or ambitious your list may be; just write it down and get started!

3. Start a Blog

At 65, you’ve seen and done it all. Starting a blog gives you the opportunity to share your life experience with others. If you plan on traveling the world, starting a blog also allows you to keep a digital journal of your adventures. Find a topic that you’re passionate about, and write away! Plus, you can show your kids (and maybe grandkids) how well you know how to use blogger!

4. Go Back to School

Take classes on subjects you have always wanted to learn about, or finish your graduate degree (maybe you need to learn how to use that blog of yours.) Even if you never finished high school, it’s never too late to go back to school and earn your diploma. If you’re worried about the costs of going back to school, you will be happy to learn that many local colleges also offer tuition discounts for seniors.

5. Sign up for Medicare

Turning 65 also means that it’s time to sign up for Medicare. Nearly every American is eligible for Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B when they turn 65. Part A covers inpatient care, while Part B covers outpatient care (e.g. doctor bills). You also have the option of enrolling in Medicare Part C and Medicare Part D. Part C is a managed care plan and provides more coverage than Part A and Part B. Part D is a prescription drug plan that can help reduce the cost of your medications.

Turning 65 is a big deal, and Brines Insurance can help you with at least one of these items; figuring out the details of Medicare. Contact us today to get started!