Office for the Aging


June 15: A Quick Father's Day Gift Idea for Dad

Father's Day is approaching, and with the arrival of June 15 and the accompanying dinners, cookouts and activities to celebrate Dad, it is also a great opportunity to talk to your father about the health prevention and annual wellness benefits that are available to him through Medicare.

Prevention is the best medicine, and many cancers, vision problems, and blood diseases can be battled most successfully if they are caught in the early stages. Some diseases and illnesses can be avoided altogether with preventative care and regular health care check ups.

Best of all, annual wellness screenings are covered under Medicare, the majority of which no longer have co-pays or deductibles!

To find out about Medicare coverage, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or view the reference guide(External Link).

For information about how to get Health Insurance Information and Assistance visit the HIICAP program section of the NYSOFA web site.

Talk with Dad about his health this Father's Day and give a gift that lasts a lifetime.