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Looking for a FUN & UNIQUE Holiday Gift? We Highly Recommend the New Board Game, Boom Again!

December 1st, 2022

Awesome Boomer-Focused Game Recommendation by Anne Holmes for the NABBW What do a roller skate key, a roach clip, dog tags, a plastic 45 RPM record insert and a Students for Kennedy campaign button have in common? Well, beyond being items you’ve hardly thought about lately, perhaps they are triggers that remind you of your youth. (And if you found them in a cigar box under your childhood bed, we’re certain of that.)    But these days, they are also tokens in an awesome new board game called Boom Again. A game that comes neatly packaged in a cigar box which gives you and your friends... Read More

Our Late Fall Armchair Trip: Pueblos and Balloons of New Mexico: Santa Fe & Albuquerque

November 27th, 2022

By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate OUR LATE FALL ARMCHAIR TRIP: PUEBLOS AND BALLOONS OF NEW MEXICO: SANTA FE & ALBUQUERQUE Let’s imagine setting off for our next Armchair Trip in early October. This time we’ll be mentally travelling to New Mexico, starting with Santa Fe for two days. In Santa Fe we’ll wander through the charming Old Town, relax over drinks on an upstairs balcony overlooking the Plaza and venture up into the hills to gape at otherworldly rock formations and cliff-dweller remains, and stop to admire the work of award-winning weavers. While... Read More

Pam Sams to Cover Medicare Questions in NABBW’S Upcoming November Financial Podcast: We’re Sure You’ll Want to Be There

November 16th, 2022

By Pamela J. Sams. BFA, MBA, CRPC, Trusted Advisor to Professional Women and NABBW’s Retirement Planning Associate. We’re sorry, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to postpone this podcast until next week. Most likely Tuesday November 22, at the same time and location listed below. If you have immediate questions you’d wanted to ask Pam Sams, here is a link to some alternate 2022 Medicare podcasts we’re aware of. (Just click on the hyperlink.)     It’s November and we’re “smack-dab in the middle” of our Annual Medicare... Read More

BabyBoomer.org Puts the ‘Boom’ Back Into Boomers’ Lives

October 14th, 2022

HEADLINE: BabyBoomer.org Puts the ‘Boom’ Back Into Boomers’ Lives SUMMARY: BabyBoomer.org is an online community created by and for the Baby Boomer Generation. For details, visit https://babyboomer.org. TEXT: They won’t go away, those Boomers—that shock-wave of a generation that disrupted the post-WW2 time-line while living through the Cold War, cultural revolutions, as well as everything good, bad, and ugly about the last half of the 20th Century; but wait, there’s more, and it can be found at https://babyboomer.org. Organizers put it this way: “BabyBoomer.org is an information... Read More

As the World Struggles It’s Way Into the New Normal, Here Are Linda Ballou’s Travel Tips for 2022

March 3rd, 2022

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate The only thing certain about travel in 2022 is that it is uncertain. People are chomping at the bit to travel again but need to remain flexible. Flight schedules are still in a state of flux, car rentals are at historical highs, and Covid-19 guidelines in various countries are changing by the hour. Travel expert, Peter Greenberg, suggests that you contact your travel agent, or better yet, the concierge at a hotel in the area you are planning to visit, to get up-to-date information about Covid-19 requirements. Even the World Health Organization... Read More

Lorraine Miano, Integrative Certified Health Coach — Holistic Menopause Health Associate

November 2nd, 2021

Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate, is an Integrative Certified Health Coach certified in hormone health and author of the book, “The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!”  She is passionate about working with women in all phases of menopause – peri menopause through post menopause – with the clear goal of helping us overcome weight, metabolism and aging concerns, so we can have more energy, less stress, and feel comfortable in our own skin. Lorraine’s goal is to help Western women understand that menopause... Read More

Post Covid, People Are Quitting Their Jobs, & New Positions Are Going Begging. Thinking of Joining the Great Work Exodus? Can You Afford It? Call in to Our June Financial Podcast, Featuring Pam Sams, to Find Out

June 17th, 2021

Written for the NABBW by Anne L.  Holmes As I write this, in late June of 2021, the Federal Reserve has just announced that it will keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite signs the post-COVID economic recovery is well underway. But they have warned that rates won’t stay near rock-bottom forever. Meanwhile, we’ve all noted higher consumer prices on everything from meat and groceries and gasoline to homes – and even raw products like lumber. And our low unemployment levels ought to pave the way for improvement in last year’s near zero interest rates. Furthermore,... Read More

Medicare in the Time of COVID-19: Here’s What You Need to Know

January 14th, 2021

By Lindsay Engle for the NABBW It’s been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and just as you’ve had to adjust parts of your life to protect yourself and your family, Medicare has also had to modify their coverage. The goal of this article is to help you, as a Medicare beneficiary, to know what changes and modifications the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have made. Increased Access to Telehealth Services First and probably most significant, Medicare has temporarily increased coverage for telehealth services. Telehealth includes telemedicine, or remote... Read More

Rare Cancers in Women and Children Caused by Exposure to Toxic Household Items

September 19th, 2020

Written for the NABBW by Kimberly Cruz-Montalvo, Community Outreach Representative for www.mesotheliomaguide.com  When women and children are dolling themselves up, the last thing they expect is to be introducing a dangerous carcinogen into their bodies. Unfortunately, many families are unknowingly putting themselves at risk by using asbestos-contaminated products. Talc Products and Asbestos Exposure Many talc based products, including cosmetic sets and baby powder, have consistently tested positive for . Both talc and asbestos are naturally occurring minerals that are commonly found in close... Read More

2021 Medicare Changes and Important Dates: What Beneficiaries Need to Know

September 10th, 2020

Special to the NABBW By Lindsay Engle, Medicare Expert, MedicareFAQ With the Medicare Open Enrollment period quickly approaching, current and newly eligible beneficiaries will see a variety of changes that could impact their coverage for the 2021 calendar year, including budget updates and a reduction in drug costs among others. It is critical that all beneficiaries keep a close eye on important dates and educate themselves on their options in order to make the best decision for their individual needs. However, navigating these choices can be overwhelming. The following article will provide information... Read More