Impending Milestone Birthday

In less than one week I will celebrate my most significant birthday since I turned 21. But with a lot less fanfare, fewer drinks, and no hangover. Yes, I am approaching 65, the golden age of social security and Medicare in the United States.

I’d prefer to have ignored how old I’m about to be, but around six months ago I began receiving at least one piece of mail a day from a Medicare supplement provider. If I’d kept them all I could have wallpapered our guest bathroom with the literature detailing the fine points of each plan. Maybe I should have as a public service—most of my friends are nearing 65, as well.

A couple of weeks ago I opened a letter to find my official Medicare card inside. My biggest hope is that I don’t have to use it for at least ten years, but it’s tucked into my wallet just in case someone needs to card me at a bar or something.

Yesterday I received a phone book-sized handbook. Not a big-city sized phone book, and not a recent one, more like an old one from my youth back when we still received new phone books once a year. Nowadays we only receive the Yellow Pages, but I digress. I digress because that’s what old people do, and even though I’m not yet 65 I need the practice. “Get off my lawn you young whippersnapper!”

I can picture the dude in the upper right hand corner saying “Whippersnapper.”

Don’t you just love how healthy and happy all the old folks look? Maybe I’ll look the same once I’m 65. Fingers crossed.

It’s thick! Like me!

I know age is more than just a number. It’s how one feels and acts, right? At the moment I feel annoyed about all the Medicare literature I keep getting. I’ll bet some young whippersnapper is having a good old time sending this stuff out.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

33 thoughts on “Impending Milestone Birthday”

  1. Medicare is great. Go to a couple seminars (they are informative–no pressure) from different providers and talk with them. Make sure doctors/facilities you use accept the providers you are interested and that’s it. It’s really not difficult at all. I love it.

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  2. My Hubby has been getting AARP stuff since he was in his 30’s. We still haven’t figured out why, but think it may be that he has his dad’s first name as his middle name and there is some weird cross connection somewhere. Because of that, I think he is going to be much more prepared for the Medicare stuff when it starts showing up than I will. I hope you have an awesome birthday and do something to mark the milestone. Like taking advantage of the senior discounts and early bird specials. LOL! Happy birthday!

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  3. I’m 67 and I love my MediCare. I had a knee replacement surgery and did not have to pay any out of pocket! Now I’m looking at rotator cuff and cataract surgery – I purposely waited till my MediCare kicked in. I have A & B and use DoD TriCare for life as my supplement. (We are retired military) It’s been great.

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  4. My birthday is this month so I got my Medicare card about a year ago. I was so thrilled. I was fortunate that my husband turned 65 two years prior to me so I had a head start and ended up going with the supplement he chose after looking into alternatives. It’s worked out great. We are AARP members so we went with their supplement. It’s been great – we’ve both had some issues during the pandemic. Oh, how that has aged me! Hope you have a great birthday.

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