Office for the Aging

 
 

Father’s Day – Celebrating Dad

Father’s Day is June 18, and we will celebrate dads with gifts, dinners, cookouts, and other activities with families and friends. Father’s Day is also a great opportunity for families to talk about healthy aging options.

Prevention is the best medicine, and many conditions and diseases can be treated successfully if they are caught early. Some illnesses and diseases can be avoided altogether with preventative care and regular health care checkups.

Prevention and wellness benefits are available through Medicare, and annual wellness screenings often have low or no co-pays or deductibles. To find out more about Medicare benefits, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or view the reference guide.

For information on health insurance options, visit the Health Insurance Information and Assistance Program (HIICAP) section of the NYSOFA website.