A good overview of the cost of the government Medicare plans: https://questions.medicare.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/2309/~/medicare-premiums-and-coinsurance-rates-for-2012
To get an idea about options and costs for medicare supplemental plans in Larimer County, visit this site: http://www.online-health-insurance.com/medicare/CO/advantage-plans/county/Larimer.php
And – here is a good article about the average medical costs in retirement: http://www.newretirement.com/Planning101/Rising_Medical_Costs.aspx
In Northern Colorado, local hospitals provide excellent services to help you understand and make Medicare decisions. Details about two of these programs are shown below:
Aspen Club (Poudre Valley Health Systems)
Aspen Club provides a wide range of health education, screenings, hospital discounts, and social opportunities to residents ages 50-plus throughout northern Colorado.
Services include counseling on Medicare Decisions.
You can call them for an appointment at 970.495.8560.
The Aspen Club provides individual help through volunteers, educational, and fitness opportunities. Visit their website to
- View upcoming class schedule
- Receive monthly health newsletters
- 1:1 fitness program created for those dealing with chronic conditions
- Fitness class schedules (Yoga, Core Strength, Beginning Exercise, Strong Women/Strong Bones, and Zumba Gold)
- Nutrition education and consultation
- AARP Driver Safety classes (completion could reduce your car insurance by 10%)
- Medicare Counseling
You can visit their web site here: Aspen Club
To register and see their variety of offerings, visit the Aspen Club website: http://pvhs.org/body.cfm?id=723
The Seasons Club (McKee Medical Center in Loveland)
They have monthly presentations to help you understand Medicare. Contact them for the exact schedule. They are usually held on the last Monday of every month.
They also offer individual counseling to help you make the best decision for you.
The Seasons Club at McKee Medical Center strives to enhance the quality of life for mature adults through health promotion, education and recreation.
- Screenings and Health Assessment
- Online Health Library
- Posit Science
Members of The Seasons Club at McKee Medical Center have the opportunity to take part in brain-fitness classes. These classes feature the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program – a breakthrough computer-based technology designed by top scientists to improve memory and sharpen thinking, which can help people feel more confident and in control. To enroll into a free eight-week, 40-hour brain fitness session, contact us for scheduling.
- A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
This award-wining program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.To visit their website: http://www.bannerhealth.com/Locations/Colorado/McKee+Medical+Center/Programs+and+Services/Seasons+Club/The+Seasons+Club.htm
- Phone: (970) 635-4097
- Website: Season’s Club at McKee Medical Center